EOI - Senior Commercial Advisor

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Commercial / Contracts
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting "Expression of Interest" applications for a Senior Commercial Advisor position.


Job Objective:


  • With minimal supervision, performs full range of commercial activities from input to proposals, preparation and negotiation of commercial models, general post award administration and contract commercial close out activities
  • Supports Commercial Manager with delivery of commercial reporting to corporate function and ensure all commercial procedures are followed and reviewed
  • Support with the implementation and delivery of key policies and procedures including the Financial Management Framework and Tender Governance Procedures


Key responsibilities & accountabilities:


  • Promotes safe working practices within commercial function
  • Performs pre award activities including support to the proposals team in terms of performing commercial review of tender documents, reviewing commercial proposals prior to submission for internal approval, preparing commercial qualifications and pricing notes, co-ordinating commercial and legal qualifications, Performs post award admin including; ensuring that the contract is set up correctly in the appropriate business system, ensuring that invoices are prepared in a timely and accurate manner and include full contract entitlement, ensuring commercial models and scope of delivery are understood by the contract management team, rate reviews are completed, change is captured in contract variations/amendments and commercial administration files are established and maintained
  • Interfaces with client on a regular basis
  • Leads and provides commercial support to a large team of contract finance personnel to ensure contract commercial compliance
  • Prepares monthly commercial management reports and input to monthly Contract Performance Reviews
  • Supports implementation of the Tender Governance Process within assigned project / sub business unit
  • Supports governance and implementation of Financial Management Framework within assigned project / sub business unit
  • Liaises with various internal customers with regards to commercial management, risk reviews, corporate reporting and contractual discussions
  • Assist with the negotation of Terms and Conditions with clients and suppliers
  • Liaison with various internal customers (Contract/Project Managers, Engineers) in all areas of commercial management, problem solving and dispute resolution with clients
  • Mentors and develops junior commercial personnel
  • Enhance project delivery and avoid any risk or commercial exposure to Wood
  • Contribute directly to value creation and commercial gain to Wood and Clients

Skills / Qualifications

The Senior Commercial Advisor must have good communication skills, with the drive to manage and deliver Woods core values and commercial processes and procedures in an ethical manner. Considerable knowledge and experience of commercial administration processes and procedures


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in business administration, commerce, quantity surveying, or similar discipline

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Relevant experience in a similar leadership/management role or professional qualification is desirable
  • Competent in change management

Personal attributes:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Wood and client Core Values
  • Demonstrate commitment to Wood Commercial Process and Procedures
  • Excellent communication skills, written, oral and presentation
  • Ability to work as part of a team and manage others
  • Ability to prioritise key tasks and solve problems for the team
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint

Company Overview

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. www.woodplc.com

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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