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Commercial Manager Rail

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Commercial Manager Rail

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis Ireland is part of the wider Egis global consulting and engineering group working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 18,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first group, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

EGIS Rail have a newly created position for a Commercial Manager that will be involved in various Rail projects. One of our biggest projects at present is the Cork Area Commuter Rail Programme. This project focuses on the Rail signalling and communications improvements which will facilitate the planned increases in rail capacity and service frequency, bolster the signalling system's reliability, and support Iarnród Éireann’s continued safe operation of the railway.

Egis is on a major growth curve, having brought JB Barry & Partners, one of Ireland’s leading consulting engineering firms into the fold in 2023. This means we now offer our clients a full end-to-end service

Job description

As the Commercial Manager, you will have the day-to-day responsibility to manage Egis’ or Clients obligations on large infrastructure projects. As part of the Core Team, you will work closely with the Project Manager/Director to provide lead in all commercial and contractual functions for the successful delivery of this project including management of the project deliverables to the Client expectations.

This role will be based in Cork, Ireland, where you will work from the office 3-4 days per week.

You will be responsible for;

  • Administering the awarded NEC4 Option C D&B Target Cost contract
  • Defining the Commercial and Cost standards and procedures
  • Developing a Commercial and Cost Team including establishing clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities from the mobilisation to delivery and commissioning stages
  • Responsible for capturing, monitoring, forecasting and reporting the financial status of the programme, to ensure deliverability within the funding envelope and compliance with all governance
  • Leading on the supplier relationship activities including all aspects of contract management
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable standards, legislation and governance arrangements
  • Providing commercial expertise/advice to the Programme and project teams
  • Ensuring contractual compliance on behalf of the Client
  • Using and interpreting Earned Value.
  • Managing invoicing and collection activities and interface with the central finance team
  • Ensuring compliance with financial Year End accounting practices
  • Providing analysis of change requests that may have a contractual/cost impact
  • Providing guidance, and where necessary leadership, on how
  • Compensation Events should be prepared, presented and negotiated.
    Assisting with Tendering and/or supporting other projects


  • Interface with and support other commercial managers
  • Foster key relationships, internally and externally
  • Provide guidance on terms and conditions for the benefit of the broader project team
  • Form strong relationships with the Project Team, Project Engineers and
  • Managers, Client, Stakeholders and Contractors in order to draw out and investigate key issues
  • Provide support to senior management and participation in commercial negotiations with customers, Procurement, Sub-contractors and other relevant parties


Qualifications, Skills And Experience

  • Minimum 15 years as a commercial manager, preferably within a rail/rail infrastructure environment
  • Experienced in using NEC 3 or 4 contracts, preferably Option C - target cost contracts at post-contract stage
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying or related commercial management qualification;
  • Analytical with good negotiating skills and excellent commercial awareness and a robust and challenging mindset;
  • Understanding of the principles and application of construction law;
  • Adept at presenting to a varied audience at all levels of a business
  • Previous experience of a large programme of works
  • Strong dispute management skills and experience in handling claims and settlements
  • Superb attention to detail
  • A sound background in contract interpretation, with experience in
  • Contract Law beneficial
  • An understanding of the commercial impact of meeting/failing performance criteria
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to represent Egis at a senior level
  • A confident and strong communicator
    Excellent IT Skills – Word/Excel/PowerPoint



Egis is an equal opportunity employer, and we appoint individuals on the basis of their suitability and future potential for the job.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to increase their knowledge, skills, responsibility and earnings and we encourage you to seek out opportunities as they arise.

As a group, Egis aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Since 2018 we have already cut carbon emissions by 17% across our road networks and use renewable energy across 50% of our operations. 



As a people-first company we commit to the development of our people to reach their potential. You’ll have access to our substantial online learning resources, as well as being supported in your personal continuous professional development.

• Location: Ability to move and operate between offices with blended working (subject to specifics of each role).

• Growth Opportunity: Chance to join a company on a major growth trajectory in Ireland, well positioned to respond to government investment in transport and in rail
Global: Opportunity to join a global organisation with operations in over 100 countries and 18, 000 colleagues. Our projects span many very major rail projects in the globe including Grand Paris Express, Riyadh Metro, Thessaloniki Autonomous metro.

Relocating to Ireland? Get in touch and we will advise on what help us available to you.

Position location

Job location

Europe, Ireland



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

3-Diploma of Higher Education / Associate’s Degree / BTEC Higher National Diploma

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years