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Gelsenkirchen, DE

Country/Region:  DE
Contract type:  Unlimited
Working hours:  Full time
Job Req ID:  85448

Senior Contract & Claim Manager (f/m/d)

Our Project Support Team in Gelsenkirchen is looking for you!   


We are Uniper


At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!


Your responsibilities


The Contract & Claim Manager supports the project with the formulation of contracts and the creation of official business letters relating to the contract. The Contract & Claim Manager also processes supplements, overruns and other claims from contractors with the aim of defending against them or minimising their impact.

The tasks of the Contract & Claim Manager include:

  • Responsibility for the organisational and operational management of contract and claim management
  • Collaboration in the design of enquiries and tenders as well as the review of offers and contract documents with regard to project and supplier-specific claim strategies
  • Supporting the commercial project manager in drawing up contracts and drafting contracts with contractors in projects
  • Supporting the execution of contracts, including ensuring contract and addendum management and supporting contract-related risk management
  • Analysing performance deviations and their impact on the construction process as well as presenting the time and financial consequences (target/actual comparison)
  • Advising the commercial project manager and the project teams with regard to contractual issues and claim potentials as well as providing support in defending against claims and initiating the necessary organisational measures
  • Support in the management of contract-related correspondence and the pursuit of registered claims
  • Participation in contract discussions and supplementary negotiations
  • Defining and ensuring a standardised processing system for supplements and claims as well as developing and implementing contract-relevant and suitable key performance indicators (KPIs) to optimise contract processing management
  • Analysing and transferring experience between individual projects (lessons learned)


Your profile

  • Successfully completed studies in an economics/business administration or technical field, e.g. economics, civil engineering or (business) law
  • Additional technical training would be an advantage
  • Several years of sound professional experience in national and international project business, ideally in energy plant construction
  • Sound knowledge of contract law in service and work contract law, construction contract law and VOB/HOAI/BGB/FIDIC
  • Technical understanding in combination with a commercial focus, rounded off by sound knowledge of contract law and claim management
  • Very good IT skills, in particular MS Office and ideally SAP skills
  • Ability to work in a team (interdisciplinary), perseverance, resilience and flexibility
  • Hands-on mentality and willingness to take on responsibility with a strong customer focus (internal/external)
  • Strong strategic and conceptual way of working
  • Very good communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Confident and serious demeanour as well as negotiation skills in an intercultural environment
  • Willingness to travel (domestically/abroad)
  • Temporary on-site deployment at our project locations and on our project construction sites
  • Business fluent in German and English, written and spoken


Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent company pension and health related benefits for their hard work and dedication to shaping the future energy transition. You can also expect a supportive working culture that offers a wide range of creative and innovative ideas. We enable various flexible working arrangements, whilst also supporting with home office equipment.
Through regular training and workshops, together we work towards visualising yourself in our company as if it were your own. We support you in highlighting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. As an employer, Uniper has committed itself to providing special support to certain areas:
Work-Life-Balance / New Normal:
  • Choosing how, where, and when to work in accordance with your team and the requirements of your job
  • Modern and ergonomic equipment for your workplace (home & office)
  • Support to balance private life and work: Sabbaticals, part-time possibilities, family service
  • Car and bike leasing offer (deferred compensation) 
  • E-car charging stations at almost all Uniper locations

Health offers:

  • Flu vaccination
  • Preventive health services
  • Employee assistance program

Company pension:

  • Employer-funded contributions to a modern pension system
  • Possibility of self-funded contributions with employer-funded matching


  • Lifelong training
  • Coaching


Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!


Your contact


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:


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Job information 


Contract type: Unlimited   
Working Hours:     Full time   


As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.


















































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