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Graduate Development Programme - Procurement and Construction - London

Company: National Grid Careers
Job type: full-time
Category: Financial Services

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Description: Contract Management and Controls (CMAC) is responsible for the management of Gas Distribution's biggest contract in the form of the Gas Distribution Strategic Partnerships (GDSP). The GDSP are responsible for the delivery of Gas Distribution's mains replacement programme, connections activities and much more. In addition CMAC undertake the management of all contracts providing Products, Works and Services to Gas distribution across hundreds of suppliers. CMAC comprises several teams which allow the management of the many facets of the contract portfolio: - Contract Control - Responsible for delivery under the GDSP contracts; Contract Control work closely with our Strategic Partners to monitor and support commercial performance and ensure that work is carried out safely and with minimum disruption to the public.
- Supplier Contracts Team - CMAC also have the responsibility for the management of all contracts providing Product/Works and Services to Gas distribution. The Supplier Contracts Team deal with the end to end contract management process of a wide range of suppliers ensuring value, benefits and compliance is maximised over the life of the contract.
- Commercial Assurance - The role of the Commercial Assurance Team is to provide maximum confidence that both Gas Distribution and the Strategic Partners and Supplier Contracts team are delivering the outputs agreed in the contracts and that the commercial risks are being effectively managed.
- Data Assurance - The role of the Data Assurance Team is to ensure that Gas Distribution's asset repository has been accurately recorded by the Strategic Partners and monitors the system and data input activities to provide business assurance for accurate regulatory reporting.
- Engineering and Safety Assurance - The role of the Engineering and Safety Assurance Team is to provide assurance that the Strategic Partners are operating within the required policy boundaries for design, standards and safety, provide assurance that the long term asset management approach adheres to the guidance parameters set by Gas Distribution, provide technical compliance assurance and undertake CDM assurance and independent Health and Safety advice and coordination.
- Risk and Compliance - The role of the Risk and Compliance Team is to manage the high level risks associated with the contracts and to ensure both Gas Distribution and the Strategic Partners are fully compliant with the requirements of the contracts and the relevant law and legislation.
With such a large portfolio of contracts covering such a wide scope of deliverables there is very little that CMAC cannot offer by way of experience. The successful candidate will be able to work in one or more departments at the fore front of Gas Distribution's contract management providing ideas, analysis and oversight to maximise performance, ensure the highest standards of safety and customer service are being delivered, and to ensure Gas Distribution's obligations under the contracts are being met. Key tasks/areas of work: - Undertake detailed analysis of contract performance and make recommendations for improvement
- Work with the business to forecast workload requirements for future years and to support the development of strategic budgets
- Manage and resolve contract and supply disputes
- Collaborate with suppliers to introduce and benefit from innovative developments
- Manage one or more contracts at various points in their life cycle
- Develop a dynamic and robust risk management strategy and carry out audits across a wide range of disciplines
- Support Gas Distributions yearly submission to our regulator Ofgem
- Influence strategies, policies and procedures
- Participate and influence stakeholder meetings and governance groups
- Identify issues and present them at intercompany meetings
- Build relationships with local councils and improve our street works performance
- Help to put the customer at the heart of everything we do
Job Category: Graduate Development Programme

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