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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

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com