• Commercial Services Lead

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  • About Costain and your project.

    We are looking for a motivated individual to join the growing consultancy team as a Commercial Services Lead.


    The role is a senior position within the Company providing line management responsibilities. The successful applicant will already be acting in a commercial role, and be seeking additional financial, administrative, governance and line management experience. This role carries a 5% kpi bonus on top of any current remuneration you currently have. In addition to existing responsibilities the lead will be expected to provide sales and technical support, ensuring proactive engagement and communication to staff/sub-consultants and delivery of departmental objectives. It is the responsibility of the lead to ensure the Costain Way of service delivery is maintained and will act as a primary source of advice and technical knowhow to your team.

    What will I be doing?

    Key responsibilities will include:

      • Mentor, coach, guide, support and develop your staff, building morale and personal esteem and encouraging others to give their best performance
      • Provide expert technical support and guidance to team members where required or escalate if as required
      • Support the development of excellence in commercial services provision
      • Promote Costain culture and values
      • Support Head of Commercial Services to communicate downstream best practice and innovation and assist in the development of a consistent commercial approach across the company
      • Support the Company in meeting divisional and Group annual financial targets
      • Create a culture of continuous improvement
      • Identify and advise specific and general training requirements
      • Undertake (with support from of the Head of Commercial Services), Competence Assessments and Annual Performance Reviews
      • Assist Head of Commercial Services in the best allocation of Group commercial resources
      Act as a delegate to the Head of Commercial Services to ensure a departmental presence is available at all relevant management meetings


    About you


    • Will be nearing completion, or already hold, a RICS recognised degree in Quantity Surveying or Construction Commercial Management.
    • Will be a student member of the RICS and be preparing to enrol onto the RICS APC via one of the recognised routes.


    Knowledge / Skills / Behaviours:


    • Will have at least 5 years’ experience in the construction industry working in a commercial role
    • Knowledge of NEC Contract
    • Has experience or appreciation of the risk management process for both schedule and cost and the use of Earned Value Management for construction projects
    • Experience of setting up and/or operating office management systems including filing systems and document control and distribution
    • Experience of drafting contractual correspondence on behalf of the Project Manager and preparation of payment certificates and interim financial reportsNegotiating and team-working skills and the ability to motivate and lead those on site
    • Aware of Accident, Incident and Near Miss Reporting and Investigation (COMPASS) and an appreciation of HS&E Management System and requirements
    • Financial and commercial acumen
    • Organisation skills
    • Excellent communication
    • Computer literate
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Detailed legal and construction knowledge
    • Confidence and assertiveness
    • Practical approach, logical thought process and a methodical way of working


    • A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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