Contract Manager

Your new role could be working with a diverse team of people who work together to deliver two government electricity schemes at the heart of the UK's goals for secure, affordable and sustainable energy.  While implementing the CfD scheme, LCCC plays a key role in delivering the UK net zero target, and as a not for profit organisation, this is not a typical contract or commercial management role. Performance is not measured against a bottom line, but instead there are two guiding principles for LCCC: to maintain investors’ confidence in the CfD scheme and to minimise cost to consumers.

The Contract Manager role will actively participate in the day-to-day relationship and contract management of assigned Contracts for Difference (CfD) contracts, supporting the generators to meet their contractual milestones. The Contract Manager also supports wider Scheme Delivery and LCCC initiatives, and regularly interfaces with both internal (Legal, Data & Analytics, Finance, etc.) and external (Ofgem, EMRS, etc.) teams. 

Person specification:

  • Strong knowledge of relevant legal, regulatory and contractual management issues
  • Good understanding of the current UK energy policy landscape and regulations and/or good understanding of UK power and particularly renewables sector
  • Experience on processing contracts for difference would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience in developing and maintaining commercial relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation, control and compliance skills
  • Experience of commercial dispute resolution would be beneficial but not essential
  • Proven project management experience
  • Strong influencing, analytical and technical contract management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Your key responsibilities will include:  

  • Day-to-day managemet of assigned CfDs including site visits, communications and document management, and reporting.
  • Have ownership and responsibility for assigned CFDs, managing all contractual processes and issues, including actively identifying and resolving potential disputes and/or escalating any emerging issues or suggested improvements.
  • Support generators (counterparties to the CfD contracts) to satisfy requirements, contract requirements and project management pre start date
  • Understand financial and technical analysis and be able to competently procure and manage external advisers to conduct this on LCCC’s behalf where necessary
  • Apply judgement to manage the contracts, based on LCCC’s overarching interpretation of the contract and in line with LCCC guidance