Commercial Manager (20756) - London

Commercial Manager – Kentish Town, London.


Would you like to join one of the UK’s Best Big Companies as awarded by Best Companies? Murphy is currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join our award-winning Energy team in Kentish Town, London covering the portfolio of Power, Transmission & Distribution projects such as Substations, HV Cables & Overhead Lines. Our team is known for its extensive in-house expertise and continual drive to innovate within the industry. Reporting into the Senior Commercial Manager, the Commercial Manager will lead an established team within the Energy Business Unit.


Following the ‘One Murphy’ approach, we’re able to deliver all aspects of the projects we work on. Murphy has designed, constructed, and commissioned projects for clients such as National Grid, SSE and Ørsted, on both transmission and distribution networks within the Energy sector.


What you will be doing 

  • Manage all commercial aspects of the Project and maintain regular liaison with all stakeholders.
  • Build a high performing team, while continually improving
  • Monthly project reviews to analyse and take appropriate action.
  • Attend the required reviews with the Executive Team to explain the business current and planned performance.
  • Ensure the implementation of a commercial strategy for the Project.
  • Maintain a schedule of Client engagement events for equivalent level customer feedback, alignment, and future pipeline of work.
  • In conjunction with the Project Director, set the annual business plan, and create the strategy to achieve the elements therein.
  • To lead on the development and training of Commercial Practitioners including supervisor / mentor / counsellor role for staff undertaking their APC or equivalent.
  • Maximising of cash position, including WIP control, cash flow production & improvement plans
  • To be responsible in conjunction with the Project Director and Estimating Manager to ensure that a review of all the contractual obligations and commercial risks is carried out prior to the submission of all tenders within the BU and attend tender settlement meetings as required.
  • To ensure effective negotiations with prospective clients are carried out prior to signing contracts to minimise risk.


Who we are looking for 

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) or equivalent.
  • Commercially astute with substantial experience within a commercial role in the Civil Engineering / Construction Industry.
  • Expert knowledge of Standard Forms of Contract such as NEC and Standard Methods of Measurement.
  • Understanding of programming techniques and project controls.
  • Gravitas, relationship management on senior peer to peer basis.
  • Substantial post qualification experience.


What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year, holidays increase with length of service
  • Discretionary annual bonus and annual salary review
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance, health screening and enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay and a maternity returners bonus
  • Extra weeks holiday for all employees getting married and a wedding bonus
  • Subsidised canteen facilities in core locations
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc

About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

Due to the requirements of the role, in addition to our standard identity and right to work checks, successful candidates will be asked to undertake a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

As part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we are proud to have signed up to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records.

J Murphy & Sons Limited is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, apply today. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Jack Roberts on 07514 313533 or Email:

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