Commercial Manager

  • Job Reference: 00001925-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2023
  • Recruiter: RBDStride
  • Website:
  • Location: York
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Annual bonus: 10% - 20%
  • Sector: Commercial & Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Commercial Manager as part of our Control Systems delivery team.

You will be responsible for providing a dedicated and professional pre and post contract commercial management service.

This is not a traditional construction role. You will be exposed to delivering innovative products, software, technology and play a part in modernising and digitalising the railway. 

Hybrid / Remote role - expectation to travel / commute offices nationally when required. 


  • Build relationships and collaborate with key internal functions and with appropriate levels within the organisation
  • Be responsible for contract administration
  • Be responsible for commercial management of various work packages
  • Provide support and advice to the project management teams on matters such as contract compliance, contract awareness, contract change management, claims & variations
  • Commercially manage throughout the project lifecycle
  • Be responsible for accurate cost and value reporting (CVR) to both client and business needs
  • Commercial risk management
  • Ensure contractual notices are issued in accordance with contractual timeframes
  • Prepare and estimate contract changes / variations
  • Ensure all commercial processes and document control follow the appropriate guidelines
  • Maintain auditable records in accordance with target cost contract requirement


  • Degree qualified or equivalent with demonstrable commercial management experience
  • Strong track record in a high-volume post contract management environment and position, ideally gained in a similar or related industry eg. rail, aerospace, defence, construction, IT etc
  • Experience delivering under NEC4 / 3 and Network Rail Contracts
  • Experience delivering under ‘Target Cost’ Contracts Excellent negotiation skills, coupled with practical experience and an in-depth understanding of the best ways in which to improve the mutual benefits to be gained from the effective and commercial interpretation of contracts
  • Good customer facing skills, as well as experience of being actively involved as a team member in high complexity projects
  • Understanding of the technical, contractual, and financial requirements of the commercial management role and their inter-relationship
  • Confident and able to deal externally and internally at senior levels
  • Ability to operate effectively within a team environment
  • Experience of working in a matrix and project environment
  • Someone who is financially and commercially savvy