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Head of Contract Management

ABB is looking for a Head of Contract Management

In this role you manage a global Contract Management Department for the Close-Out EPC Solutions. You will be part of HVDC within the Power Grids division. With managerial, analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management. You are a reliable partner, when it comes to the preparation of contracts, contract administration and project execution.


  • Heading the regional Contract Management team (consisting of 10-15 Contract Managers) for Close-Out EPC Solutions whose overriding target is to safeguard ABB’s contractual entitlements
  • Managing the overall identification of opportunities for outgoing claims (Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners), developing claim strategies, preparing notifications/correspondence and related documentation
  • Leading the overall analysis of incoming claims (Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners), development of defense strategies, preparing response/ correspondences, counter-claims
  • Heading the preparation and conduction of risks and opportunities analysis/ presentations, preparation of strategy papers, definition of overall project claim strategies
  • Leading contract and claims negotiations and settlements together with the project management
  • General advice and support to project management, site management, procurement/ supply department and other project team members in the execution of Customer Contracts, Consortium Agreements, Subcontracts/Supply contracts to secure ABB’s contractual rights and entitlements
  • Preparation of project related amendments, change orders and other contract related documents
  • Double checking terms and conditions of Customer’s contract, Subcontracts, Supply contracts and Consortium Agreements at tendering stage
  • Support and participation in weekly and monthly project status meetings with Project team, Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners
  • Coaching Project Team Members in contract and claims management topics

Reporting to:   Global Contract Management Director Luiz Salgado
Placement:       Ludvika or Västerås


  • University degree or equivalent degree (an advantage with a degree in quantity surveying, engineering, law or economics with affinity to technical and contract management issues)
  • Extensive experience in Contract Management functions and processes in EPC energy projects or similar industrial plants (preferably +10 years’ experience as Contract Manager)
  • Experience working within internationally staffed teams and with international contractual partners
  • Experience in leading teams of at least 5-10 people
  • Solid experience working with change management, claim management and contract-related legal issues
  • Mandatory with ability to negotiate in English
  • Willingness to work at site and to travel both nationally and internationally
  • Experience and good understanding in dealing with foreign cultures (Ethical Conduct)
  • An advantage with knowledge in Primavera and MS Project

Personal Characteristics

  • Developed management skills
  • Developed strategic and analytical skills
  • Systematic and structured work style
  • Hands-on, charismatic leader
  • Good communicative skills
  • Not afraid of conflicts 

Does this sound interesting? Apply today! In this recruitment process ABB collaborates with Novare Propell. Please apply at, no later than 2018-08-25. Selection and interviews will be held continuously. For more information about the position or the process, please contact Helene Sköld at or Sardonia Omed at  Please note that we do not accept applications through e-mail, due to GDPR.

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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