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Commercial Manager - Civil Engineering

Catalyst Recruitment Ltd.
Auckland (Region) (NZ)
Excellent salary and relocation package
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Ground engineering jobs
Quantity Surveyor
Contract Type
Full Time

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Are you ready to take your career to new heights? New Zealand is on the cusp of a significant lift in infrastructure activity around the country and many of the leading civil contractors are preparing by building their senior teams. New Zealand remains one of the most favourable locations to live in the world, offering an excellent balance between career and lifestyle. My client is the premier ground engineering contractor in New Zealand and they are seeking a dynamic and experienced Commercial Manager to join their team in Auckland. As a key player in their organization, you'll oversee the crucial commercial aspects on a range of projects and contribute to the overall success of the company.

As Commercial Manager you will be running a team of quantity surveyors and estimators on a number of heavy civil projects throughout the Auckland Region. As commercial manager role you will be expected to lead your team and oversee the following,

  • Negotiations and management of pre-contract agreements
  • Prepare and oversee budgets to optimize financial performance
  • Negotiate subcontractor packages and contracts to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality
  • Efficiently manage claims and resolve disputes to maintain project timelines
  • Lead and mentor a high-performing commercial team, fostering growth and collaboration
  • Provide comprehensive financial reporting to stakeholders for informed decision-making
  • Implement effective change management strategies to adapt to project requirements


  • A tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the construction sector, with at least 2 years in a commercial management role
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and negotiate with stakeholders
  • Proficiency in IT tools and software to streamline processes and reporting
  • A driven, clear thinker with high aspirations for themselves and the company

Joining our team means being part of a dynamic and supportive work environment where your skills and expertise are valued. You will be offered an excellent salary in respect to your experience as well as a broader package that will include immigration and relocation assistance. If you're ready to make a significant impact in ground engineering and advance your career, apply now to Phil at and we can get the process moving.


Catalyst Recruitment specialise in the recruitment of technical professionals for the built environment. Our clients include consulting engineers, civil contractors, local authorities, government agencies and utility companies throughout New Zealand.

Specialising in one professional sector means that you will receive expert advice from us. Catalyst Recruitment has been established on the premise that all parties to the recruitment.

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