Commercial Manager - Highways

The opportunity

Project: Secondment of specialists to support and advise the capital portfolio management (CPM) project team.

The role will support a variety of cost and commercial commissions in the highways sector.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining and building relationships with suppliers, monitoring and reporting their performance and compliance.
  • Preparing recommendations for interim payments to suppliers in accordance with contract requirements and produce payment certificates for sign off by the appropriate project manager.
  • Providing post contract award commercial services for both ‘goods’ and ‘services’ up to and including final account.
  • Maintaining financial impact assessments for instructed change.
  • Negotiating on financial impacts of compensation events with suppliers.
  • Maintaining the project data sets to achieve consistency, accuracy and alignment.
  • Assisting cost and expenditure planning/benchmarking (including the completion of data capture analysis (DCA) sheets) in accordance with the client process.
  • Supporting cost management, trending estimating and forecasting to the project.
  • Evaluating cost performance data and provide relevant input for monthly performance reports.
  • Supporting the management of budget and spend profiles continually identifying ways to improve cost performance.
  • Managing the impact of inflation currencies and exchanges into forecasting and aligned with tracking indices.
  • Carrying out a cost impact analysis of proposed changes to scope/schedule.
  • Assisting project managers in the preparation of cost reports and analysis on a work breakdown structure/activity basis, identifying areas of learning and any recommendations for efficiency improvement.

About you

You have a degree in quantity surveying or other commercially related discipline and a professional member of RICS. You have an understanding of value management and programme development and monitoring, ensuring delivery against key milestone targets. You have framework experience. You have excellent interpersonal skills in creating and maintaining relationships, able to converse with clients and peers to the director level.

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and provide support to multi-disciplinary teams within a commercial environment. You will have commercial management experience within the highways/infrastructure sector and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

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