Head of Commercial
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
4d ago
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Job Description - Head of Commercial (1080219) Job Description Head of Commercial - 1080219



Sellafield Limited (SL) has identified the need for project and program management support to deliver 17 major construction projects associated with developing the infrastructure required for the reprocessing and making safe of nuclear waste material.

CAPEX for the 20 year program is estimated at $6.5billion. The support SL requires is being procured through the selection of 4 Program and Project Partners (PPP) to form an integrated team for the 20 year programme duration.

The PPP partnership will be comprised of : Integration (Lot 1), Engineering & Design (Lot 2), Civil Construction (Lot 3), Process Construction (Lot 4), and Sellafield.

Each Partner has defined scope responsibility, and combined responsibility for delivering the Major Projects on time and budget for which there is a gain share mechanism in place.

The Integration Partner will be required to provide strategic and enabling project management support as required to structure and deliver the portfolio of Major Projects under the PPP Project.

Major Projects will be delivered through Aligned Delivery Teams (ADT), which will be integrated teams formed from all Lot Partners using the principle of best athlete, while taking cognisance of each Lot Partners specific scope responsibility.

The Integration Partner will also be required to deliver Site-Wide Project Delivery Improvements and ensure the collaborative working environment with Sellafield Limited and the other Lot Partners is developed and nurtured.

The Integration Partner team at mobilisation will be circa 30 strong, growing to circa 300 over 5-10 years.

The position will be based in Warrington with regular visits to West Cumbria (adjacent to the Lake District) and occasional travel to Surrey.

A minimum four year commitment to the position is essential, as is the ability to build a highly collaborative culture of a large diverse team.

Ideally the candidate should have worked with KBR either as an employee, JV partner or client representative, but this is not essential.


  • The KBR commercial team to ensure the commercial aspects of the Lot 1 Contract
  • Reports to

  • Head of Lot 1 (KBR Programme Director)
  • Interfaces with

  • Senior Project Manages leading the project delivery teams
  • KBR Functional Area Manager in Leatherhead, Surrey
  • Head of Project Controls
  • Client Supply Chain Contract managers
  • Primary Roles and Responsibilities

    Provides leadership and direction to all commercial personnel from KBR and Partner Teams. Provides leadership and direction to the KBR team.

    Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to :

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards, requirements and procedures for KBR and Lot 1 commercial activities (including change control, cost, estimating and risk).
  • Ensures the quality, timeliness and consistency of work produced by the team.

  • Coordinating commercial deliverables with Lot 2, Lot 3 and Lot 4 Partners to ensure that all related work products are prepared and completed in compliance with the PPP standards and requirements.
  • Support discussions with the client to define the commercial support arrangements for Major Projects
  • Provide commercial services to support Major Project delivery
  • Participate in the Client’s programme and project governance and assurance reviews
  • Provide commercial administration services to support the client’s wider business as requested
  • Work with the client to develop and implement transition plans from possible service providers for commercial administration services
  • Oversight of change orders, amendments etc to properly protect KBR’s interests in respect of the financial and legal liability issues associated with changed scope or requirements.
  • Own and deliver PSR commercial report to KBR senior management.
  • Interface with internal functions to ensure contract compliance and consolidate and coordinate that information as advice to Programme Director and Programme Manager.
  • Working with the Head of HR, responsible for identifying Lot 1 PPP commercial resourcing requirements, and leading on the recruitment and training of the appropriate personnel to build and maintain a competent commercial team, including the coaching of the team in their discipline and collaborative working as required
  • Support the Head of Lot 1 in developing and agreeing T&Cs for KBR staff and KBR Subcontractors.
  • Identifying and assigning the appropriately qualified personnel to the project Aligned Delivery Teams and ensuring they perform to the required standards and expectations.
  • To oversee all Project schedules and costs and direct and support all commercial and project controls personnel assigned to the Aligned Delivery Teams to ensure they proactively manage the project costs and highlight any concerns to the appropriate Project Managers so mitigation measures can be identified and actioned.
  • To provide the necessary business assurance through monitoring of key performance indicators to ensure the overall quality of Project execution is achieved.
  • To support the Head of PPP in the development of business cases for Projects and the commercial terms and models for delivering projects
  • Working with other heads of department to build the collaborative working culture (within KBR and between the Lot Partners and the Client) to ensure the success of the overall programme
  • Ensuring HSSE goals, objectives and targets are met through personal leadership and involvement.
  • Qualifications

  • Degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Professional qualifications with an appropriate institution (MCIPS, RICS) or equivalent
  • APM Project Management qualification or Managing Successful Programmes qualification or equivalent would be preferable
  • Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in procurement / supply activities and contract negotiations, preferably in the nuclear or oil & gas industry or other regulated industry
  • Minimum of 6 years in a management role
  • Extensive experience of commercial development of business cases and developing service subcontracts
  • Extensive Knowledge of OJEU regulations
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of management of relevant terms and conditions of contract e.g. NEC3, JCT and bespoke terms and conditions
  • Experience in ensuring compliance with corporate governance procedures.
  • Experience of building integrated teams and working in a collaborative environment
  • Supervisory experience of managing a Commercial team is essential
  • Excellent communicator, leader and team builder
  • British Citizen. HMG Security Clearance will be required.
  • Job - Project Management - Commercial Primary Location - GB-ENG-Manchester

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