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.
Smart Motorways ease any expedite traffic flow by converting the hard shoulder to a runnimg lane and using new technologu to vary speed limites in response to driving conditions. Works will include installing a new ducted infrastructure system, installing overhead electronic signs and central barrier replacement work.
CGT is a Joint Venture between Costain and Galliford Try to deliver the M1 J13-16 Smart Motorway Upgrade.
Responsible for cash management
Liaison and negotiation with the Customer’s commercial and / or project team
Establishing and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders
Ensure the necessary internal and external periodic valuations and reports are prepared and issued in line with deadlines
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.
Manage and report on matters relating to insurances relevant to the project.
Review value management and advise on Risk management
Understanding the implications of health and safety regulations.
Ensure all health, safety and environmental risk situations are brought to the attention of Contract Leader / Project Manager
Post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working
A creative, strategic and innovative approach to problem-solving
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
Strong analytical skills
Demonstrable legal, contractual and construction knowledge and experience
Experience in implementing and delivering strategic objectives and associated change programmes
Confidence and ability to assert influence
The ability to constantly improve and evolve as a commercial leader, taking account of and enabling our company’s corporate strategy
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 aim to be 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.