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Commercial Manager - Build Contractor

Job Description

Our client is a privately owned, Regional Contractor that has been in business over 50yrs.

As principal contractor they deliver a range of projects with values from £1-20m across building projects inc. D&B Residential, Commercial, Offices and Industrial markets. This entails providing design and build, construction management and other bespoke construction services for both public and private customers.

They are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager. They are incredibly proud of the work we do here, and every project is underpinned by a shared commitment to quality.

At the same time, they value their people and as a growing company looking to secure the best possible value and achieve the best possible profits on every project

They are now looking for a Commercial Manager to ensure they get the balance right.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape our success and drive our continued growth and the chance to be part of a construction business like no other.

What will you be doing?

Working directly under the Construction Director you will be responsible for the financial and operational aspects of a wide range of projects working closely with the site based Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers.



In particular, this role involves:

* Directly assisting and supporting the Construction Director and other members of the team as and when required.
* Take responsibility for the CVR's and overall financial and operational procedures, leading the valuations process, developing initial budgets and agreeing detailed cost plans with the Estimator.
* Supporting and managing site based and office teams ensuring compliance with company policy and procedures.
* Suggesting systems for team appraisals as well advising on product selection, specifications and sub-contractors. Inc, assisting with implementing new processes and procedures.
* Monitoring tender schedules, procurement, programmes, health & Safety and overseeing the project information flow and methods.
* Participating in meetings with the design team and site teams.
* Liaising with the accounts team on everything from client invoices through to final account reconciliations and retention releases.
* Managing the change process throughout the projects.
* Attending senior management meetings and providing monthly reports on each project to the Directors.

What do you need to bring:

* A recognised qualification in construction MCIOB / RICS desirable.
* Experienced in RIBA Stages and processes desirable but not essential.
* Project Management experience but not essential.
* Must be commercially aware and have good sound knowledge of project/operational delivery.
* Quantity Surveying/Commercial background required.
* Main contractor background required.
* Strong commercial awareness - you know how to make profit whilst maintaining strong client relationships, delivering quality and staying fully aligned to company values.
* Operational awareness - you know how to oversee the delivery of projects and understand the design and build process inc, managing site teams and monitoring health and safety requirements.
* A good understanding and knowledge of the JCT forms of contract.
* Experience in administrating the contract mechanisms (Clauses, etc)
* Knowledge of the design process from concept design to project completion.
* Plenty of enthusiasm and drive - you'll be committed to achieving both personal and business success.
* A proactive, diligent and forward-thinking approach to a growing company.
* Excellent communication skills - you're someone who can get your point across in a positive, honest and constructive way.
* Real focus and a structured style of working with excellent attention to detail.
* Willing to travel and work away on occasion as required. (Short stays only).



What are we looking for:

A dynamic individual who can carry out this 'dual role' based around full commercial awareness with good sound operational knowledge and experience as the role requires



Rewards:

You will be rewarded with an attractive salary and package.

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