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

Flexible, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Business Strategy Manager - Nuclear Decommissioning

Why EDF?

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a ‘bright’ future for the combined business and its employees.

A career that will deliver change. Join us and help Britain achieve Net Zero.

Would you like to be part of the Nuclear Decommissioning business?

We’re recruiting for people to join us on the next exciting phase of our Nuclear journey.  We’re offering multiple opportunities for people with knowledge of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) fuel routes and those who relish project/programme management, working in a commercially-driven environment on major government funding contracts.

The Opportunity

Strategy Plans Manager has a flexible base location, offering a competitive salary & benefits.  Vacancy closes to applications on 24th September 2021.

An exciting opportunity has become available to manage delivery of the decommissioning lifetime planning and liability submissions, along with ownership of the financial modelling scenarios, assumptions, uncertainties and risks. The plans are critical to the business viability of EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd (ENGL) and delivery of our nuclear decommissioning requirements under the Nuclear Liabilities Funding Agreement (NLFA).

Delivery of the decommissioning programme relies on a highly complex set of contractual agreements and cost recovery and performance management processes comprising a multi-billion pound Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) liability.  Management of the decommissioning lifetime plans is an important role in driving the success and viability of the ENGL business.

The Role

The Strategy Plans Manager will be required to produce commercially focussed, technically compliant and financially robust plans, working with colleagues in Nuclear Decommissioning, Central Technical Office, HR, Finance, Stations, Supply Chain, Legal and Estates and with the Government client and other stakeholders - including the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Non-NDA Liabilities Assurance and the NLF trustees. These plans include individual programme plans and annually updated integrated plans and costs, which bring together the end-to-end decommissioning lifetime scope and liabilities.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following:

  • Delivery and ownership of the lifetime plan submissions under the NLFA.
  • Strategic alignment of the lifetime plans with respect to:
  • Strategy
  • Commercial principles
  • Methodology (as per Decommissioning Plan Submission 2020)
  • Governance
  • Assurance
  • Quality
  • Modelling
  • Design and articulation of the lifetime plans and range of cost scenarios and outcomes to the client demonstrating value for the taxpayers’ money.
  • Advice and key input into the critical decisions for the business as the Responsible and Prudent Operator and presentation of the Integrated Plan to governance forums for business monitoring, control, reporting and analysis of results to support business planning and ENGL accounts.

You will be required to ensure submissions meet commercial / legal / finance requirements for cost recovery and compliance.

  • Specification of strategic principles and required inputs from all business owners of assumptions, scope, costs and schedules.
  • Assurance of the submissions and interface with the client for their approval.
  • Designer and ownership of complex financial models, estimation of the lifecycle decommissioning liabilities and integration of cost and schedule with ENGL financial reporting.

The Skills

You will be qualified to degree level in a relevant financial, economics or commercial discipline. Chartership or similar relevant professional qualification is advantageous (CIMA/ MBA etc.)

Specific Skills


  • Commercial acumen with the keen ability to distil large amounts of information into advice and solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of nuclear generation and decommissioning liability management is desirable
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management 
  • Well-versed in cost modelling and financial analysis, and have strong attention to detail
  • Strong integration and coordination skills to bring together information from Programmes, Finance, Supply Chain and Stations
  • Excellent document authoring skills and ability to articulate complex information in a clear way
  • Knowledge and experience of complex planning and economic evaluation/modelling


Working within a challenging government environment and discussing / presenting / sharing information with regulators or equivalent independent third parties
Understanding of relevant nuclear generation corporate policy, strategy, requirements and interfaces associated with decommissioning and liabilities management
Experienced programme manager in the delivery of large-scale, complex work comprising both investment and operational costs


  • financial modelling, commercial insight
  • cost modelling/ accounting 
  • strong stakeholder management to challenge the business and work with the client
  • strength in distilling large amounts of information 

Competitive Salary & Benefits

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

Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.
Leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.

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 and together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero.   

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