Assistant Contracts ManagerDublin, Republic of Ireland
Exciting opportunities to join our expanding Signalling Projects and Technical Teams Applications are invited from suitably qualified & experienced candidates to fill the following positions to join us for an exciting phase of growth within the Signalling, Electrification and Telecommunications (SET) Department. This is an exciting opportunity for engineers looking to progress a career in the railway industry and help shape the future of public transportation across the island of Ireland. The Signalling, Electrification and Telecommunications Department are responsible for providing a safe and reliable infrastructure for the operation of train services in the Republic of Ireland. As such, they are looking for an Assistant Contracts Manager. The successful candidates will become part of the Signalling Project and Technical teams that will help in the delivery of key objectives to include ongoing consistent delivery of maintenance activities across the network, design, specification, and renewals of infrastructure assets Job Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the Commercial aspects of Signalling, Electrification & Telecommunications (SET) projects. Deliver projects to authorised budget, time, quality, and scope targets by contract management from tender stage to project completion and effective utilization of in-house and external resources. Ensure in conjunction with the Programme Manager SET that value for money is delivered and achieved on all Contracts awarded. Prepare budget cost estimates and detailed cost plans and undertake regular reviews and provide updates as required. To account for performance on a periodic basis in terms of planned activity and planned manpower allocation against budget and schedule. Integrate fully within the SET teams to provide an effective commercial & contractual support function. To manage a register of commercial project risks To manage the preparation of tender documentation/contracts/Bill of materials To develop standard set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to monitor project commercial status To ensure that projects deliver Value for Money by monitoring project delivery To plan, prepare budgets & cash flow and monitor the maintenance and renewals programme of works and the SET capital investment activities. Qualifications & Requirements: Bachelor of Degree (level 8) in Engineering, QS, Accountancy or equivalent. Minimum of 5 years' experience relevant to this role. Demonstrable experience in management of commercial aspects of engineering projects. Experience in preparation of tender documentation/Bill of Materials/contract terms. Detailed knowledge and application of the Public Works suite of contracts. Knowledge and awareness of other standard forms of Contract - RIAI, IEI, FIDIC and target cost contracts (NEC etc.) Experience in the management of change control on projects Experience in the preparation of budgets for projects Experience in the management of cash flows. Demonstrable experience in Project delivery from project inception through to placing into service. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Strong analytical and numeracy skills Excellent IT Skills and knowledge of relevant software. As part of our diverse team, applicants will be also given the opportunity to interface with the Capital Investment project teams to help deliver and support the Capital Investment Programme, the largest such programme in our history circa €2.5 billion, which includes DART+ Programme, National Traffic Control Centre (NTCC) and the Train Protection System (TPS). For more information please contact Niamh Hampton.
Bid Specialist Initial 12 month FTC Fully remote - 1 week training in Blackburn Up to £28,000 (subject to experience) Morson Talent are currently working with a reputable business to recruit an experienced Bid Specialist. The core responsibility of this role will be to coordinate the response to bids and ensure the delivery of a first class bid within the time bound response dates. Typical duties within the role will include - * Register and manage the customer tender portals * Respond to customer queries prior to and during the bid process * Identify, analyse and complete formal Supplier Questionnaires and Approved Supplier Profiles (SQs), Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) and tender bid responses (RFI, RFP, Competitive Tenders) for both commercial and public sectors * Provide a robust initial review of the documentation to the relevant business bid leader and coordinate with internal subject matter specialists (technical, legal, sales) to ensure we understand the requirements * Conduct Bid / No Bid process and follow up actions * Collation of all requested information and drafting of final response, and submit Tender Offer in the required format within deadline Core requirements for the role - * Prior experience of bid / tender coordination and tender writing * Possess a thorough understanding of the bid process ideally for both the commercial and public sector * Experience managing customer tender portals * Strong time management and organisational skills, and the ability to work under pressure * Be a strong communicator with the ability to build relationships and influence This is an initial 12-month FTC, however there may be more long term opportunities available.
Morson are partnering with a leading Technology Financial Services business who are looking to appoint a CFO. My client is looking for tech-savvy and result-oriented CFO with extensive experience working in financial services or similar sectors. You will be the leader in the global finance department and will be responsible for building all aspects of a world-class financial reporting and control function across all locations globally. We need someone with vision and ideas who will tackle any problem as well as the ability to roll your sleeves up and get involved. Our client has a global footprint but the majority of it's employees are based in the UK. They have a diverse product range and partner with some industry leading brands. What you can expect from this role: As the CFO, you will interface directly with the CEO, Senior Leadership and central departments across the business. You will build world-class financial reporting and control function and ensure full financial compliance across all locations globally. You will ensure accurate and timely reporting of consolidated management accounts and timely completion of regular audits, while serving as the lead contact for the external auditors. You will lead and motivate staff and ensure that they receive appropriate support, training and development to achieve their full potential Facilitate the quarterly detailed business review and forecasting process, monitoring the financial performance of the business against targets Identifying financial and business risks within the businesses develop and implement a risk mitigation plan Providing finance subject matter expertise to the management teams Oversee contract & commercial reviews for the company Ensure the accounting, fiduciary and statutory compliance requirements are met across the businesses Develop and oversee the implementation of the finance strategy and associated budget Financial risk management of the businesses within the business aligned to the Portfolio financial risk management framework Ensuring CFO corporate scorecard metrics are met People management of direct reports including the attraction and retention, development & building capability, engagement, establishing scorecards, KPIs, and monitoring and measuring progress against these Development of talent pipeline & succession planning to support the objectives of the finance function Skills & Experiance needed: Proven experience at a CFO or Finance Director level Qualified to degree level with an accounting qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA equivalent) Proven ability to direct a diverse group of professionals in accomplishing complex tasks Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills, comfortable interacting and motivating personnel at all levels of the organisation Ability to influence the decisions of senior business leaders through effective verbal and written communication, logical reasoning, and the presentation of alternatives Solid business judgment capable of driving an organisation to achieving corporate KPIs with a focused, pragmatic approach Ability to work under pressure to tight time-scales Self-motivated starter, able to instigate and manage change Sound understanding of internal audit and the assessment of financial and commercial risk Highly computer literate, with particular reference to accounting and management software and their application in a software/hardware engineering and manufacturing environment Experience of working across geographies, or matrix organisations, and multi-currency accounts This role will be offered on a full time permanent basis and although this role can be based from most UK locations, there will be some regular travel required across Manchester and surrounding areas. For more information or a confidential conversation, please contact the Search Lead for this role - Craig Saxby - Head of Professional Services at Morson Talent.