Contract Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Up to £23.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vital Bristol Technology

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

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Our client is an integrated facilities management services who provide the solutions, support, and facilities management services and they are currently looking for a Contract manager to start ASAP until the end of September.

Job Purpose:

To effectively manage the strategic direction of the (area of the business / contract) along with a number of service providers. The prime objective is to ensure that adequate management systems are in place to continually ensure a safe and robust environment for achieving superior performance in uptime throughout the contract(s)

Responsible for managing two on site engineers and subcontractors delivering PPM and reactive maintenance to Client premises

Principal Accountabilities:
* Work with the Divisional Management and Finance Team to prepare the final budget documentation/plans and works to ensure budget compliance
* Inspect facilities/equipment to determine the extent of service and equipment required
* Arrange for alterations, maintenance or reconditioning of facilities, as specified in the operating procedures, management plan and/or management services agreement
* In conjunction with the procurement team, competitively bid and prepare all subcontract service contracts to assure high quality and cost effective services
* Assemble and analyse contract bids, submit recommendations and prepare the standard form contract agreement for execution by the Management team
* Approve purchases of supplies and equipment
* Be proactively involved in ensuring that services are reviewed and refinements made to enhance these services
* Support the development and implementation of the Strategic Operations Framework
* Provide advice, guidance and support to the operational management team(s) where necessary
* Manage all upward reporting, such as financial and cost control, code and regulatory compliance, personnel management, staff training and development, team productivity, H&S, environmental and energy management
* Communicate operating philosophies, technical information, objectives and expectations to the operational team and service providers
* Develop and deliver the monthly reports
* Support the operational teams to deliver services that meet or exceed Clients' changing business expectations
* Promote best practice and act as a catalyst for excellence, continuous improvement and valued service
* Firmly establish and empower technical staff to ensure optimization and productivity of service
* Perform technical compliance auditing and oversee the effective and timely close out of corrective action plans; Perform annual operational reviews focusing on compliance with the Management Agreement and all applicable regulatory requirements
* Oversee the development and effective implementation and monitoring of the Personal Development and Training Plan
* Ensure standardisation and consistency with best in class operating practices at each facility
* Ensure strict adherence across the account to the requirements and processes, carry out tasks in direct relationship with the Global Standard Operating Procedures
* Leading a team of staff, including the management of staffing plans, work allocation and managing poor performance
* Provide direction in regard to financial, human and physical resources, a commitment to developing staff, building relationships, enhancing business acumen and managing knowledge
* Analysing the ongoing workforce planning needs of services and ensuring that appropriate strategies are implemented so that the unit is staffed to meet the needs of the area and customers
* Developing and providing equitable management techniques dealing with problems as they arise
* Fostering a working environment that promotes a learning culture consistent objectives and values, including the training and development of staff and monitoring of staff performance
* Ensuring that all defined services are completed in accordance with all operating procedures and within the Health & Safety (H&S) guidelines.
Proven track record of customer services oriented facilities management (FM) and engineering management experience along with proven experience in facilities management
* Experience with managing Critical Facilities/Environments
* Demonstrated experience in leading and managing business services teams, including the management of work allocation processes, performance management, staff development and career planning
* Excellent level of knowledge relating to MS Office as well as demonstrated experience of developing operational IT solution, including asset registers
* Excellent technical knowledge of FM services, including specialist knowledge of engineering work routines, standards and systems, including critical systems engineering
* Excellent knowledge and understanding of H&S and environmental responsibilities. Willing to study for additional formal qualifications if necessary
* Ability to research and interpret industry best practice to suit business requirements
* Able to translate client requirements into technical specification
* Demonstrated high level English written and interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate negotiate and consult at all levels of staff and to produce reports of a complex nature
Other Factors:
* The position requires UK wide travel with regular overnight stays

Pay Rate: £23LTD

If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.