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    Commerical Manager

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    Job Description

    London, UK
    The Client

    Datacenter People is has been instructed by a global data center business committed to being a positive force for technology, people, and the planet. With a world-class team of trusted industry leaders this client is positioned to lead the industry in reliable, safe, secure, and sustainable digital infrastructure.
    What the Job Involves

    • Create cost estimates, studies, analyses and evaluations at all levels of project development, with heavy focus on conceptual planning and pre-construction phases, this role will partner with the wider strategic, pre-construction and delivery and commissioning teams.
    • Provide various cost analysis, data gathering, and data analytics specific to the cost of work for construction.
    • Provide cost estimates for OpEx requirements and associated Lifecycle CapEx costs (replacement costs during lifetime, etc.). 
    • Analyse drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare/review/comment on time, cost, and labour estimates for projects.
    • Review quantity take-off as a separate validation of contractor pricing.
    • Review contractor and subcontractor GMPs and change order estimates.
    • Provide costing information for customer requested changes on a timely basis (in tandem with GC during execution).
    • Provide the link between the delivery team and the wider GLP finance functions.
    • Review and implement lessons learned to ensure estimating data is accurate and competitive.
    • Review, evaluate and negotiate non-OFCI material quotes as needed.
    • Understand and handle competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors/partners.
    • Provide feedback to management team on partners’ commercial performance – cost consultants, GC, MEP, etc. 

    We’re Looking for Someone With

    • Proven record of leadership, strong verbal and written communications abilities, good interpersonal and organisational skills, computer proficiency, capacity to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, impeccable integrity and can-do attitude are all essential to success.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software & Microsoft Project version 2003 or higher 
    • A proven record of accomplishments entering new regions and, with the wider team, putting together construction projects from beginning to end ensuring the timelines are met. 
    • A thorough understanding of contracting strategies including but not limited to lump sum, cost plus, fee-based, T&M.
    • A thorough understanding of material take-off & cost estimating experience, and a working understanding of labour rates, general conditions, overhead, & profit.
    • Knowledge of AutoCad is a plus.
    • Knowledge of network & operating systems support a plus.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Ability to develop and document procedures.
    • Must be able to work with people at all levels internally and within the customer & vendor environments. 
    • Must be able to work in a team environment. 
    • Degree qualification in quantity surveying. 
    • 3 – 5 years' of experience working in mission critical data centre constructions, UPS system installations, generator installations and have overall critical facility knowledge.
    • Experience of project management.
    • Must be able to handle multiple construction projects simultaneously.
    • Must be willing to travel between 35-50% of the time as well as oversee multiple projects in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously. 

    We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge each one. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for interview we will contact you within the next seven days.

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