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Senior Commercial Manager (Civil Engineering) Havant Thicket Reservoir Project

Jones Bros Civil Engineering
Havant, South East
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Position Type
Manager / Leader
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
We are looking for a Senior Commercial Manager working initially on the Joint venture Havant Thicket Reservoir Project this is a large environmental project designed to safeguard water resources for the Southeast. You will be working within a flexible organisation where self-motivated and practical problem solvers will thrive.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Contract Management:
  • Lead contract negotiations for civil engineering projects, ensuring adherence to project specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee contract execution, including change orders and claims management.
  • Monitor subcontractor agreements and performance.

Financial Management:
  • Develop, review, and manage project budgets for civil engineering projects.
  • Monitor project financials, including costs, revenue, and profit margins.
  • Implement cost control measures to optimize project profitability.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:
  • Identify potential risks specific to civil engineering projects and implement risk management strategies.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to risk mitigation, including insurance and contingency planning.

Client Relationship Management:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, engineering consultants, and regulatory authorities.
  • Address client concerns and maintain open lines of communication throughout project lifecycles.

Team Leadership:
  • Supervise a team of commercial professionals involved in civil engineering projects.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team, fostering collaboration and efficiency.
  • Encourage ongoing training and development for team members.

Compliance and Legal Matters:
  • Ensure compliance with civil engineering industry standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with legal counsel on contract negotiations and legal matters related to projects.

Performance Analysis:
  • Analyse performance data specific to civil engineering projects to identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance project efficiency and profitability.

Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation for civil engineering projects.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on project financials and performance to senior management and clients.

Quality Assurance and Civil Engineering Standards:
  • Ensure that civil engineering projects meet quality standards and specifications.
  • Implement quality control measures to deliver high-quality work, meeting engineering best practices.

Cost Estimation for Civil Engineering Projects:
  • Collaborate with the estimating team to prepare accurate cost estimates for civil engineering projects.
  • Participate in the development of competitive project bids.

Vendor and Supplier Management:
  • Evaluate and negotiate contracts with civil engineering suppliers, subcontractors, and equipment providers.
  • Monitor the performance of vendors and subcontractors.

Strategic Planning for Civil Engineering Projects:
  • Contribute to the development of the company's strategic direction for civil engineering projects.
  • Provide insights on market trends, opportunities, and potential risks specific to the civil engineering sector.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance (HSE):
  • Ensure strict compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations within the context of civil engineering projects.
  • Promote a culture of safety and environmental responsibility in project execution.

Sustainability Initiatives in Civil Engineering:
  • Support sustainability efforts within civil engineering projects, such as sustainable sourcing, materials, and construction practices.

Continuous Improvement in Civil Engineering Operations:
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost-saving initiatives specific to civil engineering projects.
  • Implement best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of civil engineering operations.

What we are looking for:
  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, business administration, or a related field provides a strong foundation for a career in commercial management in civil engineering.
  • Demonstrable experience of working as a commercial manager within the civil engineering construction industry preferably on large earthworks projects.
  • Experience in Design & Build Contracts
  • Understanding and experience in NEC4 Contracts
  • Strong computer literacy and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good commercial awareness with effective influencing and negotiating skills, as well as an aptitude to develop emerging and new client relationships.
  • Experience of managing and mentoring Quantity surveyors.
  • Excellent knowledge of current civil engineering legislation as well as Health & Safety and Environmental legislation.
  • Highly developed professional communication and negotiation skills, including writing and presentation of reports, preparing business management documents, and presenting information in meetings with clients and other parties.
  • The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • The ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in both mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrable ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines supported by strong organisational skills.

Full UK Driving Licence is also required.

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary Performance Bonus
  • Company Vehicle/Car Allowance
  • Company contributing pension scheme subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • 3 days Site office based 2 days hybrid

REF-213 387


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