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Programme Commercial Director

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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The opportunity

Due to unparalleled global success and the continued emergence of Mace as a go to programme delivery partner, we need exceptional Programme Commercial Directors to compliment and augment our current capability. Whether you are based in Newbury or New York - Tottenham or Toronto - we want to hear from you!

Your skillset, formed in the engineering construction industry, will allow you to lead cost and commercial management service delivery for major programmes in role of Commercial Director / Lead.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Accountable for the leadership, coordination, and delivery of all facets of major programme cost and commercial management service delivery, duties and obligations across the programme lifecycle and sector typology.
  • Leading the implementation of market leading cost and commercial service delivery, practices, concepts, principles and strategies to ensure the attainment of the overall programme vision and objectives.
  • Accountable for defining and implementing an appropriate commercial delivery environment including people, organisation, process, information, governance, compliance, service excellence and technology.
  • Responsible for determining and assembling the right diverse programme team with the right skills, experience, capabilities, and technical competency, including any required external specialist appointments.
  • Responsible for delivering results in regard to on-time performance, cost savings, and quality; achieving programme objectives and value-added expectations; and compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for operating an effective risk management strategy, utilising analytic and quantitative decision analysis tools and techniques to influence programme decision making, strategy and insight.
  • Operates as a trusted advisor at an executive programme level with an ability to interface and communicate at all levels within the client organisation, programme team, stakeholder and public environments.
  • Key client relationship management, interface, communication and constructive challenge. Responsible for Client Relationship Management (CRM).
  • Creates and nurtures a high-performing and inclusive team environment that encourages contribution and recognition.
  • Engenders, promotes and influences quality and Service Excellence in all conversations and interactions.
  • Responsible for improving performance from the bid baseline by optimizing resources and monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating activities, systems and methodologies.
  • Responsible for conveying and connecting the wider business strategy and promoting the associated initiatives.
  • Actively networks and utilises the full depth and knowledge of the business and Centres of Excellence to support commercial delivery. Actively promotes knowledge share with others.
  • Builds and maintains internal and external relationships (e.g. clients, contractors, consultancies and other stakeholders) to foster growth and increase networks.
  • Provides thought leadership and expertise in commercial management and execution.
About you

You have a relevant technical degree and have previously thrived in the delivery of multi-billion pound programmes of work. You will have lived and breathed the whole programme lifecycle, being as comfortable in set-up as you are in close-out. You have proven experience a track-record for Commercial leadership for major programmes and advanced technical understanding of commercial management concepts, principles, practices, controls, governance, as applied in the engineering and construction industry. You have leadership and management experience and can lead a large team. You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead outstanding, diverse teams.

Apply now for a confidential discussion.


If you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow, take a look at the opportunities we have to join us.

Fortune favours the brave - and so do we

At Mace we empower our people to be collaborative, curious and embrace their entrepreneurial spirits. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.

You might be part of our healthcare team delivering critical hospital care units, or our education team creating schools to inspire our future leaders. You could be a graduate working on the world’s tallest building, or be managing the construction of world-leading cultural landmarks. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

At Mace we want you to feel comfortable from day 1, so for any questions about a career at Mace, including application advice, please contact for a confidential chat.

Our clients say that it’s our people that make the difference

Our people think harder, do better and go further. Every day at Mace is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our entrepreneurial culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to seek out the world’s most interesting projects that challenge and excite us.

We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most stimulating and fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.

At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with both inspiring colleagues and influential clients – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.

Reward and recognition

We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, which in the UK includes:

  • 22 days of holiday, plus two ‘Mace Days’ to support work-life balance, bank holidays and December holiday shut down
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Highly competitive maternity and paternity package
  • Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
  • Season ticket loan
  • Annual health screening
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental plan
  • Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
  • Continuous on the job training and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Our international benefit packages are comparable. Please contact our recruitment team for more information.

We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At Mace, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We offer enhanced family leave, as well as options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.

Our performance management and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to projects and their broader contribution to the business.

At Mace we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.

Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every Mace person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.

We are proud partners of Stonewall’s global diversity champions programme that ensures all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at Mace.

Mace’s corporate purpose statement is ‘Redefining the boundaries of ambition’.

Support for disabled employees is provided by:

Our recruitment and HR Teams have undertaken disability awareness training and are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues.

Enabled at Mace – employee network. Its aims are to support its members and, to "to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and other impairments” to support their aim to create an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.

Disability Confident – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.

Clear Assured – an externally verified accreditation around equality, diversity and inclusion practice across our business, driving improvements to our policies, processes and practices.

Recite Me – an assistive technology tool that provides access support to all employees. It is located on our intranet site, our website and job vacancy platform.

Mace are member of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their confidential support line.


Silver Clear Assured Award


ridi - Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards 2021 - Highly Commended Category

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