Assistant Engineering Contracts Manager

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Central London
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Your New Role

An exciting opportunity to work for one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

My client is looking for an Assistant Engineering Contracts Manager to support, assist and deputise for the Engineering Contracts Manager to provide high quality and professional commercial expertise and contract management, with a particular focus on Rolling Stock leasing and Engineering Contracts.

The post holder will support the business planning process, contract negotiations, and production of new contracts and contract variations, in the field of Rolling Stock leasing, maintenance and modifications.

You will be required to work with Engineering Managers, Project Managers and Commercial Managers within the Engineering Directorate and to support the objectives of the Finance and Contracts Directorate to be a professional support function to the business. Additionally you will support the Train Services Directorate with professional commercial expertise and contract management relating train crew and inter TOC trading.

What you’ll need to succeed


• Min. 2 to 5 years experience in an Engineering or Commercial environment
• Knowledge and understanding of contractual frameworks, preferably with knowledge of Railway Industry
• Strong business awareness
• Experience of rail or similar transport / franchise industry (desirable)
• Excellent analytical skills with meticulous attention to detail
• Excellent presentation and communication skills
• Able to communicate clearly and effectively (both written and oral) at all levels and explain complex contractual issues to a non-financial audience.
• Builds good working relationships with directors, managers and staff across all functions
• Good negotiation skills
• Ability to influence and solve problems at all levels of the business.
• Ability to be customer focussed, delivery focussed and having a flexible “can do” approach.


• Educated to degree standard or equivalent
• Qualified or working towards a recognised Engineering or Contract Management professional qualification

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