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Jacobs Contract Administration Assistant in Warrington, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities. People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity:

Jacobs Engineering is the Nuclear Design and Engineering partner for Sellafield Ltd under the PPP (Programme and Project Partners). PPP is an exciting model to work in with Four world class organisations who have come together as one team, to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

The programme arrangement is set to deliver £7bn worth of major projects creating a lasting legacy through the long-term partnerships.

We are continually recruiting high value expertise from across regulated and comparable sectors to work in a collaborative environment. PPP is continually delivering major projects over the next couple of decades, so there are lots of opportunities to develop your careers with a leading multinational company that put people first.

Being part of the PPP Team offers a unique opportunity to cultivate change and creativity in engineering, safety, and delivery solutions in one of the most complex industrial sites in the UK, if not the world.

As a result of an increasing portfolio of projects, we are seeking an Assistant Contract Administrator to join one of our teams in Warrington.

Supporting the Contract Administrator, the Assistant Contract Administrator will:

  • Support the Commercial Lead in upholding Jacobs values within PPP, driving for progressive improvement in the effective application of the contracting model within Lot 2 and across the partnership; working with the other partners’ Commercial Leads to develop cross-PPP strategies and implementation plans will be key aspect of this role.

  • Help support specific projects within the programme through effective contract administration and where appropriate negotiation with suppliers/vendors on areas of contention and on the interpretation of the contract as a practical, day-to-day working document

  • Help maintain long-term relationships with the customer and other stakeholders within specific PPP projects

  • Help support the delivery of financial targets for the business area (revenue, profit and staff utilisation) through the defence of commercial interests

  • Monitoring of end-life forecast on projects helping to ensure operating profit is maintained, commercial issues and risks are identified, and appropriate mitigating strategies developed

  • Assist in the preparation and negotiation of variations, contract amendment, claims, EWNs and addressing the consequence of ECIs;

  • Ensure all relevant records are kept as appropriate, monitor and maintain project documentation records and registers in compliance with client and Jacobs’ policies, procedures and expectations

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree educated in Commercial Management or other relevant qualification

  • Enthusiasm to develop communication, negotiation and analytical skills

  • Awareness of pre- and post-contract activities

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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