Commercial & Contracts Lead

  • Job Reference: 37577
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £94,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a unique Commercial Contracts role within Thames Water because you will be part of our Strategic Resource Options (SRO) team, which is developing a portfolio of 5 major infrastructure projects, including a new reservoir in Oxfordshire and other water supply resilience infrastructure programmes.

These have a total capital value of over £5 billion.

This role works with the Head of Procurement & Supply Chain for the SRO Directorate and you will be the provider of Commercial and Contractual Management support for technical and programme management partners.

What you’ll be doing as the Commercial & Contracts Lead  
  • You will be working alongside and supporting the technical and programme partner service managers.
  • You will provide and build the capability for commercial support for the partners under NEC4 contracts.
  • Focus on ensuring that both Thames Water and the Service Managers discharge their role correctly concerning the commercial elements of the Partner Frameworks.
  • Work with the Service Managers to offer them commercial and contractual guidance.
  • You will also work closely with the Head of Programme Controls and Insights as well as the SRO Senior Leadership Team and others within the SRO Programme to ensure that the outputs, outcomes, resources and services that are provided by the Supply Chain Partners meet the required standards and provide best value for the overall programme.
  • Steering and operating effective performance measurement, value management and change control processes.

This is a hybrid role with a base Location of Camelford House, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP.

What you should bring to the role 
  • Educated to degree level with a RICS qualification and membership.
  • You will have strong negotiation and influencing skills with a proven successful experience working with a large number of stakeholders at the same time.
  • Significant experience as an established and credible leader working on multibillion-pound major infrastructure projects (such as construction, highways, utilities, railways, and Tideway Tunnel).
  • Previous experience as a Senior Commercial Quantity Surveyor Manager or Commercial Lead within a similar major programme managing a Delivery Partner or Contractor on behalf of a client entity.
  • You will be resilient, and able to adapt and implement change at speed whilst creating an environment for people you are working with to thrive.
  • Have a non-negotiable work ethic concerning the health, safety and wellbeing of team members and the wider environment.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary up to £94,000 per annum depending on previous experience.
  • Car Allowance.
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contributions.
  • 26 days annual leave per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing. 

Who are we? 

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.
But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.