Commercial Manager

Job Vacancy

Key purpose of the role

Delivering customer excellence is key to ITS’s future success. Excellence for customers starts with securing and managing an excellent supply chain. Working as part of the Field Operations team, the post holder will take responsibility for the commercial elements of working with our supply chain ensuring that the interactions are legally compliant, transparent, fair, timely and in accordance with clearly defined contracts and payment processes. The outcomes of these interactions will be reported within ITS on a monthly basis by the post holder.

Key Accountabilities

  • Agreement and placing of contracts and purchase orders with construction / maintenance supply chain partners
  • Forecasting monthly cash requirements
  • Assessment and reporting of monthly ‘Work In Progress’ value
  • Management of the commercial transaction process during the delivery of contracted works (working with field operational and financial colleagues)
  • Preparation of Early Warnings and Compensation Events for client contracts
  • Assessment of Compensation Events for subcontracts.
  • Management of 3rd party claims
  • Supporting and advising on commercial disputes
  • Preparation of commercial management reports
  • Assessment and management of the commercial risk for existing and new initiatives
  • Management of supplier / contractor reviews (alongside Procurement Lead)
  • Preservation and improvement of company commercial procedures and policies
  • Adherence to finance and commercial regulatory guidelines.
  • Aiding the preparation of upstream business tenders submissions to potential new clients.
  • Representing the company at industry event

Person Specification Overview

Qualifications & Training

  • BSc in Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, Construction Project Management or other Engineering Discipline. (alternative professional training / experience could be considered)
  • NEC 3 / 4 project management training (desirable)






  • Five year post degree experience in a utilities civil engineering QS / Commercial Manager role
  • Experience of working in the telecoms industry (not essential)
  • Commercial management of NEC construction contract or other forms of construction contracts
  • Procurement of goods and services (not essential)
  • Construction cost estimating (use of rate cards / schedules, design take-off’s, risk provision)
  • Management of Compensation events / departure from estimate claims


  • Understanding of the implications of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
  • Understanding of utility civil engineering construction techniques
  • Familiarity with the Telecoms sector contractors (not essential)
  • Familiarity with fibre broadband wholesale and retail companies (not essential)
  • Understanding of Financial management process (cost forecasting, P&L preparation, balance sheet management, cash flow management, WIP assessment, debt management)
  • Understanding of construction programme / project management techniques
  • Use of commercial management systems eg. CEMAR
  • Familiarity with Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality management systems.

Skills / Abilities & Relevant Competencies

  • Advanced MS Excel capabilities
  • Ability to use your initiative and independently prioritise work focus
  • Strong mathematical acumen
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Project management skills
  • Resilience, determination and the ability to work well under pressure
  • A practical, logical and methodical approach to work.
  • Negotiation skills
Salary: Competitive
Location: Daresbury/Hybrid
Deadline: ASAP

Interested? The full job specification can be downloaded at the link below.

To apply, please complete the form below, attaching a covering letter and your CV.