Commercial Manager – (Highways & Civils) Permanent

Alltek Recruitment
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About this Role:

My client is a World Leading Civil Engineering and Construction Company.

My client is looking to appoint, on a permanent basis, an experienced Commercial Manager with a strong demonstrable background in Highways and Civil Engineering projects, preferably with a rival Tier 1 Civils Contractor.

Initially the successful individual will be working on the target cost of a prestigious major Highways project which is located in the Cardiff area of South Wales.

This is a tremendous opportunity to join a World Leading Civil Engineering Contractor that is at the forefront of many of the UK`s largest projects which include SMART Motorways, Crossrail and HS2.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Lead, develop, manage and motivate a Commercial Team.

Understand the contractual requirements of project documents including the roles and responsibilities of all involved and the notices required to record change etc. Ensure all required notices are issued in a timely manner.

Identify unacceptable terms and conditions and negotiate contracts with clients and employers

Liaise with the customer, his representatives and other 3rd parties on commercial issues, including the agreement of additional monies.

Cost management for project

Understand allowances for elements of work (Preliminaries, materials, subcontract etc.)

Understanding of cost to end of reporting period and comparison with allowance

Understand forecast cost to completion

Establish and use cost management systems

Value management for project

Prepare interim and final account and ensure payment

Understanding of true value to end of reporting period and comparison with actual cost expended

Understanding of forecast final value at completion

Change management for project

Recording of change and allocation of responsibility

Risk and opportunity management for project

Management (with operations team) of  known and newly identified risks and opportunities for best project return

Identification and implementation of mitigation measures

Procurement for project

Ensure all involved in procurement for project understand allowances for items they are responsible for and the procedures to be followed

Maintain procurement schedules

Prepare subcontract documentation, issue enquiries, and negotiate agreements including interim and final accounts

Financial reporting for project

Prepare and issue monthly cost/value reconciliations and cost/forecast reconciliations

Prepare and issue/manage cash forecast

Prepare and issue quarterly forecasts

Attend and report project details at monthly review with Directors

Manage commercial team to ensure delivery of above items and develop their knowledge.

Provide support and training for site staff on commercial issues.

Identification, preparation and negotiation of claims

Advise insurers of claims and assist with negotiations

Assist with dispute resolution


A comprehensive level of commercial experience with a leading UK Based Civil Engineering Contractor.

BSc or equivalent in Quantity Surveying or other equivalent commercial construction related subject

Preferably qualified to ICES or RICS accreditation

Self-motivated and confident

Financially astute

Good communication skills

A good decision maker who copes well under pressure

Relevant CSCS Card

About the Company/Client/Project:

My client is a World Leading Civil Engineering and Construction Main Contractor

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

Alltek specialise in Civil Engineering jobs and are a leading recruitment consultancy in Southampton