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Contracts Negotitator (96)

Irving, TX

Posted: 05/26/2023 Job Number: 19846306

Job Description

Job Description


The Contracts Negotiator role is responsible for managing revenue contracts from development of contracting strategies through execution of agreements. This position understands EPRIs business policies and recognizes that the work performed under these contracts provision research and development (R&D) and commercial services, supplied primarily within the global energy industry.

The Contracts Negotiator is responsible for negotiating funding contracts and amendments involving interactions with US and International business entities. This position collaborates with Legal and the R&D staff to develop tailored terms and conditions to address complex legal requirements and manage risk. The ideal candidate for this role demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making through contract negotiations.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage Contract Negotiations as Assigned
Negotiate new funding contracts and amendments to existing contracts from development of contracting strategies through execution of agreements.
Responsible for negotiation of contract type, funding type, contractual terms and conditions, internal policy compliance, and estimated cost and fees.
Evaluate and analyze project statements of work to determine internal policy compliance and necessary, sometimes unique, contractual requirements for the agreement or amendment
Assist in the negotiation of licensing arrangements contained within Supplemental Contract agreements in conjunction with legal, technical staff and Senior Contract Negotiators
Work with more senior Contracts Negotiators and Manager, Revenue Contracts to address specific contractual language related to topics that include protection of intellectual property, commercialization, licensing, funding, cost sharing, payment, property, equipment, indemnification, insurance and deliverables
Escalate any contract-related problems that may arise prior to, during, and after the course of negotiations and contract execution.

Communications and Relationships
Develop and maintain relationships with EPRI staff and assigned customers, serving as the point of contact for matters concerning Revenue/Funding contracts.
Identify and inform management of policy issues arising during contract negotiations and recommend constructive resolution
Work with technical staff and legal to ensure SOW are clear, consistent, and in compliance with policies and best practices
With assistance, synthesize complex legal & contractual topics and communicate to internal (or external) collaborators with different backgrounds and disciplines
Assist in the review of updated or enhanced contracting policies and procedures, including development of templates and new special agreements
Support special projects related to Revenue Contracts as assigned.

Record Management
Process agreements internally through Contract Lifecycle Management system for funding recognition and records retention
Maintain records for correspondence and documentation in relation to established contracts and those in progress.
Monitor contracts and move forward with close-out, extension or renewal per contract terms, EPRI policy, or as requested by M&TS and technical staff
Maintain historical and situational data regarding special contract provisions and scenarios previously developed and applied in order to reduce redundancy and duplication of efforts in future contract negotiations

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree in a technical, financial or business field required.
4+ years of contracts-related experience; Experience with public utilities or energy industry preferred.
JD degree or equivalent
Experience in negotiating contracts including the formulation of legal and quasi-legal contractual provisions, terms and conditions
Experience in contract risk management and negotiations
Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) a plus
Previous experience with Contract Management system and ERP systems
Previous experience with Online Contracting is a plus
International business experience a plus

Skills and Attributes:

Demonstrates business acumen relative to the global financial impact of contractual agreements
Basic understanding of industry standard commercial terms and conditions
Excellent listening, oral, and written communications skills. Expresses ideas fluently and logically.
Ability to work independently to accomplish objectives and meet deadlines.
Values operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
Proficient Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel skills

Job Budget
Single Resource Cost: $84, 672.00 All Resources Cost: $84, 672.00 Charging Method Cost Center Cost Center 7910 - Revenue Contracts Company Number 1000 - EPRI 501

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