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Commercial Manager

  • Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable on experience
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Highways & Transport, Rail , Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: 385826TSH

Job description

Job Title: Commercial Manager (Managing Quantity Surveyor) Location: Birmingham Based (With Site Travel Along HS2 Route - M40)
Positions: 2 x Positions Available Sectors: HS2, Highways, Infrastructure, Civil Engineering Job Type: Permanent Role Salary: Up to £75,000 Per Annum + Strong Package (Negotiable on relevant experience)

Job Description:

Our client, a large, established and growing principal contractor within the Civil Engineering sector, is currently searching for a Commercial Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.

This role will entail working on projects part of the HS2 scheme, where you will be responsible for the strategy and execution of the Commercial and Quantity Surveying functions, on allocated projects part of the HS2 Scheme. Work may encompass land remediation, groundworks, earthworks, muck shifts and structures for road construction/reconfiguration (S278/S28 works) and other related HS2 infrastructure works. As a Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for fulfilling the company commercial requirements, maximising the quality of service and profitability, whilst ensuring company and sector specific procedures/policies are adhered to.

The role would suit an experienced Commercial Manager or Managing QS who is searching for a role on the HS2 scheme. In return, our client offers an exceptional salary + package, coupled with a productive working environment & effective working processes, allowing you to achieve the desired results in the most efficient and stress-free manner.

In this role, you will be expected to:
* Manage and understand the cost, value and risks of each individual project.
* Provide innovation and leadership with regards to cost savings techniques - gaining margin and managing risks.
* Manage accurate cost forecasting for each project.
* Implementing HS2 Framework Project Controls internally and externally throughout the Supply Chain.
* Establish the commercial strategy for each project, agreeing and monitoring the effectiveness of the strategy with the directors and other commercial managers.
* Manage commercial staff, including quantity surveyors, on each project.
* Compiling project information reporting findings at progress meetings.
* Supporting the HS2 Bid Team with various tasks including supply chain management and measurement/take-offs.
* Support the Project Management Team and Site Teams, to promote a desirable working environment.
* Ensuring contractual procedures are set and operated within by main contractors and sub-contractors.
* Ensuring risk transfer is achieved, via sub-contractor and main contactor conditions.
* Increasing cash flow through external valuations and control sub-contractor accounts.
* Ensure payments are on time, and cash flow for the business is maximised.

Candidates will ideally have:

* A relevant qualification in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering (i.e. Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent).
* Previous experience working in a similar role, as a Commercial Manager or Managing Quantity Surveyor, on relevant Infrastructure projects such as Highways/Rail schemes etc.
* Experience of cost planning, cashflow management, procurement, estimating, tendering etc.
* Chartership status or be working towards Chartership status. (Advantageous not required).
* Preferably located along the HS2 / M40 corridor - Aylesbury to Birmingham

For more information, or to apply for this role, please contact Tim Smyth on 0121 200 5520.

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