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Rail - Project Commercial Manager - London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Rosie Wilkinson

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


There is a requirement for a Project Commercial Manager to come onto the Crossrail project on a contract-basis at the Portals & Shafts in London.

Role Brief:

  • The Crossrail PDP project is looking for a Commercial Manager to support Crossrail and be responsible for implementing project level processes and activities that relate to the commercial management of the project including but not limited to, monitoring of procurement, cost, finance, schedule, risk management, compliance with contractual terms, cost verification, project staffing registers / forecasts and the timely resolution of contract change. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that a dialogue with the Contractor is maintained such that all commercial and contractual matters are understood.
  • Directing and providing functional oversight and leadership of cost, planning, risk, finance, procurement, cost verification and contract administration activities.
  • Ensure that the reported forecast for the outturn cost of the project remains accurate, contemporary and credible.
  • Provide early visibility of potential disputes by understanding and reporting differences between the PM and Contractors positions.
  • Overseeing the effective implementation of Project Control systems including cost, schedule and risk in accordance with project procedures. Developing, interpreting and executing policy, objectives and standards applicable to cost, schedule and risk activities.
  • Maintaining liaison with the Sector Leadership team and the Commercial Director to coordinate workload and staffing plans, work processes and procedures.
  • Coaching and supervising other project team members to maintain technical competence and consistency of administration within the project team and to check that actions or inactions which could result in trends or constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.
  • Ensures that contracts within the project's portfolio are administered within the requirements of the Crossrail amended NEC3 ECC form of contract or applicable contract conditions.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, or Construction Management, or equivalent experience.
  • Construction experience on a major Project is desirable.
  • Experience and courses in cost engineering, planning, risk, pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, and effective correspondence.
  • Knowledge of contract administration (NEC 3), quantity surveying, home office and site procedures and documents relating to a large scale, multi-discipline construction project.
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices.
  • Significant experience of dealing with large civil works and / or M&E packages as needed.
  • Experience of operating strategically and commercially in numerous functional areas / matrix organisation.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and a robust personality able to work collaboratively to confront and solve disagreement and avoid dispute where possible both internally and with Crossrail's contractors.