Contract Manager

Schneider Electric London, England

About the Job

Make the most of your energy in a career at Schneider Electric

Are you our next Contract Manager? Schneider Electric has a great opportunity for the right person to join our well-established team as a Contracts Manager with responsibility for our Projects in London and the South East.

Ranked as a Top 25 Employer to work for by LinkedIn, Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 160,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. We're looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric:

Your Mission:
In this role your key drivers will be Improve our Customer Satisfaction, whilst improving our revenues and profitability, minimising risk & debt whilst ensuring we deliver to the highest standard.

Working for our End User Clients in the London and the South East of the United Kingdom, you will join a team that looks after automation and control within the building's market. We provide state of the art building solutions for residential, commercial and industrial end users which includes BMS, SMART building control and Power Solutions (power quality, metering and software).

You will be taking responsibility for ensuring compliance with Company policies and procedures (particularly in respect of contract terms and conditions and general risk management). You will also be looking after financial administration and financial reporting works. You will join a team of 25 people across the UK and report to the Divisional Contract Manager as part of a team of 7 in the region.

About you:
This role would ideally suit an experienced Quantity Surveying looking to grow their career.
A degree in Quantity Surveying and RICS / IACCM accreditation would be preferred. Support will be given to achieve the appropriate professional qualification.

Relevant experience in quantity surveying; knowledge of commercial procedures and standard contract conditions within the construction industry would be advantageous, including detailed knowledge of the NEC and JCT standard form of contracts.

Reporting to the Divisional Contract Manager, your role will be to support the life cycle of our projects and support the business functions.

Your role will include (but not be limited) the:
review and amendment of contracts to ensure compliance with Schneider Electric's rules of engagement and assist your team in the negotiation with Suppliers and Subcontractors.
negotiation of contracts with our customers and sub-contractor / suppliers and can engage fully with internal and external stakeholders to manage or mitigate any contractual / commercial risk in a contract.
Understanding of project finances. You will be highly numerical and have a good Financial Understanding as the role will require you to understand the financial position on projects and ensure any deviation from the base margin is recognised and mitigated.
Provision of business unit support. Working closely with the Business Unit Lead you will also support the business in its strategy and can present financial data to the business unit management and ensure all debt is recovered.
Management of Subcontractors and Suppliers
the day to day running of the project in terms of procurement and financial control.

Our offer to you
You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with significant personal responsibility and attractive development opportunities
Flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life
Optimal support on your career path through regular training opportunities
A dynamic and personal atmosphere, working with a global energised team
A company culture that encourages performance and cooperation
An attractive compensation package including the comprehensive fringe benefits expected of an international company
We are an employer that is characterized by both the appreciation and equal opportunities of our employees, a recipe for generating success.

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At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future.

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