Associate Director – Public Procurement

Turner & Townsend

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Associate Director – Public Procurement


Turner & Townsend

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Company DescriptionAt Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.Our team is dynamic, innovative, and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.Job DescriptionTurner & Townsend Contract Services team is highly experienced in providing authoritative advice and professional expertise in the fields of Intelligent Procurement, Project Advisory and Dispute Resolution to a market leading client base. We are dedicated to making the difference to all our clients engaged in the delivery of major capital projects and programmes in Ireland and globally.Due to increased workload and securing of new clients, Turner & Townsend has a new opportunity for an Associate Director providing Intelligent Procurement and Contract Services in Ireland.Intelligent Procurement for major capital projects and programmes includes:-

  • Developing procurement and contracting strategies to drive value and mitigate risk;
  • Developing supply chain strategies to drive value and performance;
  • Engaging the supply chain to validate procurement and contracting strategies and obtain mark buy-in;
  • Effectively managing the procurement process including developing tender and contract documentation, evaluating tenders; and
  • Developing contracts to optimise opportunities and minimise risk.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with an outstanding team of specialist consultants;
  • Advise major clients and develop procurement strategies and plans for major construction projects and programmes;
  • Advise major clients on embedding sustainability ambitions in the pre-contract and procurement stages of major construction projects and programmes; and
  • Challenge themselves in a market-leading global business.

The OpportunityThe duties of this role include:

  • Providing specialist procurement advice to public and private sector clients;
  • Leading end-to-end procurement services on major construction and construction-services-related projects and programmes;
  • Developing and implementing procurement strategies and plans that support achievement of project and programme objectives in construction projects;
  • Leading engagements with the market and supply chain on a national and international level;
  • Drafting tender documents (PQQ, ITT/ITN) and reviewing contract documents prepared by others; and
  • Leading the procurement workstream including engagement with other professional team members, including technical, legal and commercial/financial.


  • Minimum 12 years’ experience with 5 years procurement experience for the procurement of capital works, goods and services; and
  • Preferably possess degree related to engineering, quantity surveying, law or procurement and/or be MCIPS.

Additional InformationWhat we offer you:

  • Full time, permanent
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive range of benefits
  • Pension
  • 27 days Annual leave
  • Opportunity to work on impactful and innovative projects
  • Career development opportunities both in Ireland and globally
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse group of talented and collaborative colleagues

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.Please find out more about us atJoin our social media conversations for more information about Turner & Townsend and our exciting future projects:It is strictly against Turner & Townsend policy for candidates to pay any fee in relation to our recruitment process. No recruitment agency working with Turner & Townsend will ask candidates to pay a fee at any time.Any unsolicited resumes/CVs submitted through our website or to Turner & Townsend personal e-mail accounts, are considered property of Turner & Townsend and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorised Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Turner & Townsend, there must be a formal written agreement in place and the agency must be invited, by the Recruitment Team, to submit candidates for review.

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Sun, 12 May 2024 00:04:32 GMT

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