Commercial Assistant in Bristol, United Kingdom

Commercial Assistant
Division: Infrastructure
Location: Bristol

Purpose of The Job

To provide support to the commercial managers and senior commercial managers to ensure the successful delivery of the control period 6 (CP6) contract with a focus on actual cost accuracy and subcontract management.

Key Success Measures

  • Safety & Ethics- Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Excellence- Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.
  • People- Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work. Support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on diversity and inclusion.

Key Accountabilities

  • The formation of accurate and timely labour accruals to support period reporting.
  • Validate subcontract timesheets against workplans / signing in records.
  • The assessment of periodic subcontract applications for payment with a view to validate against AFC (cost capturing tool) and to issue payless notices if required.
  • The approval of summit requisitions and invoices.
  • Support the production team with the raising of subcontract requisitions.
  • Assist in the formation of subcontract final accounts.
  • Provide audit support as and when required.
  • Proactively assist with instilling commercial awareness throughout Colas Rail Ltd.

Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of working within a commercial environment or experienced in a cost clerk or accounts Ledger role
  • Experience in cost verification.
  • Ability to work under own intuition and think of new ways to drive efficiencies.
  • Ability to use range of IT packages including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.

Desirable

  • Preferred construction industry experience.
  • Preferred educated to degree standard or equivalent professional qualification in related subject.
  • Preferred experience of working within a commercial environment.
  • Awareness of industry issues

About Us

Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the rail industrys biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights.

We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in learning Colas Rail will enable that.

Everyday we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the Infrastructure and Logistics which is key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them.

We are always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant, creative, and diverse teams.

Colas Rail hold three core values: Caring, Sharing and Daring. We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets.

The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective.

Behavioural Skills

  • Engage and Care- Engage and stay close to our client. Provide sustainable solutions that you truly care about and join us in having an impact on the Infrastructure of the UK.
  • Execute and Share- Share our joint passion for the important work executed every day at Colas Rail. Share in our success, our diversity, our development and execute our project plans.
  • Energy and Dare- Display the energy of a leader, champion your teams. Dare to think innovatively and explore new horizons.

Colas Rail in the United Kingdom values and encourages diversity in our workforce, regardless of background, disability, age, religion, or gender. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination. We will create a workforce that is reflective of the communities we work and live in.

We are committed to the Disability Confidence Scheme, and as such we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you are a disabled candidate and have the skills, and or the experience for the job we will interview you. Just let us know in your application form. If you require adjustments or would like to discuss how we can best facilitate your candidate journey, please reach out to us.

Recruitment agencies
Colas Rail currently works with a number of approved recruitment suppliers. We will therefore not consider CVs or speculative proposals from any other agencies. Recruitment agencies not currently approved as preferred suppliers are kindly requested not to submit speculative CVs to any part of Colas Rail.

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