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Senior Supply Chain Manager

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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Nuclear New Build

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  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Natalie Pritchard-Barrett

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Supply Chain Manager for Sizewell C Power station, Nuclear New Build Project. This will be based in their London office for 12 months starting January 2021.

Sizewell C (SZC) will be a next-of-a-kind nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England using the same technology and design as the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset. The Supply Chain directorate for SZC is now looking to establish its team of Supply Chain professionals responsible for the procurement/negotiation and subsequent commercial management of SZC's main construction contracts.
The construction contracts are categorised by Programme and are broadly: Equipment, Conventional Island,
Nuclear Island, MEH, Main Civil Works and Enabling Works.
Scope and nature of role:
Works closely and pro?actively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. This includes working as part of a multi?disciplinary team within a technically complex Programme.
Empowered to make decisions and undertake its Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities (as defined below) in the context described above and in accordance with delegated levels of commitment and authority.
Contract scope of work/services schedule prices and rates key personnel and incentive
Managing the contract commercial relationship and at all times providing support to the Project Manager to ensure effective delivery of the contract. In particular, establish effective collaborative arrangements and work in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation to achieve 'win?win' equitable commercial outcomes.

Contributing to procurement and contracting strategies that meet the overall SZC Project objectives.
Managing and tracking a procurement against the overall Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) milestones to meet stakeholder and SZC Project requirements and keeping the procurement on schedule.
Undertaking correct administration of 'vendor assessment' and information exchange via
procurement electronic portal tools.
Invitation to tender preparation and tender evaluation assessing technical and commercial
Managing formation activities across technical, programme, legal and commercial disciplines.
Support to the budget process and analysing the commercial requirements of a contract.
support to the Commercial Lead in ensuring all internal governance approval is in place to enable timely Contract Award.

Managing contracts in accordance with the contract terms, SZC governance requirements and SZC

Ensuring compatibility and alignment with other SZC Project contracts.
Administration of commercial management tools including, but not limited to, CEMAR and SAP.

Deliver contracts in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet NNB SZC Project and business objectives.
Supervision of Supply Chain Managers and Supply Chain Assistants under their control.
Internal and external stakeholder management and working within a multi?disciplinary team/teams. stages) with NNB's Supply Chain policies (including compliance with nuclear safety and quality controls procedures) and SZC Project processes and procedures, particularly those relating to
the Supply Chain.
Engagement as required with the UK regulators (ONR/EA/CNS), HM Government and Ofgem.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

Member of RICS/ICE/CICES/IOB or equivalent professional body.
Proven ability of working within a complex major project/programme environment in both
procurement and post?procurement phases.
Evidence of successfully undertaking complex procurements and of administering contracts.
Effective Management and Leadership skills, with clear knowledge of best practice contract
methodologies in the UK environment.
Good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management.
Excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills.
Experience of working in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders.
Experience of standard forms of contract (NEC and FIDIC) within the power/construction industry on complex major projects/programmes.

Educated to degree level
Familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy.
Understanding of the UK regulatory framework.
Understanding of UK and international supply chain within the nuclear sector.
Knowledge of English law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function.