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Burns & McDonnell Senior Commercial Manager in London, United Kingdom

Description The Senior Commercial Manger is accountable for leadership, direction, management and performance of the commercial department. The role includes the management of the reporting systems for all aspects of commercial management as well as managing the commercial staff and the tools used in commercial management to enterprise Project Management Centre of Excellence requirements. The department performs complex aspects of individual project estimating, change and cost control while providing reporting internally and to clients. The department includes quantity surveyors and estimators and is responsible for managing all aspects of our commercial contracts with clients and supply chain partners. This position supports the senior leadership team, Project Managers and Project Directors on projects and programmes of varying size and complexity and provides reviews of the project's status. To succeed in this role the successful candidate will demonstrate effective commercial leadership at business, framework and project level to deliver all aspects of commercial control. You will have in-depth and demonstrable experience of administering contracts in accordance with the NEC3 and NEC4 forms of contract (Mainly Option A and C) ideally within the power sector or similar relevant industry sector. You will be proficient in overseeing the development, award and administration of subcontracts using the NEC3 and NEC4 forms.

  • Lead and direct estimating, project cost management, forecasting and for multiple projects.

  • Ensure accurate Earned Value Management system reporting.

  • Ensure accurate cost management and forecast reporting.

  • Oversee the risk management process by identifying and mitigating risk potentials to the project. Support Interactive Project Planning Meetings (IPPM).

  • Expert negotiation experience with industry client agreements and construction contract/subcontract agreements.

  • Experience with Joint Venture agreements and ability to assist EPC PMs in administering a Joint Venture agreement.

  • Maintain effective commercial relationships with existing and potential clients, customers and contractors to support business activities.

  • Responsible for recruitment, development, training, retention and evaluating performance of the project controls and commercial team.

  • Oversee monthly internal reporting through the clients and internal commercial management procedures.

  • Ensure cash flow is optimised through the oversight of activity schedules, the submission of monthly valuations and the control of subcontractor accounts.

  • Drive the recovery of outstanding monies and ensure all queries are fully resolved in a timely mannerIdentify commercial risks, opportunities, value engineering and change events

  • Ensure change events are managed in accordance with the contracts including early warnings, CE notification, CE quotation and through to CE implementation and inclusion into the new cost and programme baselines.Review cost estimates and subcontract enquiries for both tender proposals and compensation events.

  • Ensure the project delivery teams adhere to risk management procedures and financial compliance

  • Manage the commercial KPI data at framework and business unit level and minimise any potential negative effect on our frameworks

  • Maintain the projects adherence to payment timescales

  • Provide oversight and advice on sub-contracts throughout the project, through to Final Account agreement.

  • Work closely with the project delivery teams to enforce the business drivers and outcomes for our projects

  • Maximise profitability having regard to client and subcontractor relations, third party incomers and the company’s strategic objectives regarding client relations and the risk/reward philosophy

  • A commercially and contractually astute individual that takes ownership of performance

  • Assistance with the management, preparation and submission of tender enquires.

  • Undertake costing activities, utilising a sound working knowledge of tender process

  • Interact and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues to achieve project objectives

  • Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting deadlines

  • Able to work autonomously and/or as part of a project team

  • Identifying new skills and competencies required to meet business needs and actively supporting development and recruitment of talent

  • Support the continued development of more junior team personnel providing commercial guidance and establishing training needs.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, development, training, and retention of staff.

  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations for department staff.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and instruction to the department.

  • Responsible for interpreting the organization's policies, purposes, and goals to staff.

  • Responsible for overall QA/QC process adherence.

  • Enforce compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • Responsible for diversity initiatives.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards


  • Bachelor Degree or HND (or equivalent) in Commercial Management / Quantity Surveying or other equivalent commercially related subject and 11 years relevant experience in a commercial position Required

  • Experience within the Power Transmission & Distribution sector preferred or similar complex regulated business environment.

  • Awareness and experience of construction methods, technology, standard forms of measurement and the NEC 3 and NEC4 forms of contract (Options A & C)

  • Excellent computer literacy with experience MS office suite of programmes.

  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and anaylse a project programme

  • Desirable

  • Chartership through the RICS or similar accredited institution.

  • Excellent communication skills and analytical skills with the ability to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.

  • Pro-active in building knowledge and understanding of the industry

  • Strong understanding of project management to execute project work

  • Capability to coach and develop the team

  • Ability to develop innovative and practical solutions to a range of problems and an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger solution

  • Ability to make an effective and collaborative contribution to the team through sharing knowledge, promoting ideas and valuing the contribution of all team members.

  • Able to travel to visit clients and site where necessary

  • High standards of verbal and written communication

  • Collaborative, and keen to share information, knowledge and skills

  • Keen to seek out new opportunities for learning and career progression

  • Be able to identify the goals of any project and work steadily towards them

  • Ability to adhere to a structured and methodical approach to any task, identifying priorities and setting deadlines

Job Engineering

Primary Location GB-London, UK-London

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 241596

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-DM #UKO N/A