AECOM Framework Manager in Winchester, United Kingdom
Requisition/Vacancy No. 144472BR
Position Title Framework Manager
Job Category Program and Project Management
Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy
Country United Kingdom
State/Province/Region GBR - Hampshire
Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About the Business Line
Program, Cost, Consultancy
We provide cost and project management services, and specialist consultancy services, to public- and private-sector clients around the world, with a strong presence in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
AECOM has a Strategic Partnership (SP) with South Eastern County Council as sole provider of a range of cost, project and programme management services. The SP started in April 2014 and runs through March 2018, extendable to March 2022. Through the SP, AECOM has 20+ staff co-located with CC staff and CC’s clients’ staff at offices in Winchester and at other sites across Hampshire, the South-East and London.
We are looking for a Framework Manager to join and mange the existing joint AECOM Framework Management Team, primarily to manage the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) in the London and South-East regions, but also to manage other public sector frameworks as necessary.
The role will primarily be based in the Greater London area with weekly visits to Winchester.
The successful candidates should have solid Project Management skills, be conversant with two stage collaborative working and single stage procurement processes and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy of such arrangements.
As anFramework Manager your responsibilities will include:
Manage and Support all framework management activities including Client and Contractor Management;
Preparation and distribution of reports on apprenticeships, H&S, cost and time predictability, framework benefits and other best practice activities;
Analysis of data to inform reports;
Updating of database, using Client/Contractor contacts to keep track of outstanding data;
Obtain any outstanding data;
Find efficiency in process and help instil best practice in the team;
Present the framework to potential Clients promoting its use and the benefits to be had;
Issue of all procurement and legal documentation for client review providing framework understanding in advice;
Client support in managing the procurement process, offering advice based on market conditions and Client specific needs;
Review of Client tender documents;
Issuing of tender documents and response to clarifications;
Scoring tender returns and facilitating moderation meetings including preparation of tender reports;
Checking of financial criteria in the form of a credit check;
Checking validity of Contractor Pre Construction Commercial returns against a pre designed matrix;
Awarding contractors and providing feedback;
Reading and understanding of contracts to assist Client decision making;
Attending framework management meetings with contractors to listen, discuss and advise;
Minute taking, writing up and distributing;
Promote best practice through the collaborative culture of the frameworks including RACI, Risk, Behavioural Facilitation & Value Management workshops;
Responding to enquiries of any nature, directing it to the appropriate person/persons;
Liaison with all members of the team, all Contractors and Clients;
Showing a strong understanding of the council and it’s processes; and
Getting involved with Client improvement workshops and training programmes whilst sharing best practice widely throughout the organisation.
Has experience in undertaking similar role before, preferably in public sector environment
To be conversant with the two stage collaborative process
Preferably project/programme (Prince2 or MSP Foundation/practitioner level experience)
Preferably Membership of professional body ICE, RIBA, RICS, or other, linked to construction
An excellent understanding of the project management processes and philosophy underpinning these arrangements to deliver an excellent framework management service
Good computer skills with experience of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project, databases
Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to converse with members, officers, professionals and the like
Working within public sector, contractors and suppliers
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.