Commercial Manager - Old Oak Common

2020-11-20 14:24:542021-02-27 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Location Old Oak Common NW10
Area London, UK London UK Old Oak Common NW10
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £60 - 70,000 + Pen(6:12) + pkg
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Job Ref HS1029
Job Views 308
Commercial Managers are required to work on the New High-Speed Rail project in the UK this is a multi-billion-pound high-speed railway to directly link the city centres of: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.  As Commercial Manager you will be responsible for delivering contract administration duties within the Delivery teams. The role works alongside the supply chain and contractors within the development delivery teams, assuring and supporting their commercial activities to provide an independent view to Head of Commercial.
The Commercial Manager will work within the delivery teams on Phase 1 of the project (London to Birmingham) and are tasked with commercial management and administration of large complex contracts with significant Government oversight & governance– projects consist of complex civil engineering, building and systems delivery contracts ranging in value from of circa £500m to £6bn.  There are excellent opportunities for development both in terms of RICS, CPD and career progression.
This role is based from Old Oak Common, London (NW10) and will work on the £1bn contract to build Old Oak Common which will be the High Speed new super hub set to be the best connected rail station in the UK. ... Old Oak Common will see high speed rail services to the midlands, Scotland and the North and access to central London and Heathrow via Crossrail. It will also drive regeneration in the area and be a landmark design too.  The Commercial Manager will be responsible for the contract administration managing a JV consisting of Balfour Beatty and Vinci Systra.
Duties and Responsibilities
Post Contract
  • To be responsible for providing commercial assurance to Head of Commercial of all Delivery commercial activities (HS2 & Supply Chain), including:
  • To be responsible for delivering commercial and contract management of the contracts to maintain effective commercial control;
  • To be responsible for the administration of the obligations of the Project Manager under the NEC3 Contract, including assessment of:-
  • variations and compensation events
  • contract payments
  • performance incentive
  • To be responsible for maintaining effective cost verification;
  • To be responsible for reviewing and analysing supply chain monthly reports to drive supply chain performance;
  • To be responsible for inputting contract level performance information into monthly MBR reports;
  • To be responsible for participating and contributing in and contribute to monthly contract and programme performance reviews and other ad hoc reviews and supporting final cost estimate updates;
  • To be responsible for supporting the settlement of supply chain disputes;
  • To be responsible for providing day to day ad hoc contract and commercial advice to client team;
  • To be responsible for providing commercial assessment of opportunities for project savings supporting the development of associated proposals / business case for approval;
  • To be responsible for supporting the development of a collaborative culture within the IPT (Integrated Project Team) that encourages innovation, enhances functional capability, creates consistency of performance, maximises the benefits of knowledge sharing and embeds industry best practice across the organisation;
  • To be responsible for supporting the commercial relationship and engagement with key contractors. 
  • To be responsible for review estimates (at all stages)
  • To be responsible for leading and reviewing estimates.
  • To be responsible for providing second key corporate governance approval of change and risk draw down in accordance with corporate governance requirements.
  • To be responsible for leading commercial resources, agreeing objectives, managing performance and development to ensure staff have the necessary skills and support to deliver in their roles.
  • To be responsible for providing domain knowledge in the development and maintenance of efficient and effective contract and commercial management policies, processes and procedures.
Candidate Overview
Seeks Degree and ideally Chartered (or nearing chartership) Commercial Manager from a Quantity Surveying background with either Client or Main Contractor experience.  Ideal experience will be working on Rail Stations but happy for someone with either Heavy civils or indeed construction background (schools, universities, airports etc) although must have experience administering NEC3/4 suite of contracts without need of supervision, good understanding of assurance & governance.
Required Criteria
  • Ability to manage and administer high value and delivery critical contracts to deliver major complex infrastructure or similar projects and programmes – comfortable with people who have been totally commercially responsibel for small projects £10 - £20m
  • Ability to develop commercial strategies and plans on capital projects.
  • Ability to support the development and management of effective, value driven management of commercial relationships with supply chain.
  • Ability to support negotiations with both internal and external parties, and to settle disputes.
  • Ability to support the management of stakeholder parties to achieve successful project outcomes. 
  • Ability to develop commercial policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to support the development of commercial teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate contract, commercial and risk and value management skills.
Knowledge of:
  • Governance, Assurance & Compliance
  • Strategy Development
  • Project Management & Planning
  • Estimating & Cost Planning
  • Procurement
  • UCR/PCR Application
  • Bespoke Third Party Agreements
  • Contract Management & Administration
  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Cost Control
  • Risk & Value Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Processes & Systems
Type of experience:
  • Qualified Commercial Manager from a Quantity Surveying background ideally Chartered member of MRICS or nearing chartered status
  • Experience of managing commercial management teams’ members in infrastructure projects and programmes – albeit happy for civil, construction and rail backgrounds
  • Experience of working with or for publicly funded bodies and/or a publicly funded projects – happy for Commercial Manager to have Client (or consultant) or main contractor experience.
  • Experience of planning, developing and implementing infrastructure contracts and of working with procurement teams in tender preparation, administration and evaluation.
  • Experience of using commercial management and reporting processes and systems.
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