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Technical Contracts Manager

Posted: 20 Nov 2020 Closes: 20 Dec 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20000859

As Technical Contracts Manager you'll be responsible for supporting in the delivery of the contract management activities associated with key contracts in Infrastructure Directorate. This relates to the non-commercial activities associated primarily with professional service contracts that support major infrastructure programmes and should focus on the key activities required to provide the necessary link between business requirements and formal commercial contract requirements.

The Technical Contracts Manager is responsible for providing contract administration management support across the Infrastructure Directorate's contracts portfolio, monitoring and managing the technical requirements associated with delivery of these including the review of business needs, acceptance of contract schedules and budget availability

The role works alongside the technical business leads, Senior Technical Contracts Manager, HS2's corporate contracts team and the supply chain, assuring and Page 2 of 5 supporting the delivery of technical requirements and activities to ensure HS2 maximises the value from the contract.

About the role:

• Effectively and efficiently manage the assigned contracts within Infrastructure, ensuring the technical business requirements are delivered through the contract;

• Support in ensuring budgetary and governance requirements have been adhered to (HS2 & Supply Chain).

• Support with administering the HS2's obligations within the contract, including assessment of:-

o variations and compensation events (and instruction via CEMAR if required)

o management of Purchase Order requirements

o contract payments

o performance incentive

o coordination of risk assessment and management of mitigating actions.

o Working alongside the (Corporate) Contract Manager/s •

• To support the review and analysis of supply chain monthly reports to drive supply chain performance;

• To participate and contribute to monthly contract and programme performance reviews and other ad hoc reviews, including input to HS2's Supplier Relationship Management Framework database;

• Support the business management team in ensuring HR processes have been followed to be able to onboard co-located supplier staff.

• Provide day to day ad hoc contract and commercial advice to the team and liaise with internal corporate functions to deliver best value outcomes;

• To play a part in developing a collaborative culture within the supply chain that encourages innovation, enhances capability, creates consistency of performance, maximises the benefits of knowledge sharing and embeds industry best practice across the organisation;

• Ensuring accurate task definitions and compensation events are produced by HS2 and that the supply chains response will meet the technical requirements in as cost-effective way as possible. This would include instruction of these tasks as required;

• 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.

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


About You:

• Ability to manage the business requirements associated with managing contracts that support delivery of projects and programmes.

• Ability to develop financial and technical requirements and plans on against defined budgets and requirements.

• Knowledge of Contract Management Systems such as CEMAR

• Experience of working a contract in a project and/or programme, with a preference for experience of high value NEC3 professional services contracts

• Experience of ensuring technical requirements are correctly articulated to suppliers and the tasks can commissioned ensuring value for money

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

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.
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