Commercial Manager / Commercial Officer

Job Type:



£45000 - £70000 Per Annum


Project Start Recruitment are delighted to be working with a well-established scaffolding company in Bristol, due to current workload and expansion, they’re looking for a Commercial Manager to join their ever-growing team.

Job Purpose:

  • With customer sites generally across Bristol and the West Country, as our client continues to develops its client base and location of its sites, you will be responsible for the following activities:
  • To manage financial and commercial aspects of contracts including procurement, invoicing and payment to minimise costs, maximise value and cash flow and meet profit and ROCE budgets
  • To prepare and negotiate tenders
  • To manage and review monthly project profitability
  • To manage the contract accounting and ensure prompt payment, control cost information and prepare CVRs and valuations to monitor contract performance
  • To develop and maintain senior level relationships with customers

Job Duties:

  • Identify opportunities in conjunction with the Operations team
  • Measure and prepare cost estimates for contracts, tenders and variations
  • Manage pricing of tenders to maximise business wins and profitability
  • Check contract/tender documents and highlight risks
  • Review and prepare monthly booking in by contract
  • Undertake cost value reconciliations (CVRs) for contracts, identifying commercial risks and opportunities to ensure correct contract planning and produce monthly valuation in-line with Company Valuation policy
  • Procure materials, plant and subcontracts in line with business processes and contract budgets
  • Ensure productivity targets are agreed and issued before contract start
  • Liaise with Contracts Supervisors to ensure targets are achieved and actions are undertaken for improvement
  • Liaise with customer to authorise all variations before execution to ensure payment and invoices/applications are unchallenged
  • Manage billing process to minimise capital usage
  • Take purchase, credit and debtor responsibility using Construction Manager to achieve excellent cash flow
  • Analyse and report variance to contract monthly budget
  • Liaise with Operations Manager on operational requirements and customer, subcontractors and operatives on work and scoping queries
  • Ensure weekly reporting from site has adequate cost information (including labour rates and performance exceptional to budget, value, progress, quality and safety)
  • Check all costs chargeable to contract are on Construction Manager and make suitable provisions

Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • A clean UK drivers license
  • Degree, professional qualification or equivalent
  • Strong technical skills – estimating, surveying, productivity management, cost control and process management
  • Strong Management skills – planning and organising, managing operations and resources, client liaison and problem solving
  • IT Skills – Adapt at using MS office, particularly MS Excel.  Experience with ERP systems such as JNC Construction Manager, Sage Construct, COINS etc 
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of the housebuilding sector in the region
  • Experience of scaffolding not essential although beneficial


  • A willingness to learn new skills and tasks and share that knowledge with others in the team
  • An enthusiastic and friendly team player
  • Belief in yourself and an optimistic outlook on life. A desire to achieve highly in your role and career
  • Kindness, generosity of spirit, respectful of others
  • Driven to succeed, make money and innovate
  • Commercially aware, able to think logically, analytically and flexibly
  • Identify and manage risk and opportunity to optimise value, cost and cash flow
  • Maintain relationships with customers, suppliers, subcontractors and direct labour, whilst protecting commercial interests of Company
  • Fully embrace Scaffteq’s values and growth aspirations


  • Salary ranging from £45k – £70k (DOE)
  • Car allowance 
  • Company pension
  • Healthcare

For more information, please contact Clare on 07799 886594 or email a copy of your CV to clare@projectstart.co.uk to prompt a call back.

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