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Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full or Part Time opportunities available, 37.5 hours per week (full time)
Salary: £45,000 – £80,000 dependent on experience (pro rata for part time)
Location: Canary Wharf or Leeds
WFH policy: Employees are required to attend the office 2 days/week
Flexible working: Informal flexible work patterns subject to line manager discretion including a 9-day fortnight.
Reports to: Lead Contract Manager
Deadline Note: We reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised deadline if there are a high volume of applications.

Role Summary:

Contract Manager Vacancies – Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture & Hydrogen Initiatives

Step into the future with the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), a pioneering non-profit organisation that stands at the nexus of the UK’s energy transformation. Established in 2014, LCCC has been a beacon of innovation, driving the UK’s commitment to a sustainable, low-carbon future. We are at the forefront of the UK Government’s ambitious journey towards Net Zero 2050, championing ground-breaking initiatives like the Contracts for Difference (CfD) and spearheading the development of the nascent Hydrogen market and Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) for hard to abate industry. As we venture forward, we invite you to be a part of this transformative journey, where every role is not just a job but a commitment to a brighter, greener future.
LCCC is the appointed counterparty to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) existing scheme whereby low-carbon generation technologies such as wind, solar and biomass conversion are supported in order to compete with conventional fossil fuel generation. We now have circa 250 CfD’s and growing in number fast – once all operational, they will generate 30 GW of green energy or around 30-40% of the total UK output. These schemes will deliver 20% of all the emission reductions required between now and 2037.
But the remit of LCCC is growing! Alongside further allocation rounds coming for the CfD schemes, we will also be the counterparty to new Hydrogen and CCUS schemes. Part of our role with these New Schemes is advising DESNZ on both strategy and implementation using our years of experience with the CfD.

Role Overview:
As a Contract Manager (CM) at LCCC, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of renewable energy, carbon capture, and hydrogen initiatives in the UK. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a role that offers more than just tasks—it offers a chance to make a tangible difference. Dive deep into the intricacies of contract management, stakeholder relationships, and strategic advisory, all while supporting our Lead Contract Managers in driving key initiatives. You will be responsible for managing the significant subsidies provided to the Generators. Whether through the day-to-day relationship and contract management of them or supporting Lead Contract Managers with the more complex contractual, technical, and relationship issues. Relationship management is a significant part of our role. Interaction with Generators/Emitters is frequent during the contract lifecycle (20+ years), and particularly during the initial 4-5 years, when projects are going through the development and construction phases. Site visits to each project are also undertaken at least once a year and provide a unique opportunity to gain exposure to these leading-edge technologies and meet the people you are working with.
Given that LCCC is a not-for-profit organisation, this is not a typical contract or commercial management role. Performance is not measured against a bottom line, but instead by two guiding principles: to maintain investors’ confidence in existing and new schemes and to minimise cost to consumers.
Contract Managers also lead on supporting the wider Scheme Delivery Team and various LCCC initiatives, and regularly interface with both internal (Legal, Data & Analytics, Finance, etc.) and external (DESNZ, Ofgem, EMRS, etc.) stakeholders.
We have positions available at various levels (Assistant CM, CM, Senior CM, and Principal CM) depending on your skills, previous experience, and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities

Team Responsibilities:
  • Contract Implementation & Execution: Oversee the seamless execution of contracts from initiation to closure, ensuring all parties adhere to stipulated terms and conditions.
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management: Cultivate and nurture relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, from project developers to government representatives, ensuring smooth communication and collaboration.
  • Contract Monitoring & Compliance: Vigilantly monitor contract performance, ensuring compliance with key milestones and conducting on-site progress assessments.
  • Reporting & Analysis: Monitor and report on construction progress, financial implications, and potential risks, offering insights that drive decision-making (new schemes mainly).
  • Continuous Improvement & Training: Champion best practices in contract management, mentoring junior team members and fostering a culture of continuous learning.
  • Advisory Role: Serve as a linchpin in advising the government on renewable business model contracts and be the backbone of support for our Lead Contract Managers in pivotal decision-making processes.
  • Scheme Development & Delivery: Be at the helm of developing and delivering scheme contracts, from renewable business models to hydrogen initiatives, ensuring they align with the broader vision of the UK government.
  • Analysis & Advisory: Illuminate the path forward with your analytical prowess, offering invaluable advice on business models and inspiring investor confidence through presentations and discussions.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise

Key Requirements: 
  • A self-starting technical/commercial contract manager with a minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience in the operational delivery of construction or energy contracts, with a STEM-related degree or 4+ years of relevant experience without a degree.
  • Operational contract management experience must include, contract:
  • reviews
  • negotiation
  • change management and administration
  • claim/dispute management and settlement
  • technical knowledge of engineering in renewable technologies, petrochem, power, or thermal industries
Assistant Contract Manager (circa £52k): 
  • Circa 2 years of relevant experience of the operational delivery of construction or energy contracts, with a STEM related first degree or circa 4 years relevant experience if a relevant degree is not held.
Contract Manager (circa £62k): 
  • Circa 3 years of relevant experience of the operational delivery of construction or energy contracts, with a STEM related first degree or circa 5 years relevant experience if a relevant degree is not held
Senior Contract Manager (circa £72k): 
  • Circa 5 years of relevant experience of the operational delivery of construction or energy contracts, with a STEM related first degree or circa 10 years relevant experience if a relevant degree is not held.

 


Employee Benefits

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. Key benefits that may be available depending on the role include:
  • 25 days’ annual leave and bank holidays
  • Recognition schemes allowing colleagues to say thanks
  • Company contribution to your pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies, including enhanced company maternity/paternity and shared parental benefits
  • Employee assistance programme for free, confidential support for your professional or personal life, including financial management and family care
  • Special leave such as study leave, sabbatical or public duties
  • Three days paid leave a year for volunteering to support your local community
  • Season ticket loan scheme to support your commute
  • Access to “Work Perks” offering deals, discounts and cash back on your purchases
  • Family savings on days out and English Heritage or gym discounts through our partners.

About Low Carbon Contracts Company

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) exists to help decarbonise the generation of electricity  and make it more affordable for the future. Our work is central to the delivery of the Government’s objective to achieve Net Zero target by 2050.

LCCC’s main responsibility, amongst many, is managing the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme which are agreements LCCC has made with renewable generators. These agreements are private law contracts to provide investors with confidence when investing in low carbon technology. CfDs are also designed to help and manage price increases for consumers, when electricity prices are high. See here for more information on how CfDs work: LCCC CfD Video on Vimeo.

LCCC’s other responsibilities include management of money flows across energy suppliers to fund the CfD portfolio, settlement of the capacity market and develop new schemes. Find out more about all that we do by visiting our main page.

Want to know what’s important to us and what’s expected? See here: Values | Low Carbon Contracts Company Careers (pinpointhq.com).

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