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Commercial Manager

THE ROLE

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager, ideally from a utilities and construction background, to join a major utility framework contract.

Fully supporting the commercial management systems and processes throughout the contracts, you will manage a team of Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Support Administrators to ensure performance across all aspects of delivery, not just limited to commercial results, are of a high standard, promoting staff development and sharing of best practice.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

 Managing and resourcing commercial activities to maximise profit and the control of costs, by ensuring effective commercial processes are in place and are complied with, through the following accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement action plans for recovery in relation to problematic / high risk contracts
  • Thorough interaction and liaison with commercial and operational teams, ensuring an integrated approach and close working relationships
  • Production of a detailed annual P&L budget and management of the commercial performance in order to meet or exceed targets
  • Managing opportunities and risks to the business, ensuring deviations from established operating guidelines, policies and procedures are proactively identified, highlighted and complied with
  • Lead the Cost Value Reconcilliation process to ensure accurate and timely information is available and performance is properly reported on a regular basis
  • Ensure that commercial aspects of tenders, offers, contracts and any other form of formal engagement with clients are properly reviewed to mitigate unacceptable risk
  • Maximise the business’ cash balance by ensuring timely submissions for and receipts of payment, thereby minimising debt and WIP exposure
  • Work closely with Operations and Procurement to ensure subcontractors are engaged on appropriate terms, with consideration given to value, risk, safety, time, cost and quality

 

EXPERIENCE 

  • High level of commercial awareness and extensive experience in in high volume/low value maintenance work and capital projects work
  • Comfortable remotely managing (commercial team operate out of out of several locations across the South East)
  • Recognition and understanding of consequences related to contractual change
  • High level of awareness and understanding of numerous contract forms, spcifically NEC Option C contracts
  • Extensive technical construction knowledge
  • Minimum 10 years post graduation experience at management level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable developing relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels
  • Own and maintain a full and Valid Drivers’ Licence

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