12 Jul, 2018

Contract manager

  • Install Recruitment Limited
  • Reading, UK
Mining / Oil / Gas

Job Description


Reporting into the Lead Project Development Manager, you'll lead bid and development teams to secure long term concession agreements to own and operate heat and cooling networks across the UK.

You'll be the main client interface, leading contract negotiations to contract close and manage supporting teams to ensure that bids are delivered on time and all positions taken during negotiation are signed off by the business.

The Company

The Client is a Major UK plc operating across four separate divisions, including Utilities. The Utilities operation delivers energy network solutions across the UK's electricity, gas, water and heat needs.

About you

You will have relevant sector background experience and be able to demonstrate previous success in National heating networks and or utility solutions.


  • Ensuring major or complex bids successfully transition from initial bid to contract signature stage.
  • Oversee technical and commercial solutions (including alternative ownership structures) to ensure they best reflect the client's requirements
  • Managing the client relationship throughout the process ensuring that client's requirements and drivers are reflected in bids.
  • Managing the outputs of supporting roles to provide high quality bids and approved negotiating positions.
  • Managing internal bid governance processes to ensure bid and contract signature take place within client agreed programme
  • Working closely with the operations and delivery teams to ensure projects can be effectively procured, delivered and operated

Mandatory Skills

  • Proven experience in securing business in this sector
  • Proven experience in managing large complex bids with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent understanding of EU and UK policy frameworks as they apply to energy, carbon and construction
  • Solid commercial acumen to identify commercial opportunity (and risk)
  • Persuasive relationship builder - respected both internally and externally

Desirable Skills

  • Broad understanding of engineering systems and performance of assets in a heat network and energy centre
  • Understanding of a range of commercial structures as they apply to distributed energy
  • Understanding of financing opportunities for schemes in the sector (specialist internal resource will be available to support any third - party finance solutions)


On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, and access to a comprehensive selection of additional benefits from share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband, to an online discount programme giving you access to hundreds of offers, including deals with a range of major retailers for food, clothes, furniture, holidays and more.

Dependant on your needs you may choose to consider benefits to support your own health and wellbeing from discounted medical cover, child care vouchers, Gym Flex and cycle to work schemes.

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