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Commercial Assistant in York, United Kingdom

Company Information

VolkerRail is an established and experienced railway infrastructure contractor. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

As one of the UKs oldest railway contractors, with a history dating back over 80 years, we are passionate about the preservation and development of the railways. Our years of experience and continued company growth have earned us a reputation within the industry for high performance and innovation, and as a company focussed on timely and efficient delivery.

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Assistant to join the TRU East Alliance project team responsible for the delivery of works through GRIP 5-8 stages. The position is based between York and the surrounding areas.

The mission of the TRU East Alliance is to transform the East of Leeds route allowing people to travel faster, more reliably and in greater comfort between the North's great cities. Providing passengers with more choice, more seats and better facilities on a safer, cleaner, more environmentally friendly railway.

Job Summary

Working as part of the project commercial team, responsibilities will include:

  • Assist members of the commercial team with managing subcontract payments, contracts, applications for payment and timesheets.
  • Collate daily / weekly labour, plant and material information for substantiation purposes
  • Manage all relevant PREG invoices in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Produce month end data to support turnover and cost transactions for analysis purposes.
  • Maintain supplier accounts to ensure that all invoices are checked, goods receipted, and paid/ queries raised and issues resolved when necessary.
  • In addition to the above, provide any further administration support to the commercial and planning function where required
  • Preparation, filing and maintaining the Project Commercial Filing System in accordance with the Commercial Manual
  • When required, provide assistance with the production of the Project Reviews.

Job Requirements

Previous experience of providing administration support to a commercial/finance team is an essential requirement for this role.

The successful candidate will also have the following experience/skill set:

  • GCSEs in the core subjects including Maths at grade C or equivalent
  • Experience of using databases containing large amounts of data.
  • Experience of collating large volumes of data managing and filing hard copy records and summarising the data in varying ways.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, numeracy and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of producing work for a team of people juggling competing priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Flexible/proactive - can do attitude who shows initiative to support others.

Other

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits.

Location

The position is based between York and the surrounding areas.

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