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Commercial Manager
Warrington



Commercial Manager
Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 consultants and service providers. Located in 125 countries across all six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and programme; management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.

We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.

Reporting to the Wastewater Director, the Commercial Manager will have delegated responsibility for the financial management of projects, bids for new work and supporting contract negotiations.

This is a permanent role based in our Warrington office, operating across the UK.

The main duties and responsibilities associated with the role include:
• Delegated responsibility for the commercial performance of the Wastewater and Geomatics businesses
• Production of Payment Applications and monitoring of payments
• Credit control/cash conversion
• Management reporting and resolution of commercial issues
• Budgeting and forecasting
• Bidding, pricing and project costing
• Project correspondence and SLAs
• Assisting with the development and delivery of the project strategy, planning and implementation
• Supply chain management
• Responsibility for the effective flow of information between team members and participants in project activities
• Contract management of on-going projects from signing to closure, including: -
- Management of Contract Variations
- Participation in contract claims & dispute settlement
- Involvement in contract negotiation and contract signing with clients
- Involvement in interpreting contractual obligations & rights and evaluation of technical/financial problems for management reporting
- Applying innovative control methods that consistently delivering bottom line savings.
- Contract Administration (Main Contracts and Sub-Contracts)
- Verifying Sub-Contractors Payments/Claims

We are keen to hear from candidates who possess the qualifications & professional memberships:
• Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (essential)
• Management qualification (desirable)
• Institute of Commercial Management (desirable)
• Full UK driving licence (essential)

Candidates must possess the following technical competencies:
• Successful track record in commercial management of sophisticated service delivery agreements, ideally in the UK Utilities sector
• Demonstrable fiscal success
• Advanced user of the Microsoft Office suite of applications
• Excellent collaboration, negotiation and presentation skills
• Proven leadership and management success
• Successful track record in delivering compliance with externally accredited management systems.





RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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