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 (LTD/Umbrella)


Duration: 6 months

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Commercial Manager to work on a long term contract basis, to be based at their offices 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 -

-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 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.

-Provide pro-active advice and guidance to Project Managers on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action in accordance with change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required in a timely manner.

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

Your skills will include:


-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