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Posted Date:  23-Sep-2022
Posting End Date:  Friday 7th October 2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Services
Department:  Overheads
Salary (£):  £37-48k

Contract Manager

Business Unit : Severn Trent Services 

Post end date : Friday 7th October 2022 

Salary Range : £37-48k

Role Type :  Full Time Contract 

Recruiter : Amie Coates 




Are you an experienced Contract Manager? Do you want to join a growing, innovative fast-paced organisation where your career can fly?


Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine. 






This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority. It’s a really exciting time to be joining Severn Trent Services – we’re on an upwards trajectory, our business is growing and we’re looking for new talent to join us on our journey!


As a Contract Manager, you will play a fundamental role in the day-to-day management of Severn Trent Services existing MoD contract, commonly known as project Aquatrine. Working with the customer, external stakeholders and our internal teams, you will ensure the efficient management of the contract.


Another crucial responsibility of this position, will be to provide contract and commercial advice and support to our Business Development team, supporting the adoption of best commercial practice and the proper management of business risks and costs.


Some of the other key accountabilities of this position include:


  • Ensure that all MOD Contract Payment Applications and Receipts are compiled, submitted and paid on time
  • Managing the contract change processes
  • Take the lead in receiving, investigating and resolving internal contract scope queries, often involving land registry and leases
  • Liaise with a wide range of internal stakeholders including on site Service Delivery, Billing, MOD Contracted Customer, Finance and Contract Management colleagues.
  • Represent STS at commercial and contractual meetings with MOD and other Customers
  • Support project specific insurance inputs and liaise with internal and external insurers
  • Ensure compliance with all customer, internal and external policies and procedures
  • Review customer terms and conditions for new business opportunities, identifying risks/opportunities, advising on compliance with commercial guidelines and supporting commercial negotiations
  • Aligning customer terms and conditions with our supply chain contracts, to minimise risks to Severn Trent.







So, what does our ideal candidate look like? You will be an experienced Contract Manager (or contract specialist), who is familiar with commercial Terms and Conditions and the standard forms of contract – including NEC3. You will be excellent at communication across a variety of mediums and audiences and you’ll be able to demonstrate your business acumen and commercial awareness.


It would be great if you had a relevant professional qualification, (i.e. MICE, MRICS or equivalent), but if you’re currently working towards that, we would welcome your application too.


It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence as there will be some travel required.


We would also love it if you had a working knowledge of PFI contracts and some experience working in the water sector, however it isn’t essential as we are able to support the development of your knowledge in those areas.


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.  

We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.  



We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do. 


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.  


We do more, because we care.  




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:  


  • Salary of £37-48k – dependent on experience
  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, (based on company performance)  
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate  
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two volunteering days per year 




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you. 


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.