Contract Manager

Contract Manager
Region: Zwijndrecht
Required experience: 5 years
Environment: Company
Ref: LexGO2212-II
Contract: Permanent position (Full-time)

Company description

DEME Group, headquartered in Zwijndrecht, is market leader in dredging, environmental and marine engineering business solutions, such as: port construction and improving maritime access worldwide. 

DEME has been creating land for 150 years and will continue to do so in the future. 


In an operational environment with an involvement in complex contract structures, with high expectations from clients and with increasing regulatory restrictions from authorities, DEME is looking for a Contract Manager to strengthen its Contract Management Division.

As a Contract Manager, you will provide support on a project-related basis and from a contractual-technical perspective, in executing the contracts DEME has entered into with clients or main contractors and the subcontracts and supply agreements thereunder.

Your responsibilities

  • You will be the go-to person for all contractual matters during the life of the project.
  • You will proactively monitor contractual rights and obligations under the contract and/or subcontract(s).
  • You will ensure that any contractual entitlements are timely and duly notified to the proper party in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract and/or subcontract(s).
  • You will establish clear and direct communication lines with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • More specifically, you will provide support to the Project, to and under the direction of the Project Manager, which includes the following tasks and responsibilities: 1. Developing, drafting and implementing a contract management plan; 2. Contract compliance; 3. Subcontractor management; 4. Site-related communication; 5. Assistance to invoicing process; 6. Variation initiation and management; 7. Claims management; 8. Stakeholder management; 9. Document management.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a Master in Laws, Economics or Engineering.
  • You have 5 years’ experience in the field of contract management, preferably within the fields of expertise of DEME. Knowledge of NEC, FIDIC, BIMCO and LOGIC model contracts is considered essential.
  • You are fluent in English. All other languages (such as Danish) are considered an asset.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and written communication is one of your strong points.
  • You have a hands-on mentality and are very business minded.
  • You are a team player, yet you are able to work independently and duly manage your workload and priorities.
  • You have strong communication and relational skills.
  • You are open-minded, flexible and stress resistant.
  • You are willing to work at our head office in Belgium and/or on international assignments.

Our offer

  • An extensive mobility program for a healthy work-life balance.
  • A permanent training track which allows you to develop yourself personally and professionally.
  • A stimulating, innovative workplace with numerous growth opportunities.
  • A people-oriented environment with an interactive health program and a focus on employee wellbeing.

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