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Job Ref:  204641868
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
10/10/2016 16:33
Job Title: Commercial Manager
Location: London
Job Type: Full time, permanent
Company: Lendlease
Job Ref: 2194
Sectors: Construction / Property / Development / Real Estate /
Architecture / Design

What are we looking for?
The Commercial Manager will work on block S6 at The International Quarter. S6 is approx. 270,000 NA. Office space over 10 floors. The building also includes a restaurant. The total construction value is approx.. £140m.
The commercial manager will report to an on-site Senior Commercial Manager.

The Project:
International Quarter London (IQL) - (url removed) A major £2.3b mixed use business hub that Lendlease are developing and constructing over the next 8-10 years in Stratford as part of the post Olympics regeneration of the area. IQL consists of 4 million NA. worth of office space over 7 office blocks and 5 residential blocks ranging from 17 - 40 storey high. The last block is predicted to be completed by 2022 by the earliest. So far Lendlease development have appointed Lendlease contractor as the contractor for the 4 buildings that are now at delivery stage.

• 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


• 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. i.e. buy right.
• 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.
• Procure all building services packages including lifts to satisfy project requirements.
• Ensure that a change control procedure is in place to monitor design changes and control costs.
• Issue and agree instructions / variations to trade contractors on a monthly 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 from works undertaken.
• Produce cost analysis feedback / lessons learnt to the company for future works.

Dimensions (skills, experience and capabilities):


• Quantity Surveying Degree or working towards RICS or CIOB
• Experience of working for Contractor
• Demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills
• 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 BIW
• Ability to read drawings and construction design information
• Valuing interim applications
• Agreeing site variations
• Experience of working for a Contractor
• Preparation of internal monthly cost reports / cost to complete forecasts
• Quantity Surveying Degree or working towards RICS or CIOB
• Experience of working for Contractor
• Demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills

• Good communication skills both verbal and written
• Good understanding of building technology / construction methods with particular regard to Commercial Office Projects
• Knowledge of measurement and valuation techniques.
• Good communication skills both verbal and written

Who is Lendlease?
At Lend Lease, we work with communities, clients and our colleagues to create positive legacies from funding a project right through to developing and constructing state of the art buildings and infrastructure, including hospitals, roads and bridges. We also create vibrant residential communities, productive workplaces and retail destinations. We are committed to outstanding performance, which means supporting and nurturing our people wherever possible.
Above all, we invest in people and their careers.

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.
We build careers, develop skills and invest in people.
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