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Commercial Assistant

Vital Energi
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Company:
Vital Energi operates in the Energy sector providing a comprehensive service including design and installation, operating decentralised energy generation and multi-utility network distribution schemes based on low carbon / zero carbon technologies. The company also provides tailored energy management schemes to measure, monitor and manage energy consumption.
Vital Energi continues to produce energy efficient heat and power systems and consumption reduction solutions with long term cost benefits for clients in a broad range of markets including Healthcare, Education, Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Local Authority. Vital Energi has also started to build its first Waste to Energy plant at a site in Drakelow, Derbyshire.
The Opportunity:
Vital Energi Utilities Limited (VEUL) is one of the UK's market leaders in delivering centralised community energy projects. As a result of our continuing success we are experiencing rapid and extensive growth in all business sectors; as such we have an exceptional opportunity for a Commercial Assistant based at our Head Office at Blackburn within our Commercial Function.
The Role:
The successful candidate will provide support to the Energy and Asset Commercial team on Metering and Billing projects spread nationally across the UK. The role will be made up of the following tasks/duties;
Preparing and issuing enquiries for equipment and sub-contract packages. Evaluating the tenders and working with the design and engineering teams to select the right supply chain partner for the project. Assisting the team in preparing purchase orders and sub-contract orders.
·Sub-Contract Accounts:
Providing assistance in valuing/ submitting the sub-contractor monthly valuations and final accounts; including preparing and issue of contractual notices to sub-contractors
·Commercial Reports:
Assisting with the production of the monthly commercial reports to manage the financial performance of all live projects; this will include the review the preliminaries forecasts and forecast cost to complete of all supplier and sub-contract accounts.
·Valuing Variations / Change Management:
Together with the project team the role will include measuring, submitting and agreeing variations with our clients to maximise VEUL's financial position on projects.
The Person:
The preferred candidate will have good maths skills (grade A-C or 4-9 at GSCE as a minimum) and be comfortable with using Microsoft Excel. The individual will:
* Have the aptitude to learn new skills and be proactive when completing their duties
* Be focused and confident, with communication skills and the ability to organise their time and duties in an efficient and effective manner.
* You should be able to demonstrate commercial awareness/ acumen with a strong customer focus.
We are also interested in candidates from the following background;
2.Purchase Ledger Clerk
3.Sales Ledger Clerk
These types of individuals have proven to be good assets within our commercial function and we have found that their transferable skills adapt to the role.
The Package:
* Competitive salary (depending upon experience)
* Contributory Company Pension Scheme
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Gym & Wellbeing Centre at the Head Office
* Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
* 33 Days Holiday including BH
Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Vital Energi Utilities Ltd is not accepting unsolicited CVs from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. CVs submitted to any Vital Energi Utilities Ltd employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Vital Energi Utilities Ltd. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.
Applications will be processed within 28 days of receipt. If you have not heard from us within this time period it will mean that your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful. Thanks you for your interest in Vital Energi
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