Senior Commercial Manager - Rail

Quality Rec Ltd t/a Vital Solutions
10 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Commercial Manager - Rail

6+ Month Contract - to start immediately

Up to £400-£600/day

Based in Birmingham

Our client is a well established Nationwide Rail company whose professionalism and well respected name have been instrumental in their success. They provide an exceptional service to their customers and are focused on continually improving this.

You will need:


- Infrastructure experience - ideally rail but not essential
- Approx5 yrs industry experience
- 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.
- MRICS - desirable

The role:

- 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
- Working on a number of projects i.e. development and some other disciplines
- Managing a team of 2, 1 Commercial manager and 1 assistant commercial manager
- 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. Explain all variances to outturns, period forecasts, AFCs and budget/authority to Finance & Commercial Director [Region] / Programme Commercial Manager/Programme Director, proposing mitigating actions at the earliest opportunity.
- 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.

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a company which is growing - Contact us now on **************! To apply for this position contact Linda Davison by emailing your C.V to linda. Davison @ vital. uk. com

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