Commercial Manager


Are you an experienced  Commercial Manager within the civil engineering or construction sector?

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are a sustainable Construction Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a  Commercial Manager to join and lead a major civils framework project across the Midlands and Wales Network on our Welsh Water Project. Griffiths are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career.

The role will be dually based in Worcester and Cilfynydd, however you will be expected to travel as part of their role to construction sites, company fixed locations or other locations as required by the demands of this role – this is a hybrid working role.

We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, West Bromwich, Coventry, Worcester, Bridgnorth, Hereford, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Swindon, Abergavenny, Chepstow, Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, Birmingham, Coventry, Northampton, Rugby, Brackley, Buckingham, Bicester, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Tewkesbury, Oxford.


As a Commercial Manager, you will report to the Commercial Director and have line management responsibility for the regional Commercial Team; taking the lead commercially for contracts in your area. You will work to develop and implement the commercial strategy and contribute to the continuous improvement of commercial processes. You will be able to demonstrate leadership and people management skills, to deliver an efficient commercial and contractual management service to company projects.

We are seeking someone who is an inspiring and driven individual with a proven track record delivering complex and demanding construction projects and can also establish, develop and maintain complex working relationships.

On a day-to-day basis, the successful Commercial Manager duties and responsibilities will include (not exhaustive) the following:

  • Supporting the Commercial Team’s business strategy and business plans, working closely with the team to roll-out key initiatives and achieve the strategic goals
  • Work closely with regional / project teams and senior management, to provide comprehensive commercial advice and guidance including identifying and implementing commercial recovery plans on underperforming projects
  • Develop, implement and maintain sound commercial practices that are congruent with various construction contracts. Make robust evidence-based decisions, assessing risks and identifying opportunities
  • Assume responsibility for all contractual issues that may arise including accountability for the resolution of contractual issues
  • Managing the contract review process that measures contract performance, work in progress, debt, etc. Monthly completion of contract reports which detail forecast final cost, value and profit reconciliations
  • Providing commercial support to estimating and bid teams
  • Developing strategic partnerships and attend business networking opportunities
  • Establishing effective relationships and links which will ensure you and Griffiths senior management are aware of opportunities within our sector planning
  • Improving the awareness and develop the Griffiths brand with our Clients, Consultants, and supply chain ensuring that there is a realistic understanding of its capabilities, competencies and experience
  • Promoting and support a positive Health & Safety culture ensuring that all projects are compliant with current legislation, Griffiths SHEQ policies, best practice and operating procedures
  • Develop and implement a divisional strategy for excellent Customer Service to attract, develop and retain our customer/client base
  • Supporting Operations Directors, Contracts Managers and others, providing advice and expertise on critical issues (site/people/management), whilst developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the clients/customers


The ideal candidate will be a Commercial Manager who is educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying, although other equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will ideally be in receipt of the following:

  • Chartered to a relevant body such as RICS or CICES, or working towards this
  • Experience of ERP software packages such as COINS
  • Proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience of planning, development and implementation
  • Sound understanding of construction law and common forms of construction contracts
  • Full UK driving licence


In the role of Commercial Manager, we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Company car/car allowance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks)
  • We currently have nine communities inc.(REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female voice and Menopause’
  • Training and development opportunities


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