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  • to £427 per day (Within IR35)
  • Contract , 6 months
  • Full time

Our public sector client is currently looking for a Commercial Manager for a 6 months contract at £427 inside IR35. 


Role: Commercial Manager 

Contract Length: 6 months 

Location: NR - Cardiff St Patrick's House – in office once per week maybe twice 

IR35: In scope 

Pay Rate to Candidate: £427 Umbrella  



Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery. Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department. Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department. Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits. The ability to renegotiate existing contracts. Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models. Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department. 


Minimum Requirement: 

• Commercial management experience – 2-3 years in a frontline environment 

• Claims experience – a bonus 

• Stakeholder management 

• Rail – useful 

• APC 

• Quantity surveying background - essential 


• Support the Programme and project teams in monitoring for breaches of corporate governance –compliance with Network Rail Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner. 

• Manage cost reporting of all allocated projects within the Network Rail reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value. 

• Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated projects, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Project Manager and/or Programme Commercial Manager (functional reporting line) and/or Senior Commercial Manager. 

• Monitor awareness of all site activities on allocated projects in order to influence decision making from a commercial perspective. Review contractor delivery; including leading valuation of medium value/medium risk contracts & attending all progress meetings to actively influence contractor’s commercial behaviours, delivery and activity. 

• Manage assessment and valuation of contractor’s applications and processing of payment certification in accordance with Network Rail processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Cost elements should be challenged, audited where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress. 



• 5 years’ experience in commercially managing investment projects 

• Demonstrable relevant experience 

• Good understanding of railway and construction industry forms of contract 

• Good understanding of the construction/railway industry 

• Good negotiation skills 



• Educated to degree standard in related subject 

• Membership of a relevant professional institute, chartered status 

• Significant experience of working within a generalist commercial environment 

• Awareness of industry issues 

  • Quote ref: 3852/50519

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