- Contact: Human Resources
- Reference: 296842
Commercial Manager (Infrastructure)
£Negotiable + bens
sits within Capita's REI's Infrastructure Business Unit which provides multi-disciplinary consultancy services for infrastructure projects, principally in the UK's Highways, Environment, Utilities, Rail, H&S and Technology sectors
is to assist the Commercial Director in providing assurance to the Business Unit's management board that its services are being offered and delivered on a commercially sound basis, without undue risk, and in accordance with company policies
has a remit covering all of the Business Unit's UK offices
will involve working within a small commercial team and report to the Business Unit's Commercial Director
is ideally based with the existing team in the Carlisle Office (other locations will be considered)
will involve interaction with our legal team and project staff and managers across the UK
will require occasional / regular travel to other offices
is predominantly inward facing but will include external contact with clients and suppliers and their commercial and/or legal representatives.
will suit an individual with a knowledge of contracts and contract law, experience in engineering / construction, good communications skills and a logical and accurate approach
Your key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
input to bids and tenders to help shape commercial proposals, manage risks and ensure company policy compliance
assisting with / participating in bid governance meetings
in conjunction with the Legal Team:
Reviewing existing or proposed contracts / contract terms
Assisting in drafting of contracts or amendments to contract terms
Advising bid staff on need for tender queries / resolution of contractual issues
Negotiating suitable contract terms directly with clients and suppliers
assisting with a process of monthly Commercial KPI reporting
monitoring of, and advising on, problem projects / contracts
project / due diligence reviews and reporting
continuous improvement including lessons learned reviews and reporting
advising project staff on potential contractual disputes with clients, contractors or suppliers
assisting with defence and settlement of disputes or claims
support and training for staff on commercial processes, policy and governance
regular reporting to Business Unit Commercial Director
Construction or engineering related degree qualification
Ideally 3 years + post degree work experience in construction or engineering sectors
Ideally 1 year + of site experience in construction or engineering sectors
Project management experience
Good knowledge of NEC contracts and their use
Basic knowledge of contract law
Good communicator and negotiator who can engage and persuade others
Ability to provide accurate and well-argued written communications
Good ability in Microsoft EXCEL and Microsoft WORD
Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
Accurate and thorough in approach to tasks
Willing to learn
Chartered professional status, preferably construction or engineering related
Experience in working in a professional consultancy environment
Experience with use of NEC contracts
Familiarity with project programming software
Familiarity with business management systems e.g. ISO 9001 Quality Management
Knowledge or experience in the conduct of disputes or claims
The Capita Infrastructure Division delivers projects in the UK and across the globe. We have successfully delivered many high-profile projects including the award-winning A556 Improvement scheme, the Dalmuir Wastewater Treatment Works in Scotland and the £400M Shatin-Central Link Cross-Harbour Tunnels in Hong Kong.
Our Business is spread across 12 offices in England and Wales. Our people work in a collaborative way across the country thus offering a broad range of opportunities and creating the optimal conditions for amazing career progressions for all staff.
We are currently working in collaboration with the Environment Agency to deliver 2 of the largest PDUs, South East and Midlands. Our pipeline of opportunities includes some of the most exciting major infrastructure projects in Europe, including HS2 Phase 2 and the Oosterwelt Link Immersed Tube Tunnel in Belgium.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their career within Capita including support for obtaining further relevant professional qualifications. Access too many Capita Group benefits including one relevant professional subscriptions paid for, Cycle to Work Scheme, discounted retail vouchers, various private insurance schemes available.
If you are successful with your application, you will need to complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.
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