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Contracts Manager

SSE plc

Location: Berkshire, Dorset, England, England, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Medway, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Surrey, Surrey, Surrey, Swindon, Wiltshire, Wiltshire

Job Type: Full time


SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £18 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.

Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.

About the Role

Base Location: Reading

Salary: £45,400 -£68,200+ car/car allowance + performance related bonus + range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Manager (Quantity Surveyor) to join our Procurement and Commercial (P&C) team working within our Distribution business.

Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager, you will be providing end to end P&C support for the delivery of numerous £ multi-million, major projects relating to overhead lines, substations and underground cables across multiple sites in the south of England. This role provides an excellent opportunity for long term career development.

- The development and implementation of the project procurement and commercial strategy to optimise value for money in conjunction with project delivery aligned with our business objectives and goals.

- Providing timely budgeting and cost reporting and ensuring project programme dates are achieved.

- Estimates (experience of Jaggaer would be beneficial), and cost forecasts as each project matures.

- Pre and post contract support services.

- Supporting the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.

What do I need?

You'll be an enthusiastic, delivery focused individual with strong commercial acumen and technical understanding of construction principals, including well-developed interpersonal, problem-solving, communication, negotiation skills gained from working as a contracts/commercial manager or quantity surveyor in the construction industry.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

- A good working knowledge of UK construction contracts. Experience of working with the NEC ECC forms of contract or similar is essential and the ability to research, gather and present information both verbally and written on contracts.

- Experience in bottom-up costing, cost and budget management, pre and post contract administration, contract negotiation, claims and commercial programme and risk management.

- Good understanding of the preparation and drafting of construction contracts.

- Excellent IT skills including knowledge of all MS Office applications. Experience in the use of proprietary purchase systems would be beneficial.

- A degree in Quantity Surveying is preferred however, candidates with other relevant construction related degrees with appropriate experience will be considered. MRICS professional qualifications are desirable however other relevant qualifications will be considered.

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. 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's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 344763.

EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.

INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.



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