Commercial Manager

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Type: Permanent
Team: Commercial
Salary: up to £80,000 package
Location: Flexible to include home working, head office working and site visits where required
Hours: 40 hours per week

As a Commercial Manager you will be responsible for commercial management of a portfolio of projects or a large project. You will also be responsible for the management and coaching of project surveyors, trainee and assistant surveyors.


  • Carrying out detailed analysis of proposed terms and conditions, proposing alternative terms where risks are deemed too high and overseeing the procurement process for all subcontracted works
  • Advising on standard forms of Subcontract for us on every scheme
  • Management of interim applications for payment and subsequent issue of client’s payment certificates and payment receipts in a timely manner
  • Management of the extension of time claims and interface with the planning department
  • Ensuring that all team members on site have received a commercial précis briefing
  • Notification to the project team of records required to substantiate additional payments and ensuring all records maintained
  • Measurement, evaluation and agreement of claimed variations and assessment of formal claims issued by subcontractors
  • Management of subcontractor payments and timely issuing of payment notices including measurement of works executed and variations / claims to assess interim and final accounts
  • Interface with the project team to ensure all handback documentation is issued by subcontractors
  • Management and issue of accurate monthly cost forecast and cashflow reports
  • Attendance at monthly project review meetings
  • Maintaining commercial and legal awareness
  • Management and timely submission of all variations under the Main Contract
  • Training, coaching and mentoring junior commercial staff

Requirements and Qualifications

Person Specification

  • Negotiating and team working skills together with the ability to motivate and lead other commercial staff
  • Commercially aware and able to develop commercial strategies to maximise margins
  • Able to communicate effectively with all suppliers and clients
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a busy and demanding environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good IT skills are required and experience of Microsoft Office essential
  • Effective time management skills essential

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant 1:1 or 2:1 Degree (Hons) or HNC / HND or equivalent
  • Significant experience in a relevant position
  • Full membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors is desirable

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