Position: Contract Manager
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum
Ref: 524028_1592838752
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 22/06/2020
Expiry Date: 20/07/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Perth

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + car allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our Procurement and Commercial team are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

What is the Role?

SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses.

We are looking for experienced Contract Managers to join our Procurement and Commercial team, to develop and implement key procurement and commercial strategies across a range of projects in our Networks Transmission business.

Your role will focus on providing the necessary pre and post contract quantity surveying / commercial support on a range of one off 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, the Contract Manager will support the Project Manager and Procurement & Commercial Manager to deliver strategies and contracts, providing robust post contract commercial management which will support the project goals and objectives.

You will also support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.

What do I need?

We are looking for highly numerate candidates who are able to analyse and interpret numerical data 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, Emptoris and Oracle purchase systems.

You will possess the ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure whilst still delivering quality output and prioritise requirements where necessary. Attention 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 candidates who have working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract, along with experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management. 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

- Significant experience of managing contracts on projects or programmes of work of £5-30M

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Click here to find out what else is on offer.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require to submit your application please get in touch with Hannah. We'll let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

This vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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