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Contract Manager - Corridor Projects (m/f/d)




HV Solutions Corridor Projects NKT contributes to the “Energiewende” (energy transition) in Germany in several lots and contracts of the projects SuedLink and SuedOstLink awarded by 50Hertz, TenneT and TransnetBW.

The position is located in Cologne or Würzburg.


Your primary tasks will be:


As Contract Management during Startup/ Procurement Phase

  • Provide advice to Procurement regarding the procurement strategy for upcoming projects and ensure lessons learnt from previous projects are incorporated
  • Provide support to the Procurement Manager during contract negotiations
  • Identify risks and propose mitigating actions to the Project manager
  • Define contract administration processes, procedures, and templates for the project together with the project team


As Contract Management during project Execution /Construction Phase

  • Provide commercial support and advice to the Project and especially Project Manager as and when required
  • Assist the Project Manager in challenging and improving the budget as well as mitigating risks and investigating opportunities
  • Maintain/ develop a close relationship with all Project members and counterparts
  • Provide support in relation to correspondence with the contractors and clients (process owner)
  • Ensure that NKT is performing all obligations under the contract
  • Provide support in relation to variations and claims (process owner)
  • Take the lead on negotiation strategies as and when required for the Project team
  • Cooperate with legal (PLC) in case of disputes


We are searching for a  Contract Manager with min. 2 years of commercial and/or contract management experience, either acting as the contractor or employer or Senior Contract Manager>5 years, experienced at complex construction projects. You should have a solid legal background , a good commercial mindset and a sound financial understanding.


Additionally, you should have

  • The ability to simultaneously manage several tasks and projects to often challenging deadlines – structured and strong in project management
  • Strong sense of integrity who dares to challenge (in a positive way) colleagues to achieve the common goals for the project
  • Nice to have: experience of working with FIDIC
  • Structured, accurate and efficient way of working
  • Performance oriented and proactive
  • Ability to work in a team and build up strong relationships
  • Good understanding of commercial interfaces between contractual boundaries and technical implementation
  • Fluent in German and English


More about us:

Join us connecting a greener world!
NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work.


Then we are looking forward to your application (incl. salary expectations and potential starting date) via our Career-Portal. We offer interesting tasks and projects, a competitive comp & ben including flexible working conditions and mobile office work. In case you have any inquiries about the position or recruitment process please reach out to Andreea Wurster Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. Please apply at our website at latest August 30th, 2022. Personality- and adaptive tests might be included in the recruitment process.


About NKT
NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world.


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Posting Date:  03-Aug-2022

Cologne, DE, 51061 Berlin, DE, 10829

Type:  Permanent
Requisition ID:  2910

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