Head of Commercial / Commercial Manager

Head of Commercial / Commercial Manager 

Are you an experienced Surveyor looking for your next step up to Managing your own office?  Have a plan in place to become a director? Have experience working for a residential developer? Wanting to advance where are you today? Fed up of feeling just like a number and not an employee? Wanting to work for a well respected developer? 

Location: Newport, Cornwall 


  • Maintain and administer the cost reporting / forecasting for own projects ensuring all information is kept up to date, current and accurate;
  • Monitor and anticipate property pipeline workload;
  • Manage multiple projects at one time, ensuring progress of schemes are not delayed.
  • Offer support to senior team from both management of employee and own work.
  • Working with delivery team to ensure consistent tender documents are issued and of a good standard;
  • Contract tender analysis, ensuring rates are relevant and consistent in the current market;
  • Liaising with estimating team, providing feedback on completed schemes for pricing works going forward;
  • Ensure all contract and sub contract management / process obligations are complete with reference to: -Procurement, Measurement and valuation, Contractual instructions / notices / orders, Health and Safety, Procurement reports, Progress reports as required
  • Compile Bills of Quantities / materials take-offs for live projects, working with the delivery team and assisting in ordering and managing materials on site;
  • Agree and produce final accounts for agreement with line manager, in a timely manner after completion of the works;
  • Ensure all relevant fields are maintained & updated in QuickBase;
  • Contractor management, including processing of valuation applications and issuing relevant notices within prescribed timeframes;
  • Working with the internal accounts department ensuring contractor valuations are processed and advised in a timely manner in line with the main & sub contracts to ensure accurate cash flow forecasting;
  • Work with line manager to draft standard Contractual Appointments and Warranties from supply chain as required;


  • Minimum 8 years’ QS experience
  • Construction related degree, HNC or equivalent
  • Relevant construction knowledge and understanding of works required
  • Good understanding of the construction process and building techniques

About yourself

  • Well organised, diplomatic, proactive, assertive and well-disciplined
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines