12 days ago


Commercial Assistant

Rail & Civil Engineering

Location – Barnsley

“An outstanding opportunity for a Commercial Assistant to join our Commercial team in the asset maintenance business for the LNE region and business unit supporting a team of Quantity Surveyors in the cost management of a busy portfolio of rail infrastructure maintenance works.”

Business Unit

A busy and fast paced rail maintenance and asset management project environment. The business unit consists of ‘small’ maintenance projects both reactive and planned around the rail network. They are responsible for the maintenance and repair of rail assets in a long term framework / contract agreement with works typically ranging in type, scale and value.

Projects can typically include repair and maintenance to bridges, tunnels, structures, stations, embankments, flood and weather damage, signage, de-vegetation, fencing, handrails etc.

The Role

As a Commercial Assistant you will form an integral part of our expert commercial team in the Asset Management team for the LNE route. You will work closely with the Quantity Surveyors, Senior Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Management team providing commercial and administrative assistance. Your responsibilities will comprise of providing Commercial support to the Day to Day Asset Management team, producing estimates from a schedule of rates and site reports. Re-measuring actual works delivered and drafting final accounts. Day to day as a Commercial Assistant your duties will comprise of:

  • Sub-Contractor – Payments, Procurement, Liabilities for CVR
  • Weekly Reports - Job Tracker
  • Create & Process order requests
  • Compilation of final account packs for Network Rail
  • Obtaining signed completion certificates and chasing information from internal staff
  • Distribution of completed SI's for estimating
  • Various CVR data manipulation exercises
  • Distribution of Technical Query forms to client and dealing with responses
  • Gathering Final Account Information
  • Organising Final Account Information to be signed off set to Network Rail to be paid
  • Issuing Site Inspections to the relevant QS to be estimated
  • Submitting estimates on to Monitor for Network Rail’s approval
  • Ensuring all Completion Paperwork & Estimates are filed


We are looking for well-organised and pro-active candidates with previous administration experience in a commercial team within the construction industry. To excel in this role, you will hold excellent communication and IT skills (Microsoft Excel) with a keen eye for detail and ambitions to progress with a career in Quantity Surveying.

The Company

You will be joining a reputable and firmly established, engineering contractor operating nationally in rail, civils and engineering markets. AmcoGiffen are renowned in the market as a specialist civil, building, mechanical and electrical renewals and maintenance business with ongoing and successful projects and frameworks across the country, you will become part of our expert outfit.

The Remuneration

  • Competitive annual salary
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan

About Us

AmcoGiffen has a wealth of experience working on sensitive, live assets in highly regulated environments, we deliver exceptional peace of mind for our customers, creating and maintaining assets across a growing range of high-quality public and private sectors. These include rail, power generation, electricity distribution, flood defence and waterways.

AmcoGiffen are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we offer challenging and worthwhile careers to everyone. It doesn’t matter to us what your age, disability, employment status, gender, health, marital status, sexual preference, membership or non-membership of a trade union, nationality, race, religion or social class are, or indeed any other personal characteristics not directly related to the relevant job. Anyone who meets the requirements of the job is eligible for employment with AmcoGiffen.

If you think you have what it takes to join the AmcoGiffen family, apply now!

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Source: AmcoGiffen