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Construction Procurement Manager

Construction Procurement Manager

£451.71 Umbrella Per day

12 Months Contract

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Hackney (E8)

  • You must have previous construction procurement experience within the public sector

  • You must have extensive knowledge of the construction industry in the UK

  • You should be able to work with senior managers and Directors and provide clear advice

  • You must be able to manage a programme of construction procurement, monitor their delivery and address issues with slippage of timescales

  • You must have relevant procurement and/or construction related qualifications


  • To organise and deliver all work on time and to agreed quality standards.

  • To ensure all work undertaken is compliant with Council policies and practice, and statutory requirements.

  • To enable a performance orientated approach and culture, for example by drawing up and implementing project plans and work plans to facilitate the achievement of Council and Category strategies and objectives.

  • To consistently apply the Council's Human Resource Standards and Equality Standards.

    To promote equality of opportunity and collaborative working as appropriate across the Council.

  • To have a keen awareness of the role of procurement within the Council's organisational context, and a commitment to the Council's organisational values and beliefs.

  • To have a keen awareness of the wider picture, including Council's Corporate Plan and Key Deliverables.

  • To communicate in a clear, confident and authoritative manner that is in line with established policies and practices of the Council.


  • Using a sound knowledge of procurement best practice, statute and contract case law, Council Standing Orders and Financial Regulations, project management procurement work stream for allocated projects, liaising with Council Officers, service users, service providers, specialist advisors (inc.

    legal, health and safety, financial, and equalities advisors) and other stakeholders as necessary.

  • To lead on the most complex contract procurements using well developed skills of personal discretion and judgement.

  • Management of other specialist staff for the purposes of the project related work as required.

  • To ensure that procurement is undertaken in accordance with the Council's Standing Orders, relevant legislative requirements and the Council's service priorities.

  • To draft a project plan for each contract, having regard to the needs of the service (and in particular expiry dates of existing contracts and critical start dates for new contracts), the requirements of the procurement process with regard to Standing Orders and Public Procurement Legislation, and workload.

    To ensure that each project plan is adhered to or adjusted to reflect changed priorities or new developments, making sure that all relevant parties are informed of necessary changes.

  • To check with the budget holder that realistic budget provision has been made for each contract, having regard to its whole life costs, before procurement is commenced.

  • To advise the Project Sponsor in the identification of a Project Team for each contract (to include operational managers and specialist advisors including legal, financial, health and safety, and equalities advisors, as required).

  • To ensure the placement of contract notices in the press and the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) as required.

  • To oversee and co-ordinate the timely production all documents necessary for the tender process, including the terms and conditions of contract, service specifications and performance standards, and to liaise with members of the Project Team to ensure that service requirements promote Best Value.