Commercial Manager - Solar - Essex

Commercial Manager - Solar - Essex

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £65,000

  • Contact:

    Alex Le Goater

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Alex Le Goater

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity to join an established UK solar developer as part of their EPC arm.

The Role:

  • The Commercial Manager will manage the delivery on multiple projects whilst developing and maintaining excellent client relationships. 
  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the finances of a project as it progresses. 
  • They will be capable of maintaining a long-term view in terms of business opportunities that will enable their organisation to develop and grow, being responsible for exploring new avenues of business, delivering bids and negotiating contracts.
  • Strategically expanding, preserving or improving procedures and standards. 
  • Assist in compiling tender responses and carrying out initial tender analysis and pricing 
  • Negotiation of contract terms 
  • Assessing and managing risk 
  • Develop excellent client relationships 
  • Assist clients in value engineering when necessary 
  • Submit timely valuations and measure chargeable variations 
  • Manage subcontractor and supplier relationships 
  • Reporting progress information in relation to projects to board level 
  • Offering financial direction and instruction to the team ensuring they understand key aspects of the contract 
  • Overseeing financial key performance indicators (KPIs) of a project 
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders understand and adhere to contractual obligations 
  • Ensuring that the financial aspects and impact of a contract are clear to all parties 
  • Ensuring company policy is updated and compliant

The Individual:

  • Strong understanding of standard forms of building contracts and the legal framework 
  • Full UK Driving Licence is essential 
  • Knowledge of the renewable energy market would be an advantage 
  • Ability to resolve contractual and commercial issues 
  • Good IT skills with the ability to adapt to new software 
  • Quantity surveying background is desirable 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Exemplary communication skills  
  • Strong ability to liaise with clients 
  • Strong team management skills