Commercial Manager for specialist civil engineering company working on 3 projects across Kent.

My client are a £215m turnover niche civils principle contractor who specialise specifically in tunnelling. They’re a family owned business will a well-established name in the industry using positive reinforcement with high expectations to encourage a high output work environment.

The Commercial Manager is expected to oversee a handful of projects concurrently which currently includes 3 spread across Kent and Surrey. You will direct a handful of Quantity surveyor’s on each project and report to the Commercial Director. As well as project management, you will also be expected to participate in the company’s business development and strategic panning. A great opportunity for a striving young professional to progress up the ladder of their career.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years exposure in the commercial industry including 2-3 years minimum as a Managing Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager having experience overseeing a small team. You will likely have worked within civil engineering industry with expertise across NEC contracts.


  • Managing up to 5 Quantity Surveyor’s
  • Dealing with client engagement and negotiations/ troubleshooting
  • Reporting up and down stream
  • Monthly CVR’s
  • Supporting with pre construction business development and tenders
  • Supporting in strategic planning to grow the business


Due to the high number of applicants, I will only be reaching out to those who make the short list. If you’re currently looking for a new role please feel free to add me on LinkedIn to stay updated with current vacancies within the commercial sector.

Advance TRS follows in accordance to the The Equality Act 2010

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Role: Operations Manager

Salary: £70,000 – £85,000 + Benefits package

Location: Inverness

We are working with our client to source an experienced Operations Manager to strengthen their Delivery team at the Inverness office with hybrid working available. You will report directly to the Head of Construction and your role will cover all North Region Scottish Water sites.

The role of the Operations Manager is to ensure the efficient delivery of a portfolio of projects by managing a team of Project Managers to deliver a programme of work within the Scottish Water SR15 and SR21 Framework’s.

Projects will range from £2.5M to £20+M and will be located across the North and East regions of Scotland.

This position is a key senior management role with accountability for the delivery of the projects from pre-construction through to commissioning and handover alongside an interphase with senior Client management.

In addition, the Operations Manager has the responsibility to manage, supervise and develop a team of direct reports.

About the Role:

  • Be responsible for the leadership and management of the nominated sector Operations Department Team and its function.

  • Participate in the development of the Joint Venture and Operational strategies and advise on any impact to JV Initiatives.

  • Ensure that all operations are carried out in an efficient, safe and economic manner, with a view to the protection of the company’s interests, client satisfaction and repeat business.

  • Ensure projects are accurately and correctly reported, both in terms of progress and cost.

  • Chair monthly cost review meetings with Commercial Managers to verify project reports. Present results to the SLT, with all information relevant to current position and expected outcome.

  • Review the resource levels for proposed and current live projects, ensuring it is sufficient to carry out operations.

  • Identify recruitment requirements and obtain necessary resources as appropriate.

  • Effectively manage subordinates and their teams to achieve the targets of the joint venture.

  • Actively review and manage the performance of subordinates reporting into the Operations Manager

  • Ensure compliance with ESD HS&S, Quality assurance, BMS and management procedures within your teams.

  • Be innovative by challenging and re-thinking processes and systems to improve efficiency and to make recommendations to the SLT for consideration.

  • Be pro-active in problem solving, finding solutions to obstacles for the benefit of the business. Share lessons learnt and feedback to relevant members of the SLT

  • Attend senior management meetings relevant to the role and support other Operations Managers within the Joint Venture.

About you:

  • Recent proven track record of delivering construction projects on time, to budget and quality standards with high customer satisfaction results.

  • Extensive construction HS&S knowledge and a proven track record of delivering sites safely.

  • Experience of leading multiple teams to achieve delivery objectives.

  • Significant management ability to successfully engage with subordinates and other staff to positively form pro-active teams.

  • Ability to delegate effectively & fairly to avoid conflict.

  • Ability to manage conflict situations should the need arise.

  • Ability to manage external contacts to benefit the business at every opportunity.

  • Ability to recognise potential problems, identify solutions and successfully deliver mitigation plans.

  • Ability to gather project related information and produce accurate detailed progress reports.

  • Ability to manage the detail of projects but also recognise the bigger picture for the benefit of the business.

  • Proven track record of achieving & sustaining high customer satisfaction results.

  • Able to work within a pressurised environment.

  • Experience in M&E and Civil engineering contracting in a design and build environment.

  • Track record of delivering projects within agreed parameters

  • Minimum HND in engineering/project management related qualification or equivalent

  • Project management experience

  • IOSH or SMSTS safety management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Packages includes:

  • Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position)

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy)

  • Contribution Pension scheme

  • Life Assurance & Health Insurance

  • Private medical Insurance

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Cyber Security Consultant – Operational Technology. This role is open to multiple locations across Scotland, Wales and South East England, including London. Our client are a top global consultancy across multiple sectors from Infrastructure to Defence and Rail.


The successful candidate will be focused on understanding customers’ business and providing cyber security expertise covering strategic and advisory solution design.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify and establish good security governance to meet client business requirements
  • Create client policies and procedures to meet corporate and regulatory requirements and standards
  • Select appropriate technology to meet client’s security requirements and help deploy that technology in live OT/ICS environments
  • Technically lead multi-disciplinary teams on client engagements
  • Provide cyber security advice and guidance within standard operating business operations, technical refresh and new project environments

Essential Requirements:

  • Relevant experience implementing cyber security in an operational technology environment, such as energy, utilities or transportation
  • The ability to work on multiple projects with many stakeholders concurrently
  • Familiarity with one of more OT cyber security standards or regulatory frameworks, such as IEC/ISA 62443, NIST CSF, VCSC CAF
  • Experience of conducting engagements on live industrial plants including site surveys, risk assessments and the deployment of appropriate security controls


  • Ability to work effectively both individually and leading a team in a multi-discipline environment
  • Deep understanding of the way that OT/ICS systems are procured, designed, deployed and operated

For further information on this fantastic opportunity contact Sam Riley at Advance TRS

Advance TRS is a niche recruitment consultancy specialising in the provision of highly skilled technical professionals for the built environment. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver an exceptional level of customer service and seek to create long-lasting, dependable relationships.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Role: Mechanical Supervisor

Salary: £60,000 – £65,000 + package

Location: Thames Valley Region

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Site Supervisor to join our reputable Design & Build client, working on a variety of Thames Water projects.

About the Role:

  • Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to by monitoring and mentoring the team and their supply chain.
  • Monitor the quality of sub-contract work to ensure work meets required Thames Water asset standards and project specifications.
  • Resolve site technical queries by liaison with the Design team and Project Engineering team for the best technical solution to meet project specifications.
  • Provide support to Site Managers with client liaison by attending meetings and reporting progress to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Liaise with the supply chain for the provision of technical support and information to ensure safe and efficient operation of their equipment to meet client needs.
  • Maintain a site diary to record work activities and resources used and to ensure a record of all work activities is maintained.
  • Ensure that all site activity meets both internal company standards and external regulatory requirements, including Thames Water asset standards, with respect to Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure the company’s obligations and policies in these areas are fully complied with.
  • Contribute to profitability on site by maximising efficient use of manpower and plant resources and minimising abortive works.
  • Contribute to the Company’s reputation by maintaining good working relationships with the client’s on-site staff during installation activities.
  • Ensure all works are carried out in accordance with C.D.M. Regulations and compliance with the Company safe working practices.
  • Assist in the preparation/review of Method Statements, Lift Plans, Action Plans and Risk Assessments as appropriate.
  • Regularly contribute to and hold collaborative planning sessions to ensure that programme commitments are maintained. Identify any project blockers early on and managed effectively to reduce any impact on the programme.
  • Maintain accurate records and manage change control with the site installation works.

About you:

  • Clean and wastewater mechanical installation and commissioning experience.
  • Capable of being appointed as authorised person for isolation and permit to work purposes.
  • The mechanical supervisor is responsible for the installation supervision and to support/assist with commissioning of mechanical equipment.
  • The mechanical supervisor will be responsible for equipment alignment checks, pressure testing and other mechanical quality assurance issues on site.
  • Mechanical Engineering qualification, Site supervisors’ qualification, CSCS card.
  • Water industry experience from a main contractor background – Essential.


  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits

To discuss this role in more detail please call me on 07534579078 for a confidential discussion or email your enquiry and CV to

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.