Senior Contract Manager (80-100%)

Basic Info

Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job type
Project Management
Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

In this challenging role, you will oversee contracts- and claim management for small to medium-size projects with high complexity. Our local product group is counting on your expertise, know-how and proven track record gained during the entire processes of the project life cycle (from the project early initiation stage through the contract close-out stage) to safeguard or improve the long-term project profitability and ABB`s contractual position.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on contract related matters to cross-department business team members in Sales, Procurement and Project Management from the sales phase throughout the project lifecycle and participate in contract negotiations and claim negotiations
  • Master governing laws (civil law & common law), especially the contract law in the relevant area of responsibility
  • Draft, review, analyze and comment contractual tender terms and conditions in close cooperation with the tender team, taking into account risk, pricing, scope and schedule and highlight areas of risks and opportunities
  • Ensure with Project Management proper execution of contracts (from commercial & contractual perspective), enforcement and defense of claims and the development of a claim strategy (in conjunction with Legal if litigation is likely), in close cooperation with the project core team
  • Liaise with the Legal Department regarding major claims and critical developments in sales, procurement and throughout the project lifecycle. Support the Legal Department in dispute resolution and litigation activities
  • Actively participate in the risk review and project reviews processes from a contractual and risk perspective and ensure adherence to the relevant instructions
  • Provide advice for questions related to export financing as well as export risk insurance, bank guarantees, letter of credits, insurance and taxes
  • Provide support and guidance in all integrity matters including compliance with the ABB Group Charter, Code of Conduct and applicable Group Directives & Instructions
  • Provide trainings related to Integrity and contract- and claim management topics

Your background

  • Master’s degree in legal, commercial or technical field or comparable professional education
  • Minimum six years of experience in bids, negotiations and contract management for complex (international) projects, preferably in the process industry, plant construction industry or rail industry
  • Three years' successful track record in contract- and claim management in complex and large projects
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of compliance matters
  • Strong personality with ability to work in an international environment
  • High degree of reliability and an ability to work well under pressure
  • Team player with strong communication skills who is able to collaborate with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Very good in English and German both oral and written; other language skills are a plus

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. The recruiting process is being led by Vera Keller, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. A better world begins with you at

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