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Commercial Manager

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Career Progression Scheme in our Contracts and Commissioning Team within Project Delivery Service, part of Highways and Transport Directorate, as Commercial Manager, leading the Commercial Team. You will be responsible for the Commercial Career Progression Scheme promotes development within our Project Delivery team whether you are developing Assistant Quantity Surveyor or Quantity Surveyor.

You will be responsible for commercial support for the delivery of a range of highways services and ensure we meet the requirements of the County Council and other clients whilst demonstrating value for money.

What will you be doing?

You will be supporting the Group Manager Contracts and Commissioning and other managers within Place & Sustainability in delivering the Council and Directorate’s objectives through joined-up service planning and the flexible use of resources. Managing NEC and PFI commercial processes delivering a Highways and Transport Services throughout Place and Sustainability Directorate.

The team will work with wider teams within Project Delivery to ensure the day-to-day delivery of services achieve quality, cost and programme assurance. Achieving a high level of stakeholder satisfaction. You will interface with internal and external client teams throughout the council and external clients for third party works.

As a team you will manage and provide professional advice on financial issues and apply cost procedures related to procurement and delivery. Supporting the development of the commercial function throughout Highways and Transport. These posts are pivotal to adopting an improved commercially focused culture. Entry level, Assistant Quantity Surveyor with the opportunity to progress to Commercial Manager.

To find out more about our team visit,

For an informal chat please contact Emma Murden Group Manager Highway Contracts and Commissioning  –

To apply, please upload a document containing your CV and a covering letter, outlining how you meet the attached person specification. Ensure your covering letter to support your CV is no more than two pages.

Applications are reviewed on a daily basis, please do not delay the submission of your application as this is a rolling advert and will be closed once a successful candidate has been found. 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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