Contracts Specialist – RC Frame – NW London/Bucks
About the Client: A leading multi-disciplined specialist civils contractor across the UK. They deliver an extensive range of engineering, build and construction services on some of the most prestigious projects in the world. They have a turnover of circa £500m.
About the Role:  The purpose of the Contract Specialist is to advise the business on managing contractual risks effectively. Partnering with the work-winning team, the Contract Specialist ensures the team is fully briefed on contractual terms of tenders. They advise the Operational and Commercial teams on the potential risks to the business, ensuring the teams are familiarised with the contract terms at tender award stages and that unacceptable risks are negotiated out of the contract.
About the Key Responsibilities;

  • Review and co-ordinate the contract terms and conditions contained in the ITT documentation to identify:
  1. Terms which are not acceptable to the business
  2. Alterations that need to be made to the terms to make them acceptable
  3. Risks included in the terms that need to be identified for pricing and operational purposes
  4. Items that need to be priced and would not be identified in the scope of works
  5. Any other matters that are relevant and affect risk or price
  • Co-ordinate closely with the work winning team to understand the scope of works and use this information to assess the risks on individual projects.
  • Liaise with Clients and their representatives to negotiate and conclude contractual discussions.
  • Understand commercial issues to manage business requirements and needs
  • Review wording of Parent Company Guarantees, collateral warranties and bonds (performance, retention bonds, etc) and facilitate the execution of the required documents
  • Create a tabulated report that clearly identifies the matters listed in items a) to e) above.
  • Checking of contract documents once a contract is awarded and ensuring that they are correct.
  • Familiarise the site teams with the rights and obligations under the contract once it has been awarded.
  • Provide contractual advice when required in respect of sub-contract, contract and commercial matters including additional entitlements
  • Data analysis and presentation of regional tender and project information
  • Administration and document control of all contract documents

About you:
Technical Skills and Experience

  • A professional qualification or degree in construction, quantity surveying or law
  • Contractual and commercial experience gained with a contractor
  • Detailed knowledge of the standard forms of contract (JCT, NEC and ICC suite of contracts)
  • Negotiation skills within contractual environments
  • Demonstrated ability with drafting and presenting contractual amendments and claims

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • Problem solving – anticipates and approaches problems with a technical mindset and creates plans to prevent issues
  • Proactively explores solutions – applies initiative, focus, resourcefulness, integrity, discipline, and prioritisation
  • Collaboration – builds relationships with others to arrive at solutions
  • Adapts – handles conflicting priorities in an evolving work environment, keeping calm under pressure and setting clear expectations and defined outcomes for self and others
  • Precise, analytical, and detailed oriented

About the Benefits: You will be working with a leading Contractor in the UK. You will take on a very important role for the business and play and integral part. You will receive an excellent salary and package.

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