At the Environment Agency there’s so much more to our work than building flood risk management schemes or regulating industry. We strive to ensure that everything we do counts towards leaving a legacy to be proud of for people, communities, and the environment – for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.This role is all about overseeing the commercial governance of our contracts with key consultancies and contractors – a vital role in the success of our projects, and our ability to maximise returns on our budget and demonstrate value for money. You'll also help set up and manage pathfinder programmes that embed best practice and develop long-term collaborative partnership arrangements that deliver for both us, and society.You won’t be alone. The Commercial Assurance and Framework Management Team provides country-wide support to our Integrated Delivery Management teams and wider Project Management community, championing effective governance and commercial assurance, to achieve the very best value for money. It’s something that will see you quickly develop excellent relationships internally and externally and become our expert on contractual and commercial interpretations within a high performing team. With demonstrable commercial acumen you will take a leading role in providing commercial advice to our integrated delivery teams. A stickler for efficiency, you’ll enhance our commercial assurance programme, and be an engaging communicator used to advising colleagues and influencing senior figures.With a sound academic record, and a as member of a relevant professional body (or working towards membership), your in-depth experience of negotiating or advising on Commercial and contractual matters will help you stand out as a credible candidate for this post. Experience gained working in the construction sector together with a good working knowledge of standard forms of contract used by government or large commercial departments would be desirable as would be IACCM (International Association Commercial Contract Management) Advanced Practitioner and a higher education qualification in contract law or similar.Successful candidates will be required to obtain a recognised Crown Commercial Capability Programme qualification.