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Commercial Manager

Employer
Capita
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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Join us as a Commercial Consultant with EDF Energy

(Remote with 2 days expected to the Aztec West site, 12-month contract)

In Scope of IR35

About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

About EDF Energy

We want to bring affordable, low-carbon energy to everyone and to do that requires both sharp minds and smart ideas to help shape the UK's energy future. With the development of a new nuclear power station on the horizon, our goal is to become the best and most trusted energy supplier for our customers, through a combination of trust, transparency and teamwork.

The role

We are currently recruiting The Commercial Consultant who will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of post contract commercial activities across a number of major contracts on the HPC Project.

As a Responsible Designer ("RD") and Edvance provide crucial Engineering and Design review services to HPC the combined value of which is in excess of 3 Billion Euros. To deliver this key scope of work side-by-side with the Contract Project Managers and, together, manage closely the interfaces with HPC Engineering as well as other areas of the project - ensuring that governance and stakeholder management is diligently always complied with.

As part of the RD/Edvance contract team you will be responsible for contract management of a large section of the scope covered by these 2 high value contracts. Both contracts are administered under NEC3 PSC terms and in accordance with regulatory and governance requirements. Our team is based across offices in Bristol (Aztec West) and Bridgwater but with a continued embracing of remote / hybrid working principles.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

The key duties that the successful candidate will be required to carry out are:

Ensuring all Principal Accountabilities for the contract commercial team are implemented in accordance with HPC commercial procedures.
Adopting the role of Intelligent Customer, ensuring that stakeholder expectations are met regarding commercial probity, value and that the supply chain is treated fairly and equitably.
Leading in the engagement with the supply chain based on collaborative working principles and applying the skills of supporting, coaching, enabling and facilitating team members through change; thereby building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders.
Managing a key scope of work in the commercial management of contracts during the execution phase - in particular the management of change via Compensation Events.
Overseeing contract commercial relationships. Work with collaborative behaviours in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation. seeking to achieve equitable outcomes for all parties to facilitate early commercial close-out of contentious topics.
Consideration of the nuclear baseline and distribution of nuclear safety significant responsibilities within the team; ensuring people are aware of the needs of a strong nuclear safety culture.
Responsibilities under the approved Supply Chain Policy managing contracts and being a direct interface with the supply chain to ensure an embedded nuclear safety culture exists.

Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:

Track record working with NEC3 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.
Demonstrate a considerable track record of administering successful contract
Highly developed commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of significant financial value.
Educated to degree level.
Good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk, change, and claim management.
Familiar with nuclear site licence conditions, the nuclear baseline philosophy, and the UK regulatory framework would be of an advantage
Member of the RICS/CICES/IOB or equivalent professional body is preferred
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