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Assistant Commercial Manager - London

16 Upper Woburn Place, Euston, London, WC1H 0BS

Job Reference: 26127

Location: London Euston - with travel along the line of route.

Skillset: Commercial Management

Salary: £Competitive

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As an Assistant Commercial Manager at HS2 you will undertake Pre and Post Contract Administration of a portfolio of projects, which includes supporting the Commercial manager on the whole project lifecycle-from pre tender through to post contract, cost administration and reporting through to the project close out.


About the role:

To support the on-going post contract administration process leading to successful project closeout. We desire following key accountabilities:-

  • Measure from drawings or on site to establish quantities and measure change.
  • Assist in preparation of estimates for works and reviewing the Costs.
  • Support the assessment of the interim valuations and process payment certificates.
  • Assist in preparation of tender documents and post contract documentation.
  • Provide support in managing the change control process.
  • Provide support with the final account settlements and internal reconciliations to facilitate project close out as per the project budgets and project plan within agreed timescales.
  • Provide support on periodic financial reporting including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.


About You:

You will either already be working in the industry and thus be able to show us

  • A good understanding of the commercial management and the contract administration process mainly those related to cost management, payment, variations, change management and final account settlement.
  • An appreciation of construction industry is preferable.
  • An understanding of Target Cost and Fixed Price contracts.
  • Can demonstrate good communication skills in all areas including written, oral and in presentations.
  • Good IT literacy including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Working towards membership of the RICS or similar recognised body advantageous.


Alternatively, you are maybe returning to work following a career break or changing direction and can thus show us

  • A good grounding in the management of suppliers, procurement or customer relationships,
  • An understanding of contracts and basic contract law,
  • A high degree of numerical literacy,
  • Good communication skills in all areas including written, oral and in presentations.
  • Good IT literacy including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Recognised secondary or tertiary educational qualifications and progress in professional examinations in your previously chosen field.


It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd is a safety critical organisation with safety being one of our core values. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

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