Commercial Manager

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Wessex Water
Employing Company:  Turnbull

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Commercial Manager

Turnbull / Wessex Water 

Bridgwater / Nailsea, Bristol / Hybrid Working options



Due to continuous growth, we have an exciting opportunity within our commercial team for a Commercial Manager.  Reporting to the Commercial Director, this is a varied role supporting the day-to-day management of all Commercial matters across the Business.

Location: Nailsea and Hinkley Point C - Hybrid working options 
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000 + car allowance 
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week



My Responsibilities...

As the Commercial Manager you will oversee the day-to-day Commercial management across various disciplines across the Business.  You will be responsible for providing the Operational Leads with sound commercial advice whilst managing risk. 
Duties of the Commercial Manager include:
•    Manage commercial risk and opportunity.
•    Ensure all reporting procedures are adhered to.
•    Act as a single point of contact for all commercial, legal, financial, and administrative issues with the customer, suppliers, and subcontractors.
•    Develop and agree a commercial strategy which achieves the budget and maximises contribution.
•    Lead, manage and develop the commercial team.
•    Manage the relationships with our client commercial teams to ensure a constructive relationship is maintained throughout the contract period.
•    Ensure commercial contractual arrangements comply with all the applicable legislative, regulatory, and corporate standards.
•    Assess and manage claims and disputes across contracts.
•    Develop, implement, and continually review procedures and practice to ensure the effective commercial management of contracts.
•    Ensure commercial risks are identified, analysed, and managed.
•    Ensure accurate forecasts are in place across the various business work streams.
•    Ensure accurate cost value reconciliations are in place across all projects with monthly reviews and interrogation.
•    Ensure best practice and lessons learnt are communicated effectively across the business.
•    Work closely with the pre-construction team to input and assist in the successful bid of tenders.
•    Support the Commercial Director by assisting in leadership across the business.
•    Review and interrogate forecasts along with contract value reconciliations.
•    Appraise staff, set objectives and identify appropriate training.
•    You are expected to support, understand and be committed to our company mission, values and goals, as well as our department's character.


What are the requirements?

To be successful, you'll need:
•    Experience of leading a commercial team
•    Strong Knowledge of NEC Forms of Contract
•    Experience of FIDIC and JCT contracts advantageous
•    Proven ability to manage risk
•    Experience in presenting financial information
•    Exceptional attention to detail
•    Ability to work well under pressure to deadlines
•    Excellent organisational skills
•    Advanced IT skills including the full suite of MS Office
•    Experience working within construction sector is essential
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders
•    Quantity Surveying background essential




Turnbull - About Us

Turnbull Infrastructure and Utilities Ltd - What we're all about

We are leaders in lifecycle construction and operations for the utilities and infrastructure sectors.

From design and build to facility management and maintenance, we provide a single, sustainable, end-to-end solution for engineering projects, saving money, reducing waste and adding long-term value to local communities and the wider economy.

We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and a wide range of opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing.

Turnbull is an award-winning progressive business, who have won the RoSPA health and safety awards for our work at Hinkley Point C for the last four years.


The services we provide through to our clients include but are not limited too.

•    Project Management
•    Design and Build Services
•    Consent Management and Delivery
•    Contract Management
•    Delivery of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services


Expertise in:
•    Low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) electrical power distribution systems
•    Sewage systems and pumping stations
•    Biological waste treatment plants
•    Telecommunication networks (copper and fibre)
•    Drinking water distribution networks and booster stations
•    Surface and ground water drainage systems inclusive of borehole delivery and management
•    Roadway and pedestrian walkway lighting networks
•    Management of environmental discharge permit and scientific services
•    Earth works and ground remediation services


We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.

We're happy to talk flexible working - in association with Working Families










For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.