The Role of the Commercial Manager in Infrastructure; RICS New Guidance Note

Danielle Wynn
Faithful+Gould’s Simon Longstaffe will take part in the RICS hosted panel debate on the newly released Commercial Management of Infrastructure Guidance Note later this month.

As a technical consultant to the project team Simon's contribution essentially involved using his practical knowledge, dissecting this and other industry related projects' delivery methods and translating the agreed best methods of the commercial manager’s role into ‘The Commercial Management of Infrastructure Guidance Note’.

The significance behind these guidelines is that they represent an infrastructure focused, recognised best practice commercial management process. Its application is aimed at large infrastructure projects but methods are directed so as to be scaled down for smaller projects.

This best practice approach takes into account a number of challenges, including the impact on the scale and uniqueness of engineering not seen elsewhere in general practice, the calculation and application of managing the project life cycle on an infrastructure project, understanding the level of investment and managing the disciplined process required to oversee such large budgets and the extensive supply chain and high risk factors on such projects.

Its application is aimed at large infrastructure projects but methods are directed so as to be scaled down for smaller projects.

It is aimed at anyone working within infrastructure or who has projects that may cross over into it, such as a regeneration project located adjacent to or perhaps encompassing a transport hub.

Simon is a Regional Director with Faithful+Gould who specialises in delivering cost efficiencies on large infrastructure led projects. Simon is their recognised industry expert in commercial management in infrastructure.

The guidance note launch event takes place on 23rd Jan.

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