Contract Specialist

40000.00 - 41000.00 GBP Annual + car allowance
09 Nov 2016
06 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities:

* Collating, reviewing and advising on project costings from pre-sales to project completion.
* Working with the Head of Operations Contract Management to ensure systems are in place for good commercial governance and practices are established and maintained.
* Assisting in the preparation of tender packages, involving enquiries, analysis, negotiation and scope of works.
* Commercial management of projects including procurement, negotiation, valuation, and settlement of final account with suppliers in conjunction with senior members of the Contract Management, Field Services and Service Delivery Team.
* Working with Field Service/Service Delivery teams and suppliers to ensure flow of contract and commercial data into management team occurs in an accurate and timely manner.
* Preparing financial data from operations activities and issuing to finance.
* Producing in conjunction with the Project Teams project forecasts on a weekly and monthly basis, Cost to Complete forecasts and supplier KPI measurement.
* Providing commercial and contractual support and advice to project teams including the preparation of contractual notices and correspondence. Including responsibility for the preparation and issuing responses to change control quotations and working with the field services and service delivery teams to issue Interim and Final Payment Certificates and statutory notices are issued correctly and on time. Negotiation of change control matters with Contractors.
* Ensuring that all contractual correspondence is completed on time by individual and field services/service delivery personnel.
* Assisting in the adoption of appropriate contracting strategies for the services to projects including network construction, POPs and other elements critical to infrastructure projects

Key Relationships:

* Internal :

o Commercial (Sales and Marketing)

o Finance

o Planning

o Field Services

o Service Delivery

* External:

o Contracting partners

o Material suppliers

Knowledge & Experience:

* Essential:

o Post-Contract experience in working for either a Contractor, Consultant or Client preferably in civil engineering and/or utilities,

o Experience in ICC and NEC3 ECC Forms of Contract,

o Knowledge of change management within the NEC3 ECC and ICC contract forms,

o Experience of preparing numerical and written reports on a regular basis,

o Negotiation experience,

o Experience in an asset management organisation.

o Verbal and written communication skills

o Computer literate

* Desirable:

o Experience in the telecoms or utilities sector,

o Pre-Contract experience including preparing contract documents

o Dispute avoidance and resolution


* Essential:

o Secondary level education e.g. GCSE level in English and Maths as a minimum


* An analytical mind, able to identify and resolve problems.
* Able to prioritise workload,
* Good decision maker, even when under pressure
* Numerical skills
* Good at absorbing information
* Ability to hit deadlines
* Tenacious at achieving desired results.
* Good negotiator

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