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Project Commercial Manager - PDP

Job Title:Project Commercial Manager - PDP

Requisition ID:217946

Relocation Authorised: None

Location: London, UK

Position Closing Date: Open until Filled

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Crossrail PDP Project

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. Acting as a delivery partner within an integrated project team with Network Rail, Bechtel is responsible for managing the delivery for the 42km central tunnel section and eight new subsurface stations by providing design, procurement,construction, commercial, project controls, and commissioning management services.


Job Summary:

The Crossrail PDP project is looking for a Commercial Manager to support Crossrail and be responsible for implementing project level processes and activities that relate to the commercial management of the project 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. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that a dialogue with the Contractor is maintained such that all commercial and contractual matters are understood.


Dimensions & Interfaces (Internal and External)

Key working relationships:

  • Reports to the Project Manager.
  • Supervises administrational commercial and project controls staff on the project.
  • Works closely with Project Manager, Project Field Engineer, Construction Manager and  Commercial Management leadership team and Commercial Director.


Main Challenges of the Job

  • Supporting the project in relation to managing multiple relationships, internal and external to CRL, in a fast moving, dynamic and demanding environment.
  • Providing leadership to the direct commercial team and commercially the overall Project Team 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.


Job Responsibilties:

  1. Being responsible for all commercial activities on the allocated project in accordance with the contract and in full compliance with Corporate Governance.
  2. Directing and providing functional oversight and leadership of cost, planning, risk, finance, procurement, cost verification and contract administration activities.
  3. Ensure that the reported forecast for the outturn cost of the project remains accurate, contemporary and credible.
  4. Provide early visibility of potential disputes by understanding and reporting differences between the PM and Contractors positions.
  5. 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.
  6. Implementing and overseeing appropriate mechanisms and procedures to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions and to ensure the timely resolution of contract change.
  7. Reviewing and recommending staffing needs for cost, risk and contract administration activities.
  8. Maintaining project staffing registers / forecasts.
  9. Working with Project Manager in the assessment of recovery and mitigation actions and making recommendations.
  10. Maintaining liaison with the Sector Leadership team and the Commercial Director to coordinate workload and staffing plans, work processes and procedures.
  11. Undertaking or managing reviews and analysis of the schedule, cost and risk position (on behalf of the Project Manager, Sector Leadership team or Commercial Director).
  12. Providing project specific cost, schedule and risk data to the Sector Leadership team to support the overall programme reporting of schedule, scope, risk and change.
  13. Provide support and assistance to the Employer in the resolution of disputes or the negotiation of supplemental agreements.
  14. Coaching and supervising other project team members to maintain technical competence and consistency of administration within the project team and to check that actions or inactions which could result in trends or constructive contract changes are identified and make recommendations on their resolution.
  15. Ensures that contracts within the project’s portfolio are administered within the requirements of the Crossrail amended NEC3 ECC form of contract or applicable contract conditions.
  16. Managing the development of recommendations to the Project Manager, 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.
  17. Monitoring contractors for compliance with NEC 3 ECC contract requirements for submissions of programme and cost data.
  18. Monitoring the Change Management System to check that that regular review and mitigation of trends takes place.
  19. Producing all necessary “business cases” to check that full and proper commercial decisions are taken.
  20. Check that necessary activities are undertaken by the Project in support of the Procurement Department including participation / leading of commercial tender reviews.
  21. 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.
  22. Check that IA papers are maintained and due process is followed.
  23. Undertaking specific tasks as requested by the Commercial Management Leadership team or Commercial Director..
  24. 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.


Crossrail Responsibilities:

  1. Cooperate with Crossrail in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times.
  2. 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.
  3. Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues.
  4. 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, or Construction Management, or equivalent experience.
  • Construction experience on a major Project is desirable.
  • Experience and courses in cost engineering, planning, risk, pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, and effective correspondence.
  • Knowledge of 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.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and a robust personality able to work collaboratively to confront and solve disagreement and avoid dispute where possible both internally and with Crossrail’s contractors.


Additional Qualifications

  • Right to work in the UK without company sponsorship



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.