Graduate Junior Contracts Officer, Capital Delivery - National Grid

  • Job Reference: 7291
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2019
  • Recruiter: National Grid
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  • Location: Castle Donington, Leicestershire
  • Salary: £28,105 to £29,127
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus £2,000 joining bonus
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Engineering & Technical, Legal, Sales, Marketing & Communications, Science & Technology, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality, Procurement, Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate Junior Contracts Officer, Capital Delivery

Role requirements

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. Following successful completion of the scheme, end-destination role will be based in Castle Donnigton (office based, travel across UK)

Qualifications: You must have, or be predicted to gain, a 2:2 degree classification or above in the one of the following subjects:

Quantity Surveying, Finance, Engineering, Business Management, Law, Management Accounting, Maths, Physics

To apply for this role, you must hold a valid full UK car driving licence.

About the role

As a Graduate Junior Contracts Officer at National Grid every day will be different. You’ll be responsible for the management of the contracts after they have been awarded, ensuring we receive value for money and outperform the standards set by our new regulatory framework, RIIO (Revenue – Incentives + Innovation + Outputs).

You’ll be part of the dynamic Electricity Contracts Team, working closely with our project managers in the field, regularly travelling to sites to support the site based teams delivering the work. As part of the wider Capital Delivery business area, you’ll be supporting the management of small and large construction projects, some with a value of over £1bn.

The Electricity Contracts function will be faced with some challenges in 2020/2021 and beyond; you will be involved in significant contract management tasks, adding continual improvements to the function. So if you enjoy that feeling of satisfaction when you deliver a successful project and have a great end product, Capital Delivery is the place to start your career.

What you'll do

As a graduate in the Contracts team you will be involved in:

  • The building and development of a high performing team;
  • Monitoring of contract performance and identify areas for improvement;
  • The development and application of contract management processes, looking at everything from contract compliance and cost management to contract administration, to make sure we get value for money;
  • Support the Contract Team Manager with the contractual interfaces within Construction Delivery;
  • Support cost, finance and contract management processes and ensure they are adhered to and ensuring contractual compliance. This may include involvement in contractual processes such as compensation events, payment, defects;
  • Opportunity to be involved in the development and improvement of new and existing business processes and procedures to support National Grid’s culture for contract excellence;
  • Support the development, challenge and review of suppliers to ensure performance of required contractual deliverables and delivering value for money.
What's in it for you

This is a unique opportunity to develop your stakeholder management and contract management skills; both vital in a successful leader.

In Capital Delivery, we are committed to the personal development of our employees. Joining us, you’ll be supported as you develop a wide range of leadership, business and technical skills through structured training and on the-job experience. You’ll work closely with your line manager to establish and navigate through a Personal Development Plan that is tailored to your needs.

What you'll get

Youwill receive a starting salary of £28,105 (or £29,127 if you hold a Masters) and a £2000 joining bonus. You will also have access to a number of additional benefits such as 25 days’ holiday, a generous completion payment, an accommodation allowance as you move around the business, a competitive pension scheme and a number of flexible benefits to name just a few.

Who we are

At National Grid, we don’t just ask our people to deliver to the highest standards. We also support them to be the best they can be. We welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds. National Grid’s ambition is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. We are committed to building a workforce which represents the communities we serve and a working environment in which each individual feels respected, fairly treated, valued and able to reach their full potential.

Role location

Osprey House, Castle Donington (office based, travel across UK)

This programme consists of rotational placements and therefore you must be willing to relocate as and when the programme requires. Following successful completion of the scheme, end-destination role will be based in Castle Donnigton

Closing date

The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 15th December, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. National Grid's recruitment periods canand may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.

Further Information

If you consider yourself to have a disability, long term health condition and/or require any reasonable adjustments to complete any part of our application process, please make us aware as soon as possible so we can make the relevant adjustments.

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