Company: Jacobs
Skills: Project Management
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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About the opportunity:

The Contract Engineer / Project Manager will be responsible for the management of one or multiple civil engineering design contracts.

She/he will be ultimately responsible for all aspects of the contract, from ensuring that the technical specifications are adhered to by the contract holder, to ensuring the contracts runs to the planned schedule, cost and quality.

Main activities:
She/he will carry out the following main activities:

Project management

o Ensure contract specifications are followed by the contract holder(s)
o Managing the technical surveillance of contract holder's studies
o Establish surveillance programme(s) and annual surveillance reports
o Managing the resolution of contractor technical queries
o Organise and run weekly and monthly progress meetings
• Contract/commercial management
o Develop and improve contracts tools
o Lead contractual discussions and clarifications
o Prepare, review and analyse Early Warnings and Compensation Events
o Review and validate monthly payment applications
• Prepare and deliver reporting
o Financial
o Progress
• Risk management
o Maintain the risk register of the contract(s)
• Team management
o Lead a small team of Contract Managers and Assistant Project Managers
• Stakeholder management
o Liaison with different entities from the client organisation
• Audits of the contract holder
o Quality
o Financial
• Lessons learnt
o Recording and sharing lessons learnt from everyday activities for the benefit of others on the
• Implementation of lessons learnt from previous projects and other contracts

Key relationships:

The Contract Engineer / Project Manager will report to the Group Leader and will lead a small team of contract managers and assistant project managers.

Other interfaces within the Client business will include those with other Group Leaders, civil engineers, scheduling and cost control teams.

The Contract Engineer / Project Manager will work with the Responsible Designer's Project Management Office (PMO), procurement department and potentially legal teams.

Business Travel:
• Bristol based with occasional trips to France

Level of Experience
• Engineer/Chartered Engineer

• Microsoft Office
• Primavera 6

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

Note 2: Based in Client office (Bristol) - Monday to Friday - 40hrs per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role

Note4: Service Incentive - on completion of 12-month continuous service in post - there is a salary uplift of 5% paid

Note5: Please provide travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application


Here's What You'll Need:
• Bachelor / Master's degree in a relevant field of engineering.
• Project management qualification and/or experience.
• Contract management qualification and/or experience (preferably NEC3 or similar target price contract).
• Knowledge of and/or experience of civil engineering design contracts in the nuclear sector or heavily
regulated industry (such as oil & gas, rail,).
• Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.
• Excellent communication and organisational skills; able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.
• Strong numerical and analytical skills.
• MS office proficient.
• English fluent - written & verbal.
• Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
• French language skills, written & verbal.
• Working knowledge of Primavera 6.

Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
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