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Commercial Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you a Commercial Assistant looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Assistant to join our team in Bristol. We are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career within the infrastructure sector.  We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Portishead, Stroud, Stonehouse, Chippenham, Chepstow, Lydney, Newport, Cardiff, Weston Super Mare, Banwell and the surrounding areas

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Senior Quantity Surveyor, the Commercial Assistant will join our project team supporting various ongoing infrastructure projects in the Bristol & North Somerset region, but also with other projects that the business wins.

On a day to day basis, the responsibilities of the Commercial Assistant will include the following (not exhaustive):

  • Cost control: e.g., Monitoring all costs to date for the project
  • Keeping accurate and cumulative site costs
  • Supporting the project team with forecast costs
  • Ensuring accurate records of works completed are maintained to include cost records and diaries
  • Auditing subcontract information received such as timesheets, applications and invoices
  • Ensuring timesheets are collated and submitted in a timely manner
  • Providing assistance to management and commercial functions of a project as required
  • Undertaking commercial analysis work as directed for management reporting purposes
  • Ensuring the site team’s produced documentation, notices, timesheets, delivery notes etc. are uploaded on to the online Project cloud portal via SharePoint

Please note that this role is based in Bristol, but you may at times have to travel to one of our other sites in Clevedon, Weston Super Mare & Banwell. Costs will be reimbursed for this and it is desirable that you have a Full UK driving licence. 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a Commercial Assistant who is in receipt of the following:

  • Being able to organise your own workload as well as to work as part of a team and complete tasks independently
  • A strong customer focus and the ability to build relationships
  • Good IT skills specifically on spreadsheets, databases and the ability to adapt to bespoke software packages
  • Good interpersonal skills, with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Although not essential, having experience of Experience of COINS financial management software would prove highly beneficial

About the Company

For the successful Commercial Assistant, we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Training & Development 
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens, we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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