Commercial Manager

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  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Higgins
  • Location:Palmerston North
  • Job Reference:FCH/20799
  • Closing Date:15 Oct 2021


We are looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to join the team in Palmerston North.

Reporting to the Branch Manager you will form part of the region’s leadership team working to deliver optimal commercial outcomes across all contracts. We are looking for someone to provide excellent business advisory support. 

What you’ll get involved in:

  • Manage project controls, variations, finance, claims and performance reviews
  • Lead and manage a team of up to four direct reports
  • Manage contracts, sub-contracts and supplier agreements
  • Apply a growth mindset to problem solving
  • Implement commercial optimisation across programming and delivery of projects

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting, Commerce or Business
  • 3-5 years’ experience of accountancy work including project accounting, reporting etc
  • Solid understanding of NZS3910
  • Excellent working knowledge of cost and revenue management 
  • Experience within civil engineering/contracting sector desirable
  • Ideally, have a Quantity Surveying background 

As part of the wider Fletcher Construction Group, we offer an Employee Welfare Fund, Share Scheme and an Employee Education Fund to help you and your family reach educational aspirations. A career with Higgins can lead to opportunities for career development in the wider Fletcher Building business.

As an organisation we are passionate about the safety of our people and would expect you to be committed to a safety-first culture and be able to demonstrate this with your Team and join them on this journey. 

Ready for the challenge and want to grow with us? Apply now!

Higgins is committed to a drug-free workplace. The successful applicant will be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing along with a health check – you’ll need to be fit for work!
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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