Posted Date:  12 Jul 2024
Posting End Date:  24-Jul-2024
Location:  Derby
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Procurement
Salary (£):  £38,850-£48,478

Contract Specialist - Waste Network


Hello. We’re Severn Trent and we think water is wonderful. And we’re pretty keen on people, too.


Our people are what makes Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work. We’re a team of over 9,000 people with a purpose to deliver one of life’s essentials. We do it all while thriving in our unique culture and making a lasting difference to our planet, society, and careers.


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. 




Based at either our Raynesway Offices in Derby or our Severn Trent Centre head office in Coventry, we’re looking for our next contract specialist to join our experienced team. 


The role of the Contract Specialist is critical to the effective and efficient delivery of the Wastewater Infrastructure Network Services contracts ensuring support is given to stakeholders on its application, supplier relationships are maintained, contractual obligations are delivered and excellent contractual governance is administered. 


The key duties of the role are: 



  • Full and detailed understanding of the relevant contracts, facilitating the successful delivery of the contract. 
  • Seeking opportunities for contract efficiencies, value and identify contract leakage and actions to recover, to identify and deliver between 2 and 5% incremental value (cost reduction or new revenue). 
  • Manage demand to identify opportunity through consolidated activity/economies of scale, work allocation, profile and forecasting to optimize contract performance 
  • Seek to include further work (that falls within the Scope) in the contract from other areas of Severn Trent 
  • Produce monthly contract position statements – volumes, KPI performance, payments, via the completion of monthly scorecards 
  • Monitor contract expenditure against work streams, working closely in collaboration with budget holders to ensure delivery of business objectives through the contract 
  • Identify contract/commercial risk and ensure clear allocation of risk and appropriate mitigation plans are in place. 
  • Conduct regular contract performance reviews in the line with structure contract governance protocols focused on performance (SLA/KPIs), contract compliance and cost control. 


Are you familiar with waste infrastructure assets, and/or framework agreements (specifically NEC contracts)? Are you experienced in influencing stakeholders and have excellent communication skills across a range of mediums?


If so this role could lead you into an exciting new career! 




The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.

We’ll be looking for you to have knowledge of waste infrastructure assets and processes and we’ll want you to be comfortable and confident in negotiating, influencing and communication as you will be dealing with many different stakeholders, both internal and external. It will also be great if you have the ability to identify commercial opportunities and deliver these for the teams as well as the ability to project manage initiatives.



• Ability to understand financial and contract performance data. 

• Ability to identify commercial and new value opportunities 

• Strong influencing and problem solving skills. 

• Strong organisational and facilitation skills. 

• Ability to effectively communicate 



  • NEC4 Accredited Project Manager          
  • Good knowledge of office/supply chain IT systems/software e.g. Microsoft Office, SAP, SAP Ariba


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 want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you? 




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live. 


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:  


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)  
  • 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




We can’t wait to hear from you.  


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at 


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media. 


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!