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Highways Finance & Commercial Manager

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £60k - 65k per year

  • Contact:

    Michael Loftus

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876063

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

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My client is looking for a highway, commercial & finance manager to join their team.
Are you looking to join a well known name in the highway industry that will invest in you and reward you with a great package and prospects?
If YES, then this could be the perfect role for you...
Role: Highways finance & commercial manager
Location: Gloucestershire
Hours: 40 per week
About the company 
My client is a market leader in the Highways Term Maintenance Industry, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK's highways network. We take pride in offering a dedicated, flexible approach which supports our clients, underpinned by the recruitment, development and retention of a locally based workforce. We want you to grow your career in a way that suits you, whether that is making the best of your skills in a role you enjoy, or developing new skills as you progress with our company
As the Finance & Commercial Manager you will be responsible for managing the financial and commercial aspects of the Division by implementing cost control and reporting processes.
·Competitive salary
·Career progression programme
·Company car
·Lifestyle benefits
This role will also involve managing all commercial aspects of the contract and ensure full entitlement is realized and business plan objectives are met.
As the Finance and Commercial Manager you will also be expected to:

- To ensure that all commercial and finance processes for the contract are fit for purpose and operate efficiently.
- To manage the performance and development of the commercial and finance team and be responsible for all commercial and finance functions and to actively inspire a positive staff morale.
- Manage exposure to liability through development and implementation of robust 'Red' claims processes and procedures
- Identify trends and establish stretching targets for 'Green' claims recovery and drive team to deliver.
- Regular communication and interaction across the contract including regular depot visits
- Rigorous management of claiming value and ensure ageing principles are adhered to
- Budget monitoring and budget certainty
- Lead challenge to operational teams on their monthly results
- To understand and apply the structure and strategy behind the tender
- Lead on production of monthly application in accordance with the contract
What do you need to apply? 
 A good working knowledge contracts and has previously led finance/commercial teams
- 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).
- Alternatively, a degree in a numerical or technical discipline - relevant HND subjects include building/construction, urban and land studies, civil engineering and structural engineering.
- Adequate experience as a PQS/SQS
- A high level of proficiency in MS Office, including Excel, Outlook and Word is required for this role, knowledge of SAP and CPA is highly desirable.
- A full UK driving license is essential as a level of travel will be required.
How to Apply 
Complete the application via this advert
This role is an urgent requirement and Interviews are set to take place shortly, please apply ASAP to avoid missing out.
If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.
 Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Civil Engineering professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years' experience in this market. Please call Mike Loftus at Carrington West on 02393 876063 for more information.
 By applying for this position, you are agreeing for Carrington West to hold and process your personal data in accordance to our Data Protection Policy. Your data will be shared with third party clients specifically relevant to any roles you have applied for. If at any stage, you wish to withdraw your consent please contact us. CWHTT