Commercial Manager

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  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    £400 - £450 per day

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    Rail Technical Team

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Recruiting for a Commercial Manager to work on a contract basis for a leading client in the Railway Industry based in Birmingham.

Purpose of the role:

Provide Siemens with post contract commercial support for designated packages of work, including subcontract, materials and direct labour.

Ensures projects are successfully delivered within cost and time constraints.

Acts as a primary interface to work package managers, key stakeholders and suppliers.

Principal Accountabilities:

Assist with commercial management of various work packages as directed. These may include:

Design, Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way.

Responsible for work package change control and management.

Provides key commercial interface for responsible work package manager.

Provide contractual & commercial support to Project Managers and Engineering.

Responsible for work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control.

Monitor and actively manage and mitigate work package risks.

Provides Input to internal and external commercial reports as required by Commercial Delivery Strategy.

Ensure processes and document control complies with the appropriate Company standards.

Establish and maintain interfaces with key stakeholders. Eg: finance, project management, engineering, sub-contractors, suppliers and client.

Responsible for maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements.

Essential Competencies:

Minimum 4+ years Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment. Experience ideally gained in a similar or related industry e.g. rail, engineering, defence, construction etc.

Degree qualified or equivalent and/or hold or working towards professional qualification (RICS, IACCM or similar)

Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment.

Able to manage both direct labour and subcontract costs.

Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods.

Able to forecast cost and measure cost of work complete.

Good negotiation skills

Ability to manage commercial strategies

Ability to work with limited supervision

Ability to manage expectations

Strong communicator with excellent written and oral communications skills

Good financial and commercial acumen

Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions

Good Contractual knowledge and experience.

Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels.

Ability to operate effectively within a team environment

Strong computing skills in MS word, excel, project and MS Outlook