National Nuclear Laboratory

Current Vacancies

Senior Commercial Officer

Contract type:
Permanent - Full Time
Workington, Cumbria
Job Category:
Working Arrangements:
Posted on:
2nd July 2024
Closing date:
23rd July 2024
Job reference:
Salary starting at £47,513


Job Description for Senior Commercial Officer:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Commercial Officer to join our Commercial team who will be responsible for ensuring robust commercial practices are used to help secure and deliver new and existing business opportunities for NNL. The role will also support account and project teams and to maximise profit/earnings to reinvest whilst managing commercial risk, to ensure business objectives are achieved through good contract management and a fantastic end-to-end customer experience.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley or Workington.

Main Responsibilities for Senior Commercial Officer:

  • To provide expert support on the commercial aspects of bidding and winning new opportunities, with support from Commercial Manager as required.
  • Taking commercial responsibility for the fullcontractlifecycle of assigned contracts, including:
      • Commercial point of contact during the bid process, ensuring cross functional working in the generation of new proposals, and winning new work (including reviewing, negotiating, drafting and agreeing bespoke contract terms and conditions).
      • Management of new opportunities through the approval governance process
      • Supporting Delivery Operations teams to ensure we protect NNL whilst meeting our promises to our customers. This may include contract amendments, KPIs, reviewing contract deliverables, and agreeing appropriate acceptance criteria.
      • Managing the process of acceptance and agreement on issues and amendments to ensure contractual compliance.
      • Building / maintaining relationships with new and existing customers, focusing on collaboration.
  • Representing the commercial team in progress / reviews and / or customer meetings.
  • Day-to-day administration and maintenance of the commercial registers and reports.
  • Providing support to the continuous improvement activities, by leading or participating in special projects, as required.

Essential Criteria for Senior Commercial Officer:

  • Be qualified to a Bachelor Degree level.
  • Have experience in drafting and negotiating various types of agreements.
  • Confident communicator both in writing and orally with stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Have strong IT literacy skills.
  • Be experienced in advising on both commercial and business risk.
  • Have strong attention to detail.
  • Be skilled in analysis and the management of costing data.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Senior Commercial Officer:

  • Experience in the Nuclear Industry.

Why join us?

NNL isn’t just a place where you can do career-defining work that makes a real-world impact. It’s also a place where you’ll feel appreciated and valued. We’re creating an inclusive workplace where everyone is free to be themselves and feel like they belong. We put your wellbeing first, we push you to reach your potential, and we do everything possible to help you feel safe, supported and inspired.

We also offer a range of employee benefits:

  • Sector leading Family-Focused Policies: celebrate life events, including enhanced maternity and paternity leave and a week off for your marriage.
  • NNL offers attractive pension plans. If you contribute 5%, NNL contributes 15%. Alternatively, if you choose not to contribute (0%), NNL will still contribute 10%.
  • Annual Leave: Benefit from 25.5 days of leave, plus 4 extra days to be taken during Christmas shutdown, plus Bank Holidays.
  • Reduced gym membership with discounts of up to 25% from 3,700 gym and leisure providers across the UK
  • Company Bonus: Be rewarded for your contributions.
  • Learning Opportunities: Enhance your skills through excellent development programmes.
  • Employee Assistance: Access support for personal and professional challenges.
  • Cycle to Work: Stay active and eco-friendly.
  • Life Assurance: Ensure peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Benefits: Receive support during illness or injury.
  • Access to ‘Mydiscounts’ which has a range of special offers and discounts from more than 200 suppliers, including medical insurance and dental insurance.
  • Health Care: Health savings plan which allows you to claim money back on visits to the dentist, optician and/or physiotherapist (limits apply).

About The Company

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll not only be able to get involved with a huge variety of projects, you’ll also have lots of opportunity to drive them through from start to finish – allowing you to see the impact your work has in a real-world environment. This is your chance to use your experience, expertise and ingenuity to collaborate with leading scientists. You’ll be part of a team that delivers work to benefit society by advancing cleaner energy, protecting the environment and keeping everyone safe.

NNL is an incredible place to work. A place where people do things that have never been done before. A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

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We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.