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Commercial Manager

The Guinness Partnership
England, London
Up to £76702 per annum + £4,000 Inner London supplement
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our Construction, Design & Quality Team at Guinness on a full-time, permanent basis to be based from either our Bristol or London office. As Commercial Manager you will provide commercial expertise in the support of high-quality developments, from inception through to end of defects period, promoting a consistent approach throughout Guinness. Ensure projects run to established budgets with accurate and timely reporting of budget variance, providing advice on mitigation where necessary.

At Guinness we believe that all our people are remarkable and capable of remarkable things. We believe this of our Leaders and Managers. They understand and embrace the unique challenge of running a business for social purpose. They have the skills, knowledge, and determination to shape our future and make us successful today. They do this by expecting a lot of themselves and others, by creating the conditions for us all to succeed, and by always giving their very best. Our people are Guinness.

Success in the role will be measured by your ability to support the team achieve the below:
* Delivery of projects on time, to budget and in accordance with the agreed delivery programme.
* Compliance with all relevant corporate and regulatory practices and policies.
* Accurately record and report key construction cost data for reporting purposes and future appraisals.
* Contractors are held to account financially for defects and delays.
* Budgetary control of developments

What we're looking for
You'll be an experienced Commercial Leader with degree or qualification in relevant field, established financial and contractual specialist with proven experience supporting developments and projects across the property and construction industries. You'll be highly skilled in negotiation, cost management, risk assessment, contract review, contractor management and project estimation.

We know that how we do things is just as important as what we do, so you'll not only be highly self-motivated with the rigour to pursue goals, but you'll also be a confident collaborator, networker, and relationship builder with a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done. You'll be able to demonstrate the below essential skills and experience:
* Excellent, up to date, practical knowledge of the construction process.
* Working knowledge of Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) forms of Contract.
* Experience of managing the budgets of multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
* Ability to accurately report against budget and communicate the findings to senior management.
* Strong analytical background.
* Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.
* Strong computer skills, including MS Excel and Office.
* Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviours.
* Demonstrates the Guinness Leadership and Management Standard
* Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle.
* Detailed knowledge and experience of alternative methods of construction (OSM, SIP, etc.)
* Ability to work independently.
* Able to present factual reports to a wide, multi discipline audience.
Essential Qualifications:
Appropriate qualification in Quantity Surveying / Building Management. (HNC/HND in Building Studies)
Degree / MCIOB / RICS qualification

How do I apply?
If you feel you have what we're looking for then we'd love to hear from you! The first step is hitting the 'apply' button and submitting your online application by uploading your CV and cover letter. Shortlisting is due to be finalised by Friday 7th June and successful applicants will be invited to interview, there will be a 2-stage interview process one of which will include a presentation.

About Us

The Guinness Partnership is one of the leading providers of affordable housing and care services in England. We build and manage homes and provide housing services for around 140,000 customers nationwide. Our vision is to deliver great service, provide great homes, to be a great business and to be a great place to work. Because everything we do is about our customers, our communities and our people, any profit we make is re-invested in new and existing homes and improving services.

The Guinness Partnership is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Company info
0161 219 7312
Bower House
1 Stable Street
United Kingdom

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