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Contracts Manager

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.


With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.


We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.




We are looking for an experienced Service Contracts Manager to work within the O&M business as part of LSbp to focus on the day-to-day management of projects as well as on the drafting and negotiation phases of O&M and EPC contracts.  This individual will also be responsible for the further development and implementation of our contract strategy, supporting the Global O&M business. 


Reporting to the Global Head of O&M Engineering and working closely with the Development, Construction and Legal departments, he/she will be overseeing larger projects globally, being the point of contact for the definition, revision and negotiation of the Scope of Works for Long Term O&M contracts as well as maintenance contracts during the EPC warranty period.


The ideal candidate should have a sound experience in contract drafting and management and be proficient with the key elements of an O&M contract both from the legal and technical point of view.


Duties and Responsibilities


This professional individual is required to closely work with the regional teams, HSE, Engineering, HV and Monitoring teams as well as the Development, Construction and Legal departments.

Be an integral part of a broader team establishing business cases for investment and providing comprehensive scopes and quotes for work packages.

Owning the delivery and ownership of additional services in line with the base contracts.

He/she shall be familiar with O&M contracts, and able to produce, review and validate detailed estimates and quotations to tenders and requests.

Reviewing RAMS and CPP in conjunction with HSE.

Ensure accurate contractual details are recorded, maintained, and communicated.

Ensure the contractual service level agreements (SLAs) are being adhered to.

Support the Asset Managers and O&M managers in the liaison with third party contractors.

Enforcing company policies to strengthen client relationships and delivering to the client’s requirements with detailed/comprehensive reports on the back of works completion.

Develop and implement procedures for ongoing client and contract management / administration.

Monitor contractual compliance by the client and O&M..


Knowledge & Experience


The figure shall be an Electrical or Mechanical engineer and qualified project manager with more than 5 years of experience in industrial Solar large-scale PV plants

Degree or professional qualification preferably in relevant engineering discipline.

Knowledge of managing operational contracts and building strong relationships with clients and suppliers is essential.

Extensive experience of contract development and service delivery management.

Expertise in the development and management of contractual frameworks, contract negotiation and drafting.

It would be beneficial to have experience in the management of EPC/O&M and other contractors for solar projects as well as contract management.

Expertise in contracts, commercials and relationship management.

It would be beneficial to have a working knowledge of technical, operational, and commercial aspects and documentation related to distributed generation, preferably solar.

A strong sound knowledge of HS&E Regulations

Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously.

Excellent communicator at all levels, particularly when translating technical information for non-technical teams.

Extensive experience of contract development and service delivery management.

Able to critically examine and question information from a variety of sources.

High commercial and numerical acumen.



Work Skills


Efficient in both verbal and written communication and possesses interpersonal skills to manage relationships at all levels with tact and diplomacy.

Strong organising skills, proficiency in common computer applications and ability to manage own and others workload are essential.

Excellent client facing and people management skills together with the ability to manage contract budgets.




Degree or professional qualification preferably in relevant engineering discipline.  (Electrical engineering would be of advantage).

Experience to managing supply chains and work closely with contractors.

Qualified Project manager (PMP or equivalent) would be an advantage.

MBA would be an advantage


Personal Qualities


Strong collaboration skills.

Attention to detail and strong understanding of your agreements.

Negotiation with both internal and external parties.

Risk Management and conflict resolution.

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow, a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.


Be responsible


Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 


Be recognized


Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.


Be inspired


Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.


Our Core Values


Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.