Commercial Manager (South)

  • SSE Plc
  • United Kingdom, ENG
  • Aug 6, 2022
Engineering Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK - Chepstow, Birmingham or Egham preferred | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception.

Salary:£39400 - 59000 + car / allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

The Commercial Manager South - Smart Buildings (BMS) will support the Head of Commercial and Southern Smart Buildings Business Managers (Chepstow, Birmingham and Egham) in providing commercial contract support pre (mainly) and post contract, upstream and downstream.

The Key Responsibilities of this role are:

  1. Drafting, negotiating, vetting and concluding commercial contracts whilst undertaking commercial risk reviews and recording them in commercial reports and contract summaries to ensure awareness of obligations and risk mitigation.
  2. Support our sales and project delivery teams to meet customer requirements, manage delivery risks and ensure we deliver optimal commercial outcomes.
  3. Support post contract activity, upstream and downstream, on complex, challenging and prestigious projects, providing contractual interpretation, obligation awareness, administering extension of time requests, applications, notices, loss and expense claims, resolving disputes, closing final accounts and late debt resolution.
  4. Monitor, audit and ensure compliance with SSE governance requirements and processes.
  5. Support the business to draft, negotiate, vet, conclude and manage supply chain commercial arrangements.
  6. Ensure that internal reports of the projects and contracts are accurate in respect of obligations, risks & liabilities, costs incurred, projection of future costs, contingency, variations, claims, sub-contract management and profit declared.
  7. Review and improve operating processes regularly to ensure efficiencies are identified and maximised.

What we would love you to have:

  1. A knowledge or understanding of Building Energy Management Systems/ M&E Plant as well as construction industry is an advantage.
  2. Relevant professional qualification (LLB, MRICS, BSc QS, etc.) with good working knowledge of construction law (be familiar with NEC, JCT, etc.)
  3. Candidates must have experience operating in a commercial/ contract management role within the Construction or Mechanical & Electrical industry.
  4. Level of understanding of the energy industry and commercial awareness of the DE markets, energy technologies and solutions
  5. You will have a thorough understanding of how to deliver on the obligations contained within our contracts and thereby robustly secure the best outcome for the organisation.
  6. Detail orientated with excellent organisational skills.
  7. Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and proactively on several projects at any one time.

About our Business

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy (DE) and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact [email protected] / 01738 344072.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.