Turner & Townsend is one of the leading consultancy providers to the rail sector. Using our skills, processes and knowledge we provide industry leading services to our clients.
We are looking to recruit a Director level Commercial Manager / specialist to be based in Toronto, responsible for managing a business for the Canadian / North American rail sector. The successful candidate will require skills in the Pre contract Estimating, Cost Management and rail business development.
Provide day to day contract support to the Regional Managing Director (RMD) in the development of the rail business in North America and support to Project Directors as required (PD) in the delivery of rail infrastructure projects.
Cost Centre Management, to include:
Management of a multi skilled cost centre including, where appropriate, cost managers, project managers and project controls personnel.
Financial management of cost centre to meet and exceed budgets set jointly with RMD.
Management of resources to maximise utilisation in accordance with budget requirements.
Develop staff through training and mentoring to meet cost centre requirement and in anticipation of growth.
Management of cost centre commission in accordance with company risk policies and PII requirements
Management of cost centre in accordance with Health, Safety and Environmental requirements and national employment legislative requirements
Rail Business Development, to include:
Assessment of the rail sector in North America to identify potential opportunities for Turner & Townsend to generate new rail business.
Establish strategic alliances where necessary to compete for these opportunities, taking account of the Global alliances in place or generated from time to time
Develop and prepare RFQ and RFP responses incorporating the most appropriate materials in the Turner & Townsend global business.
Assess and advise the RMD and the Global Transport Lead of the capability necessary to meet the project flow and where needs are confirmed assist RMD to source staff with the appropriate skills necessary to deliver the commissions.
Commission Management and major project support, to include the delivery and management of quality when:
Comfortable working within a Project Controls environment where required.
Conducting feasibility studies and writing technical papers and procurement reports.
Managing estimating and cost planning activities to include taking ownership of and presenting the final cost plan.
Managing the procurement process, ensuring that all stages including pre-qualification, enquiry, analysis, selection and contract preparation are performed effectively.
Ensuring that post-contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively
Ensuring that cost checking and valuation work is managed effectively.
Ensuring the production of monthly post-contract cost reports and presenting them to the client
Value engineering and life cycle costing.
Ensuring that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
Taking lead role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages.
Leading a cost management team, ensuring that they deliver on all of the above accountabilities
Advising the PD on all commercial implications including determining and evaluating compensation events.
Managing Contractual risk management processes including and recording all early warning and risk meetings.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
RICS qualified or equivalent with experience in the following:
FIDIC suite of Contracts
Proven Rail sector experience
Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is a global professional services provider that supports organizations that invest in, own and operate assets.
Working from over 80 offices in over 33 countries, we are making the difference to projects across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors worldwide. We help organizations succeed by managing risk while maximizing value and performance during the construction and operation of their assets.
As well as helping organizations deliver and integrate new assets as quickly and efficiently as possible, we help set the asset strategies that support their corporate objectives. We also work with our clients to create safe and comfortable environments which are inexpensive to maintain, sustainable and practical to conduct business from.
We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.