Finance & Commercial Manager

Jonathan Cover

As Finance & Commercial  Manager of JPS, Jon is responsible for the financial and commercial aspects of the business.

    Experience Summary

    In 2015, Jon commenced his first Oil & Gas project with Bechtel on the Wheatstone LNG Project, working in the EPCM contracts team as a contracts administrator. Initially engaged to assist with the peak construction period, Jon quickly established himself as a key member of the team, overseeing the contractual and financial management of several sub-contracted scopes of work, with a combined value exceeding $5Bn AUD. 

    Over the five (5) year engagement (2015 to 2020), Jon moved into roles of increasing responsibility, working as the Site Contracts Manager, and finally as one of the primary focal points for project closeout. In this role Jon was able to commercially and financially close the project, both with the down and upstream supply chains, whilst maintaining  strong client and supplier relationships.

    Strengths & Capability

    Jon’s strength lies in his ability to understand and resolve complex commercial related matters. His optimistic and enthusiastic approach to the work he does allows him to build rapport with stakeholders rapidly, which helps to reach mutually agreeable outcomes expeditiously.

    Experience in his Professional life

    Ops support

    Value & Support

    Jon has a deep understanding of the way major projects operate and manage supply chains, both with the client and its suppliers and subcontractors. With his experience working with major clients, across multiple projects, he can contribute in the below areas: 

    • Effective delivery of the Formation, Bid, Evaluate and Award process for several sub-contracted scopes of work
    • Successful development and implementation of a revised, and more efficient, execution delivery model including redistribution of the Subcontract work scopes during construction
    • Overall subcontractor management, including but not limited to contract management, the successful navigation of contentious issues and development of incentive-based commercial models

    Head (prime) contract management and close out on one of Bechtel’s single largest contracts (by value).

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