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Commercial Manager

UKCS - Regional - Buildings
Reading, United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
About the role

Shape the commercial standards that the rest of our industry will follow as a Commercial Manager. From community-based projects to the largest building and engineering works in the country, weve a presence in almost every market. Join us, and you'll be right where you should be as you take commercial responsibility for entire projects, inspire talented commercial teams and still find room to grow in the biggest organisation of our kind.

Responsible for the financial management of standard projects from inception, tendering to, negotiating and agreeing contracts, and commercially delivering Projects. An integral part of the project delivery team where they hold key responsibilities associated with leading the commercial and financial success of each project.

The role is broad and includes anything from risk management to procurement, contract management, financial reporting and managing the supply chain. Typically, they will have a track record of managing and developing a commercial team and be themselves a Chartered Member of the RICS, ICES or CIOB, and a mentor/role model to other commercial staff on their journey to becoming professionally qualified. They will maintain their Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

What you'll be doing

As a Commercial Manager in the secure and ever-expanding infrastructure industry, you'll:
  • Has a good knowledge of and adheres to the Companys governance requirements and maximises LEAN/digital opportunities
  • An ability to see bigger picture
  • Understands how economic factors that affects the construction industry
  • Awareness of disputes resolution including options, structure, techniques, experts etc.
  • Application of legislation and ability to liaise with legal experts
  • Preparation of Estimates & Tender submissions including the interpretation of specifications & preambles
  • Representation of the financial and contractual interests to the client in progress meetings or the like
  • Willing to take initiative to respond to customer requirements
  • Manages commercial aspects with Suppliers, Customers, and stakeholders to ensure task/project remains on plan
  • Co-ordination of buying, accounts, production control/planning, supply chain management & procurement techniques, estimating & surveying functions
  • Management and reporting of Commercial Risk and Opportunity
  • Management of disallowed cost
Who we're looking for

To progress your career with us as a Commercial Manager, you'll need:
  • UK Security Cleared or ability to obtain UK Security Clearance
  • BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
  • Membership of RICS, ICES or CIOB (or working towards)
  • CSCS Card (Professional/Academically Qualified Person)
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent client liaison, negotiating and project management skills
  • To be a natural leader with experience of managing a commercial team
  • An extensive understanding of the construction industry
  • To share our positive outlook and passion for what we do
  • A degree or relevant equivalent experience.
Why work for us

If youre inspired by the chance to grow like never before through meaningful work, join us as a Commercial Manager. As well as benefits that include a share plan, pension, recognition scheme, employee assistance programme and generous annual and volunteering leave, you'll be safe, seen, heard and respected throughout your career with us. Apply now.

About us

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone D&I Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. Our Smart Working policy enables employees to work flexibly where operationally possible, and we would be happy to explore this with you.

To find out more about our Value Everyone D&I Strategy and Action Plan, visit our website at A

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information about Disability Confident can be found at

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