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Date: 15-May-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Commercial Manager  
Location: Warrington
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF33981

Salary: Competitive (Any salary range shown is indicative, and automatically generated by LinkedIn from estimated data)
Here at Cavendish Nuclear, we are currently recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join our team in Warrington.


We are proud to be the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. From our inception during the earliest days of nuclear research and development, we recognised that a focus on people and the expertise they deliver is the key to meeting the challenges of this exciting technology.


The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.


In this role, you be responsible for the commercial management of relevant contracts, addressing all associated commercial matters in accordance with best practice methodology. Supporting the Head of Commercial and relevant project/contract/bid teams, you will help to develop and drive a risk based commercial strategy.


Key duties will include:

  • Develop key external commercial customer relationships,
  • Act as ‘champion’ for the communication and embedding commercial guidance and expertise, initiatives, policies and procedures across the relevant project teams,
  • Act as a role model, consultant and ‘commercial’ coach to the project teams to ensure consistency of approach in commercial awareness, and developing and maintaining positive relationships,
  • Act as an escalation point within the relevant project for high risk, complex commercial issues,
  • Support the budget management process by providing input into project reporting for the business’ and commercial P&L,
  • Raise key commercial issues with higher management through both line management and functional management lines,
  • Provision of robust commercial management and commercial input into the delivery strategy to meet performance targets,
  • Input to commercial policy, programmes, projects, methodologies and solutions in support of relevant projects ensuring consistency of approach ,
  • Execution of commercial policy, programmes and projects across the relevant projects,
  • Delivery of high quality bid Gate documentation and commercial aspects of relevant bids ensuring balance of protect the business and growing the business through risk based commercial contribution.
  • Ensuring compliance with the commercial governance requirements, commercial innovation in bids and contracts
  • Influencing positive employee relations within the project commercial function, to maintain and improve business output requirements and deliver increased employee engagement,
  • The provision of timely and accurate commercial management information, as required, in support of bid/no bid decisions and bidding where relevant.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

Ideally, you will have a background as a qualified Quantity Surveyor, with experience in the commercial & contract management of major EPC projects.


You will have significant experience using the NEC suite of contract documents, and a good understanding of cost models/business models in relation to NEC - familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting, valuations and an ability to draft contract terms as required.


Desirable industry sector experience includes nuclear, power and process, oil and gas, utilities, construction, transmission and distribution.

What else do I need to know?

  • All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

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