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Commercial Manager

Employer
Octavius Infrastructure Limited
Location
Remote, Swindon
Salary
Competitive / Based on experience
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Reference
0335

Salary: Competitive / Based on experience

Department: Commercial - Rail

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Location: Remote, Swindon

 

Octavius is a leading civil engineering organisation dedicated to delivering safe, sustainable, and efficient transport solutions across the UK.

We have been awarded the Wales & Western stations and building work contract and are seeking a skilled Commercial Manager to drive the successful and robust commercial management of the portfolio of projects on this framework.

The contract cover projects from 2024 to 2029 (Control Period 7), including ongoing maintenance and renewals of canopies, buildings, depots, platform structures, car parks, and subways.

 

What you'll do:

  • Build, develop, and lead a commercial team, ensuring high service standards of professionalism, accuracy, and performance monitoring.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to all customers, internal and external, leading sound commercial decision-making to maximise project financial outcomes.
  • Contribute to pre-delivery activities to secure high-value contract awards.
  • Support the commercial team and program managers in the performance management of projects.
  • Build, manage, and improve the capability of the commercial project portfolio team.
  • Drive financial results through the efficient application of financial management processes.
  • Lead by example by embodying the Octavius culture and role modelling our Values.

 

What you'll receive:

We offer a competitive rewards package, including a Company Car scheme, Private Healthcare, Pension, Life Assurance cover, 25 days Annual Leave (and a day off for your birthday). You'll also have access to Hybrid working where possible, an enhanced Paternity & Maternity package and the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally.

 

About You:

In this role, we're looking for someone who excels in building strong relationships and collaboration. Your ability to connect with others at all levels and influence decisions with integrity and transparency will be crucial. Resilience is key, as you'll need to adapt to changing priorities with flexibility and determination. As a leader, setting high standards and providing clear direction will be essential to fostering a culture of professionalism, kindness, and inclusivity within the team.

 

You'll bring:

  • Proven experience as a Commercial Manager or Managing Quantity Surveyor, in a Civil Engineering environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading teams.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of monitoring cost performance of projects and contract administration.
  • Experience in NEC contracts is a must. A degree qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management (or equivalent qualification / relevant experience) is required.
  • Professional membership with a relevant Professional body (i.e RICS or CICES) is desirable.

Apply now if you want to play a critical role in maintaining and enhancing rail infrastructure across the Wales and Western region.

Inclusion and diversity are important to us, we are an equal opportunities employer and value difference. We want and will continue to build an inclusive environment where our people thrive. We firmly believe constantly striving to build a truly diverse workforce is what makes us a strong business and will enable us to continue to solve important problems and deliver unrivalled value to both our customers and clients. If you need any specialist support throughout your application, we will work with you where we can to support your journey with us.

 

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