Senior Contracts Engineer

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Job ID 11854
Offshore Wind

Senior Contracts Engineer required for a leading Offshore Wind Farm developer, based in the Netherlands.


  • The Senior Contract Engineer will be a key member of the small and dynamic project team, which is accountable to take the project through construction and operation phase.
  • The primary focus of this role will be Contract management of the major construction contract. The incumbent will be responsible to lead the full spectrum of post-award Contracts and Procurement activities of this contract. It is a front-line CP Project role with a direct reporting into the CP Manager.
  • The Senior Contract Engineer is to ensure that all contracting and procurement matters for this contract are in accordance with legislation, ethical practices, procurement policies.
  • They will support Contract Holder in managing all contractual activities to maximize the value for the project in contract management phase.


  • Develop and implement contract management plan.
  • Challenge changes to determine where unnecessary costs can be eliminated, and more value can be achieved.
  • Deal with claims mitigation and challenge cost disputes with suppliers.
  • Lead contract negotiations.
  • Drive interfaces with other contracts to maximize value to the project.
  • Spend, claims and variations management.
  • Supplier performance management.
  • Lead e2e CP activities for some other JV contracts including preparation of RFP, tender evaluations, and contract negotiation.
  • Based at the office located in the Netherlands.


  • Preference for a strong project CP professional with high capacity and a strong performance history.
  • A passion for New Energies is expected.
  • Technical or Business University degree (MSc., MBA).
  • Flexible, driven individual with "can-do" attitude.
  • Effective communicator with proven ability to collaborate and integrate across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong commercial and analytical skills.
  • 10+ years of Contracting and procurement experience (High CAPEX/ technical / constructions contracts).
  • Offshore wind experience is preferred/ project experience is mandatory.
  • 5+ years of hands-on post- award contract management of complex EPCM or similar contract is mandatory.
  • Experience with FIDIC contracts.
  • Experience with new ventures/ new project is preferred.
  • Advanced negotiations skills.
  • Suppliers' performance management.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Fluency in English.

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