Senior Rail Commercial Manager in North West, United Kingdom

Senior Rail Commercial Manager / Senior Quantity Surveyor

Location: North West
What is the purpose of this role?
  • Implement commercial best practice to maximise value and minimise risk and cost to Amey with due regards to CRM.
  • Create the environment and behaviours to realise the Contract revenue entitlement.
  • To deliver the pre and post contract commercial solutions to facilitate efficient and effective commercial management across a portfolio of Contracts or bid.
  • To ensure the change control process is managed effectively on both Main and Subcontract.
  • To realise the opportunities and manage the risks identified in the Bid stage.
  • To effectively manage Client relations at contract level.
  • Procurement of Subcontracts in line with procurement process, bid expectations and robust subcontract documentation.
  • To play a leading role in the Management Team; manage and/or carry out if required all normal quantity surveying duties; to comply with the Amey Values; and to ensure maximum recovery of all contractual entitlements.
  • Size and scope: Post contract £20-£40m and bids up to £200m
What will this role involve?

Ensure compliance with the Amey systems, processes and procedures to deliver Post contract commercial management of a Contract values £20-£40m p.a.

• Work within the strict deadlines required under the Contract(s) and as required by the Company

• Review all commercial reports including Cost Value Reconciliations and cash flows before submission

• Legal understanding relevant to contracts

• Ability to manage a team of up to 10 direct/indirect reports

• Exercise full cost control of project(s) including providing and monitoring budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the Commercial Manager/Project Manager

• Engage with the Commercial Manager/Project Manager in review of monthly and/or weekly cost and value forecasts to completion of the project(s)

• Assist and advise the Commercial Manager/Project Manager in ensuring timely issuing of all notices required under the Contract(s)

• Review all variations (changes) to the works in conjunction with other project team members and ensure all contractual notices and early warnings are submitted within the required timescales

• Review the existence of any claim and extension of time situations in conjunction with Project Manager

• Endeavour to 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

• Ensure all aspects of subcontract procurement and payment are adhered to

• Support the tender processes and strategy as required on bids up to value of £200m

• Provide commercial and financial feed-back to the Estimators

• Provide all cost/commercial information required under the Contract(s) (S-Curves, Forecasts, etc)

• Ensure and accurate change control process is managed effectively

• Provide sound commercial and contractual advice to the Project Manager and other team members

• Promote a team-working environment

• Proactively instil commercial awareness throughout the project team

• Manage and develop individuals within the commercial team

• Undertake Performance Development Reviews for direct reports

• Promote the Amey safety culture

• Participate in regular monthly safety meetings

What are we looking for?

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Training:

Skills

  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products especially Excel and Word
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Sound knowledge of contracts
  • Awareness of industry issues
  • Strong desire to further Client relationships whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised
  • Good negotiation skills

Experience

  • Alternatively to a degree, demonstrate a proven track record in quantity surveying / commercial management with significant experience in a senior role

Behavioural competencies

  • Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Methodical style of working
  • Team player
  • Determination to develop and coach junior members of the commercial team
  • Motivation and desire to succeed
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good communication skills

Technical competencies

  • Good Health & Safety awareness
  • Environmental awareness for managers
  • IOSH managing safely
  • Environmental awareness tool box talk

Desirable Skills, Qualifications and Training:

  • Degree is desirable
  • MRICS or equivalent is desirable
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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