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Head Of Contracts

Location: DERBY, DERBYSHIRE Salary: 40000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Engineering Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: DAYS ONLY Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3083549
Head Of Contracts
Excellent Salary and Benefits Package

As a world leading engineering company with a proven track record in providing advanced engineered solutions to the Aerospace, Energy, Marine and Nuclear Sectors, my client has a history and pedigree that spans more than a century.

Due to a period of significant growth they are now looking to build their already impressive team by bringing in a Head of Contracts and take the company into the next phase in their development and to ensure that they are able to continue to service their customers’ engineering needs.

This is an important position for the business and requires previous experience in a leadership role and knowledge of mechanical or electrical engineering.

Key aspects of the position include:

* Providing solid leadership and management of teams within a number of departments, which include Contracts and Project Management, as well as the manufacturing and installation aspect of the business
* Developing the Project Management teams to ensure that projects are handled in an efficient manner and to ensure that client's delivery, budget and quality expectations are met or exceeded
* Working closely with department leaders to manage resources to ensure projects have the right levels for each stage of the process
* Taking detailed performance information and reporting this to relevant stakeholders

Using the above, you will provide solid management for high value projects, with a specific focus on:

* Adherence to established project processes and protocols
* Accurate financial reporting
* Control of any changes to contracts and ensuring this is cascaded to the necessary departments
* Seeking opportunities to increase revenue or cost savings
* Identification of project risks and working with Project Managers to negate or minimise these
* Financial management of project trigger points for invoicing and similar monetary aspects
* Be the "Go To Person" for any issues that require escalation
* Managing and coaching those in the Project Teams, ranging from the most junior to the most senior by building their skills and putting development plans in place

In order to succeed in this position, you will need:

* Previous experience in a leadership role, within an engineering environment
* Suitable and relevant qualifications (Degree, Prince 2 etc.)
* Proven ability to manage high value contracts
* Strong business acumen and financial awareness
* A solid background managing multi-disciplined engineering teams
* Experience of identifying and mitigating risk to projects
* Excellent communication skills to all levels of stakeholder and customer
* Sound prioritising skills and the ability to multi-task


In addition to working with one of the world leaders in what they do, you will be rewarded with;

- A competitive salary based on your experience 
- Good Pension
- 32 days holiday per year (24+8)
- Superb training and career development opportunities

If you'd like to discuss this position before applying please call John Ryan on 0115 9888792

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