Lead Contract Manager -Electricity Sector

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £68000.00 - £69000.00 per annum + Bonus + additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Brent Slocombe

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Client:


Morson International is proud to be the recruitment partner for The Low Carbon Contracts Company as they embark upon a large and varied recruitment campaign.

The Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) sit at the heart of the delivery of the UK's goals for secure, affordable and sustainable electricity. Run as a private, not for profit limited company, the LCCC primarily provides the mechanism behind Contracts for Difference (CfD) - a contract introduced by the government to incentivise investment in secure, low-carbon electricity.

By enabling smaller low-carbon generators to gain entry through long-term revenue stabilisation, the LCCC plays a pivotal part in the UK's Energy Market Reform, the biggest change to the electricity market since privatisation.

3 years from its inception and having met short term objectives, they look now to move to the next strategic phase and are investing significantly in the workforce and are now looking to recruit a [insert job title] to contribute towards ongoing success

Role Summary

The Contract Lead Manager reports into the Head of Contract Management (Generic) and will actively participate in the day-to-day relationship and contract management of assigned CfD contracts, supporting the generators to meet their contractual milestones. This role will also have a number of contracts to manage. In addition to they will support their Lead Contract Manager in their wider commercial, financial and technical responsibilities and assist in the supervision and development of more junior colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

Contract Management

  • Have day-to-day oversight of direct reports and assign workload and tasks across the team
  • Support the Contract Managers with regards to any emerging issues, and provide support as required on impact assessments
  • Work closely with the Scheme Management team to ensure that all contractual issues and suggested improvements, across the portfolio of generic CfDs, are captured. This is based on knowledge of the projects and generators
  • Have ownership and responsibility for assigned CFDs, acting as the Senior Account Manager and managing all contractual processes and issues, including actively identifying and resolving potential disputes, working with Legal to do so

LCCC reserves the right to assign other duties commensurate with the role as required

  • Support generators to satisfy requirements, contract requirements and project management pre start date
  • Review & understand the various contracts, and have a strong understanding of the application of contract terms in line with LCCC guidance
  • Review and discuss portfolio issues with Scheme Management and escalate contract issues to Head of Contract Management as appropriate
  • Apply judgement to manage the contracts, based on LCCC's overarching interpretation of the contract
  • Manage the generator monthly reporting and provide generator reporting to

Scheme Operations

  • Ensure ongoing contract compliance such as managing FMS, RQM monitoring & reporting, and managing the Sustainability Criteria
  • Understand financial and technical analysis and be able to competently procure and manage external advisers to conduct this on LCCC's behalf where necessary
  • Provide commercial analysis and advice in relation to existing and/or new CfDs or other LCCC functions

Team Management

  • Provide ongoing support for direct reports and conduct people management activities, including objectives setting and performance reviews
  • Develop the skills and knowledge of the Contract Managers

Skills/experience required

  • Experience of handling large scale and complex commercial contracts with significant long term financial risk ideally in energy/ infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of relevant legal, regulatory and contractual management issues
  • Good understanding of the current UK energy policy landscape and regulations and/ or good understanding of UK power and particularly renewables sector
  • Proven commercial and contract negotiation experience
  • Experience in developing and maintaining commercial relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the CfD and / or the CM schemes is beneficial but not essential
  • Project management experience and experience of managing multi-disciplinary transaction teams and/or contract managers
  • Commercial sector experience is essential, public sector experience is desirable
  • Experience of commercial dispute resolution in large scale complex contracts beneficial but not essential
  • Transactional experience is beneficial but not essential
  • Ability to support, mentor and develop all direct reports to achieve delivery excellence
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Shortlisting dates are secured throughout August so please apply as soon as you are able and further information can be found here https://www.morson.com/low-carbon-contracts-company-careers