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  • Job reference: RMS0133239

Commercial Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Harwell
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/03/2014
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our client is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from New Build, through Operations and Maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste disposal.

The Role:

This role is for an experienced Commercial Manager / Senior Quantity Surveyor whose focus would be to act as the ‘commercial and contractual guardian’ of our tendering activities. The Commercial Manager will work with our bid managers, estimating team, procurement team and others involved in tendering activities to provide contractual and commercial strategy and input to our tendering activities and subsequent negotiations.

• To establish pre-contract contractual relationships with partners where required
• To guide tender strategies and ensure a cohesive offer that best manages risk / reward balance
• Initial reviews of terms and conditions and other ITT documentation
• Preparation of qualifications, clarifications and limitations (commercial memorandum)
• Close liaison with the Procurement team to ensure suitable enquiry packages are issued
• To provide confidence in the adequacy of our tender proposals through the Company and parental approval processes
• To present tender submissions to potential clients where requested and to play a full role in contract negotiations
• To be able to appreciate and undertake post contract commercial duties if necessary

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified in QS or Commercial discipline (HNC/HND qualified candidates with significant appropriate experience may be considered)
• MRICS is an advantage but not essential
• PC literate in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel

• Current SC level security clearance is preferred though not essential. Clearance will be sponsored by the Company and all candidates MUST be eligible for SC clearance
• Clear previous experience in a busy tendering environment preferably acting in a significant role on behalf of a main contractor or major subcontractor
• Knowledge and experience in reviewing and negotiating terms and conditions
• Knowledge and experience of partner contractual relationships (including joint ventures) to both tenders and for delivery of major projects
• Knowledge and experience of New Engineering Contracts
• General appreciation of commercial issues in a design, build and decommissioning environment
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