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Third Party Agreements Manager

Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Closes: 12 Feb 2021
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1119786425

As the Third Party Agreements Manager at HS2 you will manage the negotiation, development and embedding of contractual arrangements with a variety of third parties e.g. local authorities, land owners, highways authorities, rail companies. The agreements will be for a variety of purposes including asset protection, interface agreements and construction agreements all of which are required to facilitate the construction and operation of the HS2 network.

About the role:
  • Responsible for developing, negotiating and implementing a portfolio of Commercial Agreements, in accordance with processes.
  • Manage internal stakeholder relationships, ensuring their pipeline of agreements is identified, planned and delivered to the plan.
  • Develop strategies for a portfolio of agreements ensuring that these are aligned with the Commercial Strategy and the overall HS2 objectives, including the delivery of wider benefits.
  • Supporting the achievement of assurance and governance requirements of all commercial agreement deliverables as defined within the HS2 Construction Procurement Handbook.
  • Responsible for the negotiation of assigned portfolio of agreements, developing negotiating strategies and plans, forming and leading negotiation teams to agree all principles. Responsible for instructing legal drafting, reviewing and negotiating contract details.
  • Present to boards and committees, as required, in order to secure 'buy-in' and respond to challenge and scrutiny.
  • Embed awarded agreements within relevant business teams, ensuring contract management plans are in place.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and undertake assurance across a portfolio of awarded agreements throughout the agreement life cycle.
  • Manage interfaces with construction (and other) procurements and with directorate commercial team, to influence delivery strategies and to ensure requirements of Commercial Agreements are appropriately shared with contractors.
  • Lead development and assess commercial models for charging by third party and/or pricing of HS2 services effectively managing risk, complying with Managing Public Money guidelines and driving best value.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports on Commercial Agreements activity.
  • 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.


About You:


It is essential that you have experience in developing, negotiating, drafting and implementing a portfolio of Commercial Agreements & policies.

It is essential you have experience in negotiating portfolio of agreements, developing negotiating strategies and plans, forming and leading negotiation teams to agree all principles.

It is essential you have expereinece of instructing legal drafting, reviewing and negotiating contract details.

  • Ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional negotiation teams in fast paced commercial environments.
  • Ability to develop contract documents.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills in relation to wide-ranging propositions.
  • Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including internal stakeholders at various levels in the organisation.
  • Ability to manage competing demands to agreed deadlines.

  • Commercial knowledge in construction contracts.
  • Knowledge of procurement processes, and of applicable UK and EU procurement legislation and the NEC suite of contract forms.

  • Experience of delivering performance focused collaborative agreements within a commercial environment.
  • Experience of procurement and/or commercial management of contracts.
  • Commercial expertise to ensure that value for money is secured and demonstrated.
  • Experience of large scale projects.
  • Sponsor / Stakeholder relationship and management experience.

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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