Commercial Agreements Manager
We are currently looking for a Commercial Agreements Manager to join the Tideway project reporting to the Senior Commercial Agreements Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing multiple commercial interfaces in a consistent and efficient manner to minimise risk, facilitate delivery for the project and optimise Tideway’s commercial position.
This will include liaising, as required, with the various Directorates of the Tideway team, Thames Water, the Independent Technical Assessor, Defra, Ofwat and the Environment Agency .
The post will form part of the Commercial Agreements Team which manage commercial issues arising from the interfaces and agreements with Thames Water, including responsibility for managing the relationship between Tideway and Thames Water.
The team is also responsible for the third party agreements, including third party costs, in addition managing the Variation Procedure for changes to the project which require Defra, Ofwat, Thames Water and where required the Environment Agency approval.
Responsibilities for this role will include:
• Ensure Tideway/ Main Works Contractor compliance with Commercial Agreements with Thames Water and other third parties
• Manage commercial agreement negotiations with third parties as required
• Engage with Thames Water on commercial matters and support the timely and effective resolution of commercial issues, arising to effectively manage the relationship
• Management of the Variation Procedure
• Management of Contractual Delivery Transfers between Tideway and Thames Water
• Maintain effective processes for assuring obligations of changes, to the Interface Agreement and all third party agreements are met
• Liaise with the Tideway Quality Assurance team for continuing assurance of commercial agreement obligations.
• Support senior level participation in the Interface Review Group, Interface Committee and manage the Secretariat for those meetings
• Support liaison meetings with senior representatives at Defra and other key Stakeholders as required
• Provide input into the commercial and legal aspects of the project risk register in relation to works associated with third party infrastructure
• Prepare and provide input for regular reporting to Tideway and external stakeholders
The Ideal candidate will have the following:
• A proven track record of dealing effectively with third parties to a successful outcome
• Experience of managing the development and implementation of processes and procedures
• Relevant experience of dealing with senior stakeholders and public sector stakeholders
• Experience of commercial negotiations in relation to significant infrastructure / construction projects
Skills and competencies:
• Ability to work across diverse stakeholders
• Strong commercial negotiator
• Good commercial and analytical skills
• Proven organisational and management skills across projects of equal scale and complexity;
• Good working knowledge of industry practices, and a proven capability for managing complex commercial situations over multiple contracts;
• Good interpersonal skills with an ability to interact at all levels;
• Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office suite including (Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• The ability to prioritise tasks across multiple deadlines
Education and qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
• Significant post qualification experience in relevant environment
The River Thames is at the heart of London but in recent years, it has often been overlooked. Tideway wants to help change all that, and we want you to be part of our ambition to breathe life back in to our majestic river.
Tideway is a new company that launched in August 2015 with the sole task of cleaning up the River Thames by tackling the current sewage pollution, and more importantly, to reconnect London with its river for business and leisure.
It is one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe but the Thames Tideway Tunnel is not just an engineering project, it’s about building a London that is fit for your children, and even your great, great, grandchildren.
Every year, tens of millions of tonnes of sewage pollution spills from discharge gates along the tidal river embankment, and that simply has to stop. Construction on the tunnel started in 2016 and will take seven years to complete.
You can join us to help clean up London’s river together by applying for this role
What we offer in return
•30 days leave
•Private Medical Insurance
•Company Bonus Scheme
•Matched Contribution Pension Scheme