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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  0

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Head of Strategy, Planning & Performance

The Opportunity

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.

An exciting and pivotal opportunity has become available to ensure the decommissioning programme is delivered in accordance with the Nuclear Liabilities Fund Agreement and associated contracts. This involves developing and implementing effective commercial strategies which drive efficient cross-function support and processes, a client-focused performance culture and embedded RPO behaviours in our decision making.    

The decommissioning programme is a highly complex set of contractual agreements and cost recovery and performance management processes comprising a total Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) liability of approximately £23B, of which the AGR Defueling programme will range between £2B and £7B.  Management of the contracts and cost recovery of NLF liabilities is a critical role in driving the success and viability of the EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd (ENGL) business.

The early closure of the AGR fleet would require an accelerated need for ENGL to transform and >20% of costs would need to be recovered from the NLF within the next 5 years. ENGL has agreed to give equal importance to Nuclear Operations and to Decommissioning.

The Role

The Nuclear Decommissioning Directorate will need significant changes to manage and deliver a large and complex contract which includes the Head of Strategy, Pllanning & Performance establishing a new business unit which will: 


  • Be strategic, proactive, integrated and commercially orientated 
  • Adopt a proactive, integrated and commercial approach to customer engagement 
  • Actively manage the oversight of programme delivery to ensure performance to contractual commitments 
  • Establish robust and auditable cost reimbursement processes, governance and behaviours to enable full recovery of large-scale costs. 
  • Establish comprehensive and integrated programme and project planning, estimation and change control to enable effective delivery. 
  • Create a mission critical culture and engagement programme to achieve desired behaviours required for successful decommissioning. 
  • Establish a dedicated and fit-for-purpose asset transfer capability to deliver seamless transfer of liability from EDF to NDA.

The Skills

To be considered for this opportunity you will have extensive knowledge of the nuclear operating business especially commercial drivers, business opportunities and risks in addition to the following:

  • Knowledge and scope and scale of the AGR decommissioning programme desirable (not essential)
  • Experience in managing complex contract arrangements
  • Experience in Portfolio and Financial Management
  • Proven track record of senior leadership within Nuclear Operations
  • Demonstrable high level of business acumen
  • Strong track record of having built personal trust and operating with integrity and with credibility
  • Strategic/big picture thinker – forward thinking approach with a focus on value and risk
  • Exceptional communication skills - ability to communicate and convey complex information simply at all levels
  • Excellent presentation, influencing and facilitation skills



  • Relevant (ideally business, science, maths) degree required.


  • Chartership of an appropriate institution
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification or MBA 

Competitive Salary & Benefits

The position is a Personal Contract role which attracts a competitive salary dependent on your existing salary, competence and qualifications. You will receive 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, a company pension, flexible benefit scheme and bonus. 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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