Technical & Commercial Programme Manager

Posted 04 January 2022
Salary£40000 - £65000 per annum + plus additional benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEngineering Recruitment
Contact NameJack Bloor

Job description

What you will do

You will report to the Major Projects Operations team and will ratify the technical requirements for all new projects and on selected pre-bid projects with the Estimating and Operations teams with a focus on securing sub-contractors and supply chain for each project.

You will provide a conduit between the Estimating and Operations teams. For large value order values you will also liaise with our Procurement team.

How you will do it

You will prepare and submit specific project requirements with a preferred panel of sub-contractors and suppliers at an early stage of each new awarded project and on selected pre-bid projects. These will include a technical specification, detailed scope summary and project timelines. You will obtain and provide any additional information if requested by the sub-contractors and suppliers.

You will develop commercial and contractual relationships with sub-contractors & suppliers during the construction stage. You will make regular visits to live construction sites, sub-contractors and suppliers to directly monitor the quality of services provided.

As you grow an increased understanding of the Fire Suppression market you will provide feedback to all internal stakeholders to improve our cost accuracy and response time on new proposals, adding commercial value.

You will support forward planning of sub-contract labour and supplier resources for both the Major Projects and Regional Installation teams.

You will be responsible for the following:
*Working closely with internal stakeholders to understand specific business requirements
*Driving early involvement including analysis of competitiveness
*Supporting decisions around successful contract negotiations at post bid award.
*Building relationships and post-contract value creation
*Supporting K.P.I. and S.L.A. Management
*Supporting contract performance reporting including Quality and Health & Safety aspects.
*Supporting the beginning-to-end selection process; increasing bid win rates by driving cost effectiveness, spend management & driving innovation
*Supporting forward planning activities

What we look for

Minimum 3 years' experience within the Construction industry
Technical experience of engineering projects, preferably in fire suppression
Experience in managing cost and competency assessment of sub-contractors and suppliers
Experience of pulling together scope and cost proposals for bid solutions
Experience working to very tight deadlines
Proactive, adaptable & flexible approach
Strong IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Project
Confident communicator with stakeholders at all levels
Drive to 'make things happen' and create opportunities
Commercial awareness & strong negotiation skills

Experience within the Fire Suppression industry
Experience gathering and analyzing data to drive category and supplier decision-making
Organized with attention to detail
Strong analytical skills

If you are successful we can offer you a company culture that promotes work life balance, a commitment to continued learning and development, access to mental health support, a fantastic benefits package which includes a competitive salary, medical, pension, life assurance, employee assistance program, employee referral scheme, discount on company products plus voluntary schemes for childcare vouchers, cycle to work, eye care vouchers and holiday purchase.