Commercial Manager - Construction

Commercial Manager - Construction

Location Tyne & Wear
Job Type Permanent
Salary TBD

Job Description

A key client of mine is seeking a Commercial Manager to join their team in the North East. My client is an established and well-regarded main-contractor that is experiencing a phase of planned growth and due to this, require an experienced Commercial Manager to join their team.

The successful candidate will be a valued member of one of their most successful departments and will be responsible for aproximately £40m worth of projects.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and commercial management and promote a positive working culture
  • Ensure robust subcontract financial management systems are in place
  • Provide accurate reporting / forecasting in relation to costs and value
  • Routine and regular commercial analysis
  • Management of maintenance and risk control
  • Portfolio management and team building
  • Financial reporting on all phases of a project and advising on the entire project cost including whole life cycle.
  • Identifying the commercial opportunities within a project whilst successfully delivering to the satisfaction of the client, including risk management and analysis.
  • Dispute resolution via formal dispute resolution routes as well as negotiation.
  • Successfully develop existing staff, and supporting junior staff through formal education programmes.
  • Establishing subcontracts and subcontractor management
  • Cost control and earned value management
  • Ensure all commercial team members have clear roles, responsibilities, accountability and authority levels
  • Project commercial reporting including accurate forecasting

Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Commercial Manager or Senior QS, covering all stages of construction from inception to completion, including claims and dispute resolution
  • Extensive construction experience and have previously worked for a main-contractor
  • Experience in many forms of contracts including NEC3 and JCT
  • Good command of written and spoken English, demonstrating good client liaison, understanding the needs of stakeholders
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Pre-contract/target cost development experience
  • Full UK driving licence

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful business with a secure pipeline of work moving in to their next financial year. This would suit an establish and experience Commercial Manager, or someone who has operated at a Senior/Managing QS level in the past and is seeking the next step in their carer.

This is a Permanent position and Coleman James Ltd are acting as an Employment Business.

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