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Contracts Manager

  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: Brighton
  • Rate From: £45,000 / Year
  • Job Reference: JO0000004336

Commercial Contract Manager

Our client our looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to join their team in the South and assist them in the delivery of 524 million litres of drinking water, operating on a network of 89 water treatment works across water mains spanning 13,793 kilometers.

Based in Falmer you will be responsible for managing the post contract portfolio. You will provide support for the Wholesale Water, Wholesale Wastewater directorates or one of the Engineering & Construction capital delivery portfolios.

In return our client are offering a salary in the region of £45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience plus a range of attractive company benefits.

Key Accountabilities

You will be responsible for providing direction and management to the Assistant Commercial Contract Managers and Administrators.

You will get involved in the cost management and control of numerous individual contracts encompassing a number of projects, schemes, jobs or works.

You will monitor and manage the strategic suppliers performance.

You will perform audits of contract payment applications, validating legitimacy of ‘actual cost’ submissions relating to gain-share mechanisms.

You will set priorities for annual contract assurance audits and perform ad hoc forensic audits of contracts/contractors where specific commercial risks or concerns have been identified.

You will ensure adherence to contract processes and commercial governance, contract compliance and reporting and administration of contract notices.

Experience Required

You will hold substantial Commercial and Financial acumen with a strong understanding of audit theory, principles, methodologies and techniques and experienced in putting these into practice and conducting internal or external audits as necessary.

You must have excellent negotiation skills with a strong working knowledge of contract negotiations, claims and disputes management.

You must have demonstrable experience of managing teams within the Water or Utility industry.

It is highly desirable for you to have prior knowledge of NEC contracts and hold a chartered professional body qualification.

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