Commercial Manager/Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Permanent
  • Greater London, United Kingdom
  • £50,000 to £60,000 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for a project delivery commercial specialist to join our Rail Infrastructure business. This is a unique opportunity to join and lead as a key technology leading contractor for the first in class digital railway sector – digitalizing and modernising the UK railway.

In this dynamic, customer facing role you will be the commercial interface for the telecoms and station asset management portfolio supporting our railway partners to future proof the railway and their stations for the next decade and beyond. Reporting into the Senior Commercial Manager you will manage and report as part of a high value turnover business from work winning, budgeting, and cost control through to customer final account over an extensive and varied work bank.

This role demands developed communication and interpersonal skills as you will collaborate with teams across the business, and within client organisations, to understand and deliver solutions to our customers. These same skills will be deployed internally to lead and develop or growing commercial team.

This is a hybrid/remote role with expectation to travel/commute to a local office to support business requirements.

Your responsibilities:

Commercial management of various projects /work packages as directed. These may include Design, Installation, Test & Commission, Materials, Telecoms, Electrification, Power, Plant, Professional Services, Civil Engineering and Permanent Way

  • Be responsible for project work package change control and management
  • Provide key commercial interface for responsible work package manager
  • Provide contractual and commercial support to Project Managers and Engineering
  • Be responsible for work package cost management, including forecasting, budget management and control
  • Monitor and actively manage and mitigate work package risks
  • Provide input to internal and external commercial reports as required by Commercial Delivery Strategy
  • Ensure processes and document control align with the appropriate company standards
  • Work and collaborate with key partners in finance, project management, engineering, sub-contractors, suppliers and clients
  • Be responsible for maintaining auditable records for responsible work packages in accordance with contractual requirements

Qualification and skills needed for this role

We are looking for someone with previous Quantity Surveyor / Contracts Administrator experience working within a contractor side project environment.

  • Experience ideally gained in a similar or related industry e.g. rail, engineering, construction
  • Degree qualified or equivalent and/or hold or working towards professional qualification- RICS, ICES or similar
  • Strong track record in a contractor side, project environment
  • Able to manage both direct labour and subcontract costs
  • Ability to estimate change / variations using various methods
  • Able to forecast cost and measure cost of work complete
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage commercial strategies
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and manage expectations
  • Good financial and commercial acumen
  • Ability to work under own initiative and under cost or time critical conditions
  • Good Contractual knowledge and experience
  • Confident and able to deal externally and internally at all levels


  • Competitive annual salary DOE + bonus
  • 26 days holiday with the ability to purchase or sell 5 additional days
  • The offer to double your pension contributions (see table below)
  • Heavily discounted private healthcare
  • 6 x salary for death in service
  • Hybrid working
  • Other very exciting benefits – accessible via My Benefits website

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