Commercial Manager (Construction) - Reading

The opportunity

We are hiring an ambitious and forward-thinking senior quantity surveyor to join our established and growing team based in Reading. To oversee and manage commercial elements and profitability of the relevant package.

Project: The design and construction of a new 25,000m2 (approx.) GIA Collections, Digitisation and Research Centre for the Natural History Museum. The new centre at Thames Valley Science Park (TVSP) in Shinfield (Reading) will be NHM’s centre for big data, technology, and molecular analysis. This ground-breaking centre will bring together and secure the collections currently at risk of deterioration and irreparable damage from being housed in functionally and physically obsolete buildings. The design consists of two main areas: the collections (storage) zone with associated curatorial and quarantine facilities linked to a zone housing laboratories, digitisation, office, support and public facing spaces. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring contractual terms and conditions for suppliers and subcontractors are administered.
  • Administering incentivisation arrangements as appropriate.
  • Oversee the assessment of EWN’s and compensation events
  • Providing regular cash flow forecast of expenditure.
  • Managing the change management process consult with other functions to assess changes and risks to the overall project outturn.
  • Producing a monthly consolidated cost and expenditure report for the section of the project.
  • Overseeing the monthly valuation process.
  • Reviewing potential contractor and supplier claims the adjudication of claims and make recommendations for settlement.
  • Overseeing the finalisation of contractor’s accounts and close out contracts for the project.
  • Overseeing the raising of consultant, supplier or contractor instructions as necessary for signature by approved parties.
  • Overseeing the financial contingency built into packages and ensure that contingency allowances reflect the current programme position.
  • Providing commercial input to tender documentation as necessary.
  • Overseeing the payment of contractors.
  • Ensuring all instructions issued by the project manager are reviewed for cost implications.
  • Supporting the change control process and assist in identifying the cost implications of any proposed changes.

About you

You have a formal qualification RICS or similar and substantial experience of commercial management. You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a construction or project management background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

Apply now for a confidential discussion.

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