Contract Manager

£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + n/a
15-10-2020 11:03 AM

Contracts Manager - New Build Energy from Waste Power Station
Location - Berkshire
Salary - £65,000 - £75,000 + benefits
Immediate start

We are currently recruiting for a Contract Manager to join our client who are a global organisation who are well established within the power generation sector and have many Energy from Waste Plants in the UK.
This position will be working on a permanent employment basis to be involved in the construction aspect of their brand-new Energy from Waste Power Station in the Berkshire area.
Roles & Responsibilities
Reporting into the Project Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Support project procurement and help develop project specific purchasing conditions
  • Establish contract summaries and briefings for use by the project execution team
  • Establish a sound and cooperative relationship with counterparts in client / consortium
  • Participate and act aligned with Project Director and business management during regular and commercial meetings with client and/or suppliers
  • Overall lead and proactive management of all contract administration and commercial activities
  • Lead the Site Commercial Manager / QS team or covers responsibilities as appropriate
  • Proactively pursue the optimal resolution of internal and external commercial challenges and opportunities. Take the lead in any formal dispute with legal support.
  • Prepare and ensure that contractual correspondence is maintained and that our client's contractual position is protected.
  • Primary point for project contract and legal support, and all commercial aspects - coordinate project matters with legal, insurance, tax and accounting experts
  • Advise on payment procedures in accordance with the contract and applicable legislation (Client and subcontractor)
  • Manage project bonds, guarantees and insurance.
  • Contractual administration of change management under client and consortium partner contracts and preparation of commercial notifications
  • Manage and coordinate commercial claim activities to or from client in alignment with the business. Advise on claims for subcontract packages, in coordination with relevant work package holder and procurement.
  • Analyse and report on project risks and proactively participate in the identification of risk reduction measures
  • Review budgets and cost to complete together with project team

Job Requirements:

  • Assertive, diligent, detail and solution orientated
  • Commercially aware with experience in change management and producing and defending claims
  • Competent negotiator and able to convincingly carry complex arguments
  • Flexible and independent while working within company policies and standards
  • High ability to work in a structured way
  • Project construction site experience
  • Takes responsibility and actively participates in finding solutions

Professional Qualifications:

  • Qualified quantity Surveyor or legal training
  • 5 years of experience in construction of industrial plant project delivery
  • Proficient with standard form and bespoke contracts - NEC and FIDIC an advantage

If you are interested in this exciting position in Berkshire, then please get in contact with Greg Storey on 02392 222 966 or

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