Contracts Officer - Projects Manager

Chichester, West Sussex
£39,002 - £41,846 per annum
11 Apr 2019
11 May 2019
Job Function
Contracts, Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The opportunity

Do you have the ability to deliver demanding construction projects and manage these projects from feasibility through to final completion acting in the role as a construction projects manager? Come and join our Economy, Planning and Place team and help make a difference to the lives of our residents within West Sussex.

As a Contracts Officer - Projects Manager, you will deliver a robust project management service acting as the main lead on various sized capital building projects for West Sussex departments. You will be required to provide technical advice and give guidance on the management of building projects relating to day to day project management, project valuations and give general contractual advice. You will work in conjunction with and in accordance with the Council’s outsourced Multi-Disciplinary Consultant (MDC) who will provide all professional services on your projects. You will contract manage the MDC and other contractors on any given building project to effectively deliver a pre and post contract service covering but not limited to feasibilities, project development, project consultation with all parties, project procurement and project management to meet Capital Programme requirements and to satisfy stakeholder needs.

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of high risk/high value building capital contracts. Projects must deliver value for money through regular performance monitoring and liaising with customers, contractors and the MDC to meet the best value. You will also communicate as well as develop and maintain relationships with a range of people such as clients, key procurement contracts, contractors and the MDC in order to provide in-depth specialist advice and information.

Relocation packages of up to £10,000 are available, subject to meeting certain criteria.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please call Elaine Sanders on 0330 2225605.


  • 29 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • A very generous defined benefit pension scheme
  • Varied flexible working options
  • Maternity, paternity, dependency and adoption leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 a year through our West Sussex Choices benefits platform
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres

A range of commuting and business travel discount and initiatives

To apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply for job’ button at the bottom of the page in order to submit your CV and cover letter by 23:00pm on Sunday 12th May 2019. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the very best of luck.