About the role

Our projects are more than just your opportunity to make your mark; theyre an opportunity to stretch, test and develop your expertise. Join our Power Commercial team as a Commercial Services Manager and you'll deliver complex work that really matters to our business and become involved in some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the industry.

This role is available part time, job share or full time and can be based flexibly within one of our UK offices. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people arent available full time.

Role purpose:

  • To work as part of the Power Commercial Services team delivering professional guidance, pragmatic advice and practical support on commercial, legal and compliance issues.
  • Responsible for tendering, negotiating and agreeing contracts and then commercially delivering Projects often worth many tens of millions of pounds.
  • Proven skills in commercial awareness, client liaison, project management and team leadership. They will also have an extensive understanding of the construction industry, flexibility and a talent for negotiation.
  • Manage costs in relation to infrastructure projects with experience of identifying commercial risks and opportunities in respect of their works
  • Provide support and adherence for the Gated Business Lifecycle process
  • Proactively drive career and personal development, including professional certification

What you'll be doing

As a Commercial Services Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Responsibility at all stages of the lifecycle of our construction projects including; reviewing, negotiating construction contracts, internal trading agreements and associated JV Agreements, PCGs, warranties and bonds etc., advising on contract administration queries including extensions of time and loss and expense claims and advising in relation to all forms of dispute management and resolution.
  • Act autonomously in analysing and solving problems within established working procedures delegated levels of authority, Group commercial Minimum Expectations GCMCEs, the Gated Business Lifecycle and Business Management System.
  • Carry out contract reviews in accordance with UK policies and procedures and provide commercial and pragmatic advice in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Liaise with insurance and Group Treasury departments as necessary to review and approve contractual documents.
  • Advise and assist the UK businesses in the negotiation and drafting of contract terms and conditions with its clients, partners, supply chain members and other stakeholders.
  • Advise and assist the UK businesses in the formation, negotiation and drafting of joint venture, consortium and framework agreements, professional services appointments and other key business documentation requiring commercial / legal support and input.
  • Provide support in relation to all forms of dispute management and resolution.
  • Review the wording of bonds, guarantees and warranties in accordance with UK and Balfour Beatty Group policies and provide advice in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Liaise with UK Commercial, Treasury and Group Legal teams to procure bonds and parent company guarantees.
  • Deliver discrete training for the wider teams and SBUs
  • Stays up to date with new and changing legislation
  • Maintains own CPD
  • Understanding of disputes resolution including options, structure as well as knowledge of the SCL Protocol
  • Preparation of Estimates & Tender submissions including the interpretation of specifications & preambles
  • Representation of the financial and contractual interests to your employer and/or client in progress meetings or the like.
  • Co-ordination of buying, accounts, production control/planning, supply chain management & procurement techniques, estimating & surveying functions

Who we're looking for

You qualities/experience we're looking:

  • An organised, innovative and creative Commercial Services Manager with knowledge and experience of working on Projects and Portfolios
  • Leading on and embedding a mindset within the team of financial and commercial control within a project(s)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of procuring and managing supply chain
  • Managers customer needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication, able to influence and persuade
  • Inputs into client meetings. Presents positions to business units in non-legalistic ways, clearly and effectively distilling complex technical concepts into business terms
  • Negotiation: Effective negotiator, robust but flexible approach
  • Forward looking: Looks for ways to innovate and improve ways of working
  • Degree level educated
  • Demonstration of working to deadlines including effective delegation, working efficiently and to a high standard
  • Keen interest and experience in infrastructure projects

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from 50,000 schemes to 100 million plus major projects.

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions. With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations. From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

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