Renewable Contract Manager (RCM)

Join the first industry recognised education programme for Renewable Contract Managers

  • Topic: Renewable Contract Manager - RECOA Fundamental Education

  • Estimated study time: 45 hours of self paced studies

  • Price: 1.395 € per week / 3.950 € total

  • Language: English

  • JUMBO Consulting Group
    Jennifer Poly - Director of Contract Management
    Morten Søjborg - Partner, CEO
    Jesper Frederiksen - Head of New Markets
    Alexander Cortes - Contract Management Consultant

The RCM education is for you if you can say yes to at least one of the following...

  • I have a desire to work in offshore wind

  • I have been in similar contract or commercial roles in the oil and gas industry or construction industry

  • I am a graduate and want to start my offshore career

  • I am a professional with several years practical experience in the industry who wants to refresh my theoretical knowledge or transfer my role within the industry

Your Instructors

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Jennifer Poly

Jennifer Poly is passionate about renewable energy and the environment. A solutions-oriented lawyer, she specializes in contract management within framework agreements, cable supply and installation, and turnkey export cable contracts for offshore wind projects. She has an international and varied background, having completed her education both in the United States and Europe, Jennifer has held positions in law firms as well as in house counsel and contract management with a major turnkey cable manufacturer. She has worked on several large offshore windfarm projects in the Europe and has experience with the nascent US Market. Jennifer accompanies and advises business partners to develop and implement the right innovative legal and commercial solutions for the company and its stakeholders. Her extensive experience within the industry has motivated her to increase knowledge in the market through the Renewable Contract Manager Education while at the same time being a part of JUMBO Consulting Group support team as Director of Contract Management.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Morten Søjborg

Morten Søjborg is an experienced offshore wind professional having worked in the industry for more than 15 years. His educational background is in economics and law, and his career spans working as in-house and external counsel for both project developers and contractors, as well as acting as a procurement consultant and lead negotiator for multiple offshore wind projects. He has represented contractors, such as MT Højgaard and Vestas Offshore, and project developers, such as Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, to name a few, and is a co-founder and CEO in the international procurement and contract management consultancy, JUMBO Consulting Group. Morten knows the ins and outs of the procurement and contracting process within offshore wind. Being a strong believer in successful projects being a result of a high degree of alignment and understanding between the parties of their roles, expectations, and obligations, Morten is looking to pass his knowledge as an instructor in procurement and contracting from the viewpoint of both project developers and the supply chain on to the students in a structured way.

Senior Instructor & Academy Partner, JUMBO Consulting Group

Jesper Frederiksen

Jesper Frederiksen has a long-standing career within the civil works and offshore wind industries with over 20 years experience. His key competences and main interests are within project management, procurement, contract management, claims handling, negotiation, and leadership. Educated as an engineer within construction supported by an EBA, he has held key roles in several large-scale infrastructure projects. Jesper comes from heading up several different units within the offshore wind sector in Ørsted, where he played an integral part of professionalising the procurement and contract management departments. His vast experience working with different types of organisations allows him to rapidly understand and interact in all types of projects within the renewable and construction industry. As part of JUMBO Consulting Group as the Head of New Markets, he is dedicated to support the green transition and the wide array of projects using emerging new technologies to shape the renewable energy industry of the future.

Learning goals

  • Role

    You will know what is expected of you, be successful in your role and navigate an offshore wind project delivery organisation

  • Method

    You will have learned a structured way of working based on proven methods and tools in order to ensure optimal contract performance for both parties

  • Knowledge

    You will have obtained the distilled knowledge and lessons learned from industry leading specialists on contract management and be armed with practical guidance

About the RCM Education Programme

The Renewables Contract Manager (RCM) plays a key role in a project delivery organisation. The RCM manages contracts from cradle to grave ensuring that opportunities are seized, contractual obligations are met, and risks are properly identified and managed. A well-integrated RCM assists both parties to reach an optimal outcome during contract execution by ensuring clear communication and procedures are in place to assist the key stakeholders. The RCM should also assist its own organization to ensure the project is delivered as expected whilst managing and processing changes and amendments during contract execution.

Candidates for the RCM education may have been in a contract or commercial management role in a different industry, and this education will focus on refining their role to adapt to the new organisations and contracts found in renewables projects. Candidates should expect to refine their procedures and processes for contract management, as well as learn new ones, and will also practice their preparation and change management skills.

The various sections of the education broadly cover: 

Part I Introduction to Contract Management

- Introduction to Contract Management in the Renewable Energy Industry including Elements of an Offshore Wind Farm and the RECOA Contract Management Model

- Role and Responsibilities, Organisational Structures, Internal and External Stakeholders, Deliverables, Project Governance (Policy & Procedures, Decision Making Authority/Decision Making Procedures)

- Procurement to Contract: Procurement Strategy Concepts, Contract Fundamentals, Forms of Contracts used in the Offshore Wind Industry, Key Terms and Conditions, Obligation Split

- Handover including Handover from Procurement & The Contractual Environment, Contract Signing, and What does Contract Management Start

- Project Triangle: Scope, Time, Cost, The Purpose of Contract Manager

PART II Contract Startup and Execution

- Understanding your contract including The Golden Rules of Contract Management, Contract Awareness, Typical Phases of Execution, Risk and Opportunities

- Preparation and Planning: Obligation Management/Registers, Communication, Commencement and Notifications, Securities, Milestones, Maturity Assessment

- Contract Execution I: Changes to a Contract, Forms and Templates, Administrative Requirements, Documentation & Review Period, Reporting 

- Contract Execution II: Other Risks, Value Engineering, Variations & Variations Instructions, Amendments, Claims, Payments

- Contract Execution III: Delay, Interfaces & Disruption, Loss & Damage, Force Majeure, Suspension

PART III Completion and Post-Completion

- Contract Execution IV: Sectional Completion vs Completion, Liabilities and Caps, Indemnities and Insurance, Termination, Ancillary Obligations 

- Contract Execution V: Ownership, Interpretation Issues, Disputes & the Guiding Principles of Contract Management

- Final Completion & Close Out including Completion/Taking Over, Lessons Learned, Close Out Claims and Final Account / Statement (Certificate)

- Post Completion obligations, including Defect Liability, Performance Certificate, Background Law, IP/Confidentiality

The education material includes:

  • Video

    In some of the videos the instructor will talk directly to you. In other videos you will be presented with relevant material while the instructor speaks in the background.

  • Illustrations

    Photographs are used to illustrate important parts of the education process. They will help you to visualise and identify the subjects presented by the instructor.

  • Audio

    An audio sound track together with text subtitles is provided for most modules. You have the option to hear or read the content of each module.

  • Text

    Some lessons are presented as text. Many of these are accompanied by pictures or videos. You also have the option to listen to the text lessons as an audio presentation.

  • Graphics

    The graphics that appear in the lessons are carefully selected to support the education material. A complex operation is often better represented as an animated graphic than as a verbal or text description.

  • Downloadable content

    Some of the learning material in this education will be downloadable. By downloading the material it become easier to access it, even when you are offline.