Contract Manager

Job Description

Organization: Mobility
Business Unit: Mobility Management
Requisition Number: 243217
Primary Location: United States-California-Sacramento
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: 10%

Job Description:

This Contract Management position within the Siemens Legal Department that provides support to Siemens Mobility, Inc. on all legal matters related to transportation infrastructure projects arising in North American operations.

The main areas of focus include:

- Legal evaluation of potential claim opportunities
- Review and evaluation of public procurement contracts, requests for proposals and contracts with mostly public customers as well as legal advice on applicable laws and risk mitigation strategies –- Knowledge of legal issues in Rail Transportation Industry, Public Infrastructure, and Construction law
- Coordination of legal advice with external counsel as well as in-house Siemens legal personnel around the world

-Drafting and negotiating contracts of all types, including procurement and other supplier contracts, construction contracts, licensing agreements
- Ability to work closely with management and contribute to the success of the business by providing practical legal and business advice
- Strong legal writing skills required

In this role, the Contract Manager will be responsible for supporting Siemens Mobility, Inc.  operations in the United States. The Contract Manager will work closely with other Legal Counsel and Contract Managers. In this capacity, the Contract Manager will provide legal advice and approvals where required during public procurements and/or contract negotiations as well as throughout project execution. The ability to effectively explain the aforementioned topics to the business partners and drive potential issues to a consensus decision is of the essence when performing the role. The Contract Manager should have proven ability to draft and negotiate contracts with public and private customers, suppliers and vendors, and be able to draft claims, and legal analysis. Experience in the transit and or freight railroad markets is highly desirable. The position is based in Sacramento, California.

Responsibilities:

*Analyze, evaluate and resolve diverse matters with government agencies or commercial customers.
*Investigate, evaluate and resolve project and contract conflicts.
*Conduct legal research and writing; and provide ongoing legal support within territory.
*Review and provide legal advice relating to high profile contracts, subcontracts, bids, equipment agreements, sales transactions, project implementation issues, and general corporate matters.
Support claim management efforts to protect projects and  prepare legal claims.
*Develop risk mitigation and settlement strategies and negotiate and finalize settlement agreements where necessary.
*Develop and provide legal/compliance training to organization, and work with corporate executives to ensure adherence to corporate policies.

Qualifications:

*JD required and must be admitted/licensed to practice law in one or more states.
*Minimum of 5 years of legal experience in a construction/contracts/commercial transactions in a law firm or corporate in-house position required.
* Experience in the transit and/or freight railroad markets is highly desirable
*Proven track record in commercial transactions and /or litigation.
*Excellent interpersonal communications skills (written and verbal) required.
*Negotiation abilities a must.
*Proven strong legal writing skills required
*Highly proficient technical skills in MS Office Suite.
*Team player who can also work independently and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
*Willingness to travel (10%).
*Experience with construction / infrastructure projects and government contracts preferred


Why Siemens?
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Excellent health, vision, and dental plans with many options from which to choose.
  • All employees receive Life Insurance, Short, and Long-Term Disability coverage.
  • 401k match dollar for dollar up to 6% of gross salary.
  • Education reimbursement programs available.
  • Extensive product training and professional career development.
 

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.



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