Institutional Contracts Manager (In-House Lawyer)

City of London, England
£55000 - £65000 per annum + Bens
29 Nov 2016
14 Dec 2016
EDF Energy
Contract Type
Full Time

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.


Contract Management

  • Fully 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 appropriately
  • Represent NNB in discussions and negotiations regarding the Institutional Contracts with other interested parties
  • Represent NNB in managing disputes that arise from the Institutional Contracts, seeking expert advice and support as required
  • Understand how current developments in the project could impact NNB's obligations and/or create the conditions for compensation under the Institutional Contracts
  • Work with colleagues within NNB to ensure compliance with the Institutional Contracts requirements
  • Work 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 updates
  • Deliver consistent information and messaging to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure 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 programme

  • Produce, own and monitor the compliance book to track NNB's obligations; including reporting, undertakings, confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Develop compliance indicators and put in place a process to maintain these
  • Produce and maintain a risk register, propose remediation actions to senior management
  • Influence efficiently the internal organisation to ensure that NNB's obligations are embedded in the business and that the risk of non-compliance is mitigated
  • Develop and deliver tools to raise awareness of the Institutional Contracts' obligations within NNB and its shareholders
  • Ensure there is an appropriate process in place to manage early warnings to prevent breaches of the Institutional Contracts' requirements
  • Line management and other accountabilities

  • Manage the delivery of discrete, NNB-wide projects to deliver business improvements such as improvements in communication with key stakeholders
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and support the Finance Director and other senior leaders within the business as the construction phase of the project progresses
  • Ability to understand the complex contractual structure of the Institutional Contracts
  • Legal 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 skills
  • The confidence and credibility to communicate effectively with Government representatives and other key stakeholders, building trust and confidence
  • Excellent relationship building skills, influencing skills and a collaborative work style
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and within tight timeframes
  • Ability to work autonomously and to organise own workload while consistently delivering high-quality work
  • Sound understanding of and a genuine interest in UK Energy markets and their associated infrastructure/asset base
  • Championing 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 project
  • Managing 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 programmes
  • Achieving 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 picture
  • Judgement and decision making: Ability to remain within a given area of responsibilities while making appropriate decisions and assessing when an issue has to be escalated
  • Communicating with influence: Ability to build and defend cases to internal and external stakeholders
  • By joining EDF Energy you will be part of a company committed to equality. We are proud to be one of only three organisations in the UK to gain the National Equality Standard, the country's most comprehensive assessment of diversity & inclusion. We'll support your career through our state of the art approach to learning, development and knowledge sharing through our Campus network. We offer a defined benefit pension scheme based on career average earnings, in addition to leave and benefits that help you feel good.