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Senior Tender & Contract Manager - Europe EPC

Job Title             

Senior Tender & Contract Manager



Tender & Contract – EMEA


About Lightsource bp   

Lightsource bp (LSbp) is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with BP and on a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. We are planning to exceed 25GW by 2025.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalise 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.


What you’ll do (the role)            


In this role, you’ll bring the necessary expertise and relevant industry contacts to contribute to the rapid growth of our pipeline. You will manage project opportunities from pre-tender phase through to contract award.

Alongside your main position, you’ll manage, create and update processes that benefit the team and business, taking initiative to improve how we do things.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide support during the pre-tender process including preparation and issuance of requests for quotation/invitations to tender, on-boarding new contractors and working closely with development teams.
  • Enquire and coordinate with Project Team representatives (development, technical, legal, HSE, etc.) for specification/ technical and clarifications required for tenders and proposals.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with preferred bidders based on the requirements of the project.
  • Recommend the awarding of the contract through allocation of risks & cost review.
  • Oversee projects effectively – leading meetings and communications and directing stakeholders to ensure maximum efficiency. This necessitates a high level of action-orientated, clear communication at all times, including weekly and monthly meetings/reporting to peers and project team.
  • Represent Lightsource bp at company events, conveying our business and development acumen in a professional manner while enforcing company strategies.


Who we’re looking for


  • Strong breadth of knowledge across Energy project life cycle & key players in the industry
  • Knowledge of Construction / FIDIC Contract structure
  • Strong written and verbal English language
  • Understanding of renewables industry, energy and environmental issues in European region 



    • Degree in related discipline desirable


    • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the Energy market
    • Strong track record of negotiation, closing contracts and managing claims
    • Developing and managing work-related projects, deadlines and resources across cross-function teams is a must


Why you’ll make a great member of the team  

Personal qualities


•            Team player with ability to forge long term professional relationships with third parties

•            Ability to work autonomously and take initiative to independently problem solve

•            Highly adaptable with ability to learn quickly and work to tight deadlines

•            Excellent negotiator and communicator 

•            Attention to detail


Why you’ll want to work for us

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.