Commercial Manager/Lead

Posted 12 April 2024
Salary £75k - 90k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameChas Earl

Job description

Role: Commercial Manager/Lead
Location: Peterborough
Salary: up to £90,000 p/a plus package
A leading contractor on multiple UK water authorities' frameworks across the UK is seeking to bolster and strengthen their Commercial team team with a Commercial Manager / Commercial & Performance Lead for the Anglian water region on the Cambridge relocation project.
Based in the Peterborough & Cambridge area, sitting on the project's Senior Leadership Team, you'll act as the commercial conscious and voice of reason, you'll support our projects environmental and social initiatives whilst ensuring  we are cost efficient throughout.  By acting as a visible and inspiring leader, you'll provide commercial transparency to the team and our partner organisations to drive performance towards our goals and objectives.Key responsibilities:
Key responsibilities in the role will include:

- Commercial and Finance Control: Manage project budgets, financial forecasts, and cost control measures to ensure efficient resource allocation and adherence to financial targets. Develop strategies to mitigate commercial risks and optimize project profitability.
- Team Leadership: Lead and motivate a team, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to achieve project objectives. Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture focused on excellence and continuous improvement.
- Commercial Planning: Develop and implement comprehensive commercial plans aligned with project goals and company objectives. Identify opportunities for cost savings, revenue enhancement, and value creation throughout the project lifecycle.
- Stakeholder Management: Deliver first class stakeholder management and engagement by providing clear, transparent and timely updates whilst championing collaboration and knowledge sharing/ transfer.
- Strategy: Lead and develop the strategy for the contracted works and the procurement procedures for the package scope, quantification, tender method, negotiation and subcontract documentation. 
- Collaboration: Deliver leading edge collaborative commercial processes by ensuring teams are synchronised and aligned in their processes and approaches to deliver the highest standards and consistently.
- Continuous Improvement: Drive a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and best practices within the project team. Identify areas for process optimization, efficiency gains, and performance enhancement to deliver superior results.
About The Candidate:
- Ideally Chartered or working towards Chartered status.
- Proven experience in major projects as the Commercial Lead with a focus on commercial and financial management.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve excellence.
- Excellent analytical abilities with a strategic mindset and a keen eye for detail.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
- Demonstrated track record of successfully managing major complex projects, delivering results on time and within budget.
- Sound knowledge of commercial and contractual frameworks, including NEC contracts and project finance principles.
- Experience in stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
- Commitment to safety, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.
Job Types: Permanent
We are looking to move quick sourcing for this position. Apply Today and We will be in touch to progress your application. You can contact me at or reach me on 02393 876 074.
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