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Commercial Manager/ Subcontract Manager

Posted on March 2, 2023

Offshore Wind // Administration // Cherry Hill, NJ


Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As the Commercial Subcontract Manager, you will be responsible for organizing all commercial tasks and activities required to fulfill the contractual obligations of the project with the Owner (Prime) and Key Suppliers.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Commercial responsibility for the Tier 1 Contract (Prime Contract)
  • Oversees major supply chain partners and manages overall contract with support from the project team
  • Manages risk and changes that could impact the project
  • Ensures that issues are processed in due time in the sense of the overall project success and in accordance with the contract
  • Coordinates and steers all commercial project activities
  • Ensures optimum project results based on the agreed overall project objectives in cooperation with the Project Manager and Vice President Offshore Wind
  • Ensures that the contractual claims of RDC are observed and enforced in the communication with business partners
  • Responsible for commercial settlement of warranty claims inasmuch as required
  • Approves payment transactions

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Mechanical, Structural, or similar field preferred, will consider a combination of education and relevant experience
  • 10 plus years of related project management experience in construction, mechanical, civil structural, or similar utility industries preferred
  • PMP Preferred
  • Solid ability in researching, analysis, and planning; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task with strong attention to details and excellent follow through to ensure successful projects every time. Strong budgeting, decision-making skills. Ability to read contracts; proficiency in change order pricing; ability to be prepared for any event that could potentially knock the project off course
  • Excellent MS Office, with contract management software skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills; able to present well, mentor others, and collaborate with vendors and subcontractors in a professional way.
  • Strong customer focus and leadership skills required; flexible, able to handle multiple projects and details seamlessly; takes initiative and can execute projects well; able to negotiate with suppliers; reliable; open-minded, able to work through conflict. Collaborative, flexible and adaptable to change, supportive of a team. Strong safety & compliance minded

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

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