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Commercial Manager


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Commercial Manager
Location:              Plymouth, UK + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    Competitive + Benefits 
Role Type:            Full time and Permanent
Role ID:                 SF57796


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Commercial Manager at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.


The role
As a Commercial Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock has started a series of major infrastructure projects at Devonport in Plymouth. Over the next ten years Babcock will develop state of-the-art facilities to meet the evolving requirements of the UK’s Royal Navy.

Day-to-day, you’ll provide support to our Major Infrastructure Project (MIP) portfolio operating from Devonport Royal Dockyard providing support to New Engineering Contract (NEC4) construction projects at Devonport Royal Dockyard where we are a key strategic partner to our customers, the MOD and the Royal Navy.


•    Provide commercial expertise and governance to internal stakeholders (finance, project teams, supply chain, senior management) for tenders and contract reviews, processes, policies and commercial risks
•    Be competent and confident when interacting with stakeholders and will work to develop positive customer relationships in order to represent the company to negotiate price, NEC4 terms and scope
•    Oversee the production of change orders to a Qualifying Defence Contract (QDC) together with gathering and assessing robust Appropriate Attributable and Reasonable (AAR) evidence to support contract change
•    Act as an escalation point for high risk, commercial issues
•    Provide advice and drafting in relation to client and supplier NEC4 terms and conditions, ensuring compliance with all internal processes


This role is full time 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working.


Essential experience of the Commercial Manager
•    Commercial experience in robust management of large and complex construction contracts, bids and change initiatives in a regulated environment
•    Demonstrable evidence of developing effective customer relationships and confident at negotiating independently within agreed delegations
•    Knowledge of NEC3 or NEC4 ECC and PSC terms
•    Ability to effectively lead and develop a team
•    Attention to detail with the ability to identify commercial risks, propose steps to mitigate, and communicate effectively


Qualifications for the Commercial Manager
•    Educated to degree level (ideally Business, Law, MRICS, MCIOB or similar) OR equivalent qualification OR relevant experience


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 
•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Employee share scheme 
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
•    Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
•    ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.





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