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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £40,000 -£50,000 per annum & Benefits

Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Supply Chain

Commercial Manager (Procurement focus)

Commercial Manager (Procurement focus), Aztec West Business Park (Hinkley Point C), Permanent, £40,000 -£50,000 per annum & Benefits


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Contract Type: Permanent, full time/part time/job share
Location: Aztec West Business Park with some flexibility including working from home
Closing date: 20th January 2021


The Opportunity

We are currently looking to recruit a  Commercial Manager (Procurement focussed), who will be required to work closely and pro-actively with key stakeholders at all levels within the Commissioning & Pre-Operations  Programme to ensure that the requirements of the individual contracts and their impact upon the overall HPC Project are successfully awarded and delivered. 


 The team you will be working with is responsible for managing all commercial aspects of mainly pre and some post contract awards within the Commissioning & Pre-Operations Programme . The emphasis will be on  scope of supply and ensuring that the key requirements of the Programme team are met effectively by the successful tendering, negotiation and award of Contracts


 You will be commercially responsible for any Procurement exercise or contract assigned to you, for all pre and post contract commercial aspects relating to a contract on the HPC project. The contracts will be totalling circa >£1bn and will be  commercially managed and administered by the entire team, all in compliance with the HPC governance arrangements. 


The Person


•    Reporting and providing support to a Senior Commercial Manager and/or Commercial Lead including assessing the scope, duration and expected value of each of the Contracts against the Contract Authorised Sum (CAS) and defining the commercial requirements of a contract.
•    The Commercial Manager will typically be responsible for contracts totalling up to £100m in value annually, subject to level of risk or complexity.
•    The day-to-day management of Supply Chain Commercial Assistants(if any) under their control
•    Providing support to the procurement process during the Procurement phase (pre-award).
•    Providing commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award) to maximise operational and financial performance and minimise commercial risk.
•    Providing commercial management for the delivery of contract final account agreements (close-out). Commercial Managers must provide commercial support to the Project Manager in the effective delivery of the contract and ensure formal completion and closure of all the Project Contracts, identification and recording of commercial lessons learnt. 
•    Responsible for the delivery of the contract in accordance with HPC governance requirements; at all times operating in accordance with project procedures to ensure that contracts are administered within delegation of authority and the overall NNB governance/assurance regime.
•    Professional development of self and people within the team
•    Responsible for ensuring that all Principal Accountabilities are implemented in accordance with HPC Commercial Procedures
•    Administration of commercial management tools including, but not limited to, CEMAR and SAP.
•    Support to the Senior Commercial Manager and/or Commercial Lead in drafting board papers to ensure timely approval thought HPC Governance
•    Always demonstrate HPC project principles, including proactive accountable behaviours


The Skills


Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

 •    Can demonstrate track record of commercial/procurement/contract management skills, with clear knowledge of best practice procurement techniques /methodologies.
•    Good commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of significant financial value.
•    Educated to degree level is preferable
•    Good understanding of contract performance measurement, risk management, change and claim management.
•    Familiar with NEC & FIDIC contracts in the power construction industry and major projects; with knowledge of UK Law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function is essential.
•    Familiar with nuclear site licence conditions, the nuclear baseline philosophy, and the UK regulatory framework.
•    Able to employ collaborative behaviours, lead by example and act proactively and positively upon feedback on personal attitudes/ behaviours.
•    Progressing to full membership of the CIPS/RICS/CICES/IOB/ or equivalent professional body is preferred.
•    Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.     

Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined benefit pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.  


These roles are advertised on a full-time/part-time basis as standard with the opportunity to discuss flexible working arrangements.


Why EDF?


We’re an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being.

We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.


We're proud to be the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity. We believe that, together, we can create a cleaner, low-carbon future. 


Through innovation, dedication, and a firm commitment to electric and renewable energy – we believe we can change everyone’s future for the better.


Join us. Generation Electric. Everyone’s welcome.


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