Contracts & Procurement Manager
Job Title: Contract Manager
Location: South/South East England
Salary: £36,500 - £56,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Manager to join our Procurement and Commercial team and serve key stakeholders to develop and implement key procurement and commercial strategies across a range of projects in Southern Gas Networks which is part of Scotia Gas Networks.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Contract Manager who will focus on providing the necessary pre and post contract quantity surveying / commercial support on a range of one off projects and programmes of work. You will be able to combine strong commercial acumen with well-developed interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and negotiation skills with demonstrable experience delivering large projects/programmes of work. Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager, you'll deliver strategies and contracts by providing robust post contract commercial management, which will support the project goals and objectives.
In addition, you'll support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.
Your Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, you will be highly numerate and able to analyse and interpret numerical data along with highly developed contract drafting and writing skills, ideally with experience gained through drafting and interpreting construction contracts. Excellent IT skills are essential including knowledge of all MS Office applications, and purchase to pay systems. You will possess the ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure whilst still delivering quality output and prioritise requirements where necessary. A keen eye to detail is a must as well as the ability to work methodically through a demanding workload. You will need to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders and hold the ability to influence and negotiate with users outside your own sphere of responsibility. We are looking for a candidate who has experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management and dispute resolution. It would be ideal if this experience had been gained in a comparable, regulated industry however this is not essential.
Minimum Requirements Professional qualifications - MRICS desirable Quantity Surveying degree or equivalent along with extensive experience of contracts on projects or programmes of work of £5-30M.
We all have different skills here at SSE & SGN and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE / SGN and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 17th October 2018.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.