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Job Ref:  IC01271
Employer:  Interserve
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Exeter
Post Code:  EX2
11/10/2016 00:07
Hourly Rate Bands N/A Salaried/Hourly-Paid Salaried

Job purpose
Lead commercial person for all Infrastructure works delivered in the South West including South West Water, Wessex Water and Bristol Water frameworks, Mayflower WTW (a Construction Consortium with Balfour Beatty) and highways works undertaken for Highways England and other local authorities. Leading a commercial team of eight persons with a regional turnover of circa. £20m - £30m, with plans to grow the business. Reporting direct to an Associate Director - Commercial, based in Exeter.

  • To maximise profitability;
  • Contract and subcontract reviews;
  • Risk management;
  • Production of regular (monthly and quarterly) commercial reports;
  • Management of monthly CVR process;
  • Support and development of the regional commercial team, including recruitment, mentoring, annual appraisals, resource deployment etc;
  • Management of positive cashflow and pro-actively managing the reduction in outstanding cash payments. Liaising with senior management. Client contact and relations;
  • Work winning;
  • Business development;
  • Budget setting;
  • Forecasting;
  • Managing the resolution of subcontract disputes;
  • Development of the supply chain;
  • To support and be familiar with own role and responsibility in respect of Business Continuity Planning;
    Ensuring that team members are also aware of the plans and communicates same.

Knowledge skills & experience
  • Commercially astute;
  • Contractually competent;
  • Enthusisatic and positive;
  • Excellent communicator - written and spoken;
  • Good people skills;
  • Resilient;
  • Proactive;
  • IT competent.

  • Water industry related experience - Civils and MEICA;
  • Highways experience;
  • General civil engineering
  • People management;
  • NEC3 Conditions of Contract (desirable);
  • Work winning (desirable);
  • Membership of ICES, RICS or similar;
  • Degree or Diploma in QS related subject;
  • A good understanding of MEICA process.

About the company
Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.62 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.
We are an Investors in Diversity accredited Company & committed to equal opportunities for all.


We are looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to work from our South West Region (based from Exeter). This role is offered on a full time and permanent basis. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus company car/car allowance, flexible benefits, 24 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance.

As part of our recruitment process job offers will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.
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