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Contract Manager

  • Sector: Infrastructure & Construction
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/09/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
I am currently recruiting for an experienced Contract Manager for a permanent / staff position for the commercial, legal, and contractual representation and management of assigned execution projects. The Contract Manager will be able to demonstrate deep knowledge of the legislation surrounding UK Construction; in particular the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act with demonstrable experience of compliance of all sub-contractor terms. The Contract Manager is to be based near to the West of London and will involve some occasional travel to Europe (approx. 2-3 days per month).

The Contract Manager role will involve, but not be limited to:
* support project procurement and help develop project specific purchasing condition
* 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 our Client's client and/or suppliers
* overall lead and proactive management of all contract administration and commercial activities
* leads 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

The Company:
Our Client is a global leader in EPC and project development that delivers turnkey plants and solutions. With over 80 years' experience they are proud of their heritage of being able to deliver and being the go-to partner for their Clients and Stakeholders. They offer a rewarding working environment where team spirit, creative input, motivation and job satisfaction, amongst other things, are actively encouraged.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Contract Manager will be expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
* 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
* 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

With an excellent package (negotiable) on offer, a strong pipeline of work and great prospects this is an ideal time to join our prestigious Client.

About Fircroft:
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