Commercial Manager

Stuart Hackett
Lephalale, South Africa
£100k + £150k + Accommodation + Car + Benefits
Job Posted

Responsibilities and Duties

The Commercial Manager role requires knowledge and understanding of all aspects of commercial management gained from working within a contractor’s or employer’s organization, to include but not limited to an understanding of contracts, risk, health & safety, progress planning, partnering, cost reporting.

  • The primary responsibility of the role is to administer all commercial and contractual matters relating to a specific element(s) of the Power Station
  • Ensure commercial processes and procedures are adhered to
  • Develop a team spirit with team members
  • Set clear commercial objectives and cascade to commercial team for the implementation of the commercial strategy
  • All correspondence and meeting records from the Contractor are reviewed and responded to accordingly
  • Develop and encourage direct staff to take responsibility for sections of the Project
  • Ensure Employer’s insurance and safety department are advise of any incidents
  • Identify commercial risks and opportunities and manage them through to conclusion to minimise Employer’s liability
  • Develop an effective interface with the Employers financial procedures
  • Value large and complex variations and claims expeditiously
  • Co-ordinate the management of claims to ensure responses are provided in a timely manner
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained
  • Fulfil any other task that can be reasonably within the contemplation of the role
  • Become aware and where appropriate apply SHEQ/Zero Harm Health and Safety objectives and Procedures to the role
  • Become aware of the Environmental Objectives and Procedures associated with the Project Site

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Significant experience as a Commercial Manager or similar job role
  • Strong Quantity Surveying background with some experience of managing a team of commercial professionals
  • Good understanding of contractual law
  • Extensive FIDIC experience and knowledge
  • Technical knowledge in commercial, contract and risk management
  • Exposure to large engineering and construction projects
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to resolve problems independently and operate efficiently under pressure

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree or similar equivalent in Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Membership of a Professional Body associated with Quantity Surveying is desired

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company is a worldwide leading construction consultancy with an established presence in the Africa region. The company have over 400 employees in Africa alone and over 200 of those are based on the Power Station project.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

The salary advertised is subject to South African tax at circa 40%. On top of the salary, candidates can expect the company to provide them with accommodation near to the site, a car and private medical cover. Expatriate staff will be eligible for annual flights to their country of origin.

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