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Jacobs Commercial Manager in Barton Upon Humber, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Our Critical Mission Solutions business – we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

About the opportunity:

Reporting directly to the relevant Field Solutions Business Director and operating as part of the Field Solutions Commercial team the job holder is accountable for the commercial leadership, management, organisation, systems, processes and capabilities to enable their business area to meet the growth strategy and contractual deliverables.

  • Demonstrate leadership commitment to safety and security, delivering financial and programme efficiency and performance

  • Engage, motivate and perform within the delivery team

  • Define, mitigate and manage commercial risk for the business area.

  • Work effectively with others, (projects, functions, customers and key stakeholders), building required relationships and interfaces within the business, ensuring the delivery of value

  • Encourage and drives agility throughout the team ensuring that the business can respond and adapt to changes and better ways of working across the business

  • Deploy commercial leadership, policy and guidance across the business area portfolio supporting collaborative working, ensuring a cohesive approach that supports the achievement of business goals

  • Identify and encourage continual improvement and innovation such that Field Solutions is recognised for developing and applying best practice

  • Provide commercial guidance to the Field Solutions Business Director and relevant functions, programme and projects on specific issues

  • Provide commercial stakeholder engagement opportunities with our customer and parent companies and maximises the benefits and opportunities of sharing best practice within the subject matter arena

  • Ensure that functional metrics, procedures, processes and systems are developed, implemented, adhered to and of a quality that delivers against our programme requirements

  • Influence contractual discussions and strategic sourcing decisions with the Field Solutions business unit

  • Developing and implement strategies for engaging with the supply chain.

  • Ensure best value decisions are made throughout commercial activities

  • Ensure UK contracting, contract law and pricing principles are included in the tendering and bidding process.

  • Administering large multi-discipline contracts with the supply chain including pre-contract engagement.

  • Ensure general contract and pricing principles are included.

  • Draft Business Agreements (for example, Alliance, Teaming, Collaboration, Confidentiality)

  • Developing and implementing dispute avoidance strategies.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential:

  • Degree educated in Commercial management or other relevant qualification

  • Membership of a relevant professional body, for example MCIPS, MRICS or MCIOB

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are required along with good negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Extensive working knowledge of the NEC, FIDIC forms of contract

  • Comprehensive pre and post contract knowledge.

  • Comprehensive experience and understanding of cost forecasting and reporting, cost control, cost risk management, contract documentation preparation and contract administration.

  • Exceptional commercial awareness.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of Cemar

  • Understanding of planning methodology and tools e.g. Primavera

  • Security Cleared

  • Working knowledge of project controls software

  • Highly organised with meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Hands on with a can-do attitude

  • Excellent work ethic

  • Ability to work autonomously

Why Jacobs?

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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