Assistant Procurement Manager (Major Infrastructre Programmes) - Birmingham

30 Nov 2016
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

Be a part of something Special:  Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas and visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder 'how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them.

Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us and greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete and thrive.

Our Birmingham team have exciting opportunities across our portfolio including; High Speed 2, Programme Delivery Partner for Highways England, SMART/Major Motorways, Network Rail, Local Authority frameworks, Flood/Environmental frameworks and Major Ground Investigations. 
The Role: Supports the Corporate Procurement Manager in delivering major procurement projects across the end-to-end lifecycle, developing documentation and uploading into the e-procurement tool, producing procurement sourcing strategies for specific projects and assisting the development and on-going continuous improvement of the procurement tools and templates required by the Corporate Procurement Team.
Key Responsibilities:
  • The APM is responsible for developing procurement strategies and plans for projects within £10k-£1m and supporting the Corporate Procurement Manager in the development of strategies and plans for larger scale projects
  • Manage procurements through the procurement life-cycle stages from identifying the business need to contract award
  • Advise on applicable EU and UK procurement legislation and developments, applicable government policies and procurement routes; ensuring that all activities comply with regulations
  • Manage the e-procurement solution for specific categories/projects ensuring all projects are advertised sufficiently, information is correct and meets all UK government transparency requirements and EU procurement legislation. Lead on continuous development of the tool to ensure our clients maximise their potential
  • Develop processes and review policies relevant to major professional services or indirect procurements ensuring they are in line with strategic business objectives
The Opportunity: CH2M are appointed as partners for nationally significant infrastructure projects where we work as an integrated team alongside our clients managing engineering and other professional services companies to deliver exciting schemes on time and within budget. Once in a lifetime opportunities to help deliver on world class projects.
At CH2M, we are constantly striving to further enhance our team resources. We are therefore interested in experienced engineering, environmental & other project professionals, offering significant career prospects, competitive packages, benefits & share options. The opportunity is there to work alongside talented colleagues and collaborative senior management. We continually look to further enhance CH2Mers capability through diverse and challenging work as well as training, development plans & mentorships.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of procuring through OJEU, established Government frameworks and Utilities directives
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Skilled in compiling tender and commercial documents
  • Demonstrable use of e-tendering solutions
  • Member of CIPS or studying towards final stages of qualification

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • Awareness of government initiatives and policies with ability to assess relevancy and defend applicability
  • Working knowledge of the Utilities Contract Regulations
  • Track record of procuring Professional Services Consultancy services and other indirect projects/spend categories
  • Good understanding of supply market for Professional Services Consultancy services and indirect goods and services relating to infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge of working with or for publicly funded bodies including central government departments
  • Good knowledge of different forms of contract and risk allocation

Our Culture:  Safety & health conscious, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.
Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.
Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.
Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK who are willing to accept local employment contract conditions. CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position or offer expatriate employment terms.
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Job Location CH2M, BirminghamBirmingham, GB
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