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Employment Type: 
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  starting from £45,000

Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Hinkley Point C

Warehouse Operations Lead

Vacancy Overview

The Warehouse Operations Lead will be responsible for the delivery and implementation of equipment storage including the supporting policies and procedures associated with the examination, inspection, goods receipt and maintenance during storage to ensure compliance within the Configuration Management principles set out in INPO AP-929.


As part of the Asset Management Team the Warehouse Operations Lead will be responsible for the specific arrangements that will support the operation and management of storage activities during the construction of the HPC power plant. 

Nature and Scope

The reliability and availability of the equipment and components are to be stored and managed in a condition that is compliant with the design specification and manufacturer’s recommendations. This is a critical element of the HPC project, and delays to the availability of equipment may result in a significant construction, schedule and compliance risk.


The Warehouse Operations Lead will be responsible for engaging with NNB Service Provider who will operate the NNB Warehouse for Free Issue Equipment. The arrangements will support compliance of examination, inspection and maintenance of delivered and stored equipment in line with Nuclear Site Licence Condition 28. A significant contribution will be made to nuclear safety by ensuring equipment reliability measures are carried out during the transportation, storage and handover to the erection contractors, including the lifetime record tracking in line with LC6.


The Warehouse Operations Lead will manage the efficient delivery of Storage and Warehouse services in accordance with all safety, quality, time and cost parameters to meet the needs of the HPC construction project.


This role will be required to support the execution of the Warehouse Service employing a competent team to supervise and control storage activities at HPC to store and manage up to £3billion worth of Equipment. Leadership of the team will combine technical knowledge with project delivery skills.


A significant function of the Asset Management team is to support the future safety case process by delivering information to enable national nuclear and environmental regulatory requirements to be discharged.

Principal Accountabilities

The Warehouse Operations Lead will be accountable to the Asset Storage Manager at HPC.


The specific arrangements developed for equipment storage will form part of the overall lifecycle arrangements which will cover equipment receipt, storage and preservation in line with INPO standards.


This role will require interfaces to be established and maintained with individuals and groups within NNB, the EDF Responsible Designer, the Construction team, Construction Contractors and HPC’s commercial partners.


The Warehouse Operations Lead will ensure that the HPC equipment is handled, stored in suitable conditions, managed appropriately in line with manufacturers recommendations and the associated information is tracked adequately. To achieve this objective, the post holder will develop and work within the Asset Management strategy and provide detailed planning and analysis documentation to manage effective programme delivery. Risks and opportunities will be identified, analysed and managed to assure the integrity of the programme.


Principal accountabilities include;

  • Work with and co-ordinate the construction site demand for
  • Support the contract management of the Storage and Warehouse operations contract consisting of approximately 50 - 75 staff and specialist contractor personnel to meet the demands of the HPC construction programme;
  • Develop and execute effective strategies and plans in line with the overall programme execution plan
  • Develop Warehouse Operations governance arrangements, where required, to ensure compliance with statutory requirements, project commitments and company policies;
  • Provide technical advice on Warehouse Operations for the procurement of the HPC storage and warehouse operations services
  • Promote the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency throughout the Asset Management team;
  • Manage the execution of warehouse and storage activities including the oversight of contractor’s Storage and warehouse team;
  • Ensure that the storage process meets nuclear, environmental and industrial safety regulatory requirements.
  • Areas of responsibility will not necessarily be limited to the main HPC construction site – but are also likely to include a number of off-site associated developments.
  • Prepare monthly reports for each work stream including; safety performance, performance against SLAs, performance against KPIs, financial reporting, project forecasting and forward planning

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

Qualifications & Experience


·       BSc Degree qualified or equivalent experience

·       Demonstrate significant experience of working within the warehouse and storage management field

·       Substantial warehousing experience including receipt and despatch of goods.

·       Experience of working in a high security environment.

·       Long term perspective.  Ability to develop a strategy and deliver it. 

·       Willingness to learn from both successes and failures.

·       Proven track record of delivery within a large project environment.

·       Excellent communication skills and experience of positive stakeholder engagement [internally and externally].

·       Intellectual capacity to deal with complex issues – and work within our local supply chain vision, creating a one team ethos.

·       Have experience of complex Industrial Relations within the context of a nuclear construction project

·       Understanding of preservation, maintenance and special storage requirements.

·       Development of existing technical analysis methods and provision of innovative methods or technical analysis.



·       Experience of working with and developing similar sized packages of work relating to expected budget of up to £50m.

·       Knowledge of Institute of Nuclear Power Organisations (INPO) standards

o    Work Management (AP-928)

o    Configuration Management (AP-929)

·       Recognised and certificated ‘Behavioural Safety Programme’.

·       Recent IOSH accreditation [or equivalent].

·       Track record of successful major project delivery in a management role.

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