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Leer, Oslo, Zoetermeer

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We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

We are looking for a Contracts Manager to join our team at our Leer, Oslo or Zoetermeer offices on a full time, staff basis.

As a Contract Manager you will be the spider in the web, connecting all the disciplines on the project and safeguarding the company’s commercial and contractual interests. You will be working side by side with the project manager supporting the project execution activities with responsibility for the realization of the contractual and operational obligations with regard to the contracts assigned to you, both on a tactical and operational level.



  • Advise project manager / project director / senior management on contractual issues and strategy
  • Liaise with legal councils / external law firm if and as required
  • Lead the resolution of contractual financial disputes and (independently) negotiate claims, variations and/or settlement agreements
  • Operate within standardised Contracts policies, processes and systems and ensure compliance with these processes
  • Act as a key integral member of the Project Management Team and participate in commercial strategic discussion and decisions
  • Prepare claims, variation orders, amendments (?), write letters in which we include strategic elements, prepare contractual analyses, etc
  • Supervise the administration of bank bonds, parent company guarantees and insurance certificates
  • Provides guidance on contract / commercial requirements to the wider project team
  • Keeps the wider project team aware of contractual obligations and objectives
  • Active participation in the tender to project phase
  • Management and (supervision of) administration of main client contract and key subcontracts
  • Prepare applicable flow downs from main contract to subcontracts
  • Management of the change process; liaising with the project and operations to ensure that activities outside the contract scope are compensated
  • Management of claims and variation orders and consequential commercial impact
  • Accurate financial and progress reporting, closely working together with cost controllers and planners
  • Providing regular and accurate summaries and reports on the status of contractual matters on the project; or any anticipated contractual challenges on the horizon
  • Participate in internal project meetings where required
  • Execution of contract close-out activities
  • Participate in lessons learned sessions and supplier performance assessments
  • Other tasks as required to support the project within a contractual context



It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in fixed offshore wind.

  • A relevant degree or equivalent with a strong preference for previous experience in a similar role within large and complex projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Capable of developing and maintaining strong business relationships at all levels in the organisation
  • Commercially aware with excellent analytical skills and an ability to work with detail and accuracy
  • Strong planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a high risk and fast-paced 24/7 global business
  • Comfortable with excel and other business applications
  • Committed to continuous improvement and identification of efficient work methods and processes
  • Willingness to learn and understand the technical aspects associated with the role
  • Contribute towards our People Powered Future and positive and open culture
  • An outstanding organisational talent; you are well capable of keeping the overview in complex situations
  • Pro-active with a solutions-oriented approach, willing to challenge the status quo
  • Ability to build claims utilising the contract text, together with facts, arguments and rationale which support the case and the contract intentions
  • A collaborative worker, who demonstrates initiative and ownership of deliverables
  • Hands-on practical approach and willingness to support team activities

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.



We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities, and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.



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  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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