Base Location: Inverness or Perth
Salary: £36,900 – £56,500 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Working Pattern: Full Time with Flexible working patterns available 37 hours per week
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?
We are looking for an enthusiastic Contract Manager who 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 a highly numerate candidate who can 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. A keen eye 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.
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.
Please be aware if you are successful, you’ll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.
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