Commercial Manager

  • Job Reference: SF55993
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Cavendish Nuclear
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £57,000 to £75,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Hybrid Working
  • Sector: Administration, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Location: Bristol, Warrington or Leicester + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation: £57,000 - £75,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55993

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 Commercial Manager at our Bristol, Warrington or Leicester site.

The role
As a Commercial Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The commercial team plays a critical role in the success of our business. By applying your technical knowledge and expertise to achieve commercial success, you will help ensure that the business can compete effectively and achieve long-term goals.

Day-to-day, you'll be responsible for the commercial management of contracts within Cavendish Nuclear's growing civil nuclear business. You'll have a focus on delivery against short-term priorities with a medium-term outlook, anticipating challenges and adapting plans and prioritises accordingly. This is an exciting time to join us, and to work within the joint venture with a well-known customer, whilst interfacing with various departments within our organisation.

  • Develop and fulfil contract requirements and packages of work
  • Evaluate contract compliance and advise on contractual rights and obligations
  • Request or approve amendments to contract terms and extensions
  • Prepare bids or requests for proposals and negotiate contract teams
  • Liaison with our customer to answer any queries and attend meetings to ensure requirements are met
  • Working with the team to scope out the next phase of the project, whilst monitoring and reviewing on and ongoing basis

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 - 3 days in the office/onsite and 1 - 2 days working from home.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Commercial Manager

  • In-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in commercial areas
  • Adaptability to address resource and operational challenges
  • Leadership capabilities and business/industry knowledge
  • Experience with NEC3 or 4, or JCT (or other contract methodologies)
  • Demonstratable evidence of developing effective customer relationships and confident at negotiating independently within agreed delegations

Qualifications for the Commercial Manager

  • Relevant professional qualifications achieved, or willing to work towards, may include Membership of World Commerce and Contracting (WCC), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or Post Graduate Certificate in Commercial Management (PGCCM).

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 up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-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
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Opportunities to develop your career.

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.