Posted November 7, 2021

Commercial Manager (Quantity Surveyor)

  • Employer Lendlease
  • Location Glen Parva, Leicestershire
  • Salary On application

For over 50 years we have used our imagination to create the best places, state-of-the-art buildings, thriving communities and ingenious infrastructure solutions. Our journey has taken us across the globe, from Australia to Asia, the Americas and Europe. And along the way we have set new standards by challenging conventional thinking for the better. What makes us different is that we understand and can deliver the whole process – or just part of it – from Investment to Development to Construction.

But most importantly, with everything we do, we leave a positive sustainable legacy for future generations to enjoy…

We are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager (Project Quantity Surveyor) for a major project in Glen Parva, Leicestershire. The Senior Commercial Manager is primarily required to lead the procurement and commercial management of work packages of significant scope, complexity and value for the project. This will include the commercial analysis of subcontracts and working closely with the Project Manager(s) to ensure compliant, co-ordinated and commercially appropriate proposals and outputs in terms of design and cost, as well as undertaking all appropriate levels of internal and external project reporting.

Scope:

  • To safeguard the financial and commercial interests of the company by managing and controlling commercial risk, income and expenditure.
  • Contributing to the delivery of the project in a timely, efficient, sustainable and safe manner whilst achieving commercial targets.
  • Meeting client expectations and enhancing the reputation of the business.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to maintain and develop relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • To run all commercial aspects from procurement to final account.

Accountabilities:

  • Ensure initial cost plans are sufficient to carry out the works to be undertaken.
  • Develop procurement plans and procure the works in accordance with the cost plan and design information available.
  • Ensure that there are no scope gaps during procurement – that everything required for the project is bought and from the correct / appropriate source.
  • Perform tender analysis to ensure value for money is achieved and that the works have been procured at the best market rates.
  • Prepare contract documentation and negotiate contract terms to limit risk to the company.
  • Provide cost report information to internal and external clients to enable business and project objectives to be met.
  • Ensure that a change control procedure is in place to monitor design changes and control costs and follow procedure.
  • Issue and agree instructions / variations to trade contractors on a weekly basis.
  • Perform interim valuations to ensure subcontractor payments are made in a timely manner.
  • Forecast and monitor cash flow to ensure a positive cash flow is maintained.
  • Prepare and monitor project/package risk schedules.
  • Handle any insurance claims arising on the project to successful conclusion.
  • Resolve any legal disputes arising in conjunction with the legal department.
  • Prepare and Agree final accounts, including the handling of any claims to ensure the company makes a profit.
  • Produce cost analysis feedback / lessons learnt to the company for future works.
  • Manage all aspects of financial control for maximum benefit to the project.
  • Responsible for contributing to the establishment of a culture of incident and injury free operation on the project through personal example.
  • Ensures that all contracts are set up and managed throughout the life of the project, demonstrating an understanding of the design and construction processes.
  • Manages the procurement process, balancing quality, time and risk to achieve the best possible project outcomes.
  • Close involvement in the assessment and management of project risk and opportunity.
  • Manage the relationship with the client's commercial and legal representatives ensuring that appropriate communications and actions take place and that the performance and reputation of the project is protected.
  • Ensure that the Company's commercial procedures and processes are adhered to.
  • Ensures that project programming and planning are appropriate to the commercial success of the project.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the difference between Nett, Delivery and Gross Programmes.
  • Calculates the financial implications of programme shifts to minimise risks and maximise opportunities.
  • Has responsibility for demonstrating leadership, effective team working and contributing to the development of colleagues on the project.

Key Tasks and Activities

  • Understand and apply commercial & financial procedures and reporting systems.
  • Maintains detailed prelim forecasts and actual costs and intervenes were negative trends identified.
  • Report accurately to the monthly forecast final account.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the relationship between cost, value and profit.
  • Manages cash flow to the benefit of the project and business.
  • Supports the Project Manager to manage project risk and opportunities.
  • Carries out risk modelling.
  • Takes all appropriate steps to maximise outturn profit.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Notices and Payment Criteria.
  • Able to describe the implications of differing forms of contract and their appropriate usage.
  • Manages the change process in accordance with the contract.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of bonds, PCGs, Warranty Insurances and associated risks.
  • Demonstrates skills in the avoidance and defence of claims.
  • Compiles effective claims as required.
  • Manages risk associated with novated consultants.
  • Ensures that all contracts address environmental management and BREEAM requirements.
  • Buys robust packages demonstrating an understanding of package interfaces.
  • Applies framework agreements effectively where appropriate to maximise discounts and rebates.
  • Develops a procurement strategy in conjunction with supply chain services.
  • Prepares bid documentation to ensure a fully defined tender.
  • Prepares comprehensive bid placement reports with reconciled tenders and all aspects of the bid interrogated to recommend best value.
  • Ensure all subcontract documentation in place when orders are placed.
  • Ensure that a pre-tender estimate is prepared and an accurate analysis of tenders against cost plans appropriately reported.
  • Intervenes and develops strategies to bring cost or design into alignment when differences are identified.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the value of integrated project programmes to the design process.
  • Ensures value management is considered throughout the design process.
  • Reads technical drawings and specifications to abstract key project data.
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage design to a cost.
  • Able to apply benchmarking data, both at package and project level, to ascertain value.
  • Uses cost planning techniques to support the development of the cost plan, authenticating the commercial impact of change and design development.
  • Demonstrates the ability to ensure the potential impact on BREEAM rating is considered in all value engineering or design change processes.
  • Writes professional and accurate letters and notices.
  • Ensures all appropriate team members are aware of all such communications.

Dimensions (skills, experience and capabilities):

  • Quantity Surveying Degree or working towards RICS or CIOB.
  • Experience of working for a Principle Contractor.
  • Demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Experience with tendering subcontract works.
  • Able to prepare subcontract documentation ready for engrossment by external parties.
  • Experience of advanced word-processing, excel spreadsheet packages and fully conversant with Viewpoint / BIW.
  • Good understanding of building technology / construction methods, including DfMA.
  • Ability to read drawings and construction design information.
  • Valuing interim applications.
  • Preparing and agreeing compensation events / site variations.
  • Preparation of internal monthly cost reports / cost to complete forecasts.
  • Knowledge of measurement and valuation techniques.
  • Knowledge of contractual laws and construction legislations.
  • Experience of lump sum and 2 stage design and build tenders.

To apply online click here.

We aspire to create a diverse workforce by recruiting suitably qualified candidates from a range of backgrounds regardless of age, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or colour, sex, trans- gender status, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership, or any other group who face disadvantage in our society. As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity we have invested in the external verification for equality, diversity and inclusion and have achieved the Equality Assured Standard accreditation and the National Equality Standard.

We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

We build careers, develop skills and invest in people. Imagine what more you can do here.

Lendlease is committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer of choice by engaging, enabling and empowering our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Inclusion sets us all up for success and we particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

Lendlease is committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer of choice by engaging, enabling and empowering our people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. Inclusion sets us all up for success and we particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

Paula Milsom

Paula Millsom
Recruitment Advisor

paula.millsom@constructionenquirer.com
07939 152081

Grant Prior

Grant Prior
News Editor

grant.prior@constructionenquirer.com
07775 870 417

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