Commercial Manager

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our award winning team as a Commercial Manager based on one of our key local projects in Bridgwater.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Examines company commercial procedures to ensure they stay relevant and makes recommendations for necessary changes
  • Looks for opportunities to grow a business, whether through partnerships or new initiatives, and works to take advantage of those opportunities
  • Analyses sales and other reports that give insight into how the company can make adjustments to improve performance
  • Assists directors and works as a member of a cohesive team
  • Works with contract managers and project managers to produce and develop the contract administration of projects
  • Undertakes the subcontract administration of a project, and/or supports the quantity surveying team for the task subject to the project requirements
  • Resolves issues with contracts and commercial operations
  • Communicates with parties in a contract so that all understand the terms, particularly a contract’s financial aspects
  • Assesses risks and makes recommendations based on a thorough analysis of all factors involved in a business situation
  • Manages daily company commercial operations
  • Coaches employees on best practices for managing contract issues and handling daily issues and tasks
  • Accepts extra duties as situations arise
  • Works efficiently and calmly tight deadlines or other stress factors arise
  • Negotiate contracts and work schedules


  • Experience of commercial management of construction projects over £5m in value
  • Degree level qualification in relevant field (desirable)
  • Strong negotiator and commercial awareness
  • Strong contractual knowledge (must have intricate knowledge of JCT and NEC contracts. Knowledge of FIDIC would also be desirable)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High understanding of construction processes
  • Excellent IT skills and knowledge of relevant software
  • Detailed knowledge of past and current building and construction technology, processes, materials, business and legal matters
  • Ability to manage a team


  • Competitive salary
  • Hours 7:30-16:30 Monday – Friday (excluding travel)
  • Additional Leave for Length of Service
  • Your birthday off, on us!
  • Employee Perk Scheme

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