Commercial Assistant / Administrator

Starting Salary  £19,394 plus benefits and bonus
Closing date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 23:00
UK Power Networks

Closing Date


Starting Salary 

 £19,394 + benefits and bonus 

CiP Level / Bonus 


Contract Type


Employment Period


Reference Number



Bury St Edmunds



Reporting to

Commercial Manager - Commercial Services 


Commercial Assistant / Administrator


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


We also offer : 

Personal Pension Plan  €“ Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)

Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme 

Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

Occupational Health support

Switched On  €“ scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.

Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres

Discounted access to sports and social clubs

Employee Assistance Programme.




Job Purpose:

The role of the Commercial Assistant/Administrator is to support the Assistant Quantity Surveyors and Commercial Manager to deliver improved commercial performance for the  €˜Projects €™ business units within Connections. We are responsible for financial review and closure of 6,000+ jobs per annum.

We are also responsible for compiling and distributing reports relating to the commercial and regulatory performance. We also interface with Network Operations as the delivery provider of Connections Projects and we are trying to assist with improving the commercial focus and commercial awareness of those that have financial accountability.

The Commercial Team has already delivered significant improvements in Commercial and financial performance and consistency of commercial processes within Connections Projects.

Be part of a team that is making a difference and improving the Commercial focus and performance of the business.  


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage the job closure process including the return of completed  €˜Projects €™ from 50+ delivery Engineers in accordance with the relevant timescales and the management of the WIP for the AQS €™s to financially review.
  • Validate all costs have been incurred on orders including Contractor costs by validating CCP that all Contractor costs have been incurred before any financial reviews are undertaken by the AQS €™s.
  • Ensure that jobs are financially reviewed in accordance with the job closure processes and standards and the relevant information and reasons are captured and reported.
  • Manage the flow of financial review information on completed  €˜Projects €™ to comply with the Regulatory reporting requirements prior to the jobs being submitted for Regulatory reporting.
  • Provision providing commercial support to the Design and Delivery teams who are accountable for delivering Connections  €˜Projects €™ in respect of responding to financial queries related to job costs and reporting information and management of processes and data.
  • Manage the process to refund customers and issue Credit notes where appropriate, within designated timescales.
  • Work with other members of the Commercial Team to manage your flow of work, the WIP for the team and monitoring of financial closure actions.




Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience


  • Proven experience of working in an office environment.
  • Very good level PC literacy, as a minimum demonstrable competence in use of Excel for formulas & sums, and proven experience of analysing data in Excel.
  • The ability to learn and use a variety of IT systems with fast and accurate keyboard skills.
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data is essential
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment as part of a highly focused team
  • Team working  €“ The drive and ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals and optimise the contribution of all members of the team.
  • Initiative - A bias for action and proactive problem resolution is necessary, not waiting to be given tasks to complete
  • Self-motivated, with a strong drive to succeed and continuously improve
  • Ability to build good working relationships with other staff and other teams



  • Proven knowledge and experience of producing reports and graphs in Excel and VLOOKUP €™s & Pivot tables would be a distinct advantage, but can be developed in role.
  • A basic understanding of the Electricity Distribution network and the various types of jobs undertaken would be an advantage.


Health & Safety Responsibilities

 Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control, and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

 Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


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