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Contract Management Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to ensuring people enjoy healthy, safe and independent lives through timely support that is most suited to their needs. We are seeking an enthusiastic Contract Management Officer to support the management of a number of key highways related contracts delivering a wide range of services.

You will work on the effective implementation and monitoring of the County Council’s Highway Contracts, primarily the Highways Term Service Contract, supporting the effective management of the contract, driving value for money and monitoring contract outcomes in line with corporate and directorate objectives. 

The role sits within Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Contracts and Commissioning Team, working collaboratively across the council to deliver the highway service. The team delivers contract management and commissioning expertise to ensure services provided to the council are fit for purpose, cost effective and deliver against the council’s visions and ambitions.  You will have proven experience of highways related work and contracts, excellent stakeholder management and the ability to work across complex systems to deliver the most efficient results through the Highway contracts.

For more information or to chat about the opportunity please contact Sam Makalandawa - Contracts Manager (


What will you be doing?

The Contracts Management Officer will support the Contracts Manager to monitor our service provider’s performance and delivery against a number of different types of highways infrastructure programmes. This will include contract, performance and programme management, circa £60m per annum.

The role will cover NEC 3 term maintenance, PFI and NEC 4 professional services contracts and any subsequent contracts procured by the contracts and commissioning team.

You will play an integral role in the delivery of existing contracts and assist in the development of new processes, procedures and systems to drive efficiency as we move the service to digital by default solutions.

As a valued member of the team you will provide support to other team members and stakeholders and to drive effective management of the contracts.

The role is vital in ensuring effective and efficient delivery of contracts, with a systematic approach to delivery of the workstreams, determining appropriate outcome measures and key milestones to track progress, analysing information and delivering reporting functions, as required.

About you

About you

You will have a good level of knowledge and understanding of:

Highways Contracts, Construction/ civils engineering, programme management, supplier engagement.

You will be:

Capable of coordinating between various departments, organised with excellent time management skills, with the ability to self-direct and work under own initiative, confident with figures, motivated to make a visible difference to our communities and drive forward change.

Open to development with opportunities to train and grow within the role and the wider contracts and commissioning team.

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 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.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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