Programme Contracts Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Berkshire, Aldermaston

Alternate Locations UK - Basingstoke

Job Summary


Responsible for delivering key commercial management activities with the Programme Management Office for a complex portfolio of capital construction work and industrial operations, valued at circa £400m+.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with the Programme Commercial Manager to ensure consistent implementation of the commercial processes and procedures at the programme level

  • Prepares and owns the Programme Acquisition Strategy

  • Prepares and owns the Sub-Contract and Procurement Strategies for all supply chain arrangements to be procured at programme level

  • Leads the end-to-end procurement of any sub-contracts to be awarded at programme level, including but not limited to:

  • Preparing sub-contract and procurement strategies for each package

  • Market engagement

  • Preparation of high quality pre-qualification and tender stage documents

  • Managing the evaluation of submissions from the supply chain to ensure fairness and consistency

  • Preparing award recommendation reports and managing the contract award process

  • Taking staged supply chain proposals through formal corporate governance for approval throughout the end to end procurement process

  • Leads the commercial management and administration of any sub-contracts awarded at programme level, including but not limited to:

  • Cost and value reporting

  • Effective operation of the early warning process

  • Variations and compensation events

  • KPI management

  • Managing the payment and incentive mechanisms

  • Leads (as assigned) the mitigation of any assigned risks on the Programme Risk Register

  • Prepares commercial information for inclusion in the monthly programme report

  • Works with the Contract Managers (Projects) to prepare and maintain a rolling 12 month look ahead of all procurement activity scheduled across the whole programme. Uses this to coordinate communication with the supply chain via a public website and a procurement schedule

  • Works with the Contract Managers (Projects) to prepare and maintain a rolling 12 month look ahead of commercial documents and decisions for approval

  • At the discretion of the Programme Commercial Manager, supports specific project tasks and activities if and when the need arises.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree qualified (e.g. Quantity Surveying or a relevant Engineering Discipline)

  • 10 years professional experience in a commercial management role (ideally working for a main contractor in a multi-discipline team)

  • Strong commercial and business acumen

  • Excellent people and management skills

  • Ability to quickly pick up new tasks and use own initiative

  • Good communication skills both written and oral

  • Experienced in the use of NEC3 PSC and ECC forms of contract

  • Knowledge of NEC4 updates

  • Experienced in using CEMAR (or similar) contract management tools

Preferred Qualifications

Due to the nature of the role and the client, it is important that all applications have resided in the UK for at least 5 years. We need all candidates to ideally be Security Cleared (SC) or have no issue in obtaining SC. A prerequisite for SC is that the applicant has lived in the UK for at least the last 5 years.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230430BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.