Established main contractor looking for an experienced commercial manager to deliver super-prime residential projects in Central London – individual project values can be c20m each in value…You will be joining a highly experienced team to complete large scale projects of high value and complexity, from contemporary new builds to period refurbishments up to 30m in value. No two projects are the same and you will be given the opportunity for continual challenge and growth. To be responsible for managing all commercial aspects of a project. Working in coordination with the site team to maintain high standards of quality and profit. Have a good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and up-market period houses.
Be confident in dealing directly with Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Clients and Subcontractors.
Manage multiple projects
Be able to keep a tight control on potentially high numbers of variations on a large number of on-going projects, assisting site managers and contracts managers in recording all variations, pricing them and accurately recording their effect on final accounts and ensure that AI’s are received for all variations
Take a lead in the calculation and preparation of all company valuations and final accounts.
Prepare and present monthly job cost analysis data.
Analyse current methods and procedures and develop improved methods of working.
Assume full control of subcontract orders, applications and assist with subcontract enquiries and management. Overall responsibility for ensuring that all subcontract/supplier orders placed are within budget.
Pay regular visits to site, as well as liaising directly with Contracts Managers and Site Managers to ensure that all variations are recorded on CVIs and copied to all interested parties.
Ensure that reminders are sent to Contracts Managers at the appropriate time and that retentions are collected in full without delay.
Try to ensure that PQS's cost reports to clients are up to date.
Report to line manager as soon as any individual budget is exceeded or likely to be exceeded.
Communicate also on all matters affecting the performance of projects, employees, associates, and the commercial interests of the company.
Ensure that valuations and final account for each contract are formatted / presented to suit the exact requirements of the individual PQS/architect/client, in order to speed up the certification process.
Responsibility for ensuring that VAT assessments/calculations are correct.
HNC in Construction or relevant Degree level qualification
Detailed knowledge private residential building contracting (super prime residential)
Awareness of property taxation matters and contractual law
Have a good understanding of traditional building methods and products associated with the refurbishment of listed buildings and up-market period houses
Have a good working knowledge MS Office – Intermediate level of Excel
To be able to write clear and precise communications which might include detailed and complex figures, calculations and specific building information.
Strong numeracy and financial management skills and the ability to learn construction management IT packages.