Commercial Officer

Job Title: Commercial Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Competitive Rate
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RBCNL4673_1519408625
Contact Name: Rob Bush
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 23, 2018 17:57

Job Description

Sitec are currently recruiting for Cavendish Nuclear who specialise in the Nuclear industry and are seeking a Commercial Officer to be based in their offices in North Bristol on a contract basis for an estimated 6 months initially.

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is the UK's leading nuclear services company.

With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000, Cavendish are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

Cavendish people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

Cavendish Nuclear put people first. A position with Cavendish is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When joining Cavendish, you know that's exactly what you'll get.

When you join Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

Skills and Experience required for the Commercial Officer:

  • Experience of Projects working as Main Contractor / Tier 2 is preferred in any one of the following sectors: defence, power and process, oil and gas, utilities, nuclear, construction, transmission and distribution.
  • Specific Form of contract: Experience using the NEC suite of contract documents and specifically change management, subcontract management and the management of contracts from contract award to final account would be ideal but not essential.
  • Finance : A good understanding of cost models/business models in relation to NEC, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and valuations (again desirable but not essential).
  • Legal: A good understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • General: Good excel/word/power-point skills and be an enthusiastic and flexible team member with positive attitude.

Responsibilities of the Commercial Officer:

  • Provide commercial support to the New Build Commercial function being responsible for a range of commercial activities (bid governance, reviews, contract management, change management, compensation event etc.)
  • Drafting / input to requisite bid papers and taking through internal governance any new opportunities / significant changes.
  • Report to Senior Commercial Officer.
  • Assist in management of the commercial and contractual aspects with the customer and ensuring compliance within the required corporate governance and approvals.
  • Assist with applications for Payment, managing customer payments certificates including challenging any reductions / withholding notices.
  • Assisting with Change Management, including.
    • Compensation events
    • Early Warning Notices
    • Other Notices under the Contract
    • KPI assessment
    • Attend Risk Reduction meetings
    • Respond to customer Project Managers Instructions
    • Maintain change management registers
  • Attendance and commercial input to client project meetings as required.
  • Monitoring and interpreting weekly and monthly reports with the customer and ensure all actions are carried out as appropriate and matters are recorded.
  • Input to contracting strategy and project execution plan.
  • Gain an understanding of any head contract terms and conditions and how these flow down to the Subcontract supply chain, in order to eliminate/reduce risk during the pre-contract period.

Candidates must have a background to enable them to obtain UK Security Clearance.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.