• Commercial Manager

    Job Locations UK-Northamptonshire-Crick
    Posted Date 2 months ago(15/06/2018 15:07)
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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.


    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.


    The Commercial Manager will lead a team, be self-motivated, disciplined and commercially astute with the ability to identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks, taking ownership and responsibility. The Commercial Manager shall have oversight of the implementation and ongoing assurance that at all times the Company’s governance and any contract specific requirements are adhered to. Excellent communication and customer facing skills are a must, along with working as part of a team promoting our culture and values. You will consider problems as a challenge, collect information relevant to the problem, be disciplined in ascertaining the root cause, identify and develop a practical solution, communicate the findings and implement action to resolve the problem. 

    What will I be doing?

    • Providing commercial input at work winning stage  
    • 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) o Commercial Document Control  
          • Cost capture and control (including completion of the CLR) o Commercial reporting o Planning & programme management  
    • 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  

    About you

    • Holds an RICS / CICES accredited degree   
    • Full Membership of RICS or CICES  
    • 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  


    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 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.


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