Commercial Administrator

Specific Location
Aztec West, Bristol


Hours of Work
Monday - Friday

Barratt Homes

Contract Type

Closing Date
31 January 2019

Commercial Administrator

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

With a watching brief on choice of material, cost, customer satisfaction and sales, and other critical issues, our Commercial team – which comprises Estimators, Quantity Surveyors and Material Buyers - has one objective: to deliver best quality homes, at the best possible cost. Their work is fundamental to our continued viability as a business and presents a fast-moving challenge that will exercise your creativity and commercial flair to the full.


  • Coding Invoices
  • Processing Payments (Invoice and Self-billing) including maintaining payment ledgers
  • Raising Sub-contractor orders (including self-billing)
  • Raising Withholding notices/Debit notes
  • Processing Variation orders, Final accounts and Retention payments
  • Assist the Commercial team with a variety of duties including Procurement, Health & Safety & Completed Development Provisions
  • Work closely with Senior Team Members to ensure that relevant administrative tasks are dealt with efficiently
  • Perform general departmental administration tasks as and when required
  • Manage and maintain relevant filing systems and databases
  • Liaise with internal and external customers/contacts to ensure smooth flow of information and work between the Department, Head Office and other internal/external departments and contacts
  • Monitor costs incurred by the Department
  • Ensure effective and efficient processing of documents through Company systems, working within set time frames
  • Provide other appropriate ad-hoc duties and administrative support within the Division as and when required.


Personal Characteristics and Skills

  • Good Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, COINS experience preferable
  • Likes working in a team environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience of working in a similar role
  • Experience of working in an administration/secretarial role
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with MS Office programs and a good standard of written English and Coins
  • Ability to generate professional correspondence unaided
  • Self-disciplined, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently and accurately under pressure
  • Team player - supportive of colleagues
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers
  • Excellent telephone skills



  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits


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