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Commercial manager (MMUP Grade A QS)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:

As the Commercial manager you will take ownership of all commercial aspects related to a major tunnelling projects ensuring adequate controls are in place to ensure a solid commercial framework for the project is created.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Commercial assurance services on behalf of the client
  • Auditing of monthly applications from the client
  • Producing monthly earned value reports
  • Assisting in the negotiation/review of the target price during the development phase
  • Reviewing/agreeing compensation events on behalf of the Project Manager/Supervisor
  • Reviewing/updating the employers risk register
  • Reviewing programme updates (where applicable, or arranging for reviews by specialists)
  • Contributing to performance reporting of task delivery
  • Preparing monthly applications of project delivery
  • Financial reporting and monitoring of overall project financial performance
  • Overseeing the working capital position on the project, and supporting project management teams when direct senior contact with clients is required to resolve working capital issues
  • Monitoring and advising on compliance with internal governance and contractual commercial obligations
  • Ensuring IMS compliant records are kept of all project variations which have fee and/or programme implications
  • Working with the Project Manager to advise and recommend more cost-effective methods of delivery where appropriate
  • Where appropriate assisting in the development of project financial recovery strategy; Attendance at monthly credit control meetings and dealing with actions arising
  • Overall commercial management of the division’s projects against agreed targets for profit and ROCE for each project

Candidate Specification

Essential Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering, Law, Quantity Surveying or Cost Engineering from a recognized University; a post-graduate degree in Construction Management or Construction/Contract Law would be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience of which at least 10 years’ experience should be within contract management and a claims specialist in similar nature and size of projects
  • Comprehensive Background in various types of conditions of contract
  • Proven experience of claims response and contract resolution
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English with an excellent capability in technical and commercial skills
  • The successful candidate with have a background in construction, engineering and commercial management
  • The ability to build and maintain sound working relationships with the client’s project team is essential, together with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure demonstrating a proactive and flexible approach
  • Will have been involved in heavy civils projects
  • Technical background with strong commercial acumen
  • Experience in design and build projects preferable
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