Job description

About Interserve

Key Points

  • Vacancy Title:
    Commercial Manager, Gibraltar
  • Vacancy Reference:
  • Contract:
    Defence: Gibraltar
  • Security Clearance:
    MOD Security Clearance
  • Location:
  • Position Type:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Contract Type:
    Salaried - Permanent

About Interserve

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 60,500 people worldwide.

The Role

Group Company:
  • Support Services

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK, we have gross revenues of £3.3 billion and a workforce of 68,000 people worldwide.

Job Purpose

Interserve (Defence) Ltd offers a unique opportunity to support a complex operational UK military base located in Gibraltar.

As an integral part of the team you will manage and monitor all commercial aspects of the contract, you will be accountable for the commercial performance of the contract, maximise profit and control costs within appropriate ethical and contractual parameters for which responsibility has been allocated.

Develop and influence strategies identify and support a collaborative working relationship with key client personnel and key stakeholders and understand their requirements.

Develop a strong professional commercial team locally and oversee training and personal development within that team.


  • Provide practical management and assistance in the achievement of Company Targets and Objectives, on site.
  • Manage the contract based Commercial Team, including Personal Appraisal and Development Plans and to ensure standardisation and best practice are adopted across the contract.
  • Advise the Senior Management Team, through the Account Manager and Deputy Account Managers, on their respective duties and responsibilities with regards to Commercial matters.
  • Develop monthly contract Cost Value Reconciliation reports & prepare and review budgets and forecasts for submission to Senior Management in the UK for maintenance works and projects.
  • Monitoring of the Supply Chain to ensure fully compliant contracted deliveries.
  • Liaise / interface with other external bodies to ensure the contract keeps pace with changing legislation, standards, guidance etc.
  • Support to all Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and BFSAI Requests
  • Draft guidance notes on contract terms/qualifications for review with UK Senior Commercial Managers.
  • Manage contract risk. Foresee potential commercial issues. Resolve these issues proactively and positively and if required implement process improvement activities.
  • Support fraud prevention on the contract and chair the local Fraud Prevention Steering Committee meetings.
  • Work as a cohesive team with the U.K. Commercial and Finance Teams, providing monthly reports to the Account Manager.
  • Monitor applications for payment and invoices together with all necessary back up and ensuring timely cash collection on all projects.
  • Liaising with Client commercial staff to build good working relationships and ensuring successful agreement of final accounts.
  • Draft responses to contract enquiries/queries from DIO.
  • Review and develop procedures and financial controls to monitor labour, plant, material and sub-contractor costs and control debt.
  • To review and analyses tenders to ensure the tender are commercially viable, including reviewing appropriate milestone schedules related to cost forecasts to minimise negative cash flow and an understanding of the risks that are associated with projects.
  • Understand complex commercial issues and provide briefing to Senior Management in the UK.
  • Any other duties that may arise from time to time at the discretion and direction of the Account Manager in support of the financial and commercial function on the contract.

Education / Qualifications / Training

  • Construction/quantity surveying qualification to degree level or equivalent
  • Professional membership of the RICS/CIOB.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Commercial experience within a main contracting organisation
  • Design and build experience within a contracting environment
  • Experience of estimating and tender documentation
  • Experience of completing budgets / forecast and monthly cost value reconciliations
  • Line management outside our organisation
  • Line management inside our organisation
  • Overseas experience

Skills & Abilities

  • Able to lead a team in a complex, fast moving business and deliver excellent results within tight timescales and financial controls over large distances and through protracted time zones
  • Sound IT skills, including Microsoft Office and online databases
  • Capable of implementing new Commercial processes and business systems
  • Able to apply Commercial knowledge in a way that delivers practical, business led solutions
  • Good sound business development awareness
  • Excellent negotiating skills with senior clients
  • Experience in Strategy setting, policy and system development in a complex, commercial multi-divisional organisation
  • Track record in managing the implementation of a broad range of initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Experienced in management of detailed budgets
  • Able to manage & motivate a team in a remote location.


  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Full UK or EU Driving Licence
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Competent and confident with the appropriate knowledge and experience to complete tasks on time and accurately.
  • Alert, assertive, enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work without supervision.

Role Benefits:

  • Company Car
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Accommodation provided for candidates relocating
  • Company Bonus


Our Values

At Interserve, we support people and organisations to manage change – helping to create improved and better environments in places where people live and work.

Our direction and behaviours are underpinned by a set of core values:

Everyone has a voice

Everyone has a voice, so we listen and encourage openness. We value all views and opinions, we welcome discussion and we treat people as we, ourselves, would want to be treated - with respect and patience.

Take pride in what you do

Whatever the task in hand, everybody can and should take pride in a job well done - a job undertaken with care and done to the best of our abilities.

Bring better to life

We are all about believing we can do better. Asking questions, thinking differently, seeking solutions and creating ideas to support our customers and adding value.

Do the right thing

Doing the right thing means not accepting 'that will do', and not walking by when you could make a positive difference. The right thing also means the safe thing and the sustainable thing.


Pension 3-8% matched contribution

Competitive annual leave entitlement

MyInterserve - Company discount scheme offering discounts at high street retailers

Office Location

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HMS Naval Base , Central Office Building, Gibraltar