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INDUSTRY AND SMART METER CONTRACTS MANAGER

INDUSTRY AND SMART METER CONTRACTS MANAGER

Industry and Metering Contracts Manager

Our client’s purpose is to create a more sustainable future through coupling energy supply with innovative technology solutions. They are well-funded, start-up energy supplier and entering a growth-stage. They are now seeking an experienced contracts manager with a background in the UK energy supply industry to manage the full contracts lifecycle from appointment to termination managing both the industry and metering portfolio.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop strong relationships between internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead the structured development of the key contracting principles in collaboration with contract stakeholders for all new and replacement contracts.

  • In collaboration with group procurement and legal, manage the formal procurement and contracting process for additional / replacement / renewal of Industry and Metering services contracts.

  • Negotiate new contracting arrangements on behalf of our client.

  • Manage the formal contract governance and approval process and generate all required documentation between our client and third parties

  • Manage the contract lifecycle for approximately 30 Industry and Metering service contracts and prepare a joint support plan with group legal and procurement.

  • In accordance with governance requirements, manage and operate a formal contract change process in response to regulatory change and or operational issues.

  • Conduct formal scheduled contract performance oversight of active service delivery contracts to ensure fulfilment of all contractual obligations by the contracting parties.

  • Operationally manage the suit of Meter Asset Provision (MAP) contracts ensuring correct charging and delivery of key obligations such as non-compliant goods, warranty and firmware.

  • Mange MAP expenditure as set by the Industry and Metering budget. (circa£10m pa by 2020 & growing in proportion to customer base)

  • Conduct formal periodic contract audits to verify compliance with safety and data security obligations.

  • Conduct annual commercial contract benchmarking to verify continued delivery of good value to the business

  • Manage a contract dispute process to ensure application of suitable remedial actions by the contracting parties.

  • Represent on selected industry boards as required.

  • Support the successful establishment of the business within GB

  • Become a key member of the metering management team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • 5+ years’ experience of managing metering and / or Industry services contracts across the full life-cycle

  • 5+ years’ experience of project managing collaborative procurement and contracting projects

  • 2+ years of contract expenditure management

  • Deep understanding of contract law and supporting governance processes

  • Demonstrate excellent negotiating, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Comfortable presenting to and engaging with stakeholders at all levels

  • Analytical mind-set with strong Microsoft office skills

Desirable

  • Deep understanding of gas and electricity smart metering products and associated services markets

  • Deep understanding of SaaS contracting

  • Deep understanding of competitive benchmarking

  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams delivering continuous improvement initiatives


Qualifications

Essential

Either 3rd Level qualification/university degree or equivalent work experience managing metering or industry service contracts.

Location

The role is based in Manchester and will include regular travel to Metering and Industry agents and Dublin, Ireland.

Reporting to

The successful candidate will report to the Industry and Metering Manager.

If you are an ambitious person and, interested in joing a business that truly focusses on employee development, this is the business for you. Cotinuous reviews of your career aspirations and the offering of multiple courses will ensure that you can model your career and move through the business in a way that works for you.

If you are interested in finding out more, please forward a copy of your CV to rachel@clearstreamglobal.com or call 07984 876 370.

TEST LEAD

TEST LEAD

We are currently working closely with a leading systems integrator at the forefront of the UK’s smart meter implementation programme. They are seeking an experienced Test Lead to join their energy and utilities team.

This is a great opportunity to join a global company that prides itself on offering training and career development opportunities for it’s employees.

Responsibilities:

    Creation of test plans, strategies and procedures for Firmware and Hardware of Smart Meters

    Presentation and interpretation test results to the project team

    Implementation of automated test methodologies

    Documentation of test procedure

    Lend support to the Product Management team with training sessions

Qualifications:

    Knowledge of compliance standards (ANSI, IEC)

    Trained in H/W quality assurance procedures and practices

    Strong technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

    Strong leadership skills

    Knowledgeable of AMI/M2M technologies

    Knowledge and solid understanding of current and emerging Smart Meters standards (IEC 50470, 62053, 62056, 61358, etc.)

For further information, please contact Rachel Ellis by email on rachel@clearstreamglobal.com or call on +447984 876 370