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Contracts Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Contracts Managers         
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG
Starting Salary: £44,205


About the role
Here at Babcock International Group, we’re looking for multiple Contract Managers within our Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) business unit to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. 


We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.


The business continues to be awarded new work and grow at a significant rate and as a result, MIP are currently recruiting for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to be part of our Commercial team.


In this role you will provide professional, commercial support to the development of the facilities and infrastructure, to support the future submarine programme. 


Key duties include: 

  • Drive commercial excellence across contracts and projects, to protect Babcock with regard to the acceptability of terms and conditions 
  • Provide guidance, advice, diligence and instruction supporting the tendering, negotiating and placing of both prime contracts with the MoD customer and subcontracts through the supply chain. 
  • Ensure contract administration carried out in accordance with contract requirements and in line with MoD and Corporate Governance. 
  • Responsible within commercial team for maintaining and developing the optimum relationship with the customer, together with the provision of commercial representation at customer progress meetings.  
  • To liaise with the project teams and provision of commercial advice with regard to Prime and Subcontract issues and reporting during Contract execution 
  • Provision of commercial support to other ad hoc project requirements as necessary.  

What do I need to do the role?
You will have experience in a similar commercial management role, encompassing contract administration, liaison with the supply chain and knowledge of NEC4 contracts. 


We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:

  • Broad knowledge of building and construction
  • Literate in IT applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Educated to HNC level or equivalent in a subject related to Quantity Surveying, building, business, business law or commercial law. 
  • CIPS and/or IACCM membership is advantageous


Exposure to MoD contractual terms and conditions is also highly desirable, but not essential

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 


Application Guidance 
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs. 
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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.



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