Head of Procurement and Contracts – MetroLink, Dublin, Ireland

Location: Dublin

Description

MetroLink invites applications for a Head of Procurement and Contracts to be a part of the leadership team for the MetroLink Programme, the largest ever transport infrastructure project undertaken in Ireland.

As Head of Procurement & Contracts you will serve as the designated representative of TII in overseeing all procurement and contractual operations within the supply chain for the MetroLink programme.

You will be experienced in providing strategic leadership and direction in Procurement and Contract Management within a large and complex organisation, preferably within construction or civil engineering industries.

MetroLink is a transformative piece of public transport infrastructure unmatched in Ireland. The system offers a high-capacity, high-frequency metro railway with 16 new stations from Swords to Charlemont. Integral to its design is the interlinking of multiple transport networks, including Dublin Airport, Irish Rail, DART, Dublin Bus, and Luas, promoting a seamlessly integrated transport experience for the Greater Dublin Area.

Additionally, MetroLink creates direct links to primary destinations like Ballymun, the Mater Hospital, the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin City University, and Trinity College Dublin.

The majority of its 19km route is underground, marking a paradigm shift for Irish public transport. Upon launch, MetroLink will provide trains every three minutes during peak times, with a potential frequency increase to a service every 90/100 seconds by 2060. It can cater to 20,000 passengers hourly in each direction, a significant leap from the existing Luas Green Line’s 9,000 passenger capacity. When finished, the expected annual ridership will reach 53 million passengers, providing unprecedented convenience with an approximate 25-minute commute from Swords to Dublin city centre. The MetroLink rail system will be fully automated, driverless train operations, with full segregation from other traffic.

Responsibilities

  • Leading procurement and contracts management for MetroLink.
  • Providing strategic direction for the procurement & contracts function of the programme including people / talent management.
  • Directing and guiding strategic procurement activities for large value, complex contracts.
  • Leading the development, implementation and maintenance of a robust supplier relationship and performance management strategy.
  • Establishing and embedding Procurement best practice / standard operating procedures.
  • Leading the contract management function, establishing contract administration processes in conjunction with the Client Partner and Project Delivery Partner.
  • Be a brand ambassador for Metrolink, mitigating and managing programme and operational risks.

Requirements

  • Significant experience of providing strategic leadership and direction in Procurement and Contract Management within a large and complex organisation, preferably within construction or civil engineering industries.
  • Guiding strategic high value procurement activities and evaluation for major projects, with an appreciation of whole-life cost.
  • Project procurement and contract management at a senior level.
  • Setting-up and leading Procurement & Contracts functions.
  • Knowledge and experience of NEC / FIDIC contract conditions.
  • Contract negotiation, administration, assurance and cost management.
  • Operating within multi-million Euro/or equivalent programmes.
  • Experience gained within safety critical infrastructure environments such as metro or rail, and PPP experience would be desirable.
  • BA / BSc / BEng Hons in relevant discipline such as Construction, Quantity Surveying, Construction Law or Engineering. Full professional membership of a relevant chartered institute such as CIPS, RICS, IEI, ICE or APM is preferred.

For full information please download the detailed candidate briefing booklet about this role, please click here.

Application Process

TII has retained Newsom Consulting and Steering Point to assist with the recruitment of this position. To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter by clicking the button above by 5.30pm on 28th November 2023. For further enquiries regarding the position, contact Jim Newsom at [email protected] or Pei Gong at [email protected]

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