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