Commercial Manager / Senior QS

Location : New Cross, Greater London, England
Job Ref : JS275
Consultant : James Smith
Sector : Construction
Salary : £65k - 75k per year + Car/allowance + benefits


JS275 – Commercial Manager / Senior QS

Location: London

Salary: Circa £70k + car / travel allowance


First Military Executive Recruitment are currently seeking a Commercial Manager / Senior QS on behalf of one of our prestigious clients based on a significant civils project in London.

The key purpose of this role will be will join a commercial team and is likely to report to the Commercial Lead and to be responsible for NEC sub-contract management for the project.

Applications from ex-military candidates are actively encouraged, however all qualified candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of change process.
  • Identifying change with the project team.
  • Ascertaining and subsequently demonstrating contractual entitlement to change.
  • Preparation of notices to the client of change entitlement as requirement by the contract.
  • Valuing change to ensure all costs associated with the change are recovered through a target uplift.
  • Interfacing with the project team (particularly Project Managers and Planners).
  • Maintenance of an up to date change control register (weekly) showing status of all change i.e: notice submitted to client, response received, programme assessed, quote submitted.
  • Reviewing contractual correspondence from the client in order to identify change and reviewing of instructions issued by client in order to determine their sufficiency and correctness.
  • Preparation of early warning notices for any potential future change and organising subsequent risk reduction meeting.
  • Maintenance of early warning register.
  • Interfacing with client in order to demonstrate entitlement to change.
  • A secondary responsibility is to provide commercial support / advice to Project Managers.
  • Promote high safety standards.
  • Report any close calls or unsafe acts / conditions observed.

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Degree qualified.
  • CSCS card.
  • Civil engineering projects experience is essential.
  • Experience of forms of contract used in civil engineering (e.g. NEC3, ICC) and experience on Target Cost contracts.
  • Change control management knowledge is a must.
  • Must be self motivated with initiative to manage all change on the project.
  • Must have good client interfacing skills in order to build mutual respect and trust.
  • Must be a good team player and be able to work with different personalities across the project in order to identify change and value it.
  • Must have good communications skills, particularly written communication as the role will involve writing numerous communications and preparing documents demonstrating entitlement to change to the client.


  • MRICS / MCIOB / MCIES would be advantageous.

Location: London

Salary: Circa £70k + car / travel allowance

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