Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading energy and environmental consultancy with expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change, resource efficiency and waste management, water resource management, sustainable transport, air quality, and chemical risk.
Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our clients to help resolve the world’s most complex environmental challenges, and realise economic opportunities from the sustainability agenda. We work with governments, public bodies and businesses to help them with their policy, investment, and operational decisions, and with practical implementation. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.
This role as Head of the Contracts and Commercial Department is directly responsible to the Finance Director for the commercial and risk management function within Ricardo Energy & Environment, for both its sales and procurement contracts. This Head of Department position will lead an experienced team of 8 commercial and contract risk management professionals, responsible for structuring the commercial aspects of deals to maximize the rewards of the opportunity while achieving an appropriate risk balance.
This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the exciting opportunity to support a range of interesting and diverse technical disciplines and to contribute to the development of the commercial strategy of a business that is rapidly expanding its UK and International profile. Good management of its commercial activities is at the heart of any business and this role will give you the opportunity to use your skills to play a key role in the growth of this exciting business.
Manage and provide leadership to a team of commercial and contract risk professionals who act as integral members of proposal teams exercising a high degree of judgement in providing advice in the preparation of expressions of interest, tender submissions and other proposals to a wide range of customers in the following sectors:
- UK Government and Local Authorities
- Private sector businesses
- European Commission
- European and world wide donor agencies
- Rest of World Governments in territories such as the Middle East, Turkey, India, South Africa and China
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This is a highly pro-active role, requiring not only excellent technical knowledge, but also sound leadership skills and the ability to work with confidence at the highest levels within the company. The successful candidate will have a commercial contract management or legal background, plus an excellent understanding of financial practice and experience operating in a commercial and contract management role. People engagement skills will be key, both with respect to internal colleagues and with respect to our clients’ senior technical and procurement contacts.
A degree or equivalent qualification in law or a business related subject would be an advantage, as would IACCM Membership/Certification and/or CIPS.
You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within the Ricardo Group, where there is also a team of legal counsel who are available to provide legal support and advice as required.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.