Our client is the UK Divisional arm of a leading international contractor. They are currently working as a Contractor and JV Alliance Partner on several Rail and Infrastructure projects throughout the UK, with an exceptionally strong order book for the next 2 years.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Commercial Manager (QS) with rail industry experience, to provide professional commercial expertise and guidance to enable the programme to achieve compliance with relevant business targets, processes and procedures.
As the ideal candidate you will be an experienced QS within the rail industry, with a track record of managing all project costs from the initial calculations to the final figures, able to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
As the Commercial Manager your key accountabilities will include:
Lead cost reporting of all allocated projects within the reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.
Monitor, manage and report on commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Project Manager and/or Programme Commercial Manager (functional reporting line) and/or Senior Commercial Manager.
Supporting the programme and project teams in monitoring compliance with Network Rail Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner.
Monitor awareness of all site activities on allocated projects in order to influence decision-making from a commercial perspective. Review contractor delivery; including leading valuation of medium value/medium risk contracts & attending all progress meetings to actively influence contractor's commercial behaviours, delivery and activity.
Handle assessment and valuation of contractor's applications and processing of payment certification in sync with our processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Challenge and audit cost elements where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress.
Provide dedicated advice and guidance to Project Managers on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action as per Network Rail change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in line with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required.
Produce of applications for payment/invoices to outside clients in accordance with relevant funding agreements, including supporting documentation as appropriate.
Identify and advise on all commercial risk/claim events.
Provide of ad-hoc management information and analysis to promote informed decision-making.
Produce appropriate commercial correspondence and contractual notices for issue in sync with contractual conditions. Commercial records should be retained and archived properly upon close out.
Undertake final account settlements and internal reconciliation to project close-out as per the project authority, project plan and within agreed timescales. For multi-year framework agreements, agree and reconcile annual accounts within 6 months of each year-end.
Support with pre and post contract procurement activities as appropriate.
Provide support to estimating resources, offering guidance and advice on project scale/scope as required.
Support the negotiation of all prices under existing contracts/framework agreements (including the negotiation of target costs) and fully participates in the associated quantitative risk assessment and value management workshops, as required.
Check whether both Occupational and Operational risks are inputted into project Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA's).
As the ideal candidate you will have:
Experience in commercially managing investment projects
Good understanding of the railway and construction industry including NR/NEC forms of contract
Educated to degree standard in related subject
Good negotiation skills
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