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Associate Director - Contracts & Procurement - Oil & Gas/Renewables

Cheshire/Warrington with WFH flexibility 


About this opportunity

Gleeds is a leading global property and construction consultancy. Independent since 1885, we are proud to deliver award-winning projects around the world.

Our Energy and Infrastructure teams specialise in delivering projects worldwide within Nuclear, Defence, Rail, Roads, Highways, Water, Utilities, Ports and Renewables.

We are recruiting for a Associate Director to join our Energy team to lead our works within the Oil Refinery sector as they look to transition to more renewable sources of energy. Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture.

In this role you will be working closely with clients to manage their current contracts and supply chain in a complex refinery environment. As well as delivering the here and now you will start to look at evaluating, recommending and implementing strategic procurement, processes and procedures for their future renewable works.

This role is focused on our UK wide projects, so we are really flexible on location, with a mixture of client site, office & home working.

A full job description detailing the day-to-day tasks and development can be provided after application.

In return for being a Gleeds team member, we will give you

  • Clear opportunities to develop and grow your career through training and further qualifications 
  • Fantastic networking opportunities to grow your personal brand and expand your understanding of the industry 
  • Generous holiday allowance plus the option to purchase additional days through the holiday purchase scheme.
  • Highly competitive salary and the opportunity to increase this through continuous reviews
  • Employee Assistance Programme to ensure your health and personal well-being comes first
  • Our global travel scholarship programme gives you the unique opportunity to gain global experience
  • Flexible working arrangements to ensure you have a healthy work-life balance 
  • Volunteering opportunities to engage with your local community or charitable organisations
  • Unparalleled support from central teams and a company that is recognised as a gold standard investor in people

About You

What we are looking for in our next Associate Director

  • Experience of standard forms of contract, including the NEC suite, and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 would be beneficial, and candidates personal and communication skills, ambition, drive and energy will be considered equally important to be successful.
  • Working knowledge of construction procurement strategies, including tendering and contract strategies.
  • Previous working experience within a similar environment such as refinery/oil & gas or petrochemical is essential 
  • Professional qualifications and/or membership of the RICS or the CIPS is desirable. Progress towards this will be supported if not already attained

About Us

Be part of the extraordinary

Every day at Gleeds, we influence the way people around the world live, work and travel. Delivering on the world’s most iconic projects for globally renowned clients, our teams solve complex problems that shape the future of the built environment.

One of the qualities we value in people, is the ability to think creatively about the solutions we offer to clients. With 71 offices spanning the Americas, Europe, MENA and Asia Pacific our ability to innovate and improve is a product of the varied backgrounds and experience of our people. We welcome new perspectives and ideas.

Above all, we believe that quality relationships sit at the heart of good business. We strive to be the people that seek to understand and bring people together. Wherever we are in the world, our aspiration is to leave a positive legacy for people and local communities, whilst living and breathing our three core values:

  • We’re committed to our clients and our people
  • We’re creative and realistic
  • We combine professionalism with personality

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender.

We recognise the importance of work/life balance and agree flexible working arrangements to suit each individual.

Gleeds is a gold standard investor in people employer.

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