Procurement Manager - Thames Tideway

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Our client is one of two major civil engineering contractors involved in the Central Section of the Thames Tideway project.

The part to be built by the consortium, with a diameter of 7.2 metres, is divided into two sections. Both commence at Kirtling Street: the first, 5 kilometres in length, runs east to Carnwath Road. The second, 7.7 kilometres long, runs west to Chambers Wharf. Measuring 12.7 km, the central section is the largest component of the tunnel, which will measure 25 kilometres in total. The contract also includes building 8 shafts between 42 and 62 metres deep, 6 connecting tunnels, sewers, interceptors and valve rooms.

They require a Procurement Manager to join their team on a permanent basis based out of their Kirtling Street Offices.

Description of Activities to be undertaken

  • The Procurement Manager is responsible for the maintenance of the tracker in conjunction with the team and PL/ DPL.
  • Following the Procurement Procedure, producing ITT documentation for Package Procurement in a NEC Subcontract environment including procurement strategy for the Package.  Liaising with Package Managers regarding scope, subcontract works information and others for insertion into ITT.
  • Coordinate the different disciplines involved in the procurement process of the package (Quality, H&S, Legacy, Engineering, Planning, Industrial Relations, Environmental…)
  • Carrying out tender duties and prepare pricing schedules in conjunction with the commercial team.
  • Lead the technical and commercial evaluation of tender returns soliciting support from package managers, commercial team and others as required.
  • Prepare NEC Subcontracts in accordance with the documented processes.
  • Compilation and issuing of Request For Approval documents.
  • Attending Providers meetings and developing KPI’s to suit the project and deliverables and reporting.
  • Provide weekly and period progress reports to the Procurement Lead.
  • Achieve the SMART targets and objectives set by the Procurement Lead.
  • Support the wider procurement team with the provision of specialist knowledge.
  • Build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Interface with key supply chain providers.
  • Support the Procurement Lead in establishing long-term arrangements with supply chain providers.
  • Co-ordinate and work with team to develop package specific Scope of Works documents.
  • Represent Procurement at meetings (both internal and external to the Business).
  • Chair meetings with sub-contractors and or suppliers when required by the Procurement Lead.
  • Lead the handover of the procurement package to the Package Manager, Technical Lead and Subcontract Administrator to ensure that full expectations of the subcontract are transmitted.
  • Evaluate subcontractors, suppliers and designers performance in conjunction with the Construction-Engineer Manager, H&S, Q&A, Environmental and others as required.

Minimum Qualifications Needed for Role

  • The successful applicant will have gained exposure/currently be working within sub-contract procurement and be comfortable managing a number of packages.
  • Membership of CIPS preferable
  • Proven experience with NEC 3 contracts
  • Experience of using e-tendering portals would be an advantage but not essential