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Assistant Third Party Agreements Manager

Posted: 23 Feb 2021 Closes: 25 Mar 2021
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_21000190

Description -

Grade: 14

Assistant Third Party Agreements Manager

About the role:

Assist in the negotiation, development and embedding of contractual arrangements with selected third parties e.g. for the protection, diversion and connection of third party assets, to facilitate the construction and operation of the HS2 network

  • Manage the development and approvals of a portfolio of standard third party agreements and assist in the development of new and complex agreements through the life-cycle stages from identifying the business need to contract award drawing, on internal and external resources as required;
  • Maintain the pipeline reports and register through regular updates, ensuring it is accurate and complete, and provide monthly reports to the Head of Commercial Agreements which evidence successful delivery of projects.
  • Support the achievement of assurance and governance requirements of all commercial agreement deliverables as defined within the HS2 Construction Procurement Handbook.
  • Support preparation of materials for boards and committees, as required, in order to secure 'buy-in' and respond to challenge and scrutiny.
  • Engage with other Directorates promoting compliance with procurement and third party agreement processes and identify requirements for third party agreements, and provide support in devising programme for delivery and implementation.
  • Support the implementation of awarded agreements within relevant business teams.
  • Apply agreed commercial models for charging by third parties and/or pricing of HS2 services in developing agreements, ensuring compliance with Managing Public Money guidelines and driving best value.
  • 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




• Ability to develop contract documents or manage contracts

• Analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to produce and present reports to a variety of audiences

• Previous experience working within a Procurement or Commercial environment

In addition:
  • Experience of compiling commercial documents, maintaining accuracy and quality;
  • Experience with organisations such as utilities, highways authorities, rail companies;
  • Skilled in compiling tender and commercial documents
  • Ability to operate in a matrix environment, with influencing and communication skills - able to persuade on the basis of objective argument founded in fact and analysis
  • Sponsor / Stakeholder relationship and management experience, together with communication and influencing skills
  • Analytical and decision-making skills, supported by commercial awareness;
  • Time management and prioritisation skills;
  • Ability to develop contract documents.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills in relation to wide-ranging propositions.
  • Ability to produce and present reports to a variety of audiences, including internal stakeholders at various levels in the organisation.
  • Knowledge of commercial / pricing models.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will 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.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potenti

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