Contracts Manager – Major Infrastructure

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Contracts Manager – Major Infrastructure
Interim Position


Posted: 19th May 2023 14:48
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    Up to £85 per HOUR pay range subject to IR35 status

  • Hours per Week:


  • Anticipated 12 months

  • Berkshire
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Role: Contracts Manager – Major Infrastructure

Contract Length: anticipated 12 months

Location: Berkshire – 3 days on site / 2 days at home. Potential other ad hoc (expensed) travel


Our client is looking to hire a Contracts Manager.

As the Contracts Manager you will have at least five years’ experience working in a similar role and experience of Major infrastructure programmes.

A Contracts Manager is required with preferably Project 13 experience, along with a good understanding of new build projects / Construction £100m +. A background of wider commercial experience would also be beneficial, along with the Construction background (Commercially leading / handover process / construction issues associated with this).

We are looking for a Contracts Manager with broad experience of large public sector programmes like the Olympics, Nuclear New Build, Cross-Rail, Water programmes, National Grid, Petrochemical, that was also capital investment focused.

As the Contracts Manager  you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Drive and support wider business Category Strategy to deliver cost effective category solutions and business models.
    Supplier base management and supplier classification (Preferred Supplier List – PSL), securing competition in the supplier base.
  • Cost Intelligence, benchmarking and market insight to support efficient and productive project delivery.
  • Prepare & execute the RFx process in collaboration with stakeholders including supplier evaluation and selection, supplier negotiations (costs and contract).
  • Contribute to the long-term business ensuring competitive initial cost and total cost development in the product and service life cycle and maintenance of the specific supplier contract for products and services.
  • Prepare and execute a Contract which is appropriate to the scope, value and risk outlined in the sourcing strategy, ensuring all relevant stakeholders have contributed and approved as appropriate.
  • Lead contract risk and opportunity strategy, ensuring effective risk reduction meetings and actions are completed.
  • Administer the Contract in accordance with all of the terms and conditions ensuring contract compliance.
  • Ensure appropriate management of commercial risks, forecast spend and change impacts with key stakeholders.


As the Contracts Manager you will have worked in a similar role and will have the following skillset:

  • Major infrastructure programme experience
  • Experience of capital investment focussed programmes
  • New build projects / Construction £100m +
  • Wider commercial experience beneficial
  • Construction background – Commercially leading / handover process / construction issues associated with this


Security Clearance: SC highly desirable; candidates with active SC clearance will be fast-tracked.

Contract Length: anticipated 12 months

INSIDE IR35: Up to £85 per HOUR pay range subject to IR35 status

Location: Berkshire – 3 days on site / 2 days at home. Potential other ad hoc (expensed) travel

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Contracts Manager – Major Infrastructure
Client Category: Central Government Ministry

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