Contract Framework Manager

Posted: 02/04/24
Recruiter:Radioactive Waste Management
Disciplines: Commercial
Salary:£59000 - £70000.00 per annum inc. competitive benefits package
Description: We have an exciting opportunity for a Contract Framework Manager to join Nuclear Waste Services!

As a Contract Framework Manager you will play an important role throughout the full contract lifecycle from feeding into procurements to end of contract exit management.

Within the Procurement process you will ensure that lessons learned from previous contracts are fed into new procurements; exit management provisions are built into tender documents and appropriate performance measures and social value are developed to drive the right behaviours, with an appropriate mix of incentives and consequences. You will work closely with the procurement team, engaged in contract segmentation, contract management plans, and reviewing draft contracts and contract management processes. Participating in tender evaluations and stakeholder reviews of documents, templates and processes will be required.

The key focus on this role will be on post contract award activities, supporting the project leads in mobilising suppliers, managing the contract scope, contract administration, applications for payment and change control, variations, dispute resolution, risk management, performance management, 360-degree reviews and audits, supplier development and contract exit/close out.

In addition, the role will provide an assurance role for a larger portfolio of lower risk/complexity contracts to ensure these are consistently managed to an appropriate quality across the organisation. As well as providing training and advice as required, this will require the Contract Framework Manager's direct involvement at key decision points within the contract lifecycle.

Please see attached job description for further detail on day to day duties for this role

Essential Skills/ Qualifications
    • A proven track record of framework management and/or contract management including high value complex contracts as well as building and maintaining the relationships necessary to deliver successful outcomes.
    • Experience in using different forms of contract. In particular, this will include the NEC suite of contracts (notably Professional Services), Model Services Contract (used by Crown Commercial Services), amongst others.
    • Experience in managing contracts in any following areas of spend, civils related services, consultancy/professional services, Research, Facilities Management, IT, back office services.
    • Good working knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, in particular with regard to contract variations/modifications.
    • An excellent and succinct communicator with strong stakeholder management skills. Ability to manage dispute resolution including using formal contractual procedures.
    • Ability to consolidate large volumes of data from various sources and undertake detailed analysis to generate reports on framework/contract performance, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
    • Ability to share and embed best practice in both specific teams and across the wider organisation on effective contract practices
    • Preferable but not essential to have a recognised, relevant qualification including CIPS (minimum Level 5) or IACCM certification, MCInstCES or MRICS.

Desirable Skills/ Qualifications
      • Recognised, relevant qualification including CIPS (minimum Level 5) or IACCM certification, CICES, RICS.
      • Experience of NEC3/NEC4 Suite of Contracts, including PSC, Alliance, ECC.
      • Experience of using Atamis, CEMAR, Sage X3, Business World, MS Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBi, desirable but not essential as training can be provided.
      • Relevant Degree qualification in Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying, Construction Contract Law or proven experience in managing high value/high risk portfolios of contracts.

Who are we?

        Simply put, our job is to secure a safer future for us all. We do this by managing and disposing of the UK's nuclear radioactive waste safely and securely for generations to come. We have a critical role in the biggest multi-decade clean-up project in Europe. As part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group, we provide permanent answers for nuclear waste.

        Nuclear Waste Services builds on the work delivered at the Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) site and the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme, maintaining these key activities whilst also adding further essential services for customers in the nuclear energy, defence, industrial, medical, and research sectors. Maintaining and developing this knowledge and experience is key to securing and developing our unique nuclear waste capabilities for the UK and the rest of the world

        If you join Nuclear Waste Services, you'll be part of a team that brings together some of the most brilliant minds from around the UK, working across many specialisms - scientific, engineering, safety, operations, commercial, community engagement, and regulatory - to name a few.

        We want Nuclear Waste Services to be a great place​ to work where people are respected, included and can perform at their best. We do this by living our Nuclear Waste Services values;


What's in it for you?

      • On appointment to NWS you will receive 25.5 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and you can accrue up to 13 extra days leave
      • Rewarding performance (annual bonus scheme)
      • We offer a generous pension scheme through CNNP
      • learning and development support
      • payment of relevant annual professional subscriptions
      • Employee Assistance Programme
      • Financial advice assistance
      • Flexible working
      • Extended family-friendly policies
      • Cycle to work scheme
      • We welcome flexible and agile working practices
      • Flexible working requests can be submitted from day 1 of employment

Equal Opportunities

        We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At Nuclear Waste Service we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

        In promoting equal opportunities, Nuclear Waste Service welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy.

        Please note: Nuclear Waste Services reserves the right to close the vacancy early.

      If you have any queries or would like to discuss this role, please email

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