The UK government has made a pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and, as such, is pushing ahead with significant investment in nuclear and renewable energies.

Assystem, as a leading provider of project management, design & construction supervision services within the nuclear industry, has aligned its own strategy to support this switch to low-carbon energy, whilst also recognising transport and infrastructure systems to be a major factor in influencing the outcome of government policy.

By acquiring Schofield Lothian in 2021, Assystem reaffirmed their commitment to the UK’s energy transition in combining strengths with a long-established provider of consultancy services to the transport and infrastructure sectors, through the delivery of sustainable performance improvements within four practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; and Environment & Sustainability.

Prior to operating as ‘Assystem Transport & Infrastructure’, our commercial team had already well established in the provision of commercial, quantity surveying & claims services and, thanks to continuing success, and with the additional opportunities offered through the Assystem network, we are in a position build on this solid foundation.

Job Description


We are seeking an experienced Commercial Manager to bring additional service delivery and business management expertise to a range of Rail projects. You will be client focussed with a capacity for leadership, you work closely with the Practice Lead in the ongoing development of this business area. 

• Manage and build relationships with suppliers, monitoring and reporting their performance and compliance.
• Maintain financial impact assessments for instructed change.
• Maintain the project data sets to achieve consistency, accuracy and alignment.
• Assist cost and expenditure planning / benchmarking (including the completion of Data Capture Analysis (DCA) sheets) in accordance with client process.
• Support cost management, trending estimating and forecasting to the project.
• Analyse cost performance data and provide relevant input for monthly performance reports.
• Support management of budget and spend profiles continually identifying ways to improve cost performance.
• Carry out cost impact analysis of proposed changes to scope/schedule.
• Assist Project Managers in the preparation of cost reports and analysis on a Work Breakdown Structure /Activity basis, identifying areas of learning and any recommendations for efficiency improvement.

• Relevant Degree and / or professional qualification.
• Experience of operating ideally within a cost / PM / engineering consultancy
• Familiarity with common forms of contract (e.g. NEC & ICC) is preferred
• Excellent IT skills.
• Previous experience in the use of CEMAR would be useful

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• Relevant Degree and / or professional qualification.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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