Commercial Graduate

Employer
Confidential
Location
Cambridge
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Dec 2021

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Construction & Property
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
If you are an enthusiastic Graduate who is looking for an opportunity to start in September 2022 to deliver and develop your skillset in a dynamic, supportive, and exciting environment, please apply today!

As part of your application, please include a cover letter addressing the below points:

* Why are you interested in joining alliance?

* What behaviours and values will you bring to the role alliance?

* Why is money important to you?

Here within Anglian Alliance, we are a totally collaborative organisation made up of our seven partner companies (Anglian Water, Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB, MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO) and our extended supply chain, delivering over half of Anglian Water's capital investment programme.

Now working in the latest Asset Management Period, known as AMP 7, we are working towards delivering an approximate GBP1.3bn programme of work until 2025. Are you ready to join us as we aim to deliver the most exciting and innovative AMP we have ever seen?

With a variety of challenging and complex projects, it is essential we implement the most innovative and pro-active commercial practices possible, providing an industry-leading end-to-end Commercial facility across alliance.

With this in mind, we are looking for a Commercial Graduate to join us on our exciting journey and contribute to our future success!

What will you be doing as our new Commercial Graduate?

As our new Commercial Graduate, you'll act as the commercial conscious to the integrated delivery team, providing commercial support to both the delivery management and on-site delivery teams.

Embracing the outperformance mentality, you'll ensure that operations are carried out to control costs, maximising value, minimising future liabilities and maintain the required standard of quality and safety.

In addition, you'll develop your soft skills and understand the importance of an efficient and proactive commercial team in a dynamic and robust environment.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist the programme area Estimating team to ensure robust estimates are provided that align to the scope and make allowance for risks and opportunities including any necessary analysis, transfer of data to Alliance Procurement system and Cost Base

* Work closely with the Quantity Surveyor, Procurement team, Construction Manager and Project Delivery Manager in preparing Subcontracts and procurement strategies and ensuring they reflect the agreed scope

* Produce accurate live forecasting, considering the programme and reporting in accordance with the respective work breakdown structure/cost breakdown structure

* Ensure actual costs are monitored and assessed against a baseline, the value of work done, solution cost progress, affordability challenges and final outturn calculations

* Provide reports on actual costs vs. estimate & identify underlying reasons for any variance & resolutions, highlight, challenge & resolve variance to latest plans

* Assist the Quantity Surveyor in ensuring that all project team members (including site staff) understand the contractual arrangements, in order to satisfy Client & Partner organisation requirements

* Ensure that proper records are kept & maintained so financial information for audits and cost assurance is readily available

Person Specification:

To join us for this development opportunity, you'll be currently studying for, or have completed, a Degree level in an engineering/ management/ cost or commercial management / (Business or Economics) discipline and have a passion for pursuing a career in a commercial based role.

With excellent IT skills (specifically Excel), you'll be open to and able to communicate with a wide range of audiences. Acting as a proactive team member, you'll have strong organisational and prioritising skills to underpin your enthusiasm and thirst to learn to make a positive impact

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