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Senior Commercial Manager


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Commercial Manager
Location:              Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Somerset + Hybrid Working Arrangement 
Compensation:    Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent  
Role ID:                SF58129


At Cavendish Nuclear we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Commercial Manager at our Hinkley Point C site.


This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main Mechanical, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (MEH), cabling and associated support services. This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station’s vast network of rooms. 


The role

As a Senior Commercial Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Being part of the MEH Alliance working on Hinkley Point C is a chance to be involved in a major project with national significance. You will be leading a team of Quantity Surveyors and Apprentices to commercially deliver services and Work Task Orders on site at Hinkley Point C from ‘kick-off’ meetings to final account. 


Day-to-day, you’ll responsible for monitoring and reporting, preparing cost advice, drafting contract communications including Early Warning Notices and Compensation Events, amongst assisting with audit and cost verification events; all integral towards driving commercial performance of various contracts within the scope of the Alliance. 


  • Provide commercial support on site to Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Assist with the audit and cost verification activities including close out of Task Order of Defined Cost
  • Prepare field change Cost Advice for the Area 
  • Ensuring compliant management of scope change; all Compensation Events (CEs) are validated and recorded in CEMAR. 
  • Review the weekly cost report from Power BI for responsible Task Orders and alert any discrepancies to Commercial Lead
  • Support and foster a positive Nuclear Safety Culture (NSC)


This role is full time, thirty-seven hours per week, and is based at Hinkley Point C, near Bridgwater providing hybrid working arrangements with three days in the office/on site and two days working from home.


Essential experience of the Senior Commercial Manager

  • Proven track record in large-scale projects, leading teams with a “can do” attitude preferably in the nuclear or similar regulated sector
  • Working knowledge of NEC contracts and contract management software (CEMAR)
  • Experienced in facilitating client audit of Defined Cost and providing record / cost verification
  • Ability to make decisions within delegated authority and prioritise team workload
  • Experience in working in a joint ventures/alliance environment is desirable


Qualifications for the Senior Commercial Manager

  • Preferably educated to degree level in a relevant subject (e.g. RICS or construction management) or equivalent level qualification or relevant experience.
  • A relevant commercial qualification (e.g. World Commerce and Contracting) is desirable but not essential and support to obtain accreditation is available.


We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role. 


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 ten 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
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing


Cavendish Nuclear

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 


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.


Closing date:    29/07/2024



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