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Senior Commercial Manager

Job Introduction

To successfully manage the project finances and contractual obligations internally and externally, including all subcontract packages as a member Project Team within prescribed financial margins of the project to the satisfaction of internal and external clients and within the company’s financial targets. This role is for a commercial lead for the indirect section of the project

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • To undertake all responsibilities in line with JV policies and procedures. This includes adhering to the Code of Conduct, Contract Management Procedures and Guidelines
  • In undertaking all responsibilities have a duty to act in the best commercial and financial interests of the JV in delivering set projects and services to time and quality adding best value to the overall JV whilst recognising our Corporate and Social Responsibilities. Promote HS&E standards and culture throughout the projects.
  • Be able to produce preliminaries estimate and assess staffing levels for projects for commercial and production staff
  • Have an objective view on programme period and critical path activities.
  • Be able to set strategy for overcoming issues and implement.
  • Be able to understand the impact of variations on critical path.
  • Be able to assess EOT entitlement for the JV and assess objectively sub-contractor EOT entitlement.
  • Ensure that the obligations and responsibilities of the Project and other stakeholders are properly fulfilled
  • Monitor and manage the scope, notices, terms and conditions of the Contract
  • Monitor, manage and report against the base contract sum or cost plan
  • Manage and use internal financial reporting and payment systems
  • Manage and report the endlife forecasting implemented through internal procedures, the monthly cost / value reconciliations, the variation's procedures and the risk and opportunity management procedures.
  • Undertake line management responsibilities for direct report staff ensuring each is effectively managed, had a current performance review and learning plan and can carry out the duties assigned to them.
  • Management of the Staff organograms and ATR’s related to these roles and the co-ordination of this against the staff budget.

The Ideal Candidate

  • RICS/CICES accredited Degree (or equivalent)
  • Full Membership of RICS or CICES (or equivalent)
  • Post-graduate commercial experience in the construction industry with demonstrable track record of achievement
  • Demonstrable financial and commercial acumen
  • Extensive experience of drafting effective contractual correspondence and the facilitation of collaborative solutions
  • 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.
  • A creative, strategic, and innovative approach to problem-solving

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).

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 is a Disability Confident Leader.  We want to encourage disabled people to apply for our roles and have an opportunity to display your skills, talent, and abilities.  We will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview.

Please see the disability confident commitments:

To be considered for an interview under this scheme you have:

  • A physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term effect (over 12 months) adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
  • Demonstrated in your application and pre-interview stage that you meet the minimum job criteria and person specification for the role

SCS Railways


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