Head of Contracts (Commercial)

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    £80,000 - £90,000

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    Louise Hall

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Consultant:

    Louise Hall

Our client works across the High End Residential, Education, Arts & Leisure and Commercial Office sectors, including heavy refurbishment, new build and fit out. They work in different business streams, catering for projects ranging anywhere from £50k through to £30m +. Even in the current market conditions, they are continuing to look at ways in which they can offer a unique service to their clients and stand out.Reviewing and evaluating proposed contract amendments and assessing potential risk once a tender has been received.

  • Reviewing contract amendments with a “clever thinking” objective as part of the tender review / tender return process.

  • During the tender period, enhance our contractual position and awareness of the proposed contract amendments whilst aiming to remain favourable.

  • “De-risking” contracts in a smart and palatable fashion with the Employer once a project has been secured.

  • Work alongside external legal team to finalise an agreed set of contract amendments.

  • Understand and advise the business on potential risks in tenders, secured projects and other matters at cyclical periods.

  • Drafting of contractual notices as and when required.

  • Providing advice on the avoidance of disputes as and when required.

  • Providing contractual and commercial advice to project teams as and when required.

  • Delivering contract training.

  • Reviewing collateral warranties, Deeds of Novation and the like.

  • Reviewing insurance particulars and requirements.

  • Reviewing of and involvement with commercial claims, extension of times, loss and expense and the like from the supply chain and to the employer.

The Ideal Candidate will: 

  • Have trained at a blue-chip construction main contractor

  • Degree Educated in Commercial Management

  • Bonus, if you have completed extra courses in contract law, tender adjudication, and arbitration

  • Be meticulous and thorough in your approach

  • Have experience in contractual matters 

  • Have experience and involvement in managing commercial claims, extension of times, loss and expense and the like from the supply chain and to the employer.