contracts manager in city of london

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£ 45,000 per year
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city of london, greater london
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construction & property
job type
£ 45,000 per year
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job description

Contracts Manager

An architectural company is looking for a contracts manager to join their vibrant team in their head office, Angel. It is vital to have consultancy experience within the construction & property sector.

Note: Please read the duties carefully as administration duties are included.


* Team events (drinks, food, parties)
* A friendly team
* Close to several stations and busses for an easy commute
* Permanent position
* Room for progression


* Ensuring that draft contracts are checked promptly, any difficult provisions identified and discussed with the Partners in charge and appropriate action taken.
* Ensuring that draft contracts are sent to our insurers for comment and that comments are actioned
* Streamlining the above processes by checking whether we have previously entered into identical or similar contracts or relevant clauses
* Developing the judgement to know which issues should be contested and which can be accommodated
* Negotiating changes to draft contracts when necessary
* Following through to ensure that contracts are signed and completed
* Digital and hard copy filing of contracts and related correspondence
* Maintaining a contracts tracker spreadsheet
* Liaising with project leaders to ensure that supporting documents are all present and correct: schedules of services, fee cashflows, responsibility matrices etc

Once a contract has been finalised, the Contracts Manager will continue to support the project leaders in the following areas:

* Advising on whether a client instruction goes beyond the contracted service and merits additional payment
* Negotiating agreement to any contract variations
* Advising on, responding to and helping to resolve any alleged performance issues
* Dealing with potential and actual claims, including liaison with insurers and legal advisors

Admin duties:

* Administering the speedy and effective execution of contracts for all projects
* Negotiation with clients, lawyers, subconsultants and other relevant parties to ensure that the best commercial terms are obtained
* Reducing risk and liability, liaising with external lawyers and insurers to understand the commercial implication of contract clauses and what is reasonable in the relevant market
* Working with the Partners, other project leaders and the Communications team to assist with proposals for new business opportunities
* Working with the Finance Director, to maintain and renew our professional indemnity insurance
* Keeping abreast of relevant developments in legislation and case law
* Providing training to project teams on contract matters

Candidate Requirements:

* Have good attention to detail
* It is ideal to have a legal qualification.
* Previous experience working in a similar industry - rail, civil engineering, construction
* Experience working in the commercial sector - commercial administration, assistant / junior QS level
* Be technically strong and proficient user of Microsoft Office Packages inc Excel

If you are looking to join a successful company who looks to help grow their staff members and develop your career then contact or call 0203 680 0650

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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