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Commercial Manager

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Non-core sector
  • Contact: Victoria Hyland
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-05-03
  • Expiry Date: 02 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040919
Nrl are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager for one of large clients.  This role is initially for 12 months and is a remote working role but must be able to travel to Cambridge sites as and when required.

Main Purpose of the role
To play a leading role in cost and commercial management, tendering and contract formation for the Major Projects team. Responsibilities for monitoring project delivery with a particular focus on project finances and contractual compliance. Play a key role in the development of collaborative relationships to aid successful project delivery. Provide support to both Supply Chain and procurement.

  • Manage and monitor the Project Management departments budget and individual project costs, including highlighting any deviations from these
  • Develop good relationships to aid successful project delivery
  • Promote the Amey “Zero Harm” Safety Culture and support delivery of the Target Zero Action Plan
  • Negotiate and agree contractual terms and work schedules with suppliers in line with Amey’s procurement policies and assist with contract drafting as appropriate.
  • Prepare tender documents and evaluate bids
  • Adhere to company policies and processes, and where appropriate those associated with Revenue Recognition to ensure that all necessary governance is complied with
  • Consolidate financial data for reporting, including the development and maintenance of financial models to consolidate analytical data quickly and accurately
  • Forecast project costs, and track changes in projects and adjust the cost projections accordingly
  • Implement and drive consistency of commercial processes both pre and post contract.
  • Implement commercial best practice to maximise value and minimise risk and cost to Amey
  • Allocating and monitoring the works of suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Actively manage the change process and review all proposed changes to the works in conjunction with other project team members
  • Assist and advise the Head of Commercial and Project Manager in ensuring timely issuing of all notices required under the contracts
  • Assist and advise the Head of Commercial and Project Manager of the potential occurrence of any “claim” and/or “extension of time” and ensuring appropriate measures are taken in a timely manner in line with contractual provision to minimize risk to the business.
  • Ensure contemporary records are kept by the project team members for use in supporting  claims and/or the evaluation of variations.
  • Advise on potential contractual claims and disputes. Identify and analyze commercial risks and assist in developing mitigations
  • Submit/support the submission of timely Applications for Payment, including Anticipate Final Account and endeavour to ensure all payment certificates and payments are in accordance with the Contract(s).
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a quantity surveying, commercial or related profession, degree or master’s degree
  • Completion of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progression to Technical/Member status of the relevant professional institutions is desirable
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, compliance and procedures and the practical application of such
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Knowledge of standard forms of contract and those specific to the construction sector
  • Awareness of wider industry issues
  • Ability to further relationships with sub-contractors whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised
  • Knowledge of types of negotiation and presentations skills
  • Understands, demonstrates, and promotes an inclusive working environment
  • Proven track record in quantity surveying / commercial management, preferably in relevant sectors
  • Evidence of successful main contract management
  • Knowledge and experience of supply chain procurement, management, and accounting
  • Knowledge of the records, approaches and options for dispute resolution and avoidance
  • Knowledge of commercial and financial budgeting and reporting