Commercial Manager

Orion Group, Highland

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909551 - Commercial Manager

Our client is a privately owned group of companies working in infrastructure, support services and construction. Operating throughout the whole of the UK, they have a well-established presence across Scotland and the North of England.

They are currently recruiting for the position of Commercial Manager, based in Fort William, Scotland.

Job Description

* Identify, mitigate, manage, and report on risks that may affect the business.
* To provide leadership and direction to the commercial team to deliver the project's budgets through the economic use of the Company's resources.
* Ensure all those within your control act professionally to protect and maintain the good standing of the Company within the industry and its clients.
* To work in conjunction with the company MD, Commercial Director and Construction Executive in terms of issues that affects the operational effectiveness of the business.
* Support the company in achieving its budget and business plan through preparation, delivery, and commercial management of projects.
* Ensure the company complies with all the requirements of the Construction Commercial and Financial procedures as produced by Group and Construction Executive.
* Ensure reporting as required by the Construction Commercial and Financial procedures is carried out timeously and accurately.
* Ensure that prior to commencing work on any project a robust and satisfactory contract is in place to protect the company.
* Maintain regular contact with live projects by regular visits, ensure commercial teams are motivated to achieve company goals, and ensure that sites utilise correct tools in terms of forecasting, planning and resource management. Attend site meetings as necessary.
* Produce commercial and financial reports as required by the Managing Director, Commercial Director and Construction Executive.
* Monitor correspondence of a commercial and contractual nature in order to minimise risk to be business.
* Carry out cost/value investigations regularly on projects that display concerns in respect of programme slippage and issues of risk.
* Ensure risk is managed within each of the projects and within the business, provide leadership to the project teams in terms of the proactive identification and management of risks.
* Ensure that Contract Insurances are properly understood prior to contract documents being signed and that the site team recognise the associated implications.
* A full appreciation of Contract Insurance Requirements to ensure that we have adequate project specific cover including subcontractors.
* Arrange/approve sub-contractor appointments, in conjunction with company procedures ensuring regular and rigorous financial checks of the supply chain.
* Ensure that robust checks are made into the financial standing of clients etc prior to entering into contract, appropriate financial guarantees being sought in instance of concern.
* Ensure an appropriate cash flow forecast is produced for each project and is regularly assessed during the currency of each project.
* Produce figures in preparation of the monthly company accounts.
* Carry out in conjunction with the site teams and where necessary the Construction
* Ensure projects are managed in an open and collaborative team culture between the commercial and operational functions, actively lead to commercial team to ensure this culture is instilled, the Project Leader should be responsible for both the operational and commercial function within each project team and as such must be fully conversant with the commercial picture on each project.
* Attending weekly meeting with Commercial Director

Skills and Experience

* Previous experience working within a Commercial/Quantity Surveying role.
* Previous experience working within a commercial role for a construction company.
* Experience working on housing/commercial projects within the construction industry would be an advantage.

This is a permanent position.

The salary for this position is negotiable.

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 909551.

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