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


Using your existing knowledge of Network Rail procedures and forms of contract, particularly in the area of re-signalling, your role will centre on commercial activity on projects involved in the modernising of existing signalling systems to deliver state-of-the-art signalling technology for the railway.



• Responsible for establishing and implementing appropriate commercial strategies including effective project cost management and providing feedback into subsequent procurement processes. 

• Responsible for the commercial management of framework agreements and supporting contracts leading the commercial review of contractor delivery, attending valuation & progress meetings as necessary. 

• Initiate estimating and risk & value management of projects in a timely manner during the project life-cycle, recommending appropriate mitigating actions on commercial/risk events at the earliest opportunity. 

• Provide pro-active expertise, advice, and governance on all contract/scope changes in accordance with change control systems, recommending or authorising appropriate action within delegated authority and progressing the timely resolution of contract variations. 


• Experience of operating ideally within a cost / PM / engineering consultancy 

• Familiarity with common forms of contract (e.g. NEC & ICC)  

• Good Knowledge of Network Rail forms of contract  

• Previous experience in the use of CEMAR  

• Educated to degree level or equivalent and professional qualification. 

• Experience of resolution of construction contract disputes 

• Knowledge of commercial contract management. 

• Demonstrable skills in initiating and building positive working relationships with customers, their team, and stakeholders. 

• Demonstrates a passion to deliver and motivates others to work at their best. 

• Demonstrable ability to work proactively through complex issues 

• Demonstrable experience of thinking through the cost, business priorities and customer implications of their decisions

Additional information

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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