Commercial Manager

Willmott Dixon Group
02 Apr 2024
03 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

Willmott Dixon are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager/ Lead to work on a 126-million-pound project in Plymouth. As commercial lead you will provide commercial and technical support throughout preconstruction reviewing and agreeing contract conditions and provide the commercial leadership to the project, ensuring that we procure and deliver within budget and to the highest quality whilst exceeding our customers' expectations.

Your initial project will be the new Emergency Care Centre at Derriford hospital, this project is marking a significant step forward in enhancing healthcare infrastructure and services. Spanning across 17,000 square meters, this purpose-built facility is poised to revolutionise emergency care provision, offering advanced amenities and streamlined processes aimed at optimising patient outcomes and experience.

Reporting to our Director, you will be responsible for

  • Consistently promote the company values treating our customer relationships as our most asset
  • Negotiate and agree all contract conditions.
  • Manage commercial activities for one large project or across several projects, maintaining a high level of commercial
    and financial control.
  • Actively develop and strengthen relationships with customers, supply chain and their teams to maximise team and business goals.
  • Develop, motivate, and retain surveying people within the delivery team.
  • Work with delivery teams to ensure ownership of
  • Ensure a well thought out and considered cost to complete is prepared by the team and is updated monthly and take responsibility with the Director, for ensuring that all delivery team people take ownership/responsibility as necessary in its delivery.
  • Ensure that CVC/CTC reports are accurately completed to reflect the current position on site and the final profit projection.
  • Ensure operational team reports are accurately completed in conjunction with Director and reflect current status of all schemes.
  • Take an active role in the development of business strategy and initiatives within the group.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Proven experience of:

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant computer software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project
  • A detailed knowledge of relevant contract conditions.
  • A full successful track record in leading financial management and cost control on high value projects


  • Healthcare project experience
  • Construction related degree.
  • Good level of experience in dispute resolution and contract administration.

In return we offer

The opportunity to lead and shape the success of construction projects in your community. A collaborative and supportive working environment, that understand everyone has unique potential and abilities to make a difference and succeed, and we're committed to developing your skills and recognising your talent.

A competitive package that includes flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities. This includes an enhanced pension scheme, full private medical, life assurance, incentive bonus, and a car scheme that will make us a market leader in sustainable company travel. You'll also benefit from a motoring expenditure allowance (MEA) and everyone can access a new generation of low carbon and electric cars via the Willmott Dixon run car leasing scheme.

Join us and be a part of our innovative team pioneering new ways to build and establish ourselves as leaders in the industry.

About Us

With over 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon's purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional career paths. Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

Willmott Dixon was awarded No 1 in the Best "Big" Companies (2022) to work for and already holds the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022. We are the first major contractor and developer to win a King's Award for Enterprise in the category of sustainable development.

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