Commercial Manager in Bristol, United Kingdom

Commercial Manager

Division: South Rail Systems Alliance
Location: Bristol
Contract: Flexible Worker Contract

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the functional teams in monitoring for breaches of corporate governance- compliance with South Rail Systems Alliance Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner.
  • Manage cost reporting of all allocated accounts within the South Rail Systems Alliance reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.
  • Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated accounts, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Contracts and Procurement Manager.
  • Monitor awareness of all site activities on allocated accounts 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 contractors commercial behaviours, delivery and activity.
  • Manage assessment and valuation of contractors applications and processing of payment certification in accordance with South Rail Systems Alliance processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Cost elements should be challenged, audited where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress.
  • Provide pro-active advice and guidance to the budget holders on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action in accordance with South Rail Systems Alliance change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required in a timely manner.
  • 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.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Extensive experience in commercial management.
  • Demonstrable relevant experience
  • Good understanding of NR Suite and construction industry forms of contract
  • Good understanding of the construction/railway industry
  • Good negotiation skills

Desirable

  • Educated to degree standard in related subject
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute, chartered status
  • Significant experience of working within a generalist commercial environment
  • Awareness of industry issues
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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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