• Commercial Manager

    Job Locations UK-Berkshire-Berkshire
    Posted Date 5 months ago(27/03/2018 09:58)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain have been contracted for the design and build of a facility near Reading.  The scope of works for this project will include Programme Management, Construction, Building Services (M&E), Instrumentation and Control Systems and various external works.


    Potential candidates for this role must be able to obtain and retain Security Clearance to be able to be considered.



    What will I be doing?

    • Providing commercial input at work winning stage, commercial reporting and document control
    • Responsibility for ensuring adequate commercial resourcing of project teams
    • Management of commercial personnel responsible for the following activities:
    • Main Contract management and administration
    • Supply chain management (including supply chain contract administration)
    • Responsible for cash management and planning & programme management
    • Liaison and negotiation with the Customer’s commercial and / or project team
    • Implement commercial procedures and reporting to ensure compliance with company and contract requirements
    • Ensure appropriate commercial records are maintained in line with the contract requirements and oversee any contractual issues.
    • Provide guidance and support to the commercial team, and develop the skills and competencies of the staff to ensure successful succession planning.
    • Recruit appropriately competent commercial personnel in accordance with project needs and company procedures
    • Provide commercial advice to the Contract Leader and/or Sector management team.
    • Work alongside the Commercial Managers from other sectors/projects to ensure a consistent approach across the business.

    About you

    • Relevant degree qualification
    • Membership of RICS or CICES
    • 7 years post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
    • Extensive experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution.
    • Extensive experience of technical minute taking at contractual meetings and able to demonstrate the ability to collate information, prepare reports, payment certificates and interim financial reports and closeout reports.
    • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
    • Experience of developing & implementing procurement and contract strategies
    • Proven negotiating and team-working skills demonstrating the ability to motivate, develop and lead teams to deliver to or above target levels of performance
    • Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge and experience
    • Experience in implementing and delivering strategic objectives and associated change programmes

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


    At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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