Senior Commercial Manager

Head Office
£400 - £600 p day
08 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a rail infrastructure company is currently looking for a Senior Commercial Manager to work on a long-term contract basis located in their regional office in Birmingham. The Senior Commercial Manager will be responsible for all of the post contract commercial contract management and support pre-contract activity of all frameworks and contracts related to the programme of works. They will be working on a number of projects i.e. development and some other disciplines and will be managing a team of 2, 1 Commercial Manager and 1 Assistant Commercial Manager.

The Senior Commercial Manager will have the following key accountabilities;
- Responsible for establishing and implementing appropriate commercial strategies including effective project cost management and providing feedback into subsequent procurement processes.
- Responsible for the commercial management of framework agreements and supporting contracts leading the commercial review of contractor delivery, attending valuation & progress meetings as necessary.
- Initiate estimating and risk & value management of projects in a timely manner during the project life-cycle, recommending appropriate mitigating actions on commercial/risk events at the earliest opportunity.
- Lead the negotiation of all prices under existing contracts/framework agreements (including the negotiation of target costs) and fully participate in the associated Quantitative Risk Assessment and Value Management Workshops.
- Responsible for monitoring and managing all project reporting such that it is accurately maintained and recorded in accordance with company reporting systems.
- Lead and deploy the commercial team in the management of all live projects ensuring they are adequately resourced from a commercial perspective.
- Provide pro-active expertise, advice and governance on all contract/scope changes in accordance with change control systems, recommending or authorising appropriate action within delegated authority and progressing the timely resolution of contract variations.
- Manage all commercial correspondence and contractual notices issued in accordance with contractual conditions to confirm whether Network Rail's contractual position is clearly defined.
- Identify emerging problems, report contractual claims & support in the management and resolution of legal and/or commercial disputes in conjunction with Regional/Functional management as appropriate.
- Establish appropriate compliance controls and audit regimes to achieve adherence to Network Rail's relevant procedures, Group and company standards.
- Lead the final account settlements on all projects to manage close out as per the project authority, project plan and within agreed timescales. Monitor all multi-year framework agreements, to agreement and reconciled annual accounts within 6 months of each year-end.
- Support demonstration of efficiencies and continual improvement of estimating by undertaking cost analysis of completed projects and feedback as per Cost Allocation Feedback process.
- Support with pre and post contract procurement activities as appropriate acting as role model for commercial staff, providing coaching and development as appropriate.

Candidates will have the following education/experience;
-Previous Infrastructure projects experience - ideally rail but not essential.
-Approximately 5 years industry experience.
-MRICS - desirable
-Knowledge of railway and construction industry conditions of contract.
-Educated to degree level or equivalent and professional qualification.
-Experienced negotiator.
-Experience of resolution of construction contract disputes.
-5 years' relevant railway and/or construction experience.
-Knowledge of railway commercial contract management.
-Experience of managing and developing a team of staff.
-Good communication skills both written and oral.
-Experience of contractors accounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.