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Commercial Manager/Head of Commercial

30-01-24 10:01
Alucraft & Williaam Cox

Job Purpose and Objectives

The Commercial Manager/Head of Commercial will ensure that all commercial aspects of the projects under their remit are properly managed and controlled and that commercial strategy is developed and delivered in accordance with the requirements of the business. The Commercial Manager will also have people management responsibility for all of the Quantity Surveyors within Alucraft Limited and be responsible for overseeing their work.


  • Provide assistance, support and guidance on all commercial issues within the projects, understand the full project budget and hold to account all departments in their adherence to this budget
  • Ahead of Project to Completion meetings review all project budget trackers and manage the cost to complete forecasts, assess risk and record actions from these review meetings
  • Manage all monthly valuation, payment applications and cash collection and ensure that these are maximised accordingly
  • Ensure variation accounts and dayworks applications are reviewed and updated monthly, ensure site instructions are received from Main contractors, provide internal guidance as to when variation work should or should not proceed
  • Ensure each project is provided with accurate cashflow for financial forecasting, issue monthly the CM’s with detailed 3 month rolling cashflow in line with the project programme
  • Ensure the subcontract process is administered correctly to protect the Company’s interests including issuing notices, design delay notices, extension of time requests etc. including drafting and reviewing of contractual correspondence
  • Ensure a prudent approach is taken to the monthly realisation of project revenue, when necessary, carryout internal valuation
  • Carryout timely final account preparation and agreement
  • Ensure all retention held is tracked and followed up and payment received in a timely manner
  • Review in conjunction with the Projects Director & Contracts Managers all sub-contractor payment applications and final accounts and authorize all such payments, including payment of retention held
  • Ensure all sub-contract orders are placed with contractual terms and conditions that are back-to-back with the Alucraft Ltd sub-contract conditions and ensure these include a programme • Review all contractual documents/agreements and provide risk mitigation advice during the tendering process and at order agreement stage
  • Ensure that all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations
  • Manage mediation/adjudication claims
  • Provide any other reports which may be required ensure compliance with the company’s processes
  • Ensure full compliance with company commercial procedures, identify and implement improvements to these procedures
  • Develop, manage and motivate all other Quantity Surveyors within Alucraft Limited
  • Provide commercial awareness training to other departments / staff within Alucraft Ltd
  • Carryout annual performance reviews with your direct reports annually or more frequently as required. Assist the HR department with recruitment and training of your department
  • To take on any other responsibilities or tasks that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant construction industry experience in a Quantity Surveyor / Lead Quantity Surveyor role or similar
  • A recognised third-level qualification in Quantity Surveying / Construction Management (or comparable equivalent) would be advantageous
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take full responsibility for own function
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, strong communicator, problem solver, team player
  • Ability to deliver on projects
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Ambitious, energetic with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deal with a fast-moving dynamic environment
  • Superior management skills: ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports peers and external stakeholders
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills


Dublin 22

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Alucraft Limited is an equal-opportunity employer.

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