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Contract Manager

Job Reference Ref/1699/529

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Salary Range :
£46285 - £49620
Working Hours:
Vantage House, Vantage Park, Washingley Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6SR
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Highways and Transportation
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

We manage a portfolio of contracts to deliver highway works with a combined value in excess of £80m. This role will be key to managing our contracts to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our communities. This will include working with our supply chain, building positive relationships and achieving best value in terms of value for money, quality product and contributing to our net zero target.

Overall purpose of this role:

Cambridgeshire Council promotes and delivers economic growth in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. In order to achieve this, it has Highways and Street Lighting Contracts that enable the delivery of these objectives, in the order of £80 million per annum.

Delivering Transport interventions to transform the network, reduce congestion and move people more freely between businesses and homes around the area;

  • Improvement and maintenance of the highway network
  • Maintenance of street lights and illuminated assets
  • Smaller bespoke highway contracts
  • Street lighting service for new assets and customer service
  • Smart city interventions to boost the economic potential and efficiency of the area.

As part of the Project Delivery Directorate, the contract management team supports the delivery of  improvements and maintenance of the network, and as part of the service manages contracts to enable this. Working together to support sustainable economic growth in the Cambridgeshire area and to ensure the Council achieves its objectives. A major requirement of this role will be to formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all resourcing, contractual performance and tendering activity within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximised and cost savings are generated. Working across the Council with those that access these contracts to monitor and report on progress and cost savings achieved by category / supplier and validate supplier performance and ensure that the programme remains on track and on budget.

Ensure contract compliance and that the contracts are delivering a service that meets the objects set by the Council.

To find out more about our team and the work that we do, visit

For an informal chat please contact Mike Williams Assistant Director Project Delivery

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found.

About you

You will be capable of interpreting a New Engineering Contract (NEC) and have experience in administering the contract including use of standard forms and/or systems. You will benefit from contract management experience in the same or similar highways setting and be keen to drive forward best value through effective and robust contract management principles. 

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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