LATAM Chile

Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is the leading independent developer of utility-scale wind and solar power plants. The company is focused on delivering a high-quality portfolio of more than seven gigawatts of wind and solar assets across high-growth markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

In South Africa, Mainstream has been awarded a total of 848 megawatts of wind and solar projects under the Government’s renewable energy procurement programme since the first round in 2011, making it the country’s most successful independent renewable energy developer. The company is currently operating 360MW and constructing a further 250MW of wind farm projects which are due to reach commercial operation in 2020.

In Chile, Mainstream owns 1.3GW of fully contracted wind and solar projects in operation, in construction or at late stage development, due to its unprecedented success in government auctions. In Asia, the company is developing large-scale projects in Vietnam and the Philippines.

Mainstream has raised more than €1.6bn in project finance to date and employs 160 staff across four continents.

Summary of Role:

As Contract Manager, you will be responsible for properly execute the contracts for the MRP projects construction. You will also be responsible for supporting and guiding to the Portfolio Construction Manager and the Project Managers for a correct decision-making process on contractual matters.

What you will do?

  • As needed, provide guidance on contract matters to project managers, including training to new project managers and other employees in contracting procedures.
  • Oversee the implementation of contract terms and conditions on all contracts.
  • Ensure that every project works to the approved contract procedures and completes each register and proforma as the contract progresses. As a minimum this will include:
    • Correspondence log
    • Compensation event register
    • Programme acceptance
    • Sub-contractor approval
    • Disallowed cost register
    • Asset register
    • Issuance of take over and completion certificate
  • Review all major tenders during the formal page turn to ensure complete scope of works and interfaces are covered. Ensure all contracts have detailed sectional completion dates, delay damages etc.
  • Liaise with legal on any potential litigation issues.
  • Coordinate any potential Insurance Claims.
  • Undertake performance health checks on each contract and issue Traffic Light Report on non-conformance and action improvement implementations.
  • Review KPIs of key activities, highlighting good practice and corrective actions.
  • Review compensation events to ensure appropriate cost and time evaluation.
  • Significant autonomy in work, but a strong reporting and approval process using Mainstream’s Asset Delivery procedures and process (this is based on PMI® PMBOK®).

What we require?

The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Significant autonomy in work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team, coordinate and enthuse colleagues and consultants.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching objectives at all time.
  • Good IT skills, including experience with MS Office suit.
  • An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (written and spoken).
  • Availability for travel to sites when is required.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in laws or engineering with a minimum of 8 to 10 years of post graduate experience.
  • General knowledge of FIDIC contracts terms and conditions.
  • Experience in contracts management on at least two  infrastructure or energy projects.
  • Knowledge of the Chilean regulation related to construction permits process.
  • Knowledge of the Chilean regulation on Health and Safety and Environmental matters.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience on presenting to senior management at board level and be capable of managing internal and external resources with ease.
  • Experience in drafting and revision of agreements in both English in Spanish.
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