Commercial Contracts Manager (Facilities and Infrastructure)

University College London - Estates - Facilities & Infrastructure

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one of the UK’s most successful Universities, with over 12,000 staff and 38,000 students. The activities of UCL have expanded as a result of a number of mergers and academic and funding opportunities. Our estate comprises of over 250 buildings valued in excess of £2bn, including more than 4 million square feet of academic teaching space and c.6000 units of student accommodation. UCL is embarking on a 10-year Capital Programme, which will see capital investment over the period amounting to around £1.2bn, and including the development of a New University Quarter (UCL East) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The scale, variety, and complexity of the portfolio are unparalleled in the sector.

The post holder will be responsible for providing internal contracts advice and continuously reviewing UCL Facilities & Infrastructure (F&I) hard & soft services contracts, including maintenance, service, frameworks, and projects, to ensure that they reflect UCL Estates’ business, commercial, and service requirements. You would also develop and implement procedures for auditing and assisting the Performance Manager and University Service Managers (USMs) in reporting on supplier performance in meeting service specifications and any associated performance criteria; specifically, to review and improve commercial outcomes to ensure continued best value.

The successful candidate will possess a strong knowledge of procurement best practice, with strong practical experience of contract management (NEC3 expertise would be highly beneficial). You will have developed a proven track record in contracts & performance management, ideally across a similar diverse and complex multi-site portfolio. This role will suit individuals who thrive in stakeholder engagement within collaborative environments.

For a confidential discussion and/or full job details, please contact our advisors Michael Hewlett ( or Hayley Mintern ( of The Management Recruitment Group on: 020 8892 0115.

UCL vacancy reference: 1615197

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Closing Date: 26 January 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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