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Commercial Manager - 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

  • Job reference: AD-001244
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.
Our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Business work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace engineering whilst our security team is trusted by organisations to help them understand the threats they are facing and develop the strategies to counter them.

At SNC-Lavalin Atkins we can offer you a world of opportunities, from the environments we enable you to work within, to the directions you can take your career.
Join our ADS&T team and you’ll offer critical support to our team as they help provide solutions to some of the most challenging engineering and management consulting projects of our time.

Function scope
The Commercial function provides advice on and analysis of commercial risks in the business. The team commercially assess all bids and contracts, proving drafting as required, including creating appropriate subcontracts flowing down prime contract terms. We also assess and draft any pre-sales agreements and NDAs.
Joining the current commercial team, the successful applicant will assist the team as directed.

• Drafting and agreement of subcontracts.
• Compiling RFQs and running competitive tenders.
• Review contracts.
• Review and draft NDAs/teaming agreements.
• Attendance at internal review meetings.
• Application of internal governance procedures.


• Degree in law/business studies/engineering.
• MCIPS/CCME (iaccm) or equivalent desirable.

Essential Criteria
• Experience of running competitive procurements, including development of RFPs, scope of work, assessment criteria, drafting and negotiation of subcontract terms.
• Experience of providing pre-sales and sales support including reviewing, negotiating and drafting contract terms.
• Experience of defence and other government contracting including CCS terms.

Desirable Criteria
• Experience of contracting using MOD single source pricing regulations.
• Knowledge of/experience of software licensing.

The Individual
You will be well organised and enthusiastic, with good written, verbal and interpersonal skills. You will have a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and be able to work without detailed supervision.

Additional Information
The job will be based at either Bristol or Aldershot. Visiting other ADS&T sites (Aldershot, Bristol, London, Cheltenham) will be required.

This is a contract for 12 months running Jan- Dec 2019 to cover an overseas secondment.


Closing date for applications is 7th December with 1st stage interviews to take place w/c 10th December. 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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