SMC are a lively, dynamic company and we are proud of what we do. We help our clients get the best out of technology in their homes whether a simple one-room home cinema installation or a fully integrated multi-million-pound home. As one of the leading systems integrators in the UK, we bring together audio, television, lighting, telephone, data networks, security and other bespoke technology into a fully integrated and easy to use solution. Our projects range from high-end private homes to multi-dwelling residential developments and commercial office blocks. Located in South West London, we work with the most renowned architects, designers and developers within the industry and deliver projects throughout the UK and around the World. Our staff - from a range of architectural, commercial, design, programming and technical backgrounds - pride themselves in delivering tightly detailed, good value solutions that delight our customers.
This new role is being created to expand the capacity and capability of the company's internal commercial contract management function, as the business continues to grow. Reporting to the company's Senior Commercial Manager, the successful applicant will be part of the multiple project teams, assisting in the monitoring and management of project scope, contractual compliance, project valuations and payment applications and outturn cost and profitability; supporting the design and sales teams with preparation and maintenance of tender responses, quotations and forecasts and supporting the sales team in the preparation of quotations for large private schemes.
The successful applicant will almost always be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, supported by project team leaders and their line manager.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Supporting the company’s design team with the generation and management of cost plans for consultancy projects
Tender Response Support
Preparation of commercial tender responses including the taking off of device / cable / port / circuit count from tender information
Population and maintenance of tender pricing model
Preparation of pricing schedules and value engineering schedules
Assisting sales team with preparation of large private client project cost plans and quotations
Assisting the senior commercial manager with financial management of large project sub-contracts including the valuation of work done, preparation of payment applications, review of contractor evaluations and certifications; the administration of site instructions and change orders; preparation of final accounts
Assisting sales team with financial management of private project cost plans and quotations
Attending internal and external project meetings and technical reviews
Monthly/quarterly cost and profit analysis for commercial projects (Excel, Job Costing)
Monthly/quarterly labour and prelims analysis (Excel, Job Costing) and reporting to Project Managers
Supporting senior commercial manager in the maintenance of revenue/resource/invoice forecasts for commercial projects and consultancy / design work
Monthly design time and billing analysis (Excel, Sage Line 50)
SMC is a lively, dynamic company and we’re proud of what we do. We are often working with extremely wealthy clients who are paying for and therefore expecting the finest service. The successful candidate, with close support from colleagues, will feel confident and comfortable in this environment. At times working in very demanding situations, a professional approachable manner is always required.
WHY JOIN SMC?
There’s a strong family feeling at SMC - many of us have been here for more than a decade (in fact two decades in some cases!) Our people remain the core of our success and we couldn’t do anything without this amazing team - it is their energy that has driven us forward, helped us deliver great projects, support our fantastic clients, learn, grow and kept it fun. If you’re good at what you do, cheerful and reliable we’d love you to join us.
You'll enjoy a host of perks, on top of a satisfying salary. And that's not all:
We’re award winning: Many of our projects have been recognised by CEDIA and other industry bodies, as well as leading suppliers including Crestron and Lutron.
We’re working worldwide: We have teams working across Europe and further afield, so if you have language skills, enjoy travel, or both, we’ll work hard to get the best out of you and give you some exciting experiences
We’re always thinking of you: We run a contributory pension scheme, and you’ll have access to plenty of other great benefits such as a cycle to work scheme savings, a company mobile and more.
We’re growing: It is easy to get stuck in a small company and get lost in a large company - we’re in the middle, with plenty of opportunities to learn, challenge yourself, do well and progress.
We know how to have fun: Whether Friday drinks, our legendary summer sports days or just taking part in a charity fitness challenge - we can guarantee you’ll make great friends and we hope you’ll share the enjoyment at SMC.
The successful applicant will have a strong interest in building technologies
They will have prior experience of working in the construction industry or building design/consultancy professions
Experience in a previous contract management support role would be an advantage but appropriate training will be provided.
Strong Excel capability is essential, as is experience working with construction information, including positional and schematic drawings, technical specifications and schedules.
An aptitude for learning and working with new software applications would also be advantageous.
They will also require excellent organisational, time management and communication skills.
At SMC our team is an expert in bringing together audio, television, lighting, telephone, data networks, security and other bespoke technology into a fully integrated and easy to use solution. We deliver complete systems to our clients that make their lives easier, whilst ensuring their properties are ready for the future. SMC solutions are easy to operate and understand and will evolve with the people who use them. We work with architects, design consultants and property developers, as well as individual clients. We pride ourselves on offering an end-to-end solution from design through to aftercare and support.