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Commercial Director

Ref MAX8492 Job Posted 30/05/2018 Region Canada Location Toronto, Canada Salary Neg Salary Band £150,000 Plus TypePermanent Consultant Steve Thomas

A Commercial Manager or Commercial Director with experience of working on rail, airport or major transportation projects is needed for a senior role based in the Toronto and Ontario area.  Experience of major civil engineering infrastructure projects is needed as is experience at a senior level of claims, adjudication, mediation and commercial negotiations.

Project Details

Commercial Director position is to be part of the executive team on a major Design Build Project or to work within the Corporate head office (with regular travel) overseeing the Commercial aspects of multiple projects. Projects will include rail, airport and major transportation projects of a complex nature, in the transportation and civil engineering sector.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential functions and responsibilities include:

·         Manage Commercial and Project Control matters of major projects including, Change Management, Procurement, Prime Contract management, Cost Control, Earned Value Management, Scheduling and Risk management
·         Develop and enforce commercial/project controls policies, processes and procedures
·         Advise on commercial strategy for successful project execution
·         Provide commercial and contractual advice and reports to Executives and Project Managers
·         Lead all claims and change management with respect to clients and subcontractors
·         Leadership, training and development of commercial/project controls staff
·         Input into bid phases including commercial review and risk analysis of contracts
·         Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions
·         Commercial management of designers and the design process

Position is to be part of the executive team on a major Design Build Project or to work within the Corporate head office (with regular travel) overseeing the Commercial aspects of multiple projects. Must be willing to relocate within Ontario. Relocation costs would be covered by employer.


Desired Skills and Experience

·         Several year’s Quantity Surveying experience on construction projects
·         Several years’ experience as a claims consultant on major construction projects
·         Several years’ experience representing companies in adjudication, mediation and commercial negotiations
·         Several years’ experience working on rail, airport or major transportation projects
·         Sound understanding of contractual, commercial and financial functions on major projects
·         Several years’ experience negotiating contracts 
·         Able to command the respect of Executives and JV Partners on commercial matters
·         Several year’s claims management/dispute resolution experience on major projects of a complex nature, in the Transportation and Civil Engineering sector
·         Thorough knowledge of contract language, change management and legal requirements of contracts
·         Several years’ experience developing and implementing strategies for risk and opportunity management
·         Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
·         Excellent people and leadership skills
·         Ability to liaise/co-ordinate internal and external legal counsel and experts
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills required
·         Must be a team player
·         Must speak English

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

Negotiable although relevant degree or professional accreditation would be advantageous

·         Work under pressure
·         Tight deadlines
·         Attention to detail
·         Large workload
·         Able to perform in a fast paced environment
·         Willingness to travel - Project related travel anticipated- Estimate of travel required: up to 50%
·         Willing to travel internationally
·         Willing to travel regularly
·         Willing to travel overnight

Employing Company Overview and Profile

This major construction contracting organisation in Canada engages in a full range of services, including design and construction, financing, operating, procurement, and project management. Their civil engineering division specializes in heavy civil construction, transportation infrastructure and services and social infrastructure (water/wastewater treatment facilities and buildings). A full profile of this exciting employer will be given to applicants shortlisted for interview

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