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Commercial Manager

  • £80,000 - £100,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • London

About the company:

Our privately owned client is a leading name within the civil engineering and demolition industry that prides themselves on their excellent reputation to deliver projects within budget and to programme, whilst always maintaining high standards and quality. They are based in Central London and successfully complete projects both as a principal contractor and as a subcontractor throughout the South East which have values in excess of £20M. Their core areas of expertise include asbestos removal, soft stripping, enabling works and structural alterations and as a company they turnover in excess of £55M.

Our client recruits only the best professionals, who are motivated, dedicated and can work with a professional outlook. Having worked closely with this client for over 7 years, I would highly recommend them as they offer an excellent working environment where they encourage professionals to grow, develop and expand their knowledge. Furthermore, with a close management team, the business has the ability to offer a real family feel, assuring that you will be a name rather than just a number within the organisation.

About the opportunity:

Due to healthy order books and company expansion, there is a need for a Commercial Manager to oversee the successful commercial and financial management of a portfolio of projects from point of award through to final account in addition to being the direct report to more junior professionals within the commercial team.

As a Commercial Manger you will be responsible for managing costs with an end goal of maximising the project margin and ensuring delivery of payment whilst developing future client relationships. Key responsibilities will include tracking the financial performance of projects against tender budgets and providing CVR’s and forecasts to the Directors on a monthly basis; procuring sub-contractors, plant and material expenditure where possible; supporting the pre-contracts team at tender stage on projects, cost planning and negotiating terms of contract; dealing directly with clients and their team with respect to valuing their on-going accounts in terms of both measured works and any valuations which may occur; working closely with Project Manager(s) and Contracts Director(s) to ensure the commercial success of the day to day contracting activities within the region and being the direct report to members within the commercial team.

About the requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, professionals will need to be degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management or similar. Additionally, you must have proven experience of working at this senior level whilst employed by a demolition, groundwork’s or civil engineering contractor in the South East. Furthermore, as this is a permanent position, it is essential that you are able to demonstrate longevity in the workplace, holding each previous appointment for a minimum of 3 years and must have exposure NEC forms of contract.

About the benefits and rewards:

For this permanent position, I am targeting professionals looking to earn anywhere from £80,000 to £100,000 per annum however there may be flexibility on this as the specific salary will depend on experience and suitability. Furthermore, there will be a generous package on offer – A car allowance plus business travel expenses will be covered in addition to the usual benefits associated with a large successful contractor.

If interested in this opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to laura@cityscapeltd.com or call 01923 750 095 / 07876 864 945 to discuss the role further on a confidential basis.