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We need everyone's positive energy and innovative thinking to lead the energy transition to net zero. That's why we welcome applications from all backgrounds and experiences and have a range of flexible working options to suit everyone! We are looking for a Senior Contract & Commercial Manager for District Heating Construction to join our City Energy Construction and Major Projects Management (C&MP) Team

This role comes with a Company Car / Allowance, an excellent benefits package and pension.You will be home based with occasional national travel. Flexibility is required to suit the needs of the business.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Contract & Commercial Manager (District heating projects/Senior QS) to join the City Energy Construction and Major Projects Management (C&MP) Team.The Senior Contract/Commercial Manager is responsible for contract and commercial management from the tendering phase through to final accounting across all district heating projects. You will ensure that all projects are accurately budgeted and will support and challenge accurate commercial reporting during project implementation phase. You will also be accountable for contract implementation and contract management both upstream and downstream across all of our projects.

Responsibilities include

  • Leading a team of estimators and quantity surveyors

  • Estimating new projects

  • Contract management of in flight projects

  • Commercial management and reporting

  • Liaising with and negotiations with clients and contractors

  • Influence commercial negotiations with key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Work with the Head of Construction and Major Projects to deliver the strategies.

  • Proactively identify, own, and manage the risks associated with key commercial decisions. Engage and inform relevant stakeholders as needed to ensure transparency, awareness and deliver strategies to remedy.

  • Identify and own new innovative processes that lead to the successful delivery of key projects.

  • Own and report upon financials, in addition to HSSE matters.

  • Working with the Finance Business Partner to ensure accurate budgeting for energy companies' operational costs and forecasting future incomes.

What we need from you

  • Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Proven track record for both dispute avoidance and dispute resolution for contractual claims

  • Ability to construct and deconstruct projects / proposals on a 1st principle basis;

  • Capable of reviewing engineering / technical drawings and the ability to analyse, interpret, measure and quantify BOQ / QSORs for multiple trade scopes

  • Demonstrable industry experience as a Commercial Manager (QS/legal background

  • Experience in District Heating projects from a strategic, decarbonisation, construction, commercial and operational perspective.

  • Demonstrable commercial and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent inter-personal, communication, influencing and change management skills, including the ability to challenge processes for continuous improvement.

  • An understanding of large project finances and reporting on this.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction type contracts and UK legislation;

  • An understanding of governments net zero strategy and future legislation.


  • In-depth knowledge of commercial on-site generation technologies such as gas engines, steam boilers, absorption chillers, heat pumps, PV, batteries etc;

  • In depth knowledge of utility networks (both mechanical and electrical)

  • Working knowledge of planning tools and software

  • Familiar with lean tools such as 8D and statistical analysis

Here's what you need to know

  • This role is home based with some UK wide travel. Flexibility is required to suit the needs of the business.

  • The role comes with a Company Car / Allowance, excellent benefits and pension package

  • This is a permanent role.

  • Our market-leading benefits package includes 26 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022! As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our 2022/23 ranking is 15th) we've proven that we're committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.

  • We realise the best people bring their energy at different times, so we're happy to talk flexible working and offer a range of flexible working options, including full time, part time and job share.

  • As a Disability Confident Employer we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

  • We've exciting opportunities for everyone to develop their talent at E.ON. Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.

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