Commercial Manager

Babcock is a leading engineering support services organisation, with a rich history of service excellence. We employ over 35,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over AU$9.5 billion. In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 700 staff. Operating across defence, mining and construction, aviation, ports, cyber security and engineering consultancy, we support our customers technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people.

With a proven track record in delivering global solutions locally, our state of the art offices in the CBD have proudly established  Adelaide as the Australasian headquarters of Babcock International Group and affirms our commitment to dynamic organisational growth and the nurturing of a strong local workforce capability in both defence and non-defence sectors.  We currently have an exciting newly created opportunity for a Commercial Manager to support the commercial strategy and continued growth of our Babcock Australasia business.

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Manager this role will be responsible for the management of commercial activities related to the operations, strategy and growth of the business across Australia and New Zealand. 

Typical duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide commercial, contract, subcontracts and supply-chain support to Marine, Land and Aviation business units, ensuring compliance with business operating policies, processes and procedures

  • Preparation and review of contractual documents (for example contracts and subcontracts, non-disclosure, consultancy, teaming and labour hire agreements)

  • Management of all commercial aspects of bids and tenders (including but not limited to review of terms and conditions, risk identification and assessment, corporate approvals, legal and insurance interface, response to invitation to tender)

  • Support the commercial and subcontract aspects of business winning from opportunity identification, proposal development and writing through to contract negotiations and execution

  • Ensure legal and regulatory requirements are addressed to support business winning and contract performance

  • Provide guidance and leadership in all commercial and contract matters throughout project lifecycles to ensure commercial governance is followed

  • Provide subject matter expertise in contract management practices, including best practice commercial/risk policies and procedures, project management, claims management, reporting and dispute resolution

About You

Coupled with a degree qualification in an associated field and previous commercial management experience, you will demonstrate a pro-active approach with the commercial acumen to understand a complex business, identify and resolve commercial issues and negotiate successful outcomes in a timely manner. You will also possess the following skills and attributes:

  • An in depth understanding of contract law and the commercial requirements for negotiating and operating contractual arrangements within a complex engineering environment

  • The ability to self- manage priorities and deadlines with excellent planning and project management skills

  • Independence of thought to critically evaluate and challenge the status quo safely and without risk

  • Proven stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate, engage, negotiate and influence effectively at all levels

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

About Us

In return Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity, so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below.


Job no: BZDM91213

Location: Adelaide - SA

Closing Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019