Contract Manager

City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

Leap29 have an exciting new job opportunity available on behalf of an electricity producer who focus on Renewables projects Globally. The position which we are seeking to fill is for a Contract Manager to be involved on a portfolio of projects across all Solar, Wind, and BESS technologies in both EPC and O&M Business Lines which will support the project team on contractual and legal aspects.


Negotiation of EPC and O&M Contracts:

  • Draft contracts and amendments, bring continuous improvement to the contract templates;
  • Support contract negotiations;
  • Identify and optimize the contract’s commercial leverage;
  • Prepare the contract summary to be presented to management;

Supplier Contracts:

  • Analyse and negotiate supplier contracts with Procurement and Construction;
  • Improve and optimise existing subcontract templates and general purchasing terms;

Project Execution Follow-up:

  • Ensure contractual follow-up of the projects;
  • Manage and supervise changes, variations and claims in both EPC and O&M Contracts and subcontracts;
  • Manage the project’s contract documentation and communications;
  • Analyse and measure the risk versus the opportunities;

Tools and Methods, in coordination with the PMO Department:

  • Set up and monitor contractual management processes for ongoing projects;
  • Set up and track the project performance indicators;
  • Inform the team on main contract risks;
  • Raise contract and commercial awareness;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, Code of Conduct and other internal rules and procedures.



  • Master’s degree or Degree Engineering or Law;
  • Prior experience in Quantity Surveying will be valued;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience as Contract Manager (construction contracts, equipment purchases or engineering contracts);
  • Additional legal and/ or contract management training on international construction/ industrial projects is very much appreciated;
  • Knowledge and experience in renewable energies and energy sector and its regulation is a strong plus;
  • Excellent writing skills and knowledge in drafting legal documents;
  • Good understanding of corporate taxation and ability to measure the impact of taxes on the contract's P&L;
  • Good understanding of a project lifecycles (methods, processes, project management practices);
  • Fluent English – knowledge of French and local languages is valued
  • Availability for national and international travels;


If you’re interested in discussing a new opportunity within the growing renewables sector, please send your CV through to Georgia -




Georgia Sumnall