Commercial Manager – Warrington

  • Are you a talented construction professional, who wants to work for a dynamic company with bold growth plans?
  • Do you want to be part of a company who not only values its people but rewards them accordingly?

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector, and we have an exciting opportunity available to join our expanding Engineering team.

We’re a family-owned business and we’re going places. We’re proud of what we do, and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing over 600 people and growing all the time.

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd Best Company to Work for in the UK and became the first ever retirement living specialist to be crowned overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to join our newest region based at our new Warrington office. Your role will be to maximise the effectiveness of the commercial function on our construction activities in the region, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

The Commercial team are a pivotal function in the continued success of our build programme, delivering the highest quality developments, at the best possible cost. The work presents a fast-paced challenging environment that will exercise both your creativity and commercial flair to its fullest.

Reporting to the Regional Managing Director to begin with, you will work closely with your Colleagues across the regional Land, Construction, Design and Planning teams to ensure all stakeholders are kept informed through clear and open lines of communication. This enables our teams to work seamlessly together.  

The Commercial Manager is personally responsible for preparing construction budgets, monitoring costs, preparing schedules, reporting, estimates, making payments and monitoring procurement of subcontracts and materials within the region. 

The North region is in its infancy and over time, the Commercial team will need to be established. You will provide a proactive approach to resource planning, recruitment and coaching and managing the team where needed in terms of their personal development and training requirements.  

Hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00 to 5.00pm on Friday, with one hour for lunch.  The role may occasionally involve visits to our regional offices and construction sites throughout the country so you’ll need to have a valid Driving Licence.

About you

We’re looking for a commercially astute negotiator with proven experience in a surveying and estimating field.  You’ll have a successful track record of effectively operating at a senior level and have demonstrated your abilities to lead a team and large scale projects.

You will already be will be comfortable preparing bills of quantities using standard surveying techniques and terminology, as well as familiarity with COINS software / estimating software packages.  You’ll hold an appropriate construction or technical degree (HND minimum), along with detailed knowledge and understanding of current building regulations, construction methods and products. 

Knowledge of Modern Methods of Construction, Construction Law and Health & Safety regulations is highly desirable but not essential.  We’d love it if you had previous house building and contracting experience.

The ideal Commercial Manager is decisive, organised and methodical, with strong communication skills and an abundance of initiative.  You’ll be confident preparing and presenting reports, highly numerical with a good understanding of Excel.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Annual holiday entitlement of 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Excellent Colleague benefits including:
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 to all expectant mums and dads
  • Ongoing investment into your personal development
  • Training Courses and Professional Memberships paid
  • Colleague well-being initiatives and ambassadors
  • Peer recognition programme
  • Colleague referral bonus
  • Access to Employee Assistance programme
  • Eyecare reimbursement
  • Land introduction bonus
  • Friends & family discount against the cost of a new Churchill apartment
  • Charitable match-funding programme for Colleagues wishing to raise money for their chosen charities

If you want to be part of our success story, send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number NRT0013.