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Contracts Manager

  • Salary

    Excellent package and remuneration
  • Education level

    Bachelor's degree

Location: The position will be a split of office-based work in Tipperary Town and site visits across Ireland. Applicants must be able to commute to Tipperary Town 4 days out of 5 a week.

About the Hiring Company:
Gaia Client is the largest Irish Biogas company that is thriving as a domestic producer of natural gas in Ireland, dedicated to expanding their presence in Ireland and Europe through strategic acquisitions in the energy sector. They are committed to sustainability and renewable energy initiatives, aiming to lead the way in environmentally friendly practices.

Job Description:
Reporting directly to the Commercial Director, the Contracts Manager will play a crucial role in managing construction contracts and ensuring the successful execution of projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in renewable energy, farming, environment, or construction, with experience in contract management and negotiation.

Key Responsibilities:
Prepare construction contracts using various frameworks, with a principal focus on IChemE standards.
Develop and evaluate tender enquiries for construction projects, ensuring alignment with project objectives and specifications.
Lead contract negotiations with civil and process contractors, securing favorable terms and conditions for the company.
Oversee the preparation of works packages, bills of quantities, and works schedules by external consultants, ensuring accuracy and compliance with contractual requirements.
Manage the preparation and updating of design and construction programs/schedules, monitoring progress and addressing any deviations.
Provide contractual and commercial guidance to the Technical Department, supporting decision-making and risk management.
Ensure adherence to contractual procedures across all contracts within the relevant contract structures, mitigating risks and maximizing opportunities.
Supervise external cost consultants, ensuring effective cost management and accurate reporting.
Conduct risk and value management activities, identifying and addressing commercial risks and opportunities within construction projects.
Advise on contractual claims and disputes, collaborating with legal and technical teams to resolve issues in a timely manner.
Conduct lifecycle costing analysis to support decision-making and project planning.
Prepare and manage monthly cost reports, cost projections, cashflow forecasts, and variation management reports, estimating material quantities, costs, labor, and time accurately.

Qualifications & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as engineering, construction management, or business administration.
Proven experience in contract management, preferably in the renewable energy, farming, environment, or construction sectors.
In-depth knowledge of contract frameworks, particularly IChemE standards, and experience in contract negotiation and administration.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess risks and make informed decisions.
Excellent communication and negotiation abilities, with the capacity to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Proficiency in project management software and tools for cost estimation and reporting.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.

Industry-leading salary.
Comprehensive annual leave days.
Medical/Health benefits.
Pension Scheme.
Opportunity to make a difference in the Energy Sector.
Clear career path development.
Supportive team/company with continuous training development.

Feel free to apply through Gaia’s or send your CV directly to [email protected]