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Job Ref:  204778657
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
13/10/2016 04:07
Commercial Manager - 12 Months Contract

About the role

Capita Infrastructure team are looking to recruit an experienced commercial manager with quantity surveying or/ and commercial management background to be deployed in NR office in Waterloo through the Capita SMI contract

About Capita | Local Government, Health & Property

Capita Local Government Health & Property is part of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

We are one of the UK's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary consultancies in the design, management, infrastructure, real estate, civil engineering, environmental management and transport sectors. We are also the market leader in strategic public-private partnerships with local government clients.

We have over 4,000 staff based in 60 UK & Ireland offices offering a vast range of professional and technical expertise across an unrivalled number of services. The breadth and depth of our experience ensures that we are able to add value to any project, regardless of size, complexity or sector.

What you will do


Support the Programme and project teams in monitoring for breaches of corporate governance -compliance with Network Rail Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner.

Manage cost reporting of all allocated projects within the Network Rail reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.

Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Project Manager and/or Programme Commercial Manager (functional reporting line) and/or Senior Commercial Manager

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.

Manage assessment and valuation of contractor's applications and processing of payment certification in accordance with Network Rail processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Cost elements should be challenged, audited where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress.

Provide pro-active advice and guidance to Project Managers on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action in accordance with Network Rail change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required in a timely manner.

Produce of applications for payment/invoices to outside clients in accordance with relevant funding agreements, including supporting documentation as appropriate.

Identify and advise on all commercial risk/claim events.

Support demonstration of efficiencies and continual improvement of estimating by undertaking cost analysis of completed projects and feedback as per Cost Allocation Feedback process.

Support with pre and post contract procurement activities as appropriate.

Support the negotiation of all prices under existing contracts/framework agreements (including the negotiation of target costs) and fully participates in the associated quantitative risk assessment and value management workshops, as required.

Check whether all contractual specifications set out for the management of safety, and as determined by Network rails standards, procedures etc., are effectively implemented and thereafter monitored to prevent any potential non-compliance, delay, or lack of organisational cover etc. which could introduce the importation of risks to the programme managers portfolio.

Your experience will include:

* Min 10 years commercial management experience in infrastructure/ rail industry.
* Preferably with SCADA/ telecoms knowledge of the railways
* Must possess good understanding of Network Rail (NR) commercial governances and processes including Investment and Gateway processes either previously NR employee or worked for NR directly as a consultant.
* Strong stakeholders' management and negotiating skills.
* Must be able to work within NR's periodic cost/ financial updating systems/ processes including Oracle Project hence strong understanding of this is required. Especially familiar with periodic reporting and approval processes.
* Must possess strong experience from estimating to final accounting and able to work independently and as a project team member.
* Good knowledge of NR contracts such as NR 3, 4 and 11

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