Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering, Project Management & Controls

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  • Salary:

    c£60/hr umbrella

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager - WFH - Duration 12 months - Rate c£60/hr umbrella.
Key words / skills: Commercial Manager, Naval, Marine, MOD, BPSS, MCIPS.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side Babcock Naval Marine in order to recruit a Commercial Manager to work on a 12 month contract - WFH.
As a Commercial Manager your responsibilities and duties will include:
As part of the MIP corporate objectives, continue to support the development of the facilities to support the future SSN programme. Responsible for maintaining the optimum relationship with the Authority regarding future nuclear facilities whilst providing contract management support to MIP Framework, MSDF, FMSP and other prime contract agreements as required.

To drive commercial excellence across contracts and projects, to protect Babcock with regard to the acceptability of terms and conditions and to provide guidance, advice, diligence and instruction supporting the tendering, negotiating and placing of subcontracts performed by direct reports.

• The Commercial Manager is professionally accountable to the Head of Commercial.
• The Commercial Manager is accountable to the Project Managers and associated Heads of Departments for day-to-day contractual matters.
• The team who are professionally accountable to the Commercial Manager are Contract Managers, Senior Contracts Engineers, Senior Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Support Officer and Administration support.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities
To act as the Company's representative and a principal point of contact.
Be proactive in building contractual relationships with subcontractors and the Authority.
Act as Bid Manager for specified Projects or as nominated at the Bid/No Bid Meeting.
Advise/instruct the SI team with regard to the customer requirements
Develop and deliver tendering / contracting strategies.
Supervise/undertake the preparation and presentation of commercial and board tender review documentation.
Manage the Prime and Subcontract tendering, bid and contract award process.
Negotiate and manage complex Prime/Sub Contracts.
Draft contracts and provide responses on terms and conditions of proposed contracts.
Review contract documents before acceptance.
Supervise/hand over contract to project.
Chair meetings both internal and external with customers and suppliers
Provide contractual support during a running contract.
Resolve and negotiate contractual claims for and against the Company.
Day to day management of department/supervision staff


12.0 Qualifications and Experience Requirements
12.1 The qualification, experience and competence requirements of this post are held within the relevant Role Profiles within the Nuclear Implicated Roles Qualifications and Experience Requirements OC(D)-SD-009. (NIRQER) The following is a summary of these requirements:

Role SQEP Requirements
1 Academic The Commercial Manager should ideally be educated to Degree standard (or equivalent) in either Business Studies, Law, Engineering or MCIPS qualified.
2 Nuclear No nuclear obligations
3 Experience Demonstrable experience in contract administration. Good analytical skills and the ability to think ‘commercially’. Good communication and negotiation skills. Must be computer literate (Word, Excel, IFS). Good working knowledge and understanding of MoD and subcontract contractual terms and conditions. Proven experience in contract management / administration of key Prime / Sub Contracts involving design & build type projects. Previous experience in proposal / bid management. Experience of management and supervision of people.

You will be an experienced Commercial Manager.
5-10 years experience


To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.