£22,000 - £27,000
Our client is looking for a full-time Contracts Assistant to work with and support our Company & Commercial team.
The ideal person will be a competent contracts or commercial administrator with excellent attention to detail who is happy to take on a variety of project and non-project related legal and commercial tasks.
The Contracts Assistant will support the Contracts Manager and the company’s Project Managers with contract creation, administration, reviewing, negotiation, performance, and completion (inclusive of client, inter-company, sub-consultant and supplier contracts).
The Contracts Assistant will be required to liaise internally with the business and support functions and must be commercially focused; client and supplier orientated; and have a strong background in project and contract administration.
•Previous experience of working within a professional environment and within a similar role.
•Qualified to a degree level in a recognised commercial discipline (such as law, finance or business) is preferable.
•Ability to demonstrate sound commercial and contractual awareness.
•Experience of creating, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts.
•Good understanding of key contractual terms and conditions.
•Competent to provide professional advice and guidance on contractual issues.
•Effective organisation and time management skills with the ability to work on own with a fluctuating workload.
•The ability to work accurately with excellent attention to detail and high level of confidentiality is crucial.
•Smart, professional demeanor.
•Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
•Strong ability to handle multiple issues, projects and competing deadlines and priorities.
•Ability to process and manage documents using the appropriate computer software, particularly Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
•To prepare, manage and administer sub-consultancy agreements and keep up-to-date records (electronic and physical) of all relevant documentation and information. This will include managing an adequate filing system and updating contracts data within the Sub-Consultant Management System.
•Reviewing and amending various sub-consultancy contracts (with supervision where appropriate) through to execution to include conducting and supporting negotiations with sub-consultants to achieve the best position for the business.
•To liaise with the Contracts Manager, the relevant Project Manager and Sub-Consultant where necessary to resolve any contractual issues.
•To assist the Accounts Department with all financial matters including sub-consultant timesheets, invoices and payments.
•Dealing promptly with any contractual queries and/or requests from the business and internal support teams.
•To develop and maintain a good working relationship with external advisors, clients and sub-consultants.