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Cost Manager / Commercial Manager - Rail

Ref: JN -092018-62706
GBP45000.00 - GBP65000.00 per annum + benefits
UK, Midlands
Construction & Engineering, Commercial Management
5th September 2018
Job Type

Position: Cost Manager
Location: Birmingham
Salary: 45,000 - 65,000 DOE plus benefits to include holiday, matched contribution pension etc

An opportunity has arisen for a Cost Manager / Commercial Manager to a join a leading Infrastructure Consultancy.

They have a demonstrable and strong track record in undertaking integral roles across many major national rail schemes including HS2, Crossrail and Network Rail's electrification programme.

The role exists due to organic growth and you will be responsible for supporting a key, strategic Rail client across post-contract commercial management of high value and high-risk activities.

You will also provide support across pre-contract activity within the Project delivery team's scope of work and providing specialist commercial advice, guidance and recommendations to mitigate commercial risks.

The role will give you the opportunity to manage multiple projects and act as an independent and autonomous Commercial Manager within Cost Management.

To be successful in this role it is anticipated that you will meet the below criteria:
-Clear experience in a commercial management role on infrastructure projects
-Demonstrable relevant experience of managing Target Cost Contracts
-Good understanding of railway and construction industry forms of contract (specifically NR12)
-Good understanding of the construction/railway industry
-Good negotiation skills
-Experience of working within Network Rail directly or as a consultant/client
-Educated to degree standard in related subject (or equivalent)

A snap shot of some typical responsibilities:
-Monitor site activities on allocated projects to influence decision making from a commercial perspective
-Review contractor delivery; including leading valuation of medium value/medium risk contracts & attending all progress meetings to actively influence contractor's commercial behaviours, delivery and activity
-Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions
-Provide pro-active advice and guidance to Project Managers on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action
-Produce of applications for payment/invoices to outside clients in accordance with relevant funding agreements
-Produce appropriate commercial correspondence and contractual notices
-Manage cost reporting of all allocated projects

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