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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

Solar

Principal Procurement Manager

Greater London, South East, England

Our client is looking for a Principal Procurement Manager. This role will report to the Head of Procurement and Contract Management and lead in providing comprehensive procurement support to development and construction activities for solar and battery storage projects. As a key figure of the procurement team, embedded within the Procurement Department, this is a key position in delivering end-to-end procurement support principally for Solar and Battery Projects. Key Responsibilities Developing and leading a team of procurement professionals . Initiating and implementing Solar and Battery project procurement/sourcing strategies and plans including obtaining buy-in from key internal stakeholders. Assessing and evaluating procurement risks (political, environment, technical, economic and legal) and developing appropriate procurement/commercial mitigation strategies. Leading procurement of goods and services for new projects and associated activities to agreed project and commercial objectives in line with governance and approved procedures. Develop category management expertise in consultation with key stakeholders to identify and promote new procurement opportunities for the business (e.g., new entrants, innovations, cost savings etc.) that generates improved commercial insights and value. Able to use and interpret market research/market intelligence. Identification, pre-qualification and qualification of suppliers. Lead on the evaluation of bids and co-ordinating inputs from the wider evaluation team (technical, legal, HSE). Negotiation and timely award of high value contracts for goods, works and services in consultation with the wider project team in in accordance with best-value and approved procedures. Auditing/reviewing compliance with approved procurement procedures, including participation in key supplier audits (where necessary). Performance management of supply chain to drive continuous improvement and optimal performance, including compiling and evaluating periodic procurement KPI reports. Managing procurement processes on business systems (e.g., SAP, iValua) and acting as a single point of reference for your business users. Promoting sustainable and ethical procurement in line with the company's sustainability ambitions. Provide support to wider team objectives and technologies in the company's portfolio, such as business planning, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and procurement systems development. Requirements Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of procurement, sourcing and contract management and a proven track record Experience of leading teams and support team development (e.g. towards CIPS or equivalent qualification(s)) Experience in the renewables and/or construction industry would be advantageous but is not essential Experience in commercial administration of development and construction contracts and cost management. Good working knowledge of category management techniques. Excellent at building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders and reporting line. Good command of Microsoft Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, etc.). Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas as the role requires. Full clean UK driving licence. Excellent (English) oral and written communication skills.

Solar

Energy Sales Manager

France

JOB ID: #7144 Energy Sales Manager Location: Madrid, Porto, LyonOur client is looking for an Energy Sales Manager, who will report to the Group Head of Energy Sales), the role will be responsible for medium and long-term energy sales throughout physical and financial PPAs, hedging mechanisms, and market placement on international energy markets (including carbon credits). The Energy Sales Manager will be expected to ensure all the operations related to energy offtaking and work in articulation with the Bus and Support Functions, such as Finance and Asset Management, to contribute to the design and deployment of the Energy Sales operations strategy, adjusted to each geography where the Group operates. The role will also be responsible for the management and development of the Energy Sales Operations team as well as any strategic partners. Key Responsibilities Manage trading positions in different ISO markets Demonstrated profitable success in power trading Develop risk-taking skills to include: Market making in swaps and futures Hedging commodity indices using futures contracts Trading relative value pairs Corporate/Finance PPAs Develop Energy Sales control center and other infrastructures in articulation with Asset Services team Create and track market indicators for supporting activities Maintaining and updating trading and analysis tools Performing ad hoc analysis/research for other traders on desk Supporting the Group Energy Sales team in any trading-related activities to ensure traded risk is properly reflected in position and scenario analyses Promoting and advising on Energy Sales Operation across the Group Coordinate with the Group Asset Services team in the development of digital tools for asset performance optimization Requirements Ideally you will bring solid experience in a similar role from a previous activity in the stock market, cryptocurrency, energy (Oil, Gas, Electricity) and/or commodities Familiarity with European and international energy markets An innovative mind, comfortable with finding new paths and ways Experience in leading statistical trading analysis An autonomous and self-driven character with an entrepreneurial spirit A team player and a team motivator with proven ability to build solid relationships and net-works across the organization Excellent influencing and advisory skills Able to listen and influence/persuade through weight of reasoning and character Ability to think strategically coupled with strong delivery skills Capacity for managing a decentralized and multi skills team A solid work ethic, a healthy inquisitive nature and a keen interest in the renewable energy industry Having studied in a quantitative field of studies such as Mathematics, Physics, Computational Engineering, Management or Economics; a good knowledge of the block-chain technology would be a plus Specific Skills Include Proficient drive in MS Office applications Strong analytical, numerical reasoning, written and verbal communication skills Entrepreneurial and creative in the approach to problem solving Self-motivated excellent written and oral reporting and presentation skills

Offshore Wind

Information Management Specialist

London, Greater London, South East, England

JOB ID: #7145 Information Management Specialist Location: London  Key ResponsibilitiesEnsure professional and timely Document Control support to a technical package.Ensure compliance to document and records management processes.Proactively ensure implementation and communication of the document and records management requirements, responsibilities, tools and processes.Ensure standardization & best practice’s to develop, improve & align.documentation quality across Asset Projects and/or Production Line.Establish and maintain communications with suppliers to ensure accurate and timely flow of the documentation deliverables.In corporation with the responsible package manager ensure that relevant supplier documentation deliverables are in accordance with contract requirements.In corporation with the responsible package manager ensure that distribution and review matrixes exist and are updated at all times.Promote document flow processes ensuring traceability of documentation.Implement monthly review & quarterly baseline review of package master document registers against the contractual delivery plans.Ensure traceability of documentation by facilitate and ensure a controlled document review process.Ensure readiness of as-built packages.Support the documentation transfer to O&M and OFTO in close corporation with Records Manager.Support the quality team in their delivery of project quality standards and liaise with quality manager where sub-standard and non-conformances are identified within documentation and ensure close out of issue. Requirements Basic Education: Minimum technical draughts person or document controller, preferred higher education or above in Engineering/ Technology/Applied SciencesSpecial Technical Courses: IT programmes on a user level. Aconex and Alfresco knowledge appreciated.Work life: Min. of 5-8 years as project documentation controller and/or QA/QC roles in engineering projects.Documented use and maintenance of technical archive systems.

Contract Manager - Cables

Poland

JOB ID: #7132 Contract Manager – Cables Location: Warsaw/Home Working ResponsibilitiesLead and manage post contract management activities for the Cable packagesLead any procurement requirements for the package including bid assessments, conducting the commercial assessment and supplier appraisal.Ensure timely and close co-operation and communication with the package managerResponsible for following project procurement and contract management procedures and good practice.Contract manage the package contracts including payment obligations, monitoring supplier and employer contract obligationsManage claims and variations with support from legal and package managementCo-ordinate with finance team and insurance to ensure communication and compliance. TasksManage contract management and procurement related interfaces and activitiesContinuous cooperation with other work streams, packages, and other departmentsMonitor contract time schedules and deliveryConduct relevant supplier negotiations in procurement, contract management and claims resolutionPro-actively anticipate and avoid unexpected claims in Package's ContractsAssess consequences of technical decisions by package team and define actions along development and execution of the package worksManaging claims and variations together with package managers, legal etc.Consider all commercial aspect during contract negotiationsNegotiate most economically advantageous deals with suppliersAssess and monitor suppliers’ performance and financial standingExecution of the contract and procurement processesConducting commercial evaluation of bids during procurement processCreate and Maintain contract tracker to track contract obligations, paymentsManage payment applications with package managerTrack commodity and indexation prices for the packageReport progress and status of contracts to Procurement and Contract Management Lead. Key DeliverablesContract management trackersPackage reporting: Weekly/monthly; Commercial Progress; Claims/variationsProcurement process documentsContract register updatesIndexation trackingKnowledge sharing

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.

Contract Manager

Lithuania

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

Lithuania

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).