Let’s add value that lasts
With 240 sites now active along the route between London and the West Midlands, employing over 13,000 people with tens of thousands more jobs supported through the supply chain, the size and scale of HS2 means that there are fantastic career development opportunities and we invest in our people to encourage their personal development and we’re looking for more talented people to join us.
HS2 is a unique opportunity. With the expert input of our procurement, commercial and contract professionals, this high-speed railway will change the future of the country.
An estimated 400,000 supply chain contract opportunities for UK businesses will be created during Phase One of HS2, supporting thousands of jobs on site and many more around the country. It is estimated that around 95% of those contract opportunities will be won by UK based businesses and around two thirds of those will be small and medium sized businesses.
Our close-knit teams of passionate professionals are working on once-in-a-generation projects and setting new benchmarks for sustainable, high value commercial practice, for example in November, we released £12 billion worth of supply chain contracts to be let over the next 18 months and held a 4-day virtual event to showcase the opportunities available and advise businesses on how to get ‘contract ready’. It was the first time we’d held the event in a virtual setting and moving to an online setting was driven by the pandemic.
The event was a huge success, with over 6,200 seats filled at 24 webinars and over 800 1-to-1 meetings delivered between our contractors and new, potential suppliers. The supply chain demand is certainly out there and British businesses are eager to get on board and benefit from the estimated 400,000 supply chain contracts available.
These teams will help change the future of the country, leaving a legacy of economic and commercial prosperity – join us, and together our ideas will go further.
Here from Bal, one of our Commercial Managers at HS2
We’re looking for experienced, enterprising people to lead commercial activities and manage consultant and contractor relationships on Phase Two route development. This will involve making sure your team of Commercial and Contract Managers are delivering value for money and that fair and effective commercial management processes are implemented and maintained during the entire project.
The size and scale of HS2 offers a broad range of career opportunities. Applicants who may not have traditionally considered a career in the construction and rail engineering sectors are encouraged to sign up to HS2’s Talent Pools for a skills match assessment. Where there is a skills match, which takes account of essential and transferrable skills, applicants will be invited to apply for roles.