Contract Manager

Contract Manager

As the largest infrastructure project in Europe, HS2 offers an opportunity like no other. It is the high-speed rail network that will provide the spine of our 21st century transport system and a spark for economic growth. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to help shape the future of the country’s infrastructure, leaving a legacy of economic and commercial prosperity.

About the role:

  • Manage a portfolio of corporate contracts.
  • Manage the progress of change requests through the company’s governance structure, systems, processes and in association with other HS2 functions.
  • Proactively monitor and mitigates risks associated with their contract portfolio
  • Liaise with stakeholders with respect to the progress, spend and performance reporting of contracts, imposing and monitoring performance plans and Early Warnings where applicable
  • Managing formal disputes
  • Undertake compliance checks against contracts
  • Work to achieve value for money at each stage of the contract
  • Influence contract development and structure during pre-contract phases
  • Produce and work against contract management plans for each contract
  • Manage contract mobilisation, transition and exit
  • Monitor contract performance and administer service credits and warranty payments where applicable
  • Review financial standing of suppliers on an ongoing basis and manage any resulting actions.
  • Additional accountabilities may include Analysis on a range of commercial and technical information
  • Setting up and facilitating meetings and information sharing with other functional areas
  • Development of reports and presentations to update key stakeholder groups
  • Ad hoc support to high-profile projects.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI

About You:

  • Experience of contract management and administration over the contract lifecycle
  • Demonstration of analytical and/or commercial and/or negotiating skills
  • Ability to manage contract change/variations
  • Ability to manage contract risk and understanding of different forms of contract and risk allocation