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Contracts/Commercial Manager

Northern Ireland, County Londonderry, Londonderry
£45000.0 - £55000.0 per annum + Competitive Salary £45k-£55k+
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Specialist area
Building services (general)
Project Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Your new company
Hays have partnered with a company that specialises in fire safety design, engineering, consulting, and specialisation. This company is in a period of growth and is seeking an experienced Contracts/Commercial Manager to oversee projects which span across the UK and Middle East. The role will be based at their head office in Derry/Londonderry with regular interaction from their other offices throughout the UK and Middle East.

Your new role
As a Contract and Commercial Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and managing all aspects of contractual agreements related to fire engineering services and operations. With your keen attention to detail, strong communication skills, and ability to multitask effectively, you will contribute significantly to the successful execution of fire engineering projects and the financial success of the business. The role will require some adhoc travel but will not be required on a weekly basis.

  • Lead commercial activities, ensuring contract delivery meets client expectations and maintains profitability.
  • Draft clear, accurate contracts aligned with organisational objectives and legal requirements.
  • Use knowledge of UK and Middle Eastern contract law to negotiate and manage region-specific contracts.
  • Review contract terms meticulously, identify potential risks, and ensure all obligations are met.
  • Conduct risk assessments for each contract, identify potential risks and opportunities, and implement strategies to mitigate risks and maximise profitability.
  • Foster relationships with clients, vendors, and stakeholders to ensure smooth communication and alignment on objectives.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement best practices to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Prepare accurate reports and financial statements related to contract performance and project progress.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices related to contract management and commercial delivery.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Expertise in contract administration and negotiation.
  • Comprehensive understanding of UK and Middle Eastern contract law.
  • Previous experience in the Engineering Consultancy or Construction Industry.
  • Project Management experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Detail-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team.


  • Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
  • Master's degree in business, legal, or commercial fields.

What you'll get in return
This is a newly established position within the company, offering a unique chance to join a multi-award-winning independent fire safety firm. This organisation strives to foster a dynamic culture that values innovation, collaboration, imagination, technology and diversity. A competitive salary will be provided, along with a clear and attainable progression structure. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to avail a variety of benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Hybrid/ Remote Working
  • Flexible hours
  • Holiday Buying/Selling Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • EMI Share Scheme

What you need to do now
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