Senior Commercial Manager

Steve Thomas
Hong Kong
Job Posted

Responsibilities and Duties

You will  be responsible for the commercial management of a building construction division and for the management of a team of commercial staff working on a number of multi HK$Billion projects in Hong Kong. 
You will be based both in Head office and on a number of site offices, and will liaise with site teams and senior client/contractor management staff as necessary.  Duties to include:
  • Leading a commercial team on multiple major projects in Hong Kong from tender state to completion on site and to final account & claims.
  • Manage and check contract arrangements to and from the client and sub-contractors. 
  • Oversee the reporting on the project financial position including monthly cost value reconciliations and project forecasting.
  • Draft appropriate contract documents, notifications and letters of entitlement & check those being written by others in the commercial team on site.
  • Supervise the pricing of major variations and extra works & follow through to the receipt of payment
  • Prepare full commercial reports for presentation to company directors in person
  • Provide contractual, financial and commercial advice to the project team; 
  • Able to collate and prepare claims as required
  • Able to act diplomatically at all times to negotiate resolution to problems strategically & amicably.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Suitable candidates will have extensive experience in a Senior Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management position with a major international building contractor.
  • Experience of working in the Hong Kong construction industry for a contracting company is prefered
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English are essential
  • Written & spoken Cantonese is desirable but not essential

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree in Quantity Surverying or related discipline preferred
  • Membership of an internationally recognised professional institute such as the HKIS or RICS.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

A major international building & civil engineering contractor with a great reputation for delivering major projects in Asia. Excellent salary package available for the right candidate.

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