Commercial Manager Job Description

Commercial Manager

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Commercial Manager Job Description

A Commercial Manager is responsible for managing the financial and contractual aspects of a civil engineering and construction project. Their duties is to oversee budgeting, cost control, procurement, contract negotiations and maintain client relationships. This is to ensure that the project is delivered within financial parameters and contractual obligations.


  • Maintain registers of variations and claims, delays, instructions, etc. 
  • Manage, develop and oversee the implementation of financial and commercial strategies
  • Put together claims and variations and provide notices where necessary
  • Conduct financial analysis to identify potential cost-saving opportunities and forecast future project expenses
  • Preparation of all monthly management accounts and quarterly re-forecasts
  • Identify financial and contractual risks, develop risk mitigation, and implement contingency plans and strategies
  • Report and provide general commercial support to others
  • Ensure compliance with all procurement policies and procedures
  • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders to ensure contract compliance


  • Relevant qualifications in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management, or any other related fields
  • Must have a minimum of 10+ years of experience in the civil construction industry
  • Ability to negotiate with clients, suppliers, subcontractors, and other professionals to manage project costs and contractual matters
  • Have experience working with D&C or PPP contracts is preferred
  • Good at problem-solving and performs well in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to form strong relationships with clients, contractors, stakeholders and other engineering-related professionals

Average Salary

  • $175k – $195k per year in Australia
  • $135k – $155k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Commercial Manager job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.

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