Commercial Controller / Contract Cost Management

Clevedon, Somerset, England
£25000 - £35000 per annum
04 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This long established sub-contractor within the construction industry, is seeking someone to provide commercial and contractual expertise, assisting with cost controls whilst maximising value on multiple construction projects.

This role would suit a person with a background in one or more of the following disciplines: Commercial management, Quantity Surveyor, Contracts management, Accountancy, Credit control. The right person will be self-motivated, tenacious, confident, well organised and a strong communicator.

Key Responsibilities
- Assess and negotiate contract documents including advising management on risk, including both Contractors and suppliers
- Deal with issues on site and within the office such as delays on site, changes to the contract etc that require rapid, pro-active solutions and control subsequent costs
- Liaise internally and externally to ensure all costs are controlled
- Identify and respond to variations
- All company valuations/applications and Final Accounts and signing off of supplier invoices
- Constantly look at ways to maximise profitability
- Monitor job progress from tender through to design and on site activities and final account.
- Dispute resolution at all levels including knowledge of legal proceedings
- Assess estimates for accuracy, risk and profitability
- Complete Collateral Warranties

Required Experience
The successful candidate might have a relevant qualification (Degree or HNC) in Quantity Surveying or relevant discipline and/or at least 2 years experience of the following:
- An understanding of construction methods and materials, preferably with experience in precast concrete elements
- Costing works packages including materials, time and labour costs
- Good understanding of JCT Design and Build Sub Contracts
- Working with estimating department to review and negotiate estimates
- Experience with forms of contract including JCT, NEC and Contractor bespoke contracts
- Monitoring progress of contracts to ensure costs are in line with forecasts and improving profitability
- Providing financial reports
- Advising management on contractual matters and risks
- Dispute resolution
- Submitting valuations and final accounts
- Minimising costs and risk and maximising profit, whilst maintaining positive working relationships and achieving the required standards and quality

Skills & Behaviours
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must be able to communicate effectively with Sub-contractors, Contractors, Designers, Engineers, Architects and colleagues
- Proven negotiating skills
- Computer literate with experience in all Microsoft Packages and Outlook
- Sage/Eque2 Construct and Autocad experience is preferential but not essential
- Good numerical skills
- Organised and methodical. With the ability to use own initiative to solve problems and prioritise work load
- Self-motivated and also a Team Player