Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • Senior Contract Manager - Project Execution

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    # of Openings
    Contract Management
  • Overview

    This position is manages the commercial and legal aspects of process plant projects after contract award.


    During project execution, the Senior Contract Manager supports the project manager, and takes ownership of commercial and legal matters, and commercial risk mitigation. They are part of the project team and participate in all relevant project team meetings. As part of the project team, the Sr. Contract Manager identifies commercial and legal risks and problems, and solves and mitigates such pro-actively in close cooperation with the project manager and other team members.


    • Supporting the project manager and project team in commercial and legal matters.
    • Participate in project team meetings, where applicable.
    • Identify and document commercial and legal risks during project execution and develop action plans to mitigate such.
    • Support of and cooperation with Project Control in analyzing project delays.
    • Proactively pursue preparation, submittal and negotiation of project change orders and claims in close cooperation with Project Manager.
    • Defense of client , consortium partner, or third party (e.g. vendor, subcontractor) claims and back charges.
    • Manage consortium relationships and agreements.
    • Hold project commercial kick-off meetings.
    • Invoice towards client and monitor client payments.
    • Handle payments under clients’ letters of credit.
    • Request bank guarantees and parental guarantees and provid such to the client.
    • Provide insurance certificates to the client.
    • Communicate with client directly on commercial matters, in agreement with the project
    • Manage and update the contract value and payment plan in SAP-SD.
    • Align project details with Finance department (i.a. support cash flow planning, close-out), and Project Controls department.
    • Coordinate with Linde tax department and implement tax requirements.
    • Coordinate with local authorities and prepar all necessary documentation in accordance with local laws and regulations.
    • On global projects, coordinate commercial matters with counterparts at other LE entities.
    • Demand client of fulfillment of contractual obligations and monitoring of such. Monitor and follow up the fulfillment of client's contractual obligations.
    • Communicate legal and commercial requirements to the project manager and project team, including summary of terms.
    • Liaise with outside partners (esp. Linde Group companies) auditors and counsel/tax advisors as required.
    • Handle insurance claims.
    • Perform financial close-out of project in agreement with Project Controls and Finance
    • Handle warranty issues for the respective project.


    • Able to multi-task, self-motivated, acute attention to detail.
    • Strong sense of responsibility.
    • Able to work well with and within matrix organization.
    • Effective negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work.
    • Interest in project business.
    • General understanding of contract law and risk management principles
    • Must have a working knowledge of drafting and/or interpreting contract language.
    • Change and claims management.
    • Must have strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes.
    • Must have effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company and across borders.
    • Inter-cultural awareness.


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