Senior Commercial Officer - Performance Support Team

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Commercial Officer - Performance Support Team


Business Unit: Central Services

Location: South West - Hybrid role. Would need to travel to Bristol or Devonport on a weekly basis.

About the role

Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit a Senior Commercial Officer to join a newly formed Performance Support Team within Babcock's Nuclear Sector.

The Performance Support Team is a cross functional team of commercial, project and finance roles who sit within the Nuclear Sector at Babcock and provide central management and governance to Babcock's Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) contracts with our customer, the UK Ministry of Defence. As the Senior Commercial Officer, you will be part of a small commercial team who will be responsible for:
FMSP Change governance:

o leading on contract changes which impact the different FMSP Contracts including administering the FMSP change register and associated process

o Providing tactical support to Lot leads on complex / high value changes
Due Diligence of claims

o Provide due diligence of claims and track any commercial issues and risks to ensure accuracy and swift resolution.
Reporting and tracking

o Track SSCR regulatory changes and promulgate the impact to the FMSP Contracts

o Interface with finance to ensure Babcock meets the extensive reporting requirements of the contracts

o Track the FMSP contract obligations and work with the teams to ensure we meet our contractual commitments

o Track and co-ordinate on legal issues and spend

o Provide analysis of change metrics and regularly report against these
Stakeholder management

o Interface with a wide range of stakeholders from internal (commercial teams, finance, supply chain, project, technical) to commercial MOD customer.
Additionally, you will:

o Develop, review and update commercial processes both at a local contract level and to ensure compliance with Babcock Group policies

o Own and manage the commercial SharePoint site and seek to make improvements in data management

o Provide standardisation across the FMSP contracts in terms of templates and processes

o Provide commercial support to exit and close out of expiring contracts to manage liabilities.

This role reports into the Head of Commercial - Performance Support Team.

What do I need to do the role?

- You will have excellent organisation skills and attention to detail

- You will have excellent interpersonal skills

- You will have experience in a commercial defence environment

- You will also be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience)


This position is within the Central Services business unit as a Grade 6 which has a salary of £46,589.00 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, occupational health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.


This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Company Information

This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to two week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments.

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Business Area - Devonport

Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport - one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.

Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you're applying for this vacancy. You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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