Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd. from being electrical contractors in the 80s to being the subcontinent’s largest MEP and EPC business today is looking to hire a Legal Manager for their Mumbai Office.
The Incumbent will assume responsibility for all legal contracts and commercial issues pertaining to the SWL Co -Gen business division. He will play a major role in ensuring contractual arrangements with clients, subcontractors, suppliers are clear, economical, and efficient and ensure Co-Gen interests are sufficiently safeguarded.
Good interpersonal and communication skills, team player and significant experience in negotiating with stakeholders and suppliers, is required.
He would also be responsible for supporting the project execution teams, assume responsibility for all project contractual activities from sales pitch until all relevant contractual obligations are complete and all relevant contractual issues are resolved/settled.
Providing legal support to co gen business division including tender support during tendering phase, drafting, evaluation, negotiation and execution of contracts in liaison with group & Contracts and Legal Team.
Good drafting skills with previous experience of drafting different types contracts, MOU’s, terms sheets, agreements.
Ensuring recovery of outstanding by adopting appropriate legal action.
Management of customer Variation Requests/Change Orders.
Establishment and implementation of project specification contractual procedures, particularly regarding claims, insurance, variation orders, correspondence and notifications for both main contracts and subcontracts.
Support and guidance to Project team on general contractual issues. Clarification of contractual/legal queries, if required by referring to Legal & Contracts Cell.
Providing Contract Management support as required in the event of a (potential) dispute.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge on relevant country business norms, legal conditions, and customs, and ensure this information is incorporated in contract agreements as required.
Undertaking any other contractual/commercial tasks as instructed/requested by Business Head / Legal & Contract Cell.
Coordinate closely with HO Relevant Discipline staff to secure additional financial, contract, and legal support as needed.
Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with SW’s policies. As appropriate, contribute to or influence said policies.
Flagging and highlighting the contractual or legal risks involved in projects under discussion.
Provide regular reviews and updates on the status of ongoing contracts to Legal & Contract Cell.
Desired Skills and Experience:
University Degree in Law.
Additional qualification on commercial/ financial aspects would be preferred.
Experience in EPC projects, Power Projects (min 7-10 years).
Demonstrated experience in preparing and interpreting complex and sizeable contracts, preferably within the EPC Parameters in Power Projects.
Strong fundamentals and understanding of Contract Law, Arbitration Laws Statutory Requirement applicable to such Contracts.
Technical understanding about, Term Sheet, EPC Contracts (FIDIC Based or other International Contract Forms), Service Contracts, Supply Contracts. Experience of high level negotiations.
Strong communication skills – English language fluency;
Proficient ability in Computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Presentations and project/supply chain management software, if any.
Organizational skills and flexibility to complete critical tasks on time.
A Self Starter with ability to work with minimum supervision in a team environment.
Understanding of project risk management.
REPORTING: Administratively to business head and functionally to VP / GM Contracts and Legal Cell.
ACCOUNTABILITY: close working relationship with Sales team, Finance team and Project Team in order to assist them to achieve the common goal of timely completion of contract within the scheduled completion time without compromising any of the contract requirements.
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About the Company:
A business partnership born out of friendship and mutual respect in the 1920s between Shapoorji Mistry Sr. and Mehervan Daruvala, the latter’s company Wilson Electric Works served as an electrical contractor for Shapoorji Pallonji Construction, working on some of India’s biggest commercial and residential projects.
As the relationship blossomed, Wilson Electric Works joined forces with Sterling Investments of the SP Group in the year 1973, to form the engineering behemoth that is Sterling and Wilson.