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Senior Consultant (Contract and Procurement Advisory)

  • Job reference: FG-004334
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Education, Government, Healthcare, Management Consultancy, Manufacturing, Programme Management
  • Location: Leeds
Senior Consultant - Contract and Procurement Advisory, Leeds
 
As part of continued progression and expansion, we are currently looking for a Senior Consultant experienced in provision of Contracts and Procurement advice and the delivery of training to join our highly skilled and specialist Consultant team in our Leeds office.
 
Faithful+Gould have been crowned Construction Consultant/ Surveyor of the year in the 2015 Building Awards. This is the second time in four years Faithful+Gould have one this prestigious title.
 
Faithful+Gould are a signatory to the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark


Responsibilities
  • To undertake and provide advice on alternative forms of Procurement at Strategic, Framework and Project level across a range of different building and engineering sectors. 
  • Advise on good management procedures and processes and dispute avoidance options on both NEC and JCT construction contracts across a number of different building and engineering projects. GC/Works/1 and FIDIC experience is also an advantage, but not essential.
  • To lead the evaluation of a limited number of construction claims across a number of different building and engineering sectors
  • Be a senior figure within the team and manage the performance and development of other team members
  • Identify and develop business opportunities, including liaison with Existing/New clients and internal group business units to develop further/new business opportunities.
  • Deliver training on NEC and JCT construction contracts. GC/Works/1 and FIDIC also an advantage, but not essential.
Requirements
  • Proven track record of delivering advice to clients on procurement matters, contract drafting, and resolution of disputes
  • Experience of procurements utilising the Public Contract/Utilities Regulations an advantage
  • Degree qualified in a relevant construction field.
  • Membership of a recognised professional institution i.e. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Engineers.
  • Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators would be an advantage, but not essential
  • Experience in construction claims and formal dispute resolution, having a good understanding of the construction process
  • Established construction business network.
  • Client Liaison and Business Development experience.
The Individual
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Efficient, flexible, creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • High level of self-motivation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work either independently or within a team
  • Ability to delegate effectively and supervise others
  • Excellent client facing skills - experience of working with clients at a strategic/operational level, building and managing the relationships effectively.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and deadlines and manage change effectively