​What is a Commercial Manager?

A Commercial Manager within the construction industry is a professional responsible for financial management of projects, recognising business opportunities and putting together bids to win new business as well as negotiating and agreeing contracts which can be worth millions of pounds.

Commercial Managers also continuously work to strategically expand, preserve or improve procedures, standards or policies whilst sticking to regulatory guidelines.Commercial Managers will typically have a Quantity Surveying background with over 8-10 years construction industry experience, however, you can successfully move in to a Commercial Manager role from an engineering background.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Commercial Manager?

From employer to employer the job description of a Commercial Manager will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Resolving contractual and commercial problems

  • Discovering areas that are not in-keeping with regulation practices

  • Offering direction and instruction

  • Risk assessment

  • Reviewing and developing operational process flows

  • Ensuring that all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations

  • Ensuring that the financial aspects and impact of a contract are clear to all parties

  • Overseeing financial KPIs

  • Management/mentoring/training of other Quantity Surveyors

Commercial Managers typically work 45 hours a week, but will sometimes be required to work more hours during the busiest times.

How can we help with your Commercial Manager job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Commercial Manager professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Commercial Managers and secure the market's leading Commercial Manager opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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