£60K – £65K DOE + Bens (G2402772) Northamptonshire

Our client is a leading engineering business that has been established for over half a century providing mechanical handling solutions to many industries across the globe.

They are looking to strengthen their senior team by recruiting a Contracts Manager on a permanent basis.

Job Title: Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager

Department: Projects

Reporting to: Managing Director

Location: This position is head office based with regular visits to customer sites

Key objective: Being responsible for all commercial matters associated with delivering capital projects to our client base

Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager – Key Responsibilities

  • Commercial overview of all projects;
  • Regular liaison with all project clients to ensure excellent relationships are built and maintained, and issues identified and resolved where possible;
  • Management of all commercial aspects of the projects to enable them to be completed on time, within budget, achieving the contract performance guarantees and to the correct standards;
  • Overseeing project payment applications are completed to schedule;
  • On-going budget vs actual and cost to finish reporting for all projects to management team;
  • Preparation of cash flow reporting on all projects;
  • Reporting on status of all projects at weekly Operations meeting to management team;
  • Regular liaison with the client, company project team and directors to ensure company’s rights for compensation events or claims are upheld;
  • Preparation of sub-contracts for 3P content of main projects; driving regular company financial and technical specifications for 3P goods on non-contract jobs;
  • Reporting on action, claims, assessments, and projections for future work, plus aiding Sales with contract advice at the time of pre-signature negotiations.

Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager – Key Tasks

  • Weekly and monthly reporting for Client, Operations and Management meetings.
  • Tracking project performance and data;
  • Working with the team to collate data;
  • Analysis of data;
  • Preparation of forecasts;
  • Assist with the negotiation, development, and closure of contracts as required;
  • Maintaining contract records and correspondence;
  • Effective administration of contracts and sub-contracts with Clients and Suppliers;
  • Assist with the negotiation, development, and closure of 3P contracts as required;
  • Submit the weekly cost control report on time – includes a detailed review of the project costings and update the project progress and forecast details
  • Management of Projects team and effective administration of timesheets, hours on projects, site attendance, customer liaison by PM’s and PE’s etc…

Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager – Skills and Abilities

  • Strong communication including writing reports and presenting;
  • Understanding engineering principles;
  • Time management and planning;
  • High Attention to detail;
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong problem solving;
  • Good interpersonal skills to build trust and strong working relations with internal teams and clients;
  • Apply attributes of equality and diversity to meet the requirements of fairness at work;
  • Strong adherence to following and improving the company Project Flow and its project document templates.

Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager – Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience in the commercial management of significant mechanical engineering projects; a significant civil engineering project would also be considered though M&E is preferred.
  • Relevant degree qualification or similar;
  • Good knowledge and operating experience of NEC3, MF/1, FIDIC forms of contract;
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Excel, Project & Word);
  • Full driving licence;

Contracts Manager / Commercial Manager – previous suitable job titles: Head of Projects, Head of Contracts, Senior Contracts Manager, Senior Commercial Manager, Senior Projects Manager

Please apply ASAP

Due to current high volumes of applications to our advertised jobs, we are unable to respond to every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.

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