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Commercial Manager

Job Introduction

Commercial Manager in the Technical Directorate Design Commercial Team predominantly focused on Change Management.

The Commercial Manager will lead aspects of design change, 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 will have oversight of the implementation and ongoing assurance that at all times the Project 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. 

Role Responsibility

  • Change Management - identification of change, programme and cost impact assessment of change - change control including advance notification of the potential impact due to change.
  • Writing reasoned commercial change appraisals based on contractual entitlement including contractual notifications – working collaboratively with the whole of the Project Team maintaining a ‘no-surprises’ working relationship with all parties. 
  • Agree a plan with the Senior Commercial Manager for change evaluation – the plan must include target dates – monitor performance and report progress against the plan.

Apart from change management, as Commercial Manager you may be required to get involved with the:

  • management of project insurances and notification of claims
  • Sub-contract enquiries
  • Tender Appraisal
  • Sub-contract negotiation
  • Project Evaluation
  • Measurement of the Works
  • Sub-contract Management
  • Commercial risk and opportunity management, preparation and agreement of Applications and progress reporting.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related construction subject
  • Change Management Experience together with Strong Contractual Experience and Strong Problem Solving, Can-Do Approach
  • Strong Team Work Experience – including Experience of working collaboratively
  • Preferably Experience in Design and Rail or Infrastructure projects
  • Preferably qualified to ICES or RICS accreditation and Relevant CSCS Card

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

SCS Railways is a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

It is an SCSJV requirement that all employees, Design House,  and Supply Chains must implement and comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System with guidance for use”, OHSAS 18001:2017  Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System, Policies, Plans, Procedures and Processes, and statutory requirements as they affect the Joint Venture ‘s operations and ensure that the requirements, as applicable within their discipline, are effectively implemented on the project. Develop a culture of safety on the project through the absolute commitment to the Zero Accidents target and ethos, and develops a wider awareness of quality, environmental issues and demonstrates commitment to achieve continual improvement and Zero tolerance.


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

SCS Railways


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