Assistant Commercial Manager

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  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £200 - £250 per day

  • Contact:

    Paul Stroud

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Main purpose of role: To maximise the financial effectiveness and profitability of the business through diligent application of proper contractual and commercial practices and with the careful management of risk.

Key responsibilities and duties:

Role Specific:

  • Sole responsibility for a project or a number of smaller projects.
  • All Quantity Surveying duties including measurement, valuation and agreement of work sections.
  • Preparation of interim applications for payment and internal valuations.
  • Interim administration and settlement of subcontractors' accounts.
  • Assisting in preparation of loss and expense submissions.
  • Provide junior staff with guidance on their job responsibilities.
  • Negotiate with clients representatives and other consultants
  • Advise project management on contractual implications of intended courses of action
  • Advise on commercial risks within the project or projects.
  • Preparation of monthly contract review reports
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts information
  • Preparation of contractual and commercial input into Project Business Plan
  • Establish from Contract award the project "budget to build"
  • Identify change and implement change control process and agreement
  • Ensure that contract documents are properly executed prior to project commencement
  • Keep your manager fully advised of any issue/risk which has arisen or might arise and which could affect the business/project


  • Uphold and act in accordance with LM values and principles
  • Participate in and positively promote the LM 'Making the Right Choice' programme
  • Ensure compliance with JV policies and procedures
  • Attend and engage with JV-wide collaboration / learning and development related activities
  • Constantly work to enable the broader team to deliver against EWC North goals

Key employee values and principles:

  1. Integrity

Showing energy, taking pride in role, being sensitive to impact, demonstrating drive, being committed, respecting confidentiality, doing the right thing, being accountable

  1. Respect

Valuing and empowering others, making a contribution, considering others' needs and approaches, asking for help, recognising achievements, seeking to listen and understand, explaining decisions, acknowledging environmental impact

  1. Leadership

Creating a stimulating environment, being open and honest, demonstrating enthusiasm, seeking innovation, being flexible, being curious, providing clear direction, setting new standards, maximising unique opportunity

  1. Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Making safety our first consideration, acting fast to mitigate risks, making proactive interventions, taking responsibility for our own and others' health, safety and wellbeing


  1. Best for project: Am I making best for project decisions? Am I taking best for project actions? Am I putting the project goals above my own company goals? Do I recognise LM success/failure is HS2 success/failure?
  2. Inclusivity: Have I involved everyone who could add value? Am I utilising the combined strengths of the team? Am I encouraging others' ideas? Am I considering others' perspectives / standing in others' shoes? Are we collaboratively setting milestones?
  3. People first: Am I looking after my and others' wellbeing? Am I thanking people for their contribution? Am I respecting peoples' personal lives? Am I using technology where possible to aid work life balance? Am I working in a 'safe and well' way? Am I talking first emailing second?
  4. Jointly seeking solutions: Am I asking for help where I need it? Am I helping others where I can? Am I making others feel comfortable 'not knowing'? Am I avoiding silo working?

Qualifications and training:

Mandatory: Degree qualified Desired: Chartership (MRICS or equivalent) or working their way towards it.