Commercial Manager

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Competitive Day Rate
Start Date: 2018-07-24
Reference: BH-86359
Contact Name: David-Lee Anderson
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2018 10:55

Job Description

NES Global Talent are looking to engage with a Commercial Manager for a long term contract based in our Client's offices in either Glasgow or London. You will be required to have flexibility around travel throughout the UK and Europe.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will be responsible for leading and managing the commercial contract aspects of our Client's Project. 

Working closely with the Project Team, the Commercial Manager will have a pivotal role to play in ensuring maximum value is recovered through the sale process by supporting the cost assessment and due diligence process and negotiating an equitable Sale and Purchase Agreement. 

Key Tasks

Develop effective working relationships with the Project Team, Business Performance Team, Regulator and OFTO to ensure that the OFTO process is fully supported by the Commercial Team.

Supporting the Head of Regulated Transactions with the cost allocation process for the Project to ensure that OFTO costs are clearly identified and evidence that they have been efficiently and economically incurred. 

Support the vendor Due Diligence process to ensure that the data room provides full analysis of the project and justification for costs incurred; leading and coordinating the input from the Commercial Team

Negotiate and manage the Sale and Purchase Agreement with the preferred bidder.

Negotiate and manage O&M service agreements for the OFTO assets.

Liaise with Corporate Departments to ensure that transactions and tax structures meet the needs of the Client. 

Develop and maintain a network of key contacts within the Corporate Departments, including Development, Tax, Control, Legal and Procurement to increase the profile of the offshore division.

Key Criteria Essential:

The post holder will require a wide range of knowledge relating to the renewable energy industry, Government energy policy, and accounting standards.

Strong commercial contract and negotiation skills, ideally within a transactional. environment.

Role Description

Strong self-performance management, highly driven, decisive and focussed with strong commercial, financial and due diligence skills.

Awareness of when decisions must be referred to more senior team members.

Ability to work to tight deadlines and within a highly pressurised environment.

Strong negotiation skills and ability to lead and challenge transaction strategies.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to explain complex and detailed commercial issues and interactions to give full understanding to senior managers to reach business decisions.

Experience of managing geographically diverse, multi-disciplinary teams of experienced professionals.

Ability to communicate at all levels both internally and externally.

Ability to challenge senior management on key issues.

Good interpersonal skills and ability to form effective working relationships.

Self-motivated and able to manage time effectively.

Good practical knowledge of IT applications / systems.


Degree and/or professional qualification in Law, Finance, or Business Management discipline.

Experience of negotiating and managing FIDIC and NEC3 contracts.