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Commercial Manager – Scotland

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Wood Transmission and Distribution is seeking an experienced Commercial Manager to join our growing business! As a leading provider of engineering and construction services to the UK transmission and distribution sector, we are at the forefront of net zero 2050 with a secured workstream for years to come. The Commercial Manager opportunity provides flexibility as a hybrid role, working between home, site, and ideally our Glasgow office.
This role is perfect for a highly experienced Commercial Manager from a transmission & distribution background although not essential. With consolidated experience of delivering large EPC, you will be independent and proactive in your approach with strong leadership and negotiation skills. The successful candidate will be experienced commercially in managing large projects and will be assigned to a contract with SSE who are a client. 
You will be managing the commercial delivery of Transmission ad Distribution Ltd’s largest EPC contract on a target cost model ensuring performance and returns for Wood. Overseeing a team of commercial reports undertaking the day-to-day activity of commercial administration is also key to the role. You will be responsible for managing revenue and entitlement on an open book basis, managing the estimating of the construction phase and long-lead procurement orders whilst driving delivery strategy. You will enjoy the challenges of delivering project target EBIT, addressing unexpected events, and managing within budgets. Developing commercial strategy for the delivery of scopes is also key.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support our growing workload and contribute to the increased network capacity required to deliver the UK government’s pathway to 2030 and the transition to net zero. This is your chance to be involved with a growing project with future team growth reporting to the role and be part of a large complex project on Option C NEC target cost.
Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.
What we can offer:

Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across emerging energy sectors. 
Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid and remote working where relevant.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business.
Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market.
Flexible benefits package inclusive of 33 days annual leave (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, private medical cover, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle.
Commitment to continued professional development: development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests.
Global connections: join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession.

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.


What You Will Do:

Provide Directors and delivery teams with proactive commercial support and lead delivery of commercial strategies.
Ensure effective post contract commercial management of the relevant framework, contract, or project in accordance with Wood’s commercial policies and procedures. 
Develop relationships with key client personnel and lead Wood’s support with regards to the client’s project sanction process. 
Bring focus to key execution risks and ensure robust mitigation plans are developed and implemented.
Ensure commercial entitlement is pursued and obtained in accordance with the terms of the contracts.
Manage commercial resources deployed on projects and ensure appropriate training and development is provided.
Ensure that any necessary contractual notices are served in accordance with the terms of each contract.
Develop and implement effective negotiating strategies with respect to contractual matters and issues.


At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge, and experiences and embrace differences.

Degree in Quantity Surveying, Law, or Business Studies, along with appropriate professional qualification (preferred).

Knowledge, skills, and experience:

Substantial experience in a similar role with consolidated leadership/management experience ideally gained within Transmission and Distribution sector although not essential.
Proven experience in contract administration including change management. 
Awareness of all relevant corporate and project procedures. 
Experience in claims & dispute resolution (pre- and post-litigation experience preferred).
Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, and presentation.
The ability to communicate complex principles effectively at all levels within the organization.
Ability to demonstrate teamwork, respect, integrity, innovation, and a client-driven approach. 
Ability to collaborate across multi-disciplines at all levels of the business with a practical, hands-on approach.
Flexible to undertake varying work with changing priorities.
Champion for change, looks for opportunities to try new things and encourages others to do the same. Has the courage to question the way things are done in the pursuit of excellence.
Encourages cooperation across all business units, regions, and functions; sharing ideas, learning and best practice.

With secured workstream for years to come and a people-focused approach, this opportunity comes with excellent benefits and regular salary reviews. Apply today and take the first step towards a rewarding career. #LI-Hybrid

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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