Commercial Advisor

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Commercial Advisor with extensive experience in the oil and gas petrochemical industry.


Job Objective:


Under general 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. Support the delivery of commercial reporting to corporate function and assigned project / sub business unit.
Support with the implementation and delivery of key policies and procedures including the Financial Management Framework and Tender Governance Procedures.


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Promote safe working practices within commercial function
  • Under supervision, 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 small team of contract finance personnel to ensure contract commercial compliance
  • Prepares monthly commercial management reports and input to monthly Contract Performance Reviews
  • Under supervision, negotiates changes to commercial models, as required
  • Under supervision, performs contract commercial compliance review
  • Under supervision, performs contract close out tasks including reconciliation of costs to revenue, and where applicable KPI closeout
  • Uses commercial processes and procedures to assist with tasks and can advise which should be used and when
  • Liaison with various internal customers (Contract/Project Managers, Engineers) in all areas of commercial management, problem solving and dispute resolution with clients
  • Support implementation of the Tender Governance Process within assigned project / sub business unit
  • Support governance and implementation of Financial Management Framework within assigned project / sub business unit
  • Liaison with various internal customers (Contract/Project Managers, Engineers) in all areas of commercial management, problem solving and dispute resolution with clients
  • 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 Commercial Advisor must have good communication skills, with the drive to deliver Woods core values and commercial processes and procedures in an ethical manner. Strong knowledge and experience ofcommercial 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
  • Good working knowledge and experience of commercial administration and procedures
  • Experience in drafting and interpretation of contractual documentation

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
  • Strong 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.

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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