Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager

Location Manchester
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable

Job Description

Coleman James are working with a North West based contractor who are looking for a Commercial Manager to join their award-winning team. This a key role within their Critical infrastructures division and comes with full responsibility of the Commercial and Quantity Surveying team.

The successful candidate will be a valued member of one of their most successful departments. They are currently looking to grow the business and this role is a key part to this vision.


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, covering all stages of construction from inception to completion, including claims and dispute resolution.
  • Extensive construction or engineering experience
  • Experience in many forms of contracts including NEC3 and JCT.
  • Process / M&E experience including major project management
  • IT literate
  • Any experience in electrical and instrumentation, mechanical and piping, and/or technical processes would be beneficial.
  • Good command of written and spoken English, demonstrating good client liaison, understanding the needs of stakeholders.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • MRICS or equivalent
  • Pre-contract/target cost development experience
  • Full UK driving licence

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

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