Snr Commercial Manager

23 May 2019
22 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Role Overview

Transport for Wales has awarded KeolisAmey (Joint Venture) a multi-billion-pound contract to manage the Wales & Borders Franchise and to deliver the £738M Core Valley Line Infrastructure Transformation rail programme. This is the biggest ever contract to be awarded in Wales and we will work closely with Transport for Wales to deliver a new era for passengers and for Wales, with more services, newer trains, better stations and a more reliable network.

Due to this recent award, we are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Commercial Manager to support this project's four-and-a-half-year capital Works programme.

As the Senior Commercial Manager, you will form part of the Managing Agent team on this prestigious contract. This branch of the contract is concerned with the new build engineering works to improve the network. You will be responsible for assisting with the procurement and administration of Supply Chain Partners to carry out the improvement works required. Working with the Principal Commercial Manager and the team (including TfW), you will be involved in the end to end process of contract and commercial management of various supply chain partners.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this position, you must have significant experience in commercial management, ideally within the rail sector (on major projects). Experience of NEC Forms of Contract (particularly via Option E and C) would be extremely advantageous. You should be experienced and well versed in establishing and developing relationships with clients and the supply chain alike as well as an ability to drive best value and innovative solutions. Experience of mobilising supply chain partners would be extremely advantageous. As part of the Commercial team, it is expected that your strong, interpersonal skills allow you to quickly develop positive links with not only the Principal Commercial Manager and the commercial team but also with the whole operational delivery team. Support in developing the team collaborative culture is essential.

About Amey

Creating better places is our purpose and our passion.

Our team of 19,000 works across four continents - making us a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally.

We are an ambitious team and we work hard to succeed both as individuals and as a business. We'll ask you to help us improve and innovate and in return we'll help you develop and grow. So your success becomes our success.

Our work makes a difference to the daily lives of almost everyone in the UK. And our team are the driving force behind this success. So we'll do everything we can to help you achieve your goals - whatever these may be - at every stage of your career. You may be surprised where an Amey career can take you.

Amey is an equal opportunities employer.

What are we looking for?

Degree is desirable (or the ability to demonstrate a proven track record in quantity surveying / commercial management with significant experience in a senior role) MRICS or equivalent is desirable Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products especially Excel and Word Strong commercial and financial acumen Sound knowledge of contracts along with legal understanding relevant to contracts Awareness of industry issues Strong desire to further Client relationships whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised Good negotiation skills Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines Methodical style of working Team player Determination to develop and coach junior members of the commercial team Motivation and desire to succeed Ability to work under pressure Good communication skills Good Health and Safety awareness Environmental awareness for managers IOSH managing safely Environmental awareness tool box talk Ability to manage a team of up to 10 direct/indirect reports

What makes this role unique?

You will effectively manage Client relations at contract level and the procurement of Subcontracts in line with procurement process, bid expectations and robust subcontract documentation.

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