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Senior Commercial Officer

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Management
  • Date posted: 12/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89216

Senior Commercial Officer

Salary: DOE

Excellent Benefits

Permanent, Full-time

Portsmouth Based

I am recruiting a Senior Commercial Officer to work with a FTSE 250 Engineering Support Services Organisation in Portsmouth. This role functions within their Marine and Technology Division, which provides vital engineering services to key clients, such as the Royal Navy. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, this division works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result they are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.


To provide commercial support to future business to ensure commercial and business interests of the Company are optimised. Role includes management reporting as well as ensuring that contractual obligations and associated risks are understood and adequately dealt with as part of the commercial life cycle.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To provide support and guidance to the business regarding pricing, contractual terms and conditions and other commercial issues and risks.
  • To participate in and assure new business opportunities through the completion of commercial tendering and approval processes.
  • To assist and assure the Project Management function with respect to contract management including project control, variations, risk management, milestones and financial progress.
  • To provide general management and contractual information, and assist with resource forecasts and costings, which are properly constructed and achieved. To ensure an accurate audit trail of commercial decisions is maintained and commercial administration is kept up to date.
  • To ensure that all Babcock policies and procedures are followed, consistently across the business, and improved where necessary.
  • To lead and support commercial discussions and negotiations with internal and external customers.

Required Skills and Experience/Qualifications

  • Ideally be degree qualified (or equivalent)

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tendering I Approvals I Estimating
  • Risk Management
  • Contract Law and its practical application
  • Contract negotiation I drafting I administration I management
  • Contract cost control/ reporting
  • Variation control
  • Claims and disputes

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market-leading organisation and progress your career in an interesting environment. If you are looking for your next opportunity, please either apply online or contact Jed Williams via / 01179309740.

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