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Head of Commercial - Infrastructure

  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + flex working + benefits package per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

We are looking for an ambitious and innovative Head of Commercial with a background in large scale infrastructure projects to work within a fast paced and rapidly growing telco brand. The successful candidate will be a self motivated and driven individual who will lead on all commercial aspects within the construction sector inclusive of potential, existing and new contracts across a portfolio of clients/suppliers. You will be accountable for managing commercial risk and communicating this across a variety of stakeholders within the business. You will be responsible for service improvement of the function and promoting collaboration between the regional offices, working closely with the Commercial Director on process improvement and the implementation of standardisation of commercial procedures.

Key areas -

  • Previous track record in a senior commercial role within large scale infrastructure projects
  • Working/current knowledge of NEC3/4
  • Previously led in standardising commercial process across the business
  • Commercial process improvement across regional teams and wider business
  • Advising the business on the differing standard form of contracts used for construction projects
  • Identify and manage commercial risk on new and existing contracts
  • Quantifying and costing of infrastructure/construction works
  • Accountable for contract compliance and performance
  • Management of commercial advice to teams outside of the commercial function
  • Prepare and implement contract management processes
  • Can coherently explain contract conditions that identify variations to contracts
  • Builds strong and collaborative relationships with key clients and suppliers
  • Negotiate contract agreements and manage contractual obligations
  • Contract administration including advice on contractual matters, formulating contractual/legal correspondence
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changeable environment
  • Work with Project Managers/Directors to ensure projects exceed commercial targets
  • Track and improve performance of suppliers
  • Perform continuous programme analysis with identification of any potential delays/risk
  • Identify inconsistencies within the function and wider business, devise and implement continuous improvement plan

Essential skills

  • Previous experience within a Senior QS or Senior Commercial Management position
  • Experience of working on large scale infrastructure projects
  • Previous experience working in a Tier 1/2 construction contractor or consultancy
  • Previous experience working on high value complex projects
  • Previous experience working within the telco sector - desirable
  • Knowledge and comprehensive understanding of NEC3/4 contracts (all options)
  • Demonstratable knowledge/understanding of Construction law and standard forms of contract
  • Knowledge of construction client standards
  • A working understanding of valuation techniques of construction works including elemental cost analysis of items such as labour, materials, plant, sub-contract and general expenses
  • Experience of commercial process improvement, performance metrics and service excellence

This role require approx 2 days in the office pw