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Business Manager - NR

Requisition ID:  219262

Crossrail is Europe's largest construction project delivering the Elizabeth Line – a 100km-plus rail line will pass through 40 stations, from Heathrow and Reading in the west, to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east, via 42km of new tunnels under central London.
Crossrail Ltd selected a Bechtel-led team as its project delivery partner to work in an integrated management team delivering the 42km central tunnel section, and eight new subsurface stations. Network Rail also selected Bechtel as its delivery partner for managing the extensive upgrades to the existing rail network outside London. Our integrated teams manage the extensive engineering and construction programs to build this much needed new railway.
The new railway is forecast to carry 200m passengers a year, providing a ten percent increase in central London's rail capacity. Not only will it provide more frequent and reliable train journeys for London's growing population, but it will also add an estimated £42bn to the UK's economy.

The project is currently seeking a Business Manager who will support the Crossrail Project in implementing project level processes and activities that relate to the commercial management of the portfolio of NR Interface, including but not limited to, monitoring of procurement, cost, finance, schedule, risk management, compliance with contractual terms, cost verification, project staffing registers / forecasts and the timely resolution of contract change.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Providing oversight of all commercial activities to check that Corporate Governance is adhered to.
  • Directing and providing functional oversight of cost, planning, risk, finance procurement, cost verification and contract administration activities.
  • Overseeing the effective implementation of Project Control systems including cost, schedule and risk in accordance with project procedures. Developing, interpreting and executing policy, objectives and standards applicable to cost, schedule and risk activities.
  • Implementing and overseeing appropriate mechanisms and procedures to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions and to check the timely resolution of contract change.
  • Reviewing and recommending staffing needs for cost, schedule, risk and contract administration activities.
  • Maintaining project staffing registers / forecasts.
  • Working with Project Managers, their teams and the Delivery Director in the assessment of recovery and mitigation actions and making recommendations.
  • Maintaining liaison with the Head of Commercial to coordinate workload and staffing plans, work processes and procedures.
  • Undertaking or managing reviews and analysis of the schedule, cost and risk position (on behalf of the Delivery Director or Head of Commercial).
  • Providing project specific cost, schedule and risk data to the Delivery Director and Head of Commercial to support the overall programme reporting of schedule, scope, risk and change.
  • Coaching and supervising other project team members to maintain technical competence and consistency of administration within the project teams and to check that actions or inactions which could result in trends or constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.
  • Checks that contracts within the portfolio are administered within the requirements of the Crossrail amended NEC3 ECC form of contract or applicable contract conditions.
  • Managing the development of recommendations as work proceeds, on appropriate contractual and commercial actions in conformance with the requirements of the Crossrail amended NEC3 ECC form of contract or applicable contract conditions.
  • Monitoring contractors for compliance with NEC 3 ECC contract requirements for submissions of programme and cost data.
  • Monitoring the Change Management System to check that that regular review and mitigation of trends takes place.
  • Producing all necessary “business cases” to check that full and proper commercial decisions are taken.
  • Check that necessary activities are undertaken in support of the Procurement / Commercial Department including participation / leading of commercial tender reviews.
  • Check that material / services / goods purchase orders / requests are raised as required and monitor the management of the post award activities of the PO to close out.
  • Check that IA papers are maintained, and due process is followed so that sufficient funds are available for timely payment of contractors and suppliers.
  • Monitors the accurate reporting of all “Six Sigma” activities for the sector.
  • Undertaking specific tasks as requested by the Head of Commercial and Delivery Director.
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to the Crossrail Target Zero principles.
  • Co-operate with Crossrail in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times
  • Act as a role model for Crossrail’s vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Crossrail’s Ways of Working.  Encourage and support others to do so too
  • Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues
  • Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction.  Never knowingly put Crossrail’s information or information systems at risk


Main challenges of the job

  • Supporting the project in relation to managing multiple relationships, internal and external to Crossrail, in a fast moving, dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Providing leadership to the stations, shafts and portals sector and its projects through example, knowledge and ability to influence and in so doing encouraging project team members to work in accordance with requirements of corporate governance.
  • Being comfortable working at a detailed and strategic level and supporting this with the necessary written, numerical and verbal skills. Able to accept responsibility and accountability for all the Project commercial activities through the full life cycle.


Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)

Key working relationships:

  • Reports to the sector Delivery Director.
  • Supervises cost engineering, planning and contract administration staff on the project.
  • Works closely with Project Managers, project teams, sector leadership team, Sector Delivery Director, and the Head of Commercial and team.


Person Specification - Qualifications

  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, or Construction Management
  • Construction experience  managing a portfolio of large Rail System projects is desirable.
  • Experience in cost engineering, planning, risk, pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, and effective correspondence.
  • Experience in contract administration (NEC 3), quantity surveying, home office and site procedures and documents relating to a large scale, multi-discipline construction project.
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices.
  • Significant experience of dealing with large civil works and / or M&E packages as needed.
  • Experience of operating strategically and commercially in numerous functional areas / matrix organisation.
  • Bechtel experience desirable.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.