Commercial Manager – Aldershot

  • Job Reference: 00004158-1
  • Date Posted: 18 March 2020
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Aldershot, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Circa £50,000 (Depending on Skills and Experience)
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Commercial Manager

Reporting to

Commercial Finance Manager


Aldershot but expected to travel to other UKPN Services sites



Reference Number


Employment Period



Personal Contract

CiP level


Salary Range

Circa £50,000 (Depending on Skills and Experience)

Closing Date

1st April2020


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date.

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual leave 25 days
  • Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme

    Job Nature and Scope:

    Project Allenby Connaught is a 35-year contract with the Ministry of Defence to upgrade operate, and complete the life cycle maintenance of electrical utility assets, together with a capital expenditure programme for the supply of infrastructure and connections to new and refurbished accommodation, dining, training blocks and sports facilities. Additional contract works have just been negotiated and secured to provide new infrastructure under the Army basing programme. Additional resource is now required to achieve the proposed works.


    Job Purpose:

    We are looking for a Commercial Manager to work with the Project Team in Aldershot and Salisbury Plain. You will ensure a commercial relationship is maintained with the Multi Utility Joint Venture, Aspire Defence Services and Aspire Defence Capital Works and ultimately the Defence Infrastructure Organisation as well as with Suppliers, Sub-contractors and others. You will manage all commercial matters with regards to pricing, service delivery and ensure contract requirements are co-ordinated and delivered to the highest standards.



    Financial budget circa. £10 to 12m p.a.

    Two direct reports.


    Although based at the sites above and working on Project Allenby you will develop your knowledge to work on future projects within UKPN Services.


Principle accountabilities

  • Achieve all contract related commercial goals.
  • Oversee the contract and commercial management. Control and manage all change on the project.
  • Analyse and assess use of supplier/sub-contractor to produce appropriate service levels and revenue.
  • Monitor the project budget to achieve targets.
  • Comply with all UKPN guidelines, goals and procedures and identify and report areas of non- conformance.
  • Make decisions and be able to justify them when challenged.
  • Produce quality reports in a professional and legible manner and question the decisions and directions of others where necessary.


Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Commercial acumen, experience and expertise.
  • Experience with multimillion pound contracts involving Utility / PFI / JV Contracts.
  • Excellent working knowledge of NEC contracts
  • Working towards or attained the relevant commercial qualifications.
  • A detailed knowledge of Contracts and Contract drafting skills.
  • Understanding of electricity network operations would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Work in a pressured environment as part of a focused team.
  • Good level PC literacy, particularly complex Excel functions and a knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.


Measures of Success:

  • Success will be measured by the Commercial Manager’s understanding and management of the Client Relationship and contribution to contract growth
  • Independent and skilled in the face of conflicting priorities with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Resource management.
  • Health & safety responsibilities with the goal of zero harm to people and the environment.


Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
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