Role details

Commercial Manager

Bolton   •   £50,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Leading UK contractor in the sector
  • Leading QS position within the business

About Our Client

Our client is part of one of the largest Engineering services contractors in the UK, with large revenue streams and a healthy order book across sectors including Rail, Nuclear, Petrochemical, and Oil & Gas

Job Description

For the Commercial Manager role the requirements are:

  • Managing, leading and developing a team of Commercial and Accounting Staff to fulfil their potential and standards required
  • Preparing a range of documents such as contract costing, KPls and forecasts as well as producing monthly financial reports to the board
  • Conducting other tasks such as managing/pricing variations, tender analysis/negotiation and letting of contract works
  • Delivered savings on company contracts, by negotiation with sub contractors and suppliers
  • Managing and developing Commercial staff for each project as well as ensuring project is successfully delivered within set timescales and budgets
  • Preparing tender enquiries and tender lists together with scopes of work for the procurement of the subcontract packages, where necessary, not a larger part of the works as most of the works are completed in-house.
  • Liaising extensively with the client and making applications for payment and managing / pricing variations
  • Managing major sub-contractors and the approved lists, ensuring satisfaction of all specifications, deadlines and successful account negotiations.
  • Reviewing Contract costing information, final accounts and ensure WIP is kept to a minimum at all regional offices.
  • Taking responsibility for settling final accounts or being involved in contractual disputes that contracts managers throughout the group cannot resolve directly.
  • Liaise with National clients, attend framework meetings and negotiate with clients.

The Successful Applicant


  • Degree in Quantity Surveying (or other commercially related discipline)
  • Good knowledge of the NEC form of contract
  • Experience in commercial management of sub-contractors, including chairing regular meetings, measurement and control cycle, certificates, accrual calculations and value allocation
  • Able to manage and effectively monitor sub-contractors
  • Have excellent communication - both oral and written, numeric and computer skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to work to own initiative
  • Ability to build strong relationships with all management levels
  • Highly ambitious and compelled
  • RICS / CIOB qualification
  • Able to quickly build strong working relationships with people at all levels

What's on Offer

£50000 to £60000 + car or allowance + pension + healthcare etc

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