Contract Officer (Commercial) – Inchinnan, Renfrewshire

Contract Officer (Commercial)

James Fisher and Sons plc.

Inchinnan, Renfrewshire


Contract Officer (Commercial)
Glasgow or Aberdeen and hybrid working also considered
12 Month Fixed-Term Contract

Who we are
JFD is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services. Operating worldwide, the company is the world’s leading provider of submarine rescue capability and an established provider of submarine escape training. The company is at the forefront of Hyperbaric Rescue, along with being the leading supplier of commercial and defence diving equipment and saturation diving systems to the commercial industry

About the role
JFD is looking to recruit a Contract Officer (Commercial) to join us on a 12-month fixed-term contract at our office in either Inchinnan or Aberdeen. As Commercial Officer, you will support the commercial and contractual functions for JFD customer held contractual relationships, UK and Globally.  Support commences during the bid process, in conjunction with the bids team, and progresses onto the contractual and relationship management (support to products and services) to the end of all contractual commitments.  The main purpose of the role is to provide commercial and contractual support, drive consistency and control, manage commercial risk and ensure best practice and robust governance.            

As a Contract Officer (Commercial), you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing commercial support to the bids team on some strategic bids.
  • After contract award, undertaking commercial execution.
  • Providing management of the contract and commercial support to the project team.
  • Providing support in relation to the commercial risk.
  • Supporting any commercial financial commitments and reporting.
  • Providing advice and support in relation to major 3rd party contracts.
  • Supporting specific commercial activities relating to products or services, i.e., warranty, bonds, offset, etc.
  • Supporting on claims and liquidated damages.
  • Ensuring contract close out.

What do you need?
We are looking for individuals with a background in commercial, contractual, legal or similar experience to understand and manage complex contracts and deliverables. Experience or awareness of commercial risk identification, mitigation and close out would be useful. Knowledge of working within business governance arrangements, internal and external relationship management and negotiating and influencing is also desirable. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work on your own initiative in a fast-moving environment.

Whilst, it’s not essential, it is highly desirable that you are experience in working in one of the following areas – products and services environment within marine, subsea, defence/ government, oil & gas or manufacturing. It would also be beneficial if you have experience of working across multiple contracts across global markets.  This is an opportunity to join our commercial team in a dynamic, innovative, and exciting environment working across different products and service, UK and globally within a dedicated and supportive team.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to hold UK Security Clearance.

Working for us
We offer a number of benefits including Group Personal Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and an early finish on Friday. James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

JFD is proud to be part of James Fisher and Sons plc, who has partnered with the Career Transition Partnership, the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement for over 20 years.