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Project Commercial Manager

Ref MAX8100 Job Posted 10/07/2017 Region Other Middle East Location Kurdistan Salary Negotiable Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Adam Cadwaladr

We are seeking an experienced Commercial Manager to work for a UK based, boutique design and build contractor whose focus is on water treatment plants in developing countries. To be suitable for this role you should be a traditional ‘QS’ with a main contracting background and strong civils experience, preferably with some experience in the mechanical and/or process plant sector. Projects will be based in Kurdistan, so you must be open to travel to Kurdistan on a regular basis, or be based there already.

You will be a Project Commercial Manager managing the commercial and contractual aspects of the project, reporting into the Project Manager and reporting back to the UK on the commercial progress of the project.

The position will be seconded through a new and exciting commercial management consultancy based in Australia, which was founded by two like-minded British Quantity Surveyors, who are passionate about the profession and the value that contractor’s QS’s bring to civil engineering Projects, wherever they are in the World.

Project Details

You will be working on water treatment plants in Kurdistan.

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties will include (but not limited to):

- Procurement and commercial / administration management of the Supply Chain
- Preparing IFC
- Reviewing, negotiating and recommending Subcontract Packages for Award
- Progress Claim Assessment and Certification
- Change Management (Variations and Claims)
- Accrual preparation
- Managing and administering supply contracts
- Insurances, Bonds, Warranties and Retention Management
- Dispute mitigation, negotiation and resolution
- Head Contract management and administration
- Progress Application preparation and submission
- Change Management (Variations and Claims preparation, submission and negotiation)
- Ensuring Head Contract obligations are complied with from a contractual perspective, including notification of variations and claims (including Extension of Time Claims)
- Management of Insurances, Bonds, Warranties and Retention Management
- Dispute mitigation, negotiation and resolution
- Stakeholder management, including Senior Leadership Team, and commercial / financial staff on the Project
- Training and development of staff associated with the commercial and contract function
- Leadership, motivation and inspiration, ensuring that at all times the commercial function provides the highest quality value and support to the Operations Team.

Desired Skills and Experience

- Main Contracting background
- Medium to Large scale civil engineering project experience
- Experience working on processing plants of some kind is a benefit
- Ability to work alone, but with pride and a sense that you are part of a global team inspiring the next generation of chartered quantity surveyors.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

- Degree qualified as a preference (B.Sc. (Hons) QS or equivalent)
- Member of the RICS or ICES is a preference but not essential

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The position will be seconded through a new and exciting commercial management consultancy based in Australia, which was founded by two like-minded British Quantity Surveyors, who are passionate about the profession and the value that contractor’s QS’s bring to civil engineering Projects, wherever they are in the World. The company you will be seconded into is a UK based, boutique design and build contractor whose focus is on water treatment plants in developing countries.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

Successful candidates will be offered a generous salary and package with conditions commensurate with secondments into developing countries of this nature and an annual invitation, all expenses paid to Sydney, Australia for the Annual Christmas Party.

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