Senior Commercial Officer

Posting Date: 25 March 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Commercial Officer
Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary - £43,445


About the Role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a Senior Commercial Officer 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.

Submarine support activity at Devonport is set to increase in the coming years with the commencement of twin stream Deep Maintenance Periods. As a Senior Commercial Officer you’ll support the ongoing delivery of current and future submarine upkeep projects.
Using your proven experience in Tender Management and/or Project Management you’ll be tasked with the provision of commercial support to a submarine upkeep stream including prime contract management, change management, management of the customer interface and management of the tendering process for the associated prime contract tenders.  You will also be the focal point for the business for associated commercial advice and support.


What do I need to be able to do the role?
You'll be educated to minimum HNC/HNC level in an appropriate business related discipline with relevant experience in submarine upkeep programmes.


We would also like you to have the following:

  • Demonstrable and relevant experience in contract administration and contract management.
  • Working knowledge of MoD/commercial contract terms and conditions.
  • Applicants must be commercially astute, self-motivated and willing to work additional hours when necessary.

Lastly, you’ll need to be able to deploy effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and have the ability to interface capably with both internal and external stakeholders and the MoD customer.


What else do I need to know?
 The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.


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.

We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.


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.


Closing date: 8 April 2020


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