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META Commercial Manager

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom (hybrid)
21 days ago


Job Title: META Commercial Manager
Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 FTE
Working hours: 30-37.5 hours/ week – open to discussion
Responsible to: Marine Energy Wales Programme Manager
Location: 2nd Floor, Pier House, Pier Road, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6TR. Currently working Hybrid
Work with: MEW Team
Benefits: Pension Scheme (10% employer contribution), Healthshield, Time off in lieu

Join us at this extraordinary workplace:

Founded and managed by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum – a Community Interest Company committed to securing sustainable coasts and oceans for future generations, Marine Energy Wales (MEW) is set up to coordinate support for the rapidly growing marine renewable industry in Wales with the vision to establish Wales as a global leader in sustainable marine energy generation

We manage META, Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area. Located in Pembrokeshire, with great and convenient access, it is the only pre-consented, pre-commercial test facility of its kind in the country. Non-grid connected; META is an ideal test facility for early-stage developers and a perfect base for research and innovation, dedicated to reducing the time, cost and risks associated with the deployment and commercialisation of marine energy technologies.

Funded through the Swansea Bay City Deal and a keystone partner of the Pembroke Dock Marine project, META’s eight sites offer testing in real sea conditions for wave, tidal and FLOW technology in and around the Milford Haven waterway, alongside world-class port, engineering and manufacturing facilities.

The perfect addition to our team: 

We are in search of an ambitious and highly capable individual who will lead META into an exciting new era. As the driving force behind META’s growth, you will have the opportunity to propel our test centre to new heights, enhance our competitiveness, expand our market reach, and cultivate strategic partnerships.

Working closely with the Operations Manager, the role is a blend of project- and business development. Leading on all commercial aspects of the project, alongside a focus on setting the future strategy and securing future funding for the project.

You will be responsible for developing META by engaging with the market, enhancing its product offerings and identifying commercial opportunities. You’ll actively foster relationships through networking, events and presentations that lead to deployments. Collaborating with organisations like Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE) and Welsh Universities, you’ll develop innovative projects.

We are actively seeking contributions from all backgrounds and individuals outside our usual network to make a tangible, positive impact in the rapidly evolving field of floating offshore wind. We especially value diverse lived experiences that can enrich our decision-making and challenge conventional thinking. If you can bring fresh skills, perspectives, and a collaborative spirit, we encourage you to apply and become a vital part of our forward-thinking team.

The day to day: 

Working with the team and key project partners, you will drive META’s growth by:

  • Developing META, including market engagement and developing META’s products and services to meet market demand and make the test centre more competitive.
  • Identify public and private commercial opportunities and work with our Business Development Manager to secure these.
  • Actively create relationships which lead to META deployments and new business, by networking, participating, and presenting at events, building relationships, and identifying and converting leads.
  • Working closely with MEECE, the Welsh Universities and other research organisations to develop new projects that utilise META’s offering.
  • Support MEW Communications Coordinator to market META.

Leading on the commercial aspects of the project you will:

  • Be involved in technical scoping, planning and implementation of test programmes at META, working closely with META’s existing and potential clients and the META Operations Manager.
  • Manage commercial relationships with META’s clients including preparing quotes, progressing contracts, and managing existing contracts.
  • Manage funder & partner relationships, attend progress meetings, and collate and report on META activities in line with funder KPIs.

Additionally, the role will require you to provide cover for Operational Manager, ensuring continuity for client testing programmes and responsibility for site HSE.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set up and drive META’s growth and business strategy.
  • Secure future funding streams for the project.
  • Manage the commercial aspect of the business.
  • Develop test programs with new and existing clients.
  • Manage and maintain existing META funding requirements.

Core skills:


  • Thorough understanding of the offshore renewable energy sector, its role and potential including barriers and challenges faced by technology developers.
  • Commercial and business acumen.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong effective communicator.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated with ability to work on a number of tasks with minimal supervision & under pressure.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Proven, relevant project management experience in a related sector.
  • Qualified to degree level in related discipline or equivalent experience.


  • Experience of working with and securing grant funded projects.
  • Experience of working within the Welsh policy context.
  • Ability to speak Welsh.
  • Organisational skills with experience of organising and hosting meetings and events. Experience of engaging and building rapport with and managing a broad range of stakeholders including public and private sectors and academic community.
  • Effective contract management.
  • Experience in creating and delivering a marketing strategy.
  • Working in the offshore environment.

Personal attitude:

  • Strategic thinker with a passion and drive to develop the project to support the marine renewables sector.
  • Confident people person able to build, manage and maintain relationships.
  • Enthusiastic, and not afraid to put ideas and methods to improve ways of working forward.
  • You’ll take responsibility for getting the job done for the business and the team.
  • You’ll be honest and expected to be treated professionally and with respect, treating others in the same way.
  • You will share in PCFs philosophy and values of Sustainability, Collaboration, Passion, Flexibility, Reliability and be an active member of the team.

Some more reasons to join our amazing team:

  • 25 days annual leave + discretionary days gifted at Christmas + Bank holidays.
  • Office with some of the best views in Pembroke Dock.
  • Regular opportunities for team fun.
  • Flexible working policy.
  • Uncapped training budget.
  • HealthShield Plan.
  • 10% company pension contributions.
  • Hybrid working.

The ability to travel to meetings/events/site visits within Wales, the UK and Europe including overnight stays is a necessary and regular feature of this post, a passport and suitable vehicle are required. The post will involve occasional evening and weekend working.

Job descriptions and Person Specifications are subject to change from time to time to remain in line with business needs.

Application Deadline: Monday 8th January 12:00 noon 2024

Start Date: ASAP

Click here to download the application form in English
Click here to download the application form in Welsh
Click here to download the equal opportunities form in English
Click here to download the equal opportunities form in Welsh

Please state the position you wish to apply for and complete and return the application and equal opportunities forms to Emma Lewis –

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71446624
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
  • Position Title: META Commercial Manager
  • Job Function: Commercial & Business Development

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