Commercial Assistant in North West, United Kingdom

Commercial Assistant

Location: North West
What is the purpose of this role?
  • To administer the supply of contingent labour on a weekly basis
  • To deliver the necessary activities to provide accurate cost capture.
  • To support the management of subcontractors as required.
  • To ensure all data captured is fed back into the business to inform future bids.
What will this role involve?
  • Ensure compliance with the Amey systems, processes and procedures
  • Work within the strict deadlines required under the Contract(s) and as required by the Company
  • Be accountable for delivery of key commercial tasks
  • Work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Assist in the preparation of any data required to populate commercial reports including Cost Value Reconciliations and cash flows as directed
  • Exercise full cost control of project(s) in conjunction with the Commercial Manager as directed
  • Produce monthly and/or weekly cost and value data to support forecasts to completion of the project(s) as directed
  • Be pro-active in identifying the existence of all variations (changes) to the works in conjunction with other project team members
  • Be pro-active in identifying the existence of any “claim” and “extension of time” situations in conjunction with other project team members
  • Ensure that all contemporary records are kept by the project team members for use in supporting claims, extensions of time, and the evaluation of variations
  • Manage the subcontract procurement and payment process as required
What are we looking for?

Behavioural competencies

  • Strong desire to further Client relationships whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised
  • Team player
  • Motivation and desire to succeed
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Developing communication and negotiation skills

Technical competencies

  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Ability to follow processes accurately and in a timely manner
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Awareness of industry issues
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Environmental awareness Tool Box talk

Desirable Skills, Qualifications and Training:

Qualifications

  • ‘A’ Levels or equivalent as a minimum
  • GCSE Maths and English grade A-C or equivalent

Skills

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products especially Excel and Word
  • Methodical style of working
  • Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen

Experience

  • Some commercial experience, particularly with reference to management of labour suppliers
About TRU

TRU is a once-in-a-generation rail upgrade programme to deliver faster, longer, more frequent and more reliable rail services across the north of England, from Newcastle, Hull gand York towards Manchester and Liverpool via Leeds. By connecting the major cities of the North with an enhanced, more reliable service, it has the potential to impact the lives of thousands of passengers and support economic growth across the whole of the north of England.

Amey, in partnership with Arup, BAM and Network Rail is upgrading the route between Manchester and Leeds, which includes civils, track, railway systems and electrification. The opportunity to use modern digital signalling and train control also means we can lay the foundation for the Digital Railway.

Working with Amey on TRU is essential for anyone serious about a career in rail. You will be pioneering new techniques, using the latest technology and helping us set new standards for collaborative working.

Why Amey?

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 14,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book. Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK’s defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services. All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on.

As one of us, you can really be you because your individuality is an asset. You’re surrounded by a team of people who want you to grow and embrace new challenges. People who care about your job satisfaction as well as your wellbeing. There’ll be experiences as original as you are, in a career that can feel like many rolled into one. You’ll be stretched but always supported. Whether it’s working on the biggest bridge in the country, learning to get to grips with the latest technology, or just working with a great group of people every day, you’ll find what gets you out of bed in the morning at Amey.

Our rewards make us feel valued here at Amey. If you’re happy, you’ll think better. It’s a simple formula but one that puts your wellbeing as a top priority, that’s why we’ve worked hard to build a reward and benefits program that puts you first, including;

  • Competitive salary
  • Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Retail Discounts.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Please contact our recruitment team to discuss any access needs and reasonable adjustments that may be required at any point during the recruitment process.

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