12 Jul, 2018

Commercial Manager - Fixed term contract (18 months)

  • Lendlease
  • 16 Hestham Cres, Morecambe, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4QF, UK
Full time Construction

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Commercial Manager - Fixed term contract (18 months)
REPORTS TO: Senior Cost Manager (Consulting) / Regional Director / Head of Cost Management
BUSINESS UNIT: Lendlease Consulting

LOCATION: Manchester

Job Summary:
The Commercial Manager will be responsible for the delivery of PQS Cost Management services for Cost Management commissions from the Feasibility Stage through to Final Account. The post holder will also be responsible for the management of client relationships and for securing appropriate assignments to help deliver the business plan and secure the commercially viable growth of the Cost Management service within Lendlease Consulting. You will be an ambassador for Lendlease Consulting (LLC) and safeguard our reputation and ensure our core values are incorporated in all we do.


The successful applicant will be expected to take a hands-on approach from day 1 and will be responsible for all aspects of pre-and post-contract Cost Management in their day to day duties which include but are not limited to:

  • Production of client's budgets
  • Produce and develop detailed cost plans
  • Attend Design team meetings
  • Produce and issue tender documentation
  • Analyse Tender returns and prepare reports to Clients
  • Implement and manage both Single Stage and 2 Stage procurement processes
  • Develop Value Engineering processes with the Client and Design Team
  • Prepare contract documentation for projects
  • Monitor project costs in line with the approved budget
  • Assist the Project Manager in administering the works contract
  • Produce Client Cost Reports
  • Implement Change Control procedures, monitor design changes and advise the Client of cost implications
  • Agree variations with Contractors
  • Undertake interim valuations and agree with Contractor's QS
  • Manage and Report on Client's cash flow
  • Have an awareness of the concept of Risk apportionment through various contract types
  • Manage a change control process
  • Escalate issues to the Project Manager to provide early warning and allow support to be provided
  • Prepare and agree final accounts with Contractors

Essential skills & experience:

  • Good communication and team building skills with clients, colleagues and contractors
  • Active team player both with clients and contractors
  • Knowledge of Cost Planning and Budgeting techniques
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures
  • Knowledge of measurement and valuation techniques

The individual will be joining a team at the very early stages of the business's development and will be presented with the opportunity to help in growing with the business. Applicants must be ambitious and display a dynamic approach to the evolution of the Cost Management Consultancy business.

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 and the National Equality Standard.

We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in our industry including those who self-identify as women, black, Asian, minority ethnic, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/ or disabled.

Lendlease is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. Our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance

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