Senior Third Party Agreements Manager (Utilities)

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Job Description

The Senior Third Party Agreements Manager – Utillities will lead the negotiation, development and embedding of contractual arrangements with selected third parties e.g. for the protection, diversion and connection of third party assets, to facilitate the construction and operation of the HS2 network.

About the role:
  • Responsible for a portfolio of complex Commercial Agreements, ensuring that these are aligned with the Commercial Strategy and the overall HS2 objectives, including the delivery of wider benefits.
  • Supporting the achievement of assurance and governance requirements of all commercial agreement deliverables as defined within the HS2 Construction Procurement Handbook. This includes leading development of agreement strategies/plans including the negotiation plan, developing agreement principles and providing instruction to legal for drafting.
  • Present to boards and committees, as required, in order to respond to secure ‘buy-in’ and respond to challenge and scrutiny.
  • Engage with other Directorates to identify requirements for third party agreements and to devise programme for delivery and implementation.
  • Embed awarded agreements within relevant business teams, ensuring contract management plans are in place.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and undertake assurance across a portfolio of awarded agreements throughout the agreement life cycle.
  • Manage interfaces with construction (and other) procurements and with directorate commercial team, to influence delivery strategies and to ensure requirements of Commercial Agreements are appropriately shared with contractors.
  • Lead development and assess commercial models for charging by third party and/or pricing of HS2 services effectively managing risk, complying with Managing Public Money guidelines and driving best value.
  • Support with timely and accurate reporting of Commercial Agreements activity
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI


About You:
  • Experience delivering performance focused collaborative agreements within a commercial environment.
  • Procurement and/or commercial management skills of high value, complex heavy civils / construction or similar works/services
  • Experience in the commercial aspect of procurement to ensure that value for money is secured and demonstrated
  • Experience of large scale infrastructure projects, rail construction and/or utility projects
  • Sponsor / Stakeholder relationship and management experience

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.
HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff – living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.
HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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