Contract Manager

London Permanent £50,000 - £70,000
  • Join a leading, international design and construction business
  • Focused on live events with a history of working on iconic events world wide

About Our Client

This Contract Manager role sits with an international design and construction business which operates internationally. The company focuses on the live events industry, working on both fixed and temporary projects. The industry is exciting, work involves engineering automation and the business has worked on high profile events internationally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects internationally, with the opportunity to travel to the US head quarters as well as project sites as and when needed.

This role requires experience gained in a contracts focused position in the construction industry.

Job Description

A Contract Manager role based in London, with flexible working offered. This role requires previous experience in the construction industry.

Role Overview:

The Contracts Manager is responsible for ensuring the commercial performance of contracts so that projects undertaken by entitles in the UK, the Netherlands, the Middle East and Asia are completed on time and to budget. Key stakeholders are General Counsel and Legal in the US, Business Development, Projects and Senior Leadership in the UK. Typical projects are between £150,000 and £15,000,000 in value and may be delivered anywhere globally. The Contracts Manager will play a key role in supporting the Senior Legal Counsel during all phases of the project life cycle, through bidding, negotiation, commercial management and claims management during delivery.

Role Purpose:

To carry out the Contracts Manager role effectively requires the ability to apply your knowledge and experience of Design and Build construction projects to influence, teach and hold to scrutiny the administration and performance of projects. You will need to be adept at establishing entitlements under contract from varying standards of contemporaneous records and differing competencies at contract administration as well as interpreting direct Project Manager reporting into early identification of additional works or delays. For complex matters, such as an extension of time and delay and disruption claims, and under other exceptional circumstances, the Contracts Manager will be required to lead those processes to a conclusion.


You will provide Project Managers with advice for contract administration and contract interpretation to help ensure projects are managed and executed in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner. Demonstrate continuous effort to improve good practice, compliance, reporting and to work cooperatively and jointly to provide discrete oversight.

* Review RFPs and advise on contractual and commercial terms.

* Assist the Business Development team with identifying commercial strategies for bids including payment terms.

* Assist with and/or approve completion of Bill of Quantities and pricing documents in accordance with RFPs.

* Advise on contract interpretation. * Assist with and/or approve template notices and registers at contract commencement.

* Ensure reporting and programme submission is compliant with the contract.

* Ensure payment applications are compliant with the contract and/or the Construction Act.

* Maximising project cash flow through relevant controls and valuation of work.

* Establish a culture of change identification within projects to protect company interests.

* Assist with and/or approve reviews of entitlement to claims and variations.

* Lead extension of time claims.

* Assist with and/or approve valuations of claims, variations including delay and disruption claims.

* Lead and/or assist final accounting and commercial closeout.

* Lead and/or assist with the resolution of disputes and agreeing on commercial settlements.

* Assist with subcontract negotiations, formation and management including the imposition of back- to back contractual, commercial and payment terms.

* Advise stakeholders at Project Reviews.

* Review project compliance with contract administration requirements.

The Successful Applicant

A Contract Manager role based in London, with flexible working offered. This role requires previous experience in the construction industry.

Key Requirements:

Degree in legal, quantity surveying, commercial management or projectsExcellent contract management skills * Robust contract interpretation skills

* Understanding of project delivery requirements

* Understanding of industry-standard forms including JCT, NEC and FIDIC

* Previous experience in a design and build construction setting with QS, commercial management and/or contract administration duties

* Budgeting, programming and contract negotiations

What's on Offer

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Heather Ninnes
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+44 207 269 2477

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