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Contracts Manager (Southeast)

Requisition ID:  238467

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Grade:  28
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 09/15/2021 

Contracts Manager (Southeast)


Company Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.  


We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting The Telecommunications projects across the UK. Bechtel has been selected as a Delivery Partner on a £4 Billion programme to bring high speed internet connectivity to communities. The core focus is to deploy next generation fibre infrastructure across the public sector, businesses, mobile operators, and homes. These projects are key to improving connectivity for millions of people and boosting economic productivity in the long-term.  


To achieve this goal individuals from Bechtel bring their experience and expertise to the role while working within the client’s organisation as part of an integrated team. We commit to supporting the client’s goals while promoting our values of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust and collaboration guided by our Vision, Values and Covenants


Position Summary 

Covering several towns and cities across a geographical region within England, the role includes leadership and management of regional teams to commercially manage a multi-billion capital construction budget. Responsible for the commercial, cost and contract management of a regional portfolio of telecoms projects involving new full fibre network build, city enhancement projects including PSN and field service frameworks. The Regional Commercial Manager provides supervision, guidance, and direction to Partner Commercial Managers and Quantity Surveyors under their purview and takes direction from the Regional Director. 


Typical Responsibilities 

  • Building and leading a commercial team in a fast-paced and developing industry with a current capital budget of over £1Billion to achieve the project’s broader goals and driving contractor performance. 
  • Valuation, assessment and change control for all capital spend across the construction activity in the region.   
  • Provide commercial and contractual expertise: assess, review and mitigate commercial and contractual risks. 
  • Lead and drive contracting management strategies with each contractor in terms of managing contract exposure, managing disputes and resulting claims in an effective and efficient manner. 
  • Coach/Develop and mentor commercial team-members, and multi-disciplinary peers, through the commercial and contractual process and act as an example to others. 
  • Acting as the contractual and commercial guardian within the business. 
  • Support the pre-contracts team on procurement activities. Review bid evaluation reports and participate in direct negotiations when required. 


Desirable Skills and Qualifications 

  • Relevant university degree (or in lieu of degree additional demonstrated experience) and 12+ years of relevant experience. 
  • Experience in Commercial Management of large construction projects with multi £million contract values. 
  • Experience leading high performing teams. 
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge of NEC forms of contract preferred or similar engineering and construction form of contract. 
  • Leadership experience in cost management (capex), change control & trend leadership on large works programmes. 
  • Knowledge of law, negotiations, or contract management gained through education or experience. 
  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with executive-level stakeholders and other project functional groups. 
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices. 


What you can expect from us

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:  

  • Flexible Working  
  • Private Medical Coverage  
  • Life Insurance Program  
  • Pension Scheme  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Long Term Disability Scheme  


Our commitment  

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aim to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.


Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.