Commercial Manager

  • Job Reference: 214075IMM
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Morson Talent
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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  • Salary: £65,000 to £75,000
  • Sector: Commercial & Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Location: Birmingham (hybrid)
Type of Contract: Permanent
Currently recruiting for a Senior QS / Commercial Manager to join one of our Rail clients Commercial team on the High Speed 2 Project. Reporting into the Commercial Manager (Project), you will have responsibility for ensuring the design joint venture’s profitable growth is accelerated and that commercial success is achieved across the project and programmes. 

Main Duties:

  • Achieve team and associated staff results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring and performance management, including contractors
  • Managing the commercial interface of a design joint venture in a collaborative environment with clients and other stakeholders. (change account, programme revisions, cost and value).
  • Ensure the production of financial contract account packs each period across the projects & programmes to include cash flow summary, detailed analysis of costs
  • Deliver Cost / Value Reconciliation and Project Controls Reporting & Consolidation requirements
  • Track Applications to Client across cashbook reporting, staff costs assistance, etc.
  • Commercial / Finance interfacing, reporting, results alignment including disallowed and Fee Based costs and Co-ordinate period-end process to ensure timely reporting
  • Preparation of Contract Annual Budget and re-forecasting, assisting the preparation of Contract annual budget, provide Head of Commercial with budget card and leading the preparation of budget re-forecast.
  • Set up & Maintain WBS & other time sheet system processes in accordance with commercial, Client, Project & governance requirements
  • Interface with client management and associated audit teams
  • Management of the risk and early warning processes in accordance with the NEC
  • Management of the Change account, including coordination and negotiation of entitlement and assessment.

Essential Experience:

  • Significant, demonstrable, in-depth experience of site accounting processes on large programmes
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying
  • RICS or similar industry qualification (or working towards)
  • Professional commercial / finance qualification achieved, or professional study being undertaken.
  • Ideally infrastructure industry exposure
  • NEC experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, PowerPoint & Excel required, e.g. ability to use formulas, compile & communicate statistical data via visual means.
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet the demands of the role
  • Ability to travel to client sites