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Commercial Lead

Clonmel Tipperary, Permanent, Full time.

  • Hybrid (3/4 days site based / 1/2 days remote per week)
  • Sector: Energy & Telecommunication Sector
  • Attractive salary

Who We Are

Skanstec is a specialist engineering company delivering infrastructural projects within the energy and telecommunications sector. Our expert team is renowned for consistently providing flexible and tailored engineering solutions in a marketplace that sees the convergence between clean energy & connectivity for a smarter, more sustainable society for future generations.

Our Values

The Skanstec culture is built upon sustainability. A core value in our business is CARE. We care for ourselves, the people we work with, the community, and the environment. We are passionate about sustainability and inspire excellence in our people – we own our words and our commitments. We help our partners and clients achieve their sustainability objectives and goals.

The Role

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Commercial Lead to join our team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving commercial success by overseeing contracts, negotiations, and financial aspects of construction projects. The Commercial Lead will ensure profitability, sustainable growth, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Professional accreditation or membership with a relevant institution (e.g., RICS, CIOB).
  • 7+ years of proven experience as a Quantity Surveyor, with a focus on senior roles in the construction industry.
  • Leadership and team management abilities.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of construction contracts and relevant legislation.
  • Proficiency in industry-standard software for quantity surveying and cost management.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills.

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Bid Management:

  • Lead the preparation and submission of bids and proposals.
  • Collaborate with the business development team to secure new contracts and opportunities.

Cost Management:

  • Lead and oversee the cost planning and estimation process for construction projects.
  • Develop accurate and detailed cost estimates, considering materials, labour, and other project-related expenses.
  • Monitor and control project costs, providing timely reports to project stakeholders.
  • Analyse project costs, budgets, and overall financial performance to optimize profitability.
  • Develop and implement strategies for effective financial management in construction projects.

Contract Administration:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Administer and manage contracts throughout the project, including variations and claims.

Budget Control:

  • Develop and manage project budgets, identifying cost-saving opportunities and potential risks.
  • Conduct regular cost reviews and financial analyses, providing recommendations to optimize project financial performance.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess potential risks related to cost and contract issues.
  • Implement effective risk mitigation strategies and ensure compliance with industry standards.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and coordination.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to junior members of the quantity surveying team.

Contract Management:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Client Relations:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with clients.
  • Address client concerns and negotiate change orders as needed.


  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • A positive and inclusive work environment

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