Our Vacancy

Commercial Officer

  • Defence
  • Contracting / Support Functions
  • Derby
  • 28/08/23
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in highly regulated sectors subject to strict security and safety requirements, we provide our customers with engineering and project management services, as well as digital services and solutions to optimize the performance of complex infrastructure projects throughout their life cycle. The Group is currently ranked second in the world for nuclear engineering.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all

Job Description

Assystem Energy & Infrastructure are recruiting for a Commercial Officer to work at our customers site in Derby on a contract basis.

Role details: 

Job title: Commercial Officer

Contract length: 12 months 

Location: Derby  

Contract type: PAYE via Umbrella solution


You  will  form  a  primary  interface  with  the  customer  and  your  main  role  and  responsibilities  will include:


  • Being  pivotal  in  maintaining  and  further  developing  relationships with existing and new customers.
  • Effectively  and  efficiently  managing  our  most  valuable  customer  accounts,  identifying commercial risks and opportunities to manage and limit the risk to the business.
  • Managing   emergent   business   issues   including   new   product   introduction,   emerging requirements, contractual change and the resolution of disputes and claims.
  • Provide  expert  commercial  advice  and  guidance  to  the  programme,  technical  and  finance teams at all levels across the business.
  • Coordinating  and  authoring  business  proposals  for  new  contracting  arrangements  and emerging  requirements,  executing  existing  contractual  principles,  leading,  negotiating,  and delivering the tender evaluation process.
  • Draft  complex  contracts  from  first  principles  and  other  legally  binding  agreements  involving negotiating with senior customer stakeholders.
  • Writing  and  tailoring  communications  for  briefings  into  senior  stakeholders  within  the business.
  • Deputising for management when necessary, in dealings with stakeholders at all levels.

My profile

We  are  looking  for  Commercial  candidates  who  are  great  team  players  with  a  track  record  of building  successful  and  enduring  relationships  across  multidisciplinary  teams,  throughout  the business  and  also  within  customer  teams. 


The  candidate  should  possess  enthusiasm,  energy, excellent  communication,  negotiating,  contract  management  and  influencing  skills  and  a  high commercial  aptitude.  We  are  looking  for  candidates  who  can  hit  the  ground  and  start  running quickly  and  who  are  ambitious  and  confident.  Candidates  will  have  a  positive  attitude  and meticulous attention to detail, and able to take new challenges in your stride.


The successful candidate will show a commitment to continuous professional development and a desire  to  enhance  their  relationship  and  business  skills  as  well  as  demonstrating  personal  traits and  behaviors that align  with the company  values  of  creating  trust,  pride  in  delivery and customer excellence.

**Security clearance**

This role requires the successful candidate to hold a minimum of a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance.

Due to the nature of work this role will be delivering and for the protection of certain assets, the successful candidate has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non-ITAR country.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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