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Dylan Church


Dylan Church

Dylan Church

Dylan Church

Consultant - Commercial

Dylan Church joined LSP Renewables in 2021 undertaking our apprenticeship in Recruitment Resourcing.

After finishing his apprenticeship in 2022, Dylan is now focusing on all areas of Procurement & Commercial Management across the renewable energy industry. This will include but is not limited to the following; Contract/Claims, Commercial, Finance, Legal, Procurement, Quantity Surveyor and Supply Chain Management.

Dylan Jobs

Offshore Wind

Quantity Surveyor


JOB ID: #7036 Quantity Surveyor Location: Edinburgh, West and Central London areas Our client is seeking a Quantity Surveyor to provide commercial support through project life cycle for allocated projects.  this person will be a key member of the project team(s), providing business and contract management support as required working within a large international contracting environment. The role requires both sound quantity surveying skills, with the ability to identify and address commercial/contractual risk in order to protect the projects commercial position(s) as well as the ability to work collaboratively within an established and culturally diverse team with a varied range of experience levels. ResponsibilitiesProvide support/input into quantity surveying, contract/commercial management of allocated activities/projects.Agree with the Work Package Manager(s) /Procurement Lead(s), the contract strategy for project(s) and assist in facilitating timely and efficient implementation.Commercially administering allocated contracts ensuring contract compliance thought the project(s) lifecycle.Provide robust cost management including accurate live forecasting and actual costs v’s estimates.Providing support to the procurement process (pre-award), commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award) and commercial/claims management for the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).Feedback price points, lessons learnt etc to the project team(s).Leading project cost/commercial discussions and attending progress reviews where necessary.Identifying and recommending mitigating actions on all commercial risk / opportunities at the earliest possible time.Managing risk and ensuring first class corporate governance by working closely and collaboratively with the wider project delivery teams to mitigate or transfer appropriate commercial risk as it relates to contractual terms and conditions, while maximising the opportunities for the project(s) to deliver on their goals.Provide contractual advice and guidance to Procurement Lead(s) to ensure the contracting chain operates effectively.The role will cover an interesting and wide-ranging set of work packages including but not limited to:Onshore export cable corridor works.Site investigation works.Onshore high voltage HVAC and HVDC substation construction.Steel jacket & gravity based marine foundation construction.Marine port improvement works. Skills & ExperienceCapable of working in a collaborative and productive manner to deliver successful project team outcomes whilst positively developing other team members experience levels.Experience of various procurement approaches e.g.: agreeing contractual cost indexation provisions, re-measurable contracts using both standard and bespoke methods of measurement, bills of quantities, schedules of rates for variations/dayworks, compilation and interrogation of “star” rates and the agreement of schedule of unit rates conversion to lump sum contracts.Proven track record delivering high value on and offshore projects on time and to budget.Substantial contract negotiation / delivery experience.Previously assisted in the successful delivery of high value and high-risk projects.Experience supporting front end/early works procurement / closing of commercial agreements.Experience seeing these agreements through to fulfilment and final account stages.Experience in supporting claims processes with in house and external legal advisors that arise during or post project completion.Recognised degree or equivalent professional qualifications and experience.Good working knowledge in contract management including FIDIC, LOGIC, NEC3 contracts.Excellent drafting, reviewing and negotiation skills.Strong interpersonal skills to interact successfully with executives, technical teams and senior management as well as work with demanding internal clients and external customers.Able to both work independently and resourcefully as part of a wider project team whilst under pressure.High ethical standards and ability to maintain strict confidentiality. ReportingEnsure robust cost estimates are provided that are aligned to scope with a transparent overview of all risks and opportunities within the project(s).Ensure that accurate and trusted records are kept so that all financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available.Implementing internal contract commercial / financial reporting and participating in periodic contract reviews.Control and store contract documentation in compliance with project(s) systems and processes.Look to genuinely assist and develop less experienced members of the project(s) team with your commercial knowledge/insight and experience gained over numerous years in industry.

Onshore Wind

Procurement & Commercial Manager

Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland

JOB ID: #7032 Procurement & Commercial Manager Location: Glasgow or Perth - flexible working As a Procurement & Commercial Manager (Senior Quantity Surveyor) in the Renewables Business, you will be expected to manage procurement and post contract commercial requirements relevant to the Renewables business area. You will demonstrate value leadership, customer service and innovation to support the vision in becoming a world class provider of Procurement and Commercial services and embed a consistent approach to reduce the total cost of ownership by achieving targets set in this regard. Key Accountabilities Reporting to the Senior Procurement & Commercial Manager you are expected to be a senior commercial practitioner (not just a people manager) and have a professional, dynamic and agile approach to ensure the successful commercial delivery of a large onshore capital project covering the entire range of procurement and commercial activities from development into execution to achieve the strategic goals of the business.Taking responsibility for developing robust pricing assumptions and delivering on commercially led solutions, to provide enhanced business case opportunities for the Renewables Business.Being responsible for developing strong commercial and contracting strategies, then executing end to end procurement activities to meet the diverse needs of our clients Renewables business, whilst complying with Procurement and Commercial policies and procedures.Engaging regularly with Category Managers and the Head of Procurement & Commercial Shared Services to ensure the wider function provides a co-ordinated, effective and efficient service to the business.Undertaking strategic relationship management activity, working with stakeholders and their commercial / bid teams to ensure the best outcomes from their key supplier relationshipsKey member of a multi-disciplinary team (from the matrix and/or JV partners) to design and deliver commercially successful bids, strategies and plans RequiredFRICS/MRICS / Quantity Surveying Degree educated or have an equivalent direct entry to a recognised appropriate professional bodyExperience of delivering large onshore capital projects (£1bn plus) in the UK using FIDIC and NEC contracts and the ability to influence, lead and resolve disputes and problem solveTrack record of working to and successfully delivering to tight timescales in the commercial function of large onshore capital projects across civils & M&E and both pre and post contractUnderstanding of the markets, support contracts, regions, commodities and services the Renewables Business requiresPrevious experience in a similar role where you were responsible for procuring, negotiating and managing contracts and associated risks, as well as managing suppliers and sub-contractors.Previous experience in an operational multifaceted business with an understanding of supply chain concepts and how to improve them and detailed understanding of commercial value drivers within large and complex business cases.

Offshore Wind

Procurement Manager - On & Offshore Substations

Sunbury, Surrey, South East, England

 JOB ID: #7006 Procurement Manager – Onshore & Offshore Substations   Location: Sunbury Our client’s managing a competitive FEED process for the Electrical Sub Stations scope. During the FEED, competing contractors will submit their designs and execution strategies, contract terms exceptions and commercial proposals in order to be selected as the EPC contractor for the design, fabrication and construction of the onshore and offshore substations for two of their projects. The electrical scopes includes one onshore substation in Wales and one onshore substation in England, the scope also includes 1.5GW offshore substations (the decision on whether this is 2 large or 6 smaller offshore substations has not been taken).Key Responsibilities Procurement Manager for Onshore and Offshore Sub Stations.The role will manage the selection for the EPC.Negotiate the EPC contract terms.Establish the rates and prices to move from design through to commissioning.The 2024 scope is to negotiate the EPC contract terms and prices and complete the competitive FEED.The scope beyond 2024 is to manage the contract (>1 billion GBP). RequirementsNegotiation of large EPC contracts (preferably including UK onshore construction experience).Developing commercial models for lump sum conversion e.g. elements of the scope will not be able to be fixed and different remuneration will be required such as schedules of rates, indexation, cost plus, lump sum etc.Contract and Claims management experience for Fabrication and Onshore Civils contracts.

Offshore Wind

Procurement Advisor

London, Greater London, South East, England

JOB ID: #6986 Procurement Advisor Location: Sunbury/London  Our client is looking for a high calibre individual to join their rapidly growing offshore wind team, this role will include supporting the development and execution of the German project contract and procurement strategy, reporting to the Head of Procurement, Offshore Wind Germany.  Internally this role is known as the OFW ARP Sourcing Analyst. This role will support the procurement team with execution of the project contracting and procurement strategy, by working closely with the project, supporting sourcing to contract (S2C) activities until contracts are awarded to successful bidders, before taking ownership of post-award contract management. Key ResponsibilitiesWork with the project team, engineering team and category teams to define the approach to market and develop and implement the contracting and procurement strategy for the project.Support sourcing and contracting for the German project through contract execution and post contract award management activities. This will include developing the commercial elements of packages including contract terms and conditions and remuneration strategy and leading the commercial evaluation and negotiations through to award.The successful candidate will improve the value of third party spend, working with multi-discipline project teams and key suppliers to lead risks, seek innovation and contribute to their Offshore Wind projects. The role will support securing the necessary internal and external approvals in line with contracting governance procedures, ensuring any local requirements are gained in the contract scope of work and working closely with the line on identifying the value drivers that will inform risk/reward agreements and commercial models.You will work closely with technical and project management partners to ensure products and services are delivered safely to specification and in line with contractual agreements.You will also work closely with contracted suppliers to identify areas of innovation and contributed and ensure that any risk/reward agreements are driven proactively to deliver value.Support supply chain development team with up-to-date knowledge on local content and supplier opportunities.Ensure achievement of functional and project performance/delivery targets.Ensure the project uses wider procurement capability from the Offshore Wind Category organisations.Enable compliant yet efficient P2P processes and ensure project takeaways and feedback is shared with relevant partners. What you will need to be successful You will have a university degree or equivalent experience and CIPS professional chartership (or equivalent) is preferred.Genuine passion for the Low Carbon Energy space and interest in Offshore Wind and the renewables supply chain.Demonstrable track record of delivery in sourcing, contracting and post-award management roles, ideally related to OFW packages or with large capex or offshore scopes.Commercial approach, analytical skills, and able to confidently negotiate large complex contracts and liaise with all levels of partners.Experience with P2P systems, procurement authorities, and operational procurement execution.Ability to perform effectively in a team environment, collaborating with contractors, suppliers and project teams, demonstrating agile, collaborative, respectful and tactful personal characteristics.

Contract Manager


JOB ID: #6880 Senior Contract Manager Location: Vilnius, Lithuania / Hybrid Our clients are looking for a colleague to join their team and help them oversee and execute package contracting operations within the supply and/or transport & installation domain, focusing particularly on substantial Tier 1 contracts valued at hundreds of millions of euros. Key areas of responsibility: Initiate, manage, and elaborate on the Conditions of Contract with a focus on contract document elaboration and all contractual input and clarifications, supported by a Legal Counsel for compliant phrasing of contractual articles. Commercial and procurement topics and documents, as well as Request for Proposal/Invitation to Tender management, are overseen by a Senior Supply Chain Manager in coordination with the Senior Contract Manager. Handle complete, package-related contractual document management and elaboration processes, including responsible management of all contractual clarification and deviation topics. Work on the basis of the project's (purchase) governing model: Implement the contractual processes, requirements, tendering rules, reporting, and document handling standards. Prepare for and participate in all package-related negotiations, leading all contractual negotiations in close coordination with the Work Package Manager. In close coordination with the package-related Contract Manager, take the lead in the whole contractual document management/elaboration, including Contract (Agreement) and contractual Schedules. Qualifications Have a degree in Contract Management (on basis of Project Management, Economics, Supply Chain Management and/or Business Administration) or in Legal (with focus on management of major Contracts) Have a minimum of 8 years previous experience in a senior or lead contract management position within offshore wind and within the respective package would be an advantage Have long-term experience in the handling of contractual topics and negotiations for the contacts above 100M EUR (FIDIC, BIMCO and related) Have an experience in offshore wind development projects or supply chain business Have an excellent proficiency in written and spoken English. Additional Information Will become a part of a team with years of experience in one of the largest energy group of companies in the Baltic region Will have broad opportunities to develop and grow professionally, you will learn from the experts in your field Will not only be able to observe how innovations come to life, but also initiate changes yourself by contributing your knowledge and experience towards creating an Energy Smart world Will receive benefits package (possibility of remote work, flexible work time, etc).

Supply Chain Manager


JOB ID: #6879 Supply Chain Manager Location: Vilnius, Lithuania/Hybrid Our client is looking for a colleague to join their team and help them oversee related sourcing, participate in negotiations, and manage all commercial aspects, fostering key relationships and optimizing value. They value openness; partnership is their strength, and responsibility makes them a great team. Key areas of responsibility: Together with the Work Package Manager, initiate and handle early engagement with package-specific Tier 1 and accompanying supply chain entities (designers, consultants), elaboration, and handling of respective Request for Information processes. Develop strong supplier relationships and engagement in the industry to secure supply and anticipate upcoming package-related supply chain constraints. Initiate, manage, and elaborate on the entire tender process with a focus on (a) all tender document management and (b) all commercial input and clarifications. Handle complete, package-related supply chain relationship and document exchange management processes, including responsible management of all clarification and deviation registers. Prepare for and participate in all package-related negotiations, leading all commercial negotiations in close coordination with the Work Package Manager. Qualifications Have a degree in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration and/or Engineering with relevant commercial expertise Have a minimum of 8 years previous experience in a senior or lead procurement position; within offshore wind and within the respective package would be an advantage Have an experience in offshore wind development projects or supply chain business Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently Ability to work within the ‘projects magic triangle’ in quality, time and budget and under deadline pressure, ensuring efficient procurement execution while meeting financial constraints. Additional Information Will become a part of a team with years of experience in one of the largest energy group of companies in the Baltic region Will have broad opportunities to develop and grow professionally, you will learn from the experts in your field Will not only be able to observe how innovations come to life, but also initiate changes yourself by contributing your knowledge and experience towards creating an Energy Smart world Will receive benefits package (possibility of remote work, flexible work time, etc).

Offshore Wind

Senior Contract Manager - Global Construction Projects

United Kingdom

Senior Contract Manager - Global Construction ProjectsLocation: UKAs a Senior Contract Manager in our clients Global Construction Procurement team, you will support one or several of their offshore wind farm projects globally during construction phase. Whilst the primary focus will be contract management of tier 1 / major contracts. Key Duties• Contract management of high value, complex contracts to ensure contractual deliverables are met during the construction phase• Close collaboration with PM and package teams; advising on contractual and commercial issues, identifying risks and minimizing impacts to the Project.• Depending on project set-up, undertaking Single Point of Contact (SPOC) role to provide coordination between CM and PM teams with regular meetings during construction phase.• Being the single point of contact for the Contractor regarding all contractual and commercial matters, management of respective meetings.• Responsible for drafting of Employer communications and responding to Contractor’s correspondence• Change management (variation orders) including cost assessment/control.• Claim management including drafting, substantiation and negotiation of the claim and cost assessment.• Handling contractual and commercial issues when and as they arise, such as amendments and settlements made to the main contract. Solid experience in contract negotiations.• Overseeing all commercial operations for the respective package, such as processing payment applications, forecasting of costs and commercial reporting to the Project.• Undertaking procurement tasks for the respective package during construction phase, such as procuring additional equipment/tools/scope of work to the package, effective use of SAP. Solid experience in tenders/RFQ Key Skills• University degree in technical fields, preferably with engineering background or business management.• Experience in power plant construction projects. • Experience in offshore market is advantageous.• Experience in drafting, negotiating and managing of high value and high-risk construction project contracts/claims.• Good knowledge of SAP and MS Office. • Readiness to travel internationally when needed.• Ability to manage several project stakeholders during the construction phase.• Intercultural understanding. Experience in international working environment is an asset.