Contract Manager

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Berkshire
Categories: Other, Procurement and Commercial

Contract Manager



£36,000 - £54,000 plus bonus and other benefits.

SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. Our strategy is to deliver sustained growth in the dividend payable to shareholders through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and non-regulated businesses.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Manager to join our Procurement and Commercial team based in our prestigious new premises in Reading, One Forbury Place, conveniently located in Reading town centre to develop and implement key procurement and commercial strategies across a range of projects in or Networks business, Southern Electric Power Distribution.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Contract Manager who will focus on providing the necessary pre and post contract commercial support on a range of one off and programmes of work. You will be able to combine strong commercial acumen with well-developed interpersonal, problem-solving, communication and negotiation skills with demonstrable experience delivering large projects/programmes of work. Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Manager, the Contract Manager will support the Project Manager and Procurement & Commercial Manager to deliver strategies and contracts, providing robust post contract commercial management which will support the project goals and objectives.

The Contract Manager will also support the delivery of departmental KPIs and objectives such as savings in total cost of ownership, value engineering and safety performance.

We are looking for a highly numerate candidate who is able to analyse and interpret numerical data with highly developed contract drafting and writing skills, ideally with experience gained through drafting and interpreting construction contracts. Excellent IT skills are essential including knowledge of all MS Office applications, Emptoris and Oracle purchase systems.

You will possess the ability to work to tight deadlines, under pressure whilst still delivering quality output and prioritise requirements where necessary. A keen eye to detail is a must as well as the ability to work methodically through a demanding workload. You will need to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders and hold the ability to influence and negotiate with users outside your own sphere of responsibility.

We are looking for a candidate who has working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract, along with experience in estimating, cost and budget management, contract administration and payment and expenditure management. It would be ideal if this experience had been gained in a comparable, regulated industry however this is not essential.

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional qualifications – MRICS desirable
  • Quantity Surveying degree or equivalent
  •  Significant experience of managing contracts on projects or programmes of work of £5-30M


In return, we can offer you a competitive salary package in a position which has excellent routes for career progression within the SSE Group. You will also enjoy an attractive benefits package, including pension, share plans, a generous leave entitlement (with options to purchase additional leave), reductions on energy, phone and broadband bills, plus a host of other rewards and lifestyle benefits.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from everyone, and value diversity in our workforce. We will consider part time and/or flexible working arrangements for this role.


Successful candidates may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal record check.

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