Institutional Contracts Manager (In-House Lawyer) - London
The Institutional Contracts Manager will represent NNB's interests by ensuring that NNB meets its obligations within these contracts; protecting NNB's interests in the interactions with other parties to the contracts; analysing the performance of the contracts and providing early warnings of any issues under or challenges to them; tracking and claiming any adjustments in NNB's interest. The Institutional Contracts Manager will need to work with senior colleagues within NNB to ensure that contract obligations are embedded within and delivered by the business.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESFully understand the Institutional Contracts in order to advise senior management within NNB on how best to comply with their requirements and to ensure that they are managed appropriatelyRepresent NNB in discussions and negotiations regarding the Institutional Contracts with other interested partiesRepresent NNB in managing disputes that arise from the Institutional Contracts, seeking expert advice and support as requiredUnderstand how current developments in the project could impact NNB's obligations and/or create the conditions for compensation under the Institutional ContractsWork with colleagues within NNB to ensure compliance with the Institutional Contracts requirementsWork closely with the experts across NNB and EDF Energy to support the preparation of key deliverables under the Institutional Contracts, such as the financial model and project assumptions updatesDeliver consistent information and messaging to internal and external stakeholdersEnsure all reporting under and in relation to the Institutional Contracts is carried out in a timely manner and that threats and opportunities are escalated appropriately
Compliance programmeProduce, own and monitor the compliance book to track NNB's obligations; including reporting, undertakings, confidentiality and intellectual propertyDevelop compliance indicators and put in place a process to maintain theseProduce and maintain a risk register, propose remediation actions to senior managementInfluence efficiently the internal organisation to ensure that NNB's obligations are embedded in the business and that the risk of non-compliance is mitigatedDevelop and deliver tools to raise awareness of the Institutional Contracts' obligations within NNB and its shareholdersEnsure there is an appropriate process in place to manage early warnings to prevent breaches of the Institutional Contracts' requirements
Line management and other accountabilitiesManage the delivery of discrete, NNB-wide projects to deliver business improvements such as improvements in communication with key stakeholdersRespond to ad hoc requests and support the Finance Director and other senior leaders within the business as the construction phase of the project progressesAbility to understand the complex contractual structure of the Institutional ContractsLegal qualifications and a substantial amount of on-the-job practical legal experience (e.g. in commercial, procurement or corporate) that is demonstrably relevant to this role are essentialExcellent verbal, written and numerical reasoning skillsThe confidence and credibility to communicate effectively with Government representatives and other key stakeholders, building trust and confidenceExcellent relationship building skills, influencing skills and a collaborative work styleAbility to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframesAbility to work autonomously and to organise own workload while consistently delivering high-quality workSound understanding of and a genuine interest in UK Energy markets and their associated infrastructure/asset baseChampioning change and improvement: Ability to implement processes / implement work to operate contracts that have no precedent, are not standard practice and are key for the projectManaging relationships: Ability to engage with internal / external stakeholders at various levels and ability to get information / support from other parts of the project to implement the compliance and risk management programmesAchieving results: Ability to deliver high quality work in timely and effective manner with autonomy. Understanding the required results and focusing resources to achieve them. Ability of dealing with detailed topics as well as understanding the bigger pictureJudgement and decision making: Ability to remain within a given area of responsibilities while making appropriate decisions and assessing when an issue has to be escalatedCommunicating with influence: Ability to build and defend cases to internal and external stakeholders
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