Commercial Manager - Reading

VolkerLaser repairs, strengthens and waterproofs concrete and steel structures, offering a tailored package of specialist works to clients across the UK. Our structural solutions include bridge deck waterproofing, expansion joints, concrete repair and cathodic protection works, steel repair and strengthening work, carbon fibre and temporary works, jacking and bearing replacement. We also provide specialist lightweight decking and access solutions, as well as being specialists in long bridge and cable refurbishment.



VolkerLaser is seeking a Commercial Manager to support the Divisional Director in ensuring the continued success of our Major Projects South business unit. Based out of the Reading office, this role covers the entire South of England.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full Accountability: Lead the successful delivery of the business unit in collaboration with the Commercial Director.
  • Business Development: Drive initiatives for growth and work-winning strategies.
  • Resource Management: Oversee staff resource planning and development.
  • Project Delivery: Ensure successful delivery of projects and frameworks.
  • Client and Subcontractor Relations: Maintain and develop strong relationships with clients and subcontractors.
  • External Representation: Act as a high-level representative of VolkerLaser, providing exceptional commercial and contractual support.

About the Business Unit:

Major Projects South enjoys a secure future order book backed by frameworks and negotiated contracts with repeat clients.


About you

  • Essential:

    A degree in Quantity Surveying or alternatively a degree in building / construction or civils engineering and relevant experience obtained within the Construction Industry as a Quantity Surveyor for a minimum of 15 years

  • An ability to identify problems and build relationships in order to resolve complex & / or ambiguous issues
  • Experience with the NEC form of contracts.
  • Desirable:
  • An accredited course by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) or the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


If your past experience doesn’t match perfectly with every requirement of the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for us.


Why work with us?

VolkerLaser is under the umbrella of VolkerWessels UK which is a multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.

By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, VolkerLaser are able to ensure our staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to our clients.

We offer competitive rewards and benefits, recognising the value we place on our employees.

We offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive annual leave and an additional day off on your birthday
  • Private medical care
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Shopping and restaurants vouchers, rewards, and discounts
  • Training and development opportunities-comprehensive skills-based training
  • Family friendly polices including enhanced maternity benefits
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mental health, physical health, and financial support
  • 24/7 Virtual GP service


Fairness, inclusion and respect

We believe in pushing boundaries in the pursuit of fairness, inclusion and respect. So, our teams can be comfortable that, whatever their background, VolkerWessels UK is a place where they can be themselves and thrive.

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Additional information

Note for Recruitment Agencies:

Our preference is to hire directly, and we will reach out to our Preferred Supplier List (PSL) agencies if this particular role qualifies for release.

We kindly request that you refrain from sending speculative CVs. In the event of speculative CV submissions, no fees will be applicable, and we kindly ask that all inquiries to be directed to

VolkerWessels UK is committed to maintaining healthy, safe and productive working conditions for its entire staff and therefore a drugs & alcohol screening is mandatory for all.

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