The role of the commercial manager in a contracting capacity covers all financial aspects of a project, from bidding for work through to the close out of final accounts when the project is completed. This involves procurement of works to maximise the profit margin, and the subsequent management of costs through the design and construction phase in order to ensure that margins are realised.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
Assisting with monthly client applications
Raising Interim Payment Certificates (IPC) for packages
Administering Interim Statement of Accounts (ISA)
Updating cash flows
Cost management of allocated construction packages
Supporting the drafting of subcontracts and agreeing variations costs
Assisting in procurement
Carrying out variations
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Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills
Mace’s Commercial Management placement students must be studying a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited degree in Quantity Surveying.
Professional Qualification Routes
As a Commercial Management placement you will be supported towards beginning your RICS accreditation.
For the above role you are required to demonstrate the following:
A minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (expected)
240 UCAS points and Grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications)
Evidence of significant extra-curricular activities that demonstrate drive and excellent interpersonal skills
A passion for a career in the construction industry.
In addition to the minimum requirements, candidates must have:
Strong numerical skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Drive to achieve results.
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