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Contracts Manager - Gas Networks

  • Job reference: 921384
  • Location: Horley, Surrey
  • Salary: GBP36500 - GBP55000 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction & Infrastructure, Utilities
  • Date posted: 28/08/2018

Contracts Manager - Gas Networks

Location: Horley

Salary: £36,500 - £55,000 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

A gas distribution company which manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England

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.

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