Commercial Manager (Route)

Network Rail
39514.00 - 44453.00 GBP Annual
27 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Route Businesses E&W plans, operates and maintains the railway day-to-day. Our business units - 'routes' - work closely with our customers, and are accountable for improving customer service, safety, and performance, as well as providing a value for money railway.

Network Rail welcomes applications from a diverse range of candidates regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, membership or non-membership of trade union, social class or any other irrelevant factor. We are committed to interviewing all applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria advertised. We are two ticks accredited and we continue to strive to create a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

Brief Description

To provide post-contract commercial management of activities and provision of specialist commercial advice, guidance and recommendations to maximise commercial opportunities and mitigate risks. The portfolio consists of numerous Building related works; approximately 25% of the works are project related with 75% minor emerging works, (e.g.repairs)

About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

1. Support the functional teams in monitoring for breaches of corporate governance - compliance with Network Rail Corporate Governance rules in a timely manner.
2. Manage cost reporting of all allocated accounts within the Network Rail reporting framework including Cost Forecasting, Anticipated Final Cost, Cost of Work Done, Gross Billing and Current Contract Value.
3. Monitor, manage and report on all commercial aspects of allocated accounts, flagging issues and proposing mitigation actions at the earliest opportunity to Contracts and Procurement Manager.
4. Monitor awareness of all site activities on allocated accounts in order to influence decision making from a commercial perspective. Review contractor delivery; including leading valuation of medium value/medium risk contracts & attending all progress meetings to actively influence contractor's commercial behaviours, delivery and activity.
5. Manage assessment and valuation of contractor's applications and processing of payment certification in accordance with Network Rail processes, contractual terms and conditions and commensurate with contractual entitlement. Cost elements should be challenged, audited where appropriate and valuations should be consistent with agreed site progress.
6. Provide pro-active advice and guidance to the budget holders and Delivery/Project Managers on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action in accordance with Network Rail change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required in a timely manner. Frequent attendance at the Clapham Junction Delivery office will be required.
7. Produce applications for payment/invoices to outside clients in accordance with relevant funding agreements, including supporting documentation as appropriate. This will be on an occasional basis.
8. Identify and advise on all commercial risk/claim events.
9. Provide ad-hoc management information and analysis to promote informed decision-making.
10. Produce appropriate commercial correspondence and contractual notices for issue in accordance with contractual conditions
11. Undertake final account settlements and internal reconciliation for contract close-out (per the project authority, project plan) as required and within agreed timescales. For multi-year framework agreements, agree and reconcile annual accounts within 6 months of each year-end.
12. Support demonstration of efficiencies and continual improvement of estimating by undertaking cost analysis of completed accounts.
13. Support with procurement activities as appropriate.
14. Support the negotiation of all prices under existing contracts/framework agreements and fully participate in the associated quantitative risk assessment and value management workshops), as required.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• Extensive experience in commercial management.
• Demonstrable relevant experience
• Good understanding of NR Suite and construction industry forms of contract
• Good understanding of the construction/railway industry
• Good negotiation skills

• Educated to degree standard in related subject
• Membership of a relevant professional institute, chartered status
• Significant experience of working within a generalist commercial environment
• Awareness of industry issues
• Experience of Atrium software system

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to GBP3000 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,250).

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP39,514 - GBP44, 453

Closing date: 16 th October 2017, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes


Amount of Travel

Work At Home