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Here’s what you’ll be doing

The Contract Manager will form a key part of the Major Projects Management Team in the South West. Taking lead responsibility for the successful commercial management of all projects including several complex multi-disciplined and multi-lot projects from tender through to final accounting of completed projects.

The Contract Manager will drive the procurement of all services including procurement processes along with the SW Commercial Team, Design and Project teams to create a competitive supply chain with robust contracts in excess of £2m per contract, and to seek continual improvements. Responsible for up to £20m of capital investment per annum.

Within this role you’ll also be Responsible for overall management of all commercial functions within the SW region, including commercial control of projects, valuation of subcontract applications and invoices, and raising of internal invoicing. Cost analysis and cost performance reporting against budgets. You’ll also monitor the performance of projects from a contract and commercial point of view. As well as all the  of the above you’ll play a key role in taking the lead in the preparation of tenders relating to the technical and commercial factors of the project, whilst closely liaising with the Procurement Team on tendering processes.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the SW project team in the management and reporting of risk and value-added opportunities whilst ensuring their consideration and / or mitigation are evident in both E.ON’s proposals and throughout the subsequent delivery of SW projects.
  • Lead the commercial management of potential project delays, variations and act as escalation point the resolution of conflicts with clients, suppliers and contractors should they arise.
  • Creating and managing project commercial controls with regards to internal and external service providers to ensure projects are delivered to budget.
  • Ensure all contractors and suppliers are fully approved, administering documentary evidence.
  • Seek new suppliers and contractors to continually improve the commercial competitiveness, while maintaining delivery quality and security of supply.
  • Look for opportunities to continually improve the commercial aspects of the business whether reducing risk or increasing return.

What we need from you

  • Demonstrable industry experience as a Commercial lead; working independently in a construction environment.
  • Proven track record for both dispute avoidance and dispute resolution for contractual claims.
  • A degree in a commercial or quantity surveying subject.
  • Experience within the M&E and Civil Engineering, and District Heating sectors.
  • Understanding of construction law with demonstrable experience.
  • Detailed experience of tender assessment and negotiations.
  • Working knowledge of CDM, HSSE and the Built Environment.
  • Experience of specification writing and contract negotiation.
  • Strong negotiating skills and an understanding of the commercial impact of their activities.
  • Numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and information and produce it in a clear and logical format.
  • An ability to think strategically about supply chain relationships, to secure the best long-term results for the team.
  • Oral and written communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to take a confident and diplomatic approach with staff, contractors, customers and senior managers.
  • Excellent leadership and coaching skills with the ability to motivate on an individual and a team level;
  • Full driving license.

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