Interim Contract Manager

Line Up Aviation
Gloucestershire, UK
13 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with some of the industry's best-known companies and pride ourselves with working to the highest standard of service supported by an ingrained culture of honesty and integrity.

Role: Interim Contract Manager - Research & Technology

Pay: £38 p/h (LTD) or £29.17 p/h (PAYE)

Contract: 35 Hours a week - 11-month contract

Location: Filton

Main activities of role: -

An opportunity has arisen to join my client as an Interim Contracts Manager providing support to the UK R&T Contract Management team to clear a backlog of outstanding work due to a period of high workload. The successful applicant will join the UK CTO team responsible for Research & Technology (R&T) Business Development and Partnerships.

The person will engage in collaborative Government funded contracts, which provide public funding for Research and Technology (R&T) projects, focused on specific funding bodies and for bid preparation, contract negotiation and contract fulfilment.

Responsibilities: -

The jobholder will work closely with internal stakeholders (IP/Legal/engineering) and external partners to negotiate to conclusion a range of R&T contractual agreements.

The job holder will also support production and collation of contractual documentation for funding proposals which will require an interface with the funding agency (BIS/ATI/Innovate UK) for specific contracts, and collaborative partners.

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

To effectively integrate between the R&T partner and internal teams (CTO; Legal; Engineering; Procurement ....) to secure an acceptable set of terms for the organisation.
Negotiation to conclusion of R&T contractual agreements with a range of R&T partners, establishing a range of contracts:
University Framework agreements;
University Studentship Agreements
Collaboration Agreements with industrial and university partners (including IP terms).
To deliver these - you will liaise with appropriate experts to secure an integrated result
Preparation of bids for public funding, defines the appropriate contract structure, assembles the required data (technical content; tax-payer value for money; strategic fit; partner rationale; exploitation plans....) in close collaboration with the other Contract Managers and technical experts and partners
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the key stakeholders in the contract (technical & commercial), within the collaborative partner's organisations and at the target funding agency (officials & contract reviewers), to ensure business needs are met.Skills Required: -

Contracting experience with legal awareness including IP
Negotiation Skills
Well organised team player
Educated to degree level (or equivalent), specialising in Business or Engineering related.
Customer or supplier facing experience.
Politically astute.
Personable / GSOH - Interaction with Government agencies and ministers / Suppliers / Legal / Manufacturing / Engineering and Finance, etc.
Awareness of the security of data and export sensitivities.
Tension / Competition resilience.
Self-starter attitude, pro-activity and involvement.
Organisation in terms of quality and timeliness.
Time management skills of self and others, including ability to work under pressure/workload prioritisation
Knowledge of software development.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Callie Warner at Line Up Aviation

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