Our client in the Construction Industry is looking to hire a Senior Commercial Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities • Leading the Platform's commercial department and guiding relevant project staff regarding improving commercial knowledge and processes. • Commercial reviews of tenders and preparation of risks and opportunity schedules. • Provide commercial support to several construction sites from award to final account stage; assist in ensuring that contractual opportunities, entitlements, and obligations are being recognised and managed correctly. • Provide support to sites in respect of measurement issues, contractual claims, and correspondence. • Assist in the management of any contractual disputes that may arise. • Preparation and negotiation of joint venture, consortium, and subcontract agreements where necessary. • Identify risks and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to mitigate and/or resolve risk • Ensure that commercial and contractual entitlements are dealt with promptly and in accordance with the conditions of contract. • Analyses and reports on claims in dispute and prepare for arbitration and litigation where necessary. • Remains up to date on all construction legislation and any new legislation in the industry. • Assist with any other ad hoc commercial matters or initiatives.
Requirements • An engineering, quantity surveying or construction management degree, or similar qualification. • A post-graduate qualification in a related field. • A minimum of 15 years' commercial experience in the construction/contracting industry, preferably including large roads & earthworks and/or civil construction projects. • Experience leading other commercial and contractual specialists. • Experience reviewing construction tender documentation and identification of risks • Experience in compiling and successfully concluding contractual claims. • Experience in processing and successfully resolving contractual disputes, including through arbitration, adjudication, and other forms of dispute resolution. • Experience in preparing and negotiating joint venture, consortium, and subcontract agreements.
Knowledge and Skills • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and concepts applicable to construction contract preparation, negotiation, and administration • Knowledge of relevant South African legislation and other relevant jurisdictions. • Knowledge of forms of construction contracts (FIDIC, GCCC, NEC and JBCC). It would be an added advantage to have working knowledge of COLTO. • Working knowledge of CCS estimating and planning modules • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications • Ability to provide advice (orally and in writing) and influence decision making • Interpersonal and communication skills • Analytical and problem-solving skills