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Commercial Manager

  • Job reference: 922298
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 24/10/2018

Company Overview

Our Client is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

The Nuclear New Build (NNB) team are the Programme Management Partner for the Client at Hinkley Point C.

This Dynamic Team provide support to Buildings & Civils:

Project Management & delivery of Building and Civil Work on the main construction site:

  • Conventional Island
  • Balance of Plant
  • Nuclear Island
  • Specific work packages include:
  • Earthworks
  • Main Civil Works
  • Marine Works
  • Heat Sink aaa
  • Project management & co-ordination of multi-disciplinary team to deliver scope


  • Reporting to a Commercial Lead and NNB Project Manager, the Senior Commercial Manager will typically be responsible for a contract(s) between £100 - £400m in value subject to level of risk or complexity.
  • The Senior Commercial Manager will typically lead a commercial team of up to 10 people.
  • Contextual Information
  • Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of HPC site construction team.

Responsible & Accountable for:

  • The day to day management of Commercial Managers and/or Commercial Assistants under their control.
  • Consideration of the nuclear baseline and distribution of nuclear safety significant responsibilities within the team.
  • Providing support to the procurement process during the procurement phase (pre award).
  • Managing a team in the commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award).
  • Managing a team in the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).
  • The delivery of the contract(s) in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet the NNB HPC Project and business objectives.
  • Professional development of self and people within the team.
  • Ensuring that all Principal Accountabilities (see below) are implemented in accordance with NNB Commercial Procedures.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Supporting the Commercial Lead, the Senior Commercial Manager (SCM) will develop a Commercial Team including establishing clear roles, responsibilities & accountabilities.
  • Effectively & efficiently manage the work of the function, in compliance with internal & external mandatory requirements.
  • Ensure all Principal Accountabilities for the contract commercial team are implemented in accordance with NNB commercial procedures.
  • Adopt the role of the Intelligent Customer ensuring that stakeholder needs & expectations are met with regard to commercial probity, value & that the supply chain is treated fairly & equitably.
  • Ensure people are aware of the needs of a strong nuclear safety culture
  • Lead in assessing & engaging with the supply chain based on collaborative working principles & applying the skills of supporting, coaching, enabling & facilitating team members through change & creating more leaders & change champions thereby building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders.
  • For the procurement phase provide Support to the procurement process & Commercial Lead including participating in the development of the Project Contract Strategy & reviewing the need & proposed procurement route for all Project Contracts. This will include ensuring that the procurement Programme for each contract is aligned to the Integrated Work Schedule & that adequate time is allowed for an effective procurement process leading to contract signature.
  • Be responsible for correct administration of Vendor Assessment, information exchange via procurement electronic portal tools, along with ITT preparation, evaluation & negotiation, ensuring that selected tenders are compliant with the scope & commercial requirements
  • Be responsible for compliance with the procurement management arrangements & procedures. Key areas of this governance will be to ensure that the nuclear safety & quality controls embedded in the procurement procedures are complied with & that investment papers are produced & submitted to the delegated authority for review and approval.
  • For the execution phase the SCM will have responsibility for leading & managing the execution phase of each contract including providing an overview of the individual contracts to ensure compatibility & alignment with other projects including fundamental matters such as: Scope of work/Services & Associated Programme; Prices & Rates Schedules; Key Personnel & Arrangements for Contract Administration, incentive arrangements.
  • Oversee contract commercial relationships. Work with collaborative behaviours in a spirit of mutual trust & cooperation.



  • Member of the RICS / CICES / IOB or equivalent professional body
  • Educated to degree level or relevant experience
  • Effective commercial / contract management skills, with clear knowledge of best practice contract methodologies
  • Possesses skills to act as deputy
  • Able to demonstrate a considerable track record of administering successful contracts
  • Highly developed commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of significant financial value
  • Good understanding of contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management
  • Track record with most common Forms of Contract (NEC & FIDIC) within the power construction industry and major projects and programme environment; with particular knowledge of UK Law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function is essential
  • Familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy
  • Good understanding of the UK regulatory framework


  • Knowledge of French language would be advantageous.
  • Good team player, self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.
  • Security Clearance:
  • BPSS level security required

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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