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Senior Commercial Manager - Phase 2

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 19 Oct 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20000978

As a Senior Commercial Manager at Phase 2 you will be responsible for delivering commercial activities within Phase 2, primarily focused on the overall commercial strategy, the development and procurement of delivery contracts and the establishment of commercial processes in the context of managing public money and delivering value for money.

This role is primality focused on the development and procurement of the design and construction contracts for HS2 Phase 2, which is the railway north of Birmingham. The initial focus will be Phase 2a (Birmingham to Crewe) followed by Phase 2b (Crewe to Manchester). This will involve contracts covering enabling works, civil engineering, stations and all railway systems.

About the role:
  • To be responsible for developing commercial strategies, commercial works information, reviewing works information from other functions and drafting contract documents to ensure consistency and alignment with procurement plans.
  • To be responsible for supporting the procurement team in the development and delivery of tender evaluation models and contract documentation including terms and conditions and associated commercial mechanisms, works and site information to be consistent with strategies and procurement plans.

  • To be responsible for evaluating tenders and supporting moderation to achieve Contract Award.
  • To be responsible for developing a contract management plan.
  • To be responsible for supporting contract readiness.
  • To be responsible for supporting tender negotiations and recommendations.

  • To be responsible for leading multi-discipline teams from across HS2 and pro-actively seeking resolution of issues
  • To be responsible for leading commercial resources, agreeing objectives, managing performance and development to ensure staff have the necessary skills and support to deliver in their roles.
  • To be responsible for providing domain knowledge in the development and maintenance of efficient and effective contract and commercial management policies, processes and procedures.
Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.


About you:
  • Experience of planning, developing and implementing high value and complex contracts and of working closely with procurement teams in tender preparation, administration and evaluation.
  • Experience of managing commercial management teams in major complex infrastructure projects and programmes to deliver value for money for the Client/Employer.
  • Experience of working with or for publicly funded bodies and/or a major publicly funded programme.
  • Experience of using commercial management and reporting systems.
  • Experience of developing Board and Government level reports and papers to seek approval of decisions.
  • Ability to develop commercial strategies and plans on infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to deliver value driven management of commercial relationships with supply chain.
  • Ability to manage and administer high value and delivery critical contracts to deliver major complex infrastructure or similar projects and programmes.
  • Ability to support negotiations with both internal and external parties, and the ability to settle disputes whilst maintaining business critical commercial relationships.
  • Ability to manage internal and external stakeholder parties to achieve successful project outcomes.
  • Ability to develop and improve commercial policies, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to support the development of commercial teams in complex organisation.

The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:
High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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