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Procurement Officer x 3

Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Closes: 21 Sep 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20000499

HS2 will deliver all elements of construction, railway systems and rolling stock in order to achieve a fully operational new high-speed railway. Each Procurement Officer will be working within a small team to deliver the procurement activities of a number of procurement 'packages', with packages ranging between £10m and £1bn. Each Procurement Officer will work closely with colleagues across the business to prepare and will be responsible for supporting the management and administrative activities necessary to procure each package. The Procurement Officer operates within the HS2 strategic framework in line with policy, displaying HS2 values, formulating and supporting the delivery of the agreed procurement strategy to a successful conclusion, and in so doing lays the foundation to realising HS2 benefits.

About the role:

The Procurement Officer is responsible for elements of the procurement of complex projects or multi-million pound projects, ensuring procurement strategies and plans are developed and fulfilled.

The main accountabilities are to:
  • Support the development of the procurement deliverables required for HS2 assurance and governance in accordance with the HS2 Procure to Pay process on a package by package basis. This includes responsibility for the development of elements of the necessary Prequalification and ITT documentation to agreed timelines;
  • Support the management of the procurement evaluation processes including short-listing and contract award recommendations are assured and delivered to agreed timeline;
  • Innovation, value for money and legacy are key strategic themes within the project delivery strategy that the Procurement Officer will help to implement and embed within the process and contracts that will form the foundation of the successful delivery of the project;
  • Deliver elements of and support the management of major procurements from strategy development, expression of interest to contract award in an efficient and accurate manner, meeting the timelines required;
  • Support the Interface with suppliers during pre-procurement market engagement, and at controlled points throughout the process, delivering compliant outcomes in accordance with published procedures, protecting the probity of the process and maintaining compliant procurements at all times;
  • Support the delivery of elements of major procurements in compliance with the agreed procurement plans for each package in accordance with statutory requirements and relevant government policies, demonstrating its procurements are fair, transparent, non-discriminatory and deliver value for money;
  • Provide support to colleagues within the team and in other areas in the use of eSourcing;
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in day to day activities, the specification of procurements, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures of EDI;
  • Support successful assurance and governance outcomes, through production of supporting documentation; and
  • You will be expected to actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all work activities.

About You:
  • Experience of procuring construction or technical contracts or similar services, with risk and complexity, through OJEU and/or frameworks;
  • Skilled in compiling tender and commercial documents, supporting bid process
  • Understanding of how projects are planned and scheduled, with a track record of delivering outcomes to meet project milestones;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Enterprise Bridge or similar document management software.
  • Knowledge or experience of electronic tender management software such as Jaggaer/Bravo would be an advantage
  • Analytical and decision-making skills supported by commercial awareness
  • Ability to engage with internal stakeholders, to secure progression of the procurement process;


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 potential.
ut a job description that has been verified by the EDI team.

Qualifications:

About You:
  • Experience of procuring construction or technical contracts or similar services, with risk and complexity, through OJEU and/or frameworks;
  • Skilled in compiling tender and commercial documents, supporting bid process
  • Understanding of how projects are planned and scheduled, with a track record of delivering outcomes to meet project milestones;
  • Knowledge of SharePoint, Enterprise Bridge or similar document management software.
  • Knowledge or experience of electronic tender management software such as Jaggaer/Bravo would be an advantage
  • Analytical and decision-making skills supported by commercial awareness
  • Ability to engage with internal stakeholders, to secure progression of the procurement process;


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 potential.
ut a job description that has been verified by the EDI team.

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