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Commercial Officer

  • Job reference: R-029174
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: London

About Atkins

Part of the SNC-Lavalin group of companies, Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of civil infrastructure and engineering and to become a digital leader in the engineering space.

About Technology Enabled Services

Technology Enabled Services (TES) is a new group within Atkins that supports the global businesses to develop and deliver new services that are enabled by technology. Focusing initially on 4 client offerings (digital asset management, site inspections, insight as a service and digital twin services), our role is to drive the commercialisation of new tech enabled services by providing a shared service of technology experts and technology platform services to the global Atkin’s business.

The vacancy location can be anywhere in UK.

About this role

As part of our launch, we are looking for someone to get the commercial processes and budget operations of our team up and running. Working for the TES Operations Leader, their role will be to work with all 4 TES offering leaders, Atkins’ businesses and other internal stakeholders and key suppliers to ensure we put in place appropriate commercial frameworks and associated agreements for the TES solutions we will develop.  Because the role is within a new and fast paced tech team, we are looking for someone who can quickly put new processes and operations in place, manage a range of supplier relationships and basically put the right steps and processes in place so that we are fast paced yet still follow appropriate Atkins guidance. We are looking for someone who can combine commercial thinking with a fast approach, a willingness to support multiple dimensions of the role, and an ability to balance risk, speed and reward.  The TES team is looking to operate more like a start up within Atkins whilst always ensuring the company is safe.

Main Responsibilities

  • Set up the commercial processes and procedures we will follow for delivering TES offerings
  • Work with the 4 TES offer leaders to ensure individual opportunities follow our commercial processes. This will include:
    • Supporting the Atkins businesses implement contracts with their clients that include our TES services and offerings.
    • Manage the implementation of frameworks and SLAs between TES and the contracting Atkins business including putting in place any necessary ITAs.
    • Manage the implementation of frameworks and SLAs between TES and other Atkins stakeholders eg GDC and Group IS
    • Manage contracts between TES and 3rd party vendors or suppliers
  • Act as contact point for Atkins P&Ls staff who want to understand how commercially they interact with our TES offerings.
  • Manage our project pipeline to ensure we have full visibility of projects coming up and current projects’ status.
  • Act as contact point for our key suppliers eg contract lawyers or tech partners and manage our day to day relationship with these key suppliers.
  • Provide regular reporting on TES performance in key areas.
  • Ensure that our commercial arrangements are always in line with current Atkins commercial policy /best practice and act as our liaison with the wider Atkins commercial function.
  • Own and manage our process for ensuring all NDA , privacy and GDPR processes are in place.
  • Other tasks to ensure the TES team is operationally successful such as managing other KPIs, ensuring smooth business engagement, maintaining templates and trackers etc.

Essential Skills & behaviours

  • Experience of setting up new processes and routines to support commercial operations
  • Experience of managing customer facing operations and commercial type processes.
  • Good commercial and financial acumen
  • Ability to time-manage, set priorities and work to strict deadlines
  • Methodical style of working
  • Experience of managing multiple stakeholders and managing in a matrix environment
  • Experience of reviewing and assessing contracts for commercial impact

Highly desirable

  • Experience of managing and reviewing effectiveness of commercial arrangements.
  • Knowledge of contracts or commercial structures & framework, in particular relating to technology, software and digital services
  • Experience of working in a fast paced, start up environment
  • Experience of civil engineering and infrastructure domain
  • Experience of digital solution development
  • Experience of working in a global organisation and with global customers.
  • Experience of managing 3rd party legal advisers.

Security Clearance: 
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.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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