16 days ago
Work with Amey on the UK’s most exciting rail project!
TRU is a once-in-a-generation rail upgrade programme to deliver faster, longer, more frequent and more reliable rail services across the north of England, from Newcastle, Hull and York towards Manchester and Liverpool via Leeds. By connecting the major cities of the North with an enhanced, more reliable service, it has the potential to impact the lives of thousands of passengers and support economic growth across the whole of the north of England.
Amey, in partnership with Arup, BAM and Network Rail is upgrading the route between Manchester and Leeds, which includes civils, track, railway systems and electrification. The opportunity to use modern digital signalling and train control also means we can lay the foundation for the Digital Railway.
Working with Amey on TRU is essential for anyone serious about a career in rail. You will be pioneering new techniques, using the latest technology and helping us set new standards for collaborative working.
Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ. We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees. Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition, you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year. Amey is an equal opportunities employer.
Working as part of the Alliance wide commercial team, you will be responsible for implementing Amey Group and Alliance processes for cost capture, valuation, procurement and reporting.
This will include interrogating and interpreting cost data from Amey’s systems, distilling it into Alliance cost reports, as well as reviewing Alliance forecasts to support Amey internal valuations and cash flow forecasting. Working closely with the various project teams within the Alliance, Amey Finance and the Principal Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for the preparation of robust cost value reconciliation reports on a monthly basis for Amey’s internal reporting.
The role will be based from the TRU-West Project Office located in Manchester. Travel between sites and / or offices maybe be required as part of the role including to Leeds.
You will bring big-company quantity surveying experience from either Rail or Highways in order to be successful in this role.
Working as part of the Alliance wide commercial team the candidate will provide commercial support to the Project team and / or Alliance Wide teams, maintain commercial information, support the procurement process and ensure compliance with the Alliance and Amey processes, procedures and governance.
You will help to deliver the overarching commercial strategy set by the Project Commercial Lead, working closely with the various project teams within the Alliance.
Provide support in the management of budgets and effectively manage any commercial threats and opportunities. You will provide commercial and contractual advice to the teams around risk management, procurement and estimating.
Support accurate forecasting and interrogation of cost. Provide commercial and financial feed-back to the Estimators and delivery teams.
You will robustly manage supply chain partners in conjunction with the Alliance Charter and assist with the procurement of key contracts / subcontracts.
Exercise robust cost control including providing and monitoring budgets and forecasts in conjunction with the Commercial Lead/Project Manager/Budget Holder.
Analyse commercial data to identify opportunities, variances, issues and trends.
Engage with team members to review monthly and/or weekly cost and value forecasts to completion of the project. Manage the calculation and management of Earned Value (in liaison with Project Controls).
Provide support and manage KRA and KPI calculations and complete project health check documentation.
Skills & experience
Degree qualification (RICS accredited or equivalent) is desirable, or able to demonstrate a proven track record in quantity surveying / commercial management with significant experience in a senior role.
Experience in the rail sector and particular Rail Systems (track, overhead line, power and distribution and lines side civils).
Competent in basic computer skills.
Strong commercial and financial acumen.
Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines.
Methodical style of working.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products especially Excel and Word.
Strong desire to further Client relationships whilst ensuring that contractual entitlements are not compromised.
Determination to develop and coach junior members of the commercial team.
Motivation and desire to succeed.
Ability to work under pressure.
Good communication skills.
Good negotiation skills.
Sound knowledge of contracts.
Awareness of industry issues.