Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our team within Vistry South East, at our Caterham office. As our Commercial Manager you will manage and co-ordinate the designated commercial team to ensure the smooth operation of the commercial function and the delivery of annual plans and forecasts. Responsible for the cost control of projects throughout the construction process, including procurement of subcontractors and materials in line with Build & Budget requirements.


We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Degree in Surveying, Building or similar
  • A member of or working towards CIOB or RICS
  • Extensive experience working with a residential house builder
  • Previous experience as a Managing QS or a Commercial Manager in the industry
  • A good understanding of building regulations and legal obligations
  • A good knowledge of construction methods and materials
  • Experience of people management and leading projects
  • Good understanding of budget management
  • Must be proficient with Coins I.T system & Viewpoint document management system
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good decision making/problem solving skills

More about the Commercial Manager role…

  • Ensure compliance with the company’s Quantity Assurance Procedures and Health & Safety Policy.
  • Where possible to look for areas of cost savings whilst projects are live.
  • Liaise with all other departments to ensure cost effective delivery of the regions budgeted output.
  • From time to time take on any other specific requirements requested by the Commercial Director to the benefit of the region’s commercial operations.
  • Attend design review meetings and pre-planning technical department meetings to understand pre-planning application works and the consequences on the development’s financial forecasts.
  • Identify non-compliance and rectify and resolve problems.
  • Settle contract price variations.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.
  • Provide accurate build costs for use in budgets, forecasts and valuations.
  • Ensure build cost information is up to date to enable accurate estimating.
  • Periodically review and update forecasts and budgets. Including for later phases on sites.
  • Oversee the preparation of substructure quantities for use with alternative foundation designs.
  • Respond to any variations, errors or omissions.
  • Provide all house type cost information for use with budgeting and forecasting procedures, as requested.
  • Prepare the actual costs of “lettings” and provide a cost comparison against the base estimate.
  • Ensure that costs are kept within forecast and estimates where possible, and that the department operates within the guidelines determined in the Group Commercial Best Practice.
  • Coordinate the measure and payments to subcontractors including guidance to Surveyors to ensure that works are certified for payment in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Provide variance report for use by Regional Commercial Director.
  • Coordinate cash flow forecasts for each site, to be monitored against monthly payments.
  • Liaise with Technical, Planning & Finance to ensure accurate & timely reporting of fee schedules including S106.
  • Carry out periodic valuations in accordance with Company Policy, including coordination of HA valuations & invoices.
  • Report of any major variances to the Regional Commercial Director.
  • Respond to contract variances in respect of quality, performance, programme, costs and specification.
  • Ensure all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments

Finally, let’s tell you about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.


Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Linden House,Guards Avenue, Caterham, CR3 5XL

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