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Commercial Manager

Mott MacDonald
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15 Jun 2024

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Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for it’s employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.  

Owing to the expansion of our defence business we have exciting opportunities for a Commercial Manager to join our fast-growing teams. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UK today. Within the Mott MacDonald family we are looking to attract the finest talent to be part of this journey as we mobilise for a number of key opportunities across a broad portfolio of Defence programmes.

Please note, travel to site will be required three times per week.

What you will contribute to the team; 

  • Ability to develop contracting and procurement plans.
  • Preparing tender and contract documentation.
  • Managing tender processes.
  • Managing contracts, including contractual obligations. 
  • Negotiating with Industry including pricing negotiations, contract terms, risk and reward as well as establishing Intellectual Property Rights. 
  • Developing commercial governance procedures, processes and systems.
  • Managing eSourcing and/or eEvaluation systems.
  • Providing administrative duties on contracts and procurement processes for client team
  • Adhering to appropriate Public Procurement Regulations. 
  • Working effectively with stakeholders, inside and outside of client organisation, to ensure successful outcomes and wider team deliverables. 
  • Develop and supervise commercial staff and sharing knowledge and expertise. 


Candidate Specification :

Required for the position of Commercial Manager

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent 
  • Professional Membership (or working towards professional membership) with an applicable professional organisation
  • Please be advised that offers for this role are conditional upon obtaining the appropriate level of Security Clearance.  
  • Proven track record in commercial delivery, in defence (preferred) or other sectors
  • Good knowledge and application of commercial management methodologies, including NEC4 and NEC3.
  • Ability to operate both autonomously and as part of a larger team
  • Flexibility to travel and work in different sectors and clients

Preferred, but not required  

  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organisation skills
  • Essential Soft skills include, leadership, flexibility, self-motivation, effective listening, persuasion, creativity, collaborative style, insightfulness
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft applications
  • Working knowledge of commercial management software and tools

If you meet 80% or more of what we’re looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need.  

If you don’t match all of the candidate requirements for this role, we still want to hear from you – please reach out to our recruitment team to explore future openings and keep in touch:



Job Profile :

About the business unit 
The Advisory and Programme Delivery (APD) unit delivers management services in all the sectors that Mott MacDonald operate in the Built Environment, Defence, Energy, Water, Transportation and, Education, Health and Care. 

The Unit delivers services to projects ranging in scale and complexity up to £20bn, through the technical disciplines of Programme Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Scheduling, Cost Management, Estimating, Infrastructure Finance, Management Consulting, Digital Consulting and Education, Health and Care Management. 

How to apply
To apply for this role, please submit your CV via the 'Apply Now' button. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help. 

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited – which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force! 

Benefits we offer:  

  • Pension matched up to 7%  
  • Life insurance 
  • An annual professional institution subscription  
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive 
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5 
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers 
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance 
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans . 
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes  


Equality, diversity, and inclusion 

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.



We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can support you.


Agile working 

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

Health and wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance for all UK colleagues.
  • Health cash plan to support you with every day health costs and treatments.
  • Access to Peppy, providing free support from menopause experts for all UK colleagues.
  • A variety of wellbeing support is available through our comprehensive wellbeing program, including access for you and your family.
  • Ability to flex your salary to opt into a wide range of health benefits, many of which can be extended to your family too.

Financial wellbeing

  • We match employee pension contributions between 4.5% and 7%.
  • Life assurance equal up to 4 x your basic salary, with an option to increase the level of cover to 6 x your salary.
  • Our income protection scheme provides a financial benefit, as well as absence and return to work support due to long-term illness or injury.
  • Flexible benefits, including increased life assurance cover, critical illness insurance, payroll saving and will writing.
  • As an independently owned business we share the financial success of the business with all our colleagues in various ways including annual bonus schemes.


  • A minimum of 33-35 days holiday each year, inclusive of public holidays and dependent on level, with the ability to buy or sell leave through our flexible benefits programme.
  • Holiday entitlement increased to a minimum of 35 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Variety of employee saving schemes and discounts from high-street retailers.

 Enhanced family and carers leave

  • Enhanced family leave policies, including 26 weeks paid maternity and adoption leave, and two weeks paid paternity/partner leave.
  • Our shared parental leave matches maternity leave meaning we pay up to 24 weeks at full pay.
  • Up to five additional days leave are provided for those with significant caring responsibilities, two of which are paid.

 Learning and development

  • Primary annual professional institution subscription.
  • A broad range of opportunities to enhance both technical and soft skills through mentoring, formal training, and self-development options.

Networks, communities, and social outcomes

  • Join a wide range of groups including our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, and parents/carers communities.
  • Make a difference within our communities through our social outcomes.

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.


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