KBR Assistant Commercial Manager in ENG, United Kingdom

Title: Assistant Commercial Manager

Location: GB-ENG-Leatherhead

Job Number: 1059994

The role is part of a multi-disciplinary commercial team based in Leatherhead and responsible for the provision of commercial support to existing projects (both in UK and overseas) and to bids being produced by KBR for new contracts.

Job Purpose:

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for supporting the Commercial Management function working either independently or in a small team and providing accurate, timely and relevant advice and information. Coordinates with related areas including finance and project controls. Contributes to negotiations of key subcontracts and purchase orders, including appropriate flow downs, other risk, and compensation provisions from the prime contract. Supports monitoring of project cost and schedule, cash flow, billings, and related financial items.

Skills are typically acquired through an undergraduate degree and a minimum of 4

years of experience in Commercial Management support, including experience with contract and subcontract support required.

A member of the Commercial Team, the role is responsible for the provision of day to day commercial support to existing projects and the preparation of bids for new contracts.

The role is supported on a day to day basis by the wider commercial team members. Core responsibilities include:

Under general supervision, responsible for overseeing contract performance, contract administration and the management of change to properly protect KBR’s interests in respect of existing projects

Maintaining up to date change registers and fulfilling the required contract administration activities to ensure all necessary changes are processed and work is performed and billed correctly.

Interface with internal KBR functions to ensure contract compliance and consolidate and coordinate that information as advice to senior members of the commercial team, operations and business acquisition as may be required.

Manages the delivery of objectives by providing commercial direction / advice to the wider team members.

Support the flow-down, negotiation and agreement of T&Cs for Subcontractors.

Build and maintain good working relationships with internal functional areas and external stakeholders.

Collate cost data and prepare price estimates in support of change requests and bids for new projects.

Attend Risk reviews, provide mitigation advice and ensure issues arising are resolved.

Participate in the development of commercial strategy – both general and programme specific for new work opportunities associated the business.

Support the preparation and, if requested, present business cases for internal and client approval.

Ensuring awareness and compliance with KBR corporate governance procedures

Ensuring avoidance of any Conflict of Interest on the part of KBR, projects in execution and new opportunities.

The nature of the role will require some flexibility and willingness to respond to changes dictated by the nature of the projects covered, the geographical location and fast-paced environment.

Experience and Skills:

Educated to degree level within an engineering, law or business related field, with previous experience in Commercial Management within an engineering or services sector.

Using a range of standard and bespoke forms of contract, experience with contract administration of projects.

Good interpersonal skills, capable of working independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team. Confidence to deal with people at all levels, both internal and external to the organisation.

Knowledge of pricing and cost estimate preparation.

Good understanding of governance processes and requirements.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills, attention to detail.

Able to integrate and balance big-picture concerns and issues with day-to-day activities and tasks.

Analytical, able to draw accurate conclusions from financial and quantitative information.

Able to successfully manage time, plans and workload to achieve agreed tasks in a timely way.

Good IT knowledge, including familiarity with Excel - experience of estimating would be advantageous

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