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Senior Commercial Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Lloyd Bailey

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Key Responsibilities..

  • Support the work winning team to review and identify risks and accountabilities within tender packs and associated contractual terms and conditions
  • Prepare, develop and implement commercial strategies for pre and post tender
  • Take a leading role in transitioning the handover of projects tendered into live projects
  • Determination of the scope of work and contractual obligations delivering the work through the interpretation of contract documents
  • Advise the business on the differing standard form of contracts used for construction projects, and dealing with key provisions including the rights and obligations of the parties
  • Identify and manage commercial risk on new and existing contracts
  • Quantifying and costing of construction works
  • Accountable for contract compliance and performance
  • Prepare and implement contract management processes
  • Can coherently explain contract conditions that identify variations to contract and establishes the processes for recovery
  • Builds strong and collaborative relationships with key clients and suppliers
  • Negotiate contract agreements and manage potential onerous contractual obligations
  • Contract administration including providing advice on contractual matters and formulating contractual/legal correspondence
  • Financial and commercial control including the production of profit and loss, cash flow, KPI, CVR and Cost to Complete statements
  • Work with Sector Managers/Directors to ensure projects exceed commercial targets
  • Develop, finalise and present accurate Management Information (MI) to senior management
  • Support the SQS' and Project Commercial teams on project budgets to determine accurate commercial forecasting
  • Perform continuous programme analysis with identification of any potential delays, risk, acceleration or thickening with appropriate measures taken
  • Liaise with the Procurement team for supply chain engagement and subcontract administration
  • Take an active role in ensuring the safety of the projects and its people
  • Liaise with the company's Finance team to ensure a universally agreed position of cost, value, forecast and accruals
  • Use of Earned Value in analysing the commercial performance of project(s) in accordance with forecast and actual progress to date
  • Diligently provides timely information on the growth of anticipated Final Account value

What we are looking for..

  • Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of NEC contracts (all options)
  • Demonstratable knowledge and understanding of Construction law and standard forms of contract
  • Knowledge of Engineering and client standards
  • Knowledge and demonstratable understanding of financial management
  • Adept knowledge of MS Office packages inc, Excel, Project and Word
  • A working understanding of valuation techniques of construction works including elemental cost analysis of items such as labour, materials, plant, sub-contract and general expenses
  • Ability to use programme analysis and measurement of Earned Value
  • Able to use accounting concepts and forecasting cost and value based on programme and scope of works
  • Understands and has used tools for the management of project and business costs including the use of cost saving techniques
  • Has used risk identification and the use of risk registers and knows different methods of managing risk
  • Experience of tendering and pre-contract cost analysis
  • Understands conflict avoidance, conflict management and dispute resolution procedures


  • Knowledge of estimating software and packages
  • Experience of formal dispute resolution procedures


  • Hold a valid CSCS card or equivalent (PTS etc)
  • Full UK driver's license


  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, or equivalent
  • Professional membership with RICS, CIOB, or equivalent

You will be required to travel to sites and offices as and when required, in line with COVID-19 guidelines. In return we offer a competitive salary and package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, private medical insurance, pension scheme and more!

All employees must demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm in promoting the principles of equality in employment and service delivery.