Commercial Manager

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    Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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    £300 - £400 per day

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Role: Commercial Manager

Location: Doncaster

Daily Rate: £300-£400 per day


Duration: 6 months

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Commercial Manager to be based in Doncaster. This is a target cost contract for the central rail systems alliance for delivering plain line and track renewals. You will be working on alliance partner costs and applications.

Key Accountabilities:

-Support the Programme and project teams in monitoring for breaches of corporate governance -compliance with Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner.

-Manage cost reporting of all allocated projects within the reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.

-Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Project Manager and/or Programme Commercial Manager (functional reporting line) and/or Senior Commercial Manager.

-Monitor awareness of all site activities on allocated projects in order to influence decision making from a commercial perspective. Review contractor delivery; including leading valuation of medium value/medium risk contracts & attending all progress meetings to actively influence contractor's commercial behaviours, delivery and activity.

-Manage assessment and valuation of contractor's applications and processing of payment certification in accordance with the client's processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Cost elements should be challenged, audited where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress.

-Produce of applications for payment/invoices to outside clients in accordance with relevant funding agreements, including supporting documentation as appropriate.

-Identify and advise on all commercial risk/claim events.

-Provide of ad-hoc management information and analysis to promote informed decision-making.

-Undertake final account settlements and internal reconciliation to project close-out as per the project authority, project plan and within agreed timescales. For multi-year framework agreements, agree and reconcile annual accounts within 6 months of each year-end.

-Support demonstration of efficiencies and continual improvement of estimating by undertaking cost analysis of completed projects and feedback as per Cost Allocation Feedback process.

-Support the negotiation of all prices under existing contracts/framework agreements (including the negotiation of target costs) and fully participates in the associated quantitative risk assessment and value management workshops, as required.


-5 years' experience in commercially managing investment projects

-Demonstrable relevant experience

-Experience working will alliances

-Experience with Target Cost contracts

-Good understanding of railway and construction industry forms of contract

-Good understanding of the construction/railway industry

-Good negotiation skills