Senior Commercial Manager (Earthworks)
The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.
We are currently looking for a Senior Commercial Manager for the earthworks portfolio to join the on site team at HPC. The Earthworks Contract is a large multi-disciplined project encompassing bulk earthworks, reinforced concrete structures, materials processing, slope stabilisation, works to adjacent facilities, roads and networks installation to enable the site for the follow on Contracts to construct two new nuclear reactors at HPC.
Main Duties and responsibilities
- The day to day management of Commercial Managers and/or Commercial Assistants under their control.
- Consideration of the nuclear baseline and distribution of nuclear safety significant responsibilities within the team.
- Providing support to the procurement process during the procurement phase (pre award).
- Managing a team in the commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award).
- Managing a team in the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).
- The delivery of the contract(s) in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet the NNB HPC Project and business objectives.
- Professional development of self and people within the team.
- Ensuring that all Principal Accountabilities (see below) are implemented in accordance with NNB Commercial Procedures.
- Ensuring the Design Authority sign-off of the technical specification before the ITT is issued to market, before any "securitised specification" is issued to the supply chain and before a technical specification is issued via and ECI or main contract.
- Ensure that project management perform readiness reviews at ITT and Award stages before procurement sign-off the respective hold points.
- Ensure that the Manufacturing Inspection Team (MIT) perform a "Quality Management System" assessment at preferred bidder stage.
- Ensure that the Security team are engaged to ensure security regulations are complied with (Sensitive Nuclear Information (SNI) and physical security).
- Ensure that the Environmental team are engaged during the procurement phase.
- Ensure that the Export controls department are engaged to ascertain if any export licenses are required before issuing tenders to market.
- Interfacing with Legal team on conditions of contract issues.
- Ensure that the strategy for collaborative working is followed in the procurement phase, in terms of requirements specification in the ITT, behavioural assessment during competitive dialogue, proposed delivery team soft skills and leadership assessment, organisational capability assessment and contributing to the various assessments as required (including ensuring that budget is allocated accordingly for such activities)
Knowledge and skills
- Member of the RICS / CICES / IOB or equivalent professional body is essential.
- Educated to degree level is essential.
- Effective commercial / contract management skills, with clear knowledge of best practice contract methodologies.
- Possesses skills to act as deputy to the Commercial Lead.
- Able to demonstrate a considerable track record of administering successful contracts.
- Highly developed commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of significant financial value.
- Good understanding of contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management.
- Experience with most common Forms of Contract (NEC & FIDIC) within the power construction industry and major projects and programme environment; with particular knowledge of UK Law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function is essential.
- Familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy.
- Good understanding of the UK regulatory framework.
This position will be based at Hinkley Point C working on the HPC project with travel to other project sites including Bristol and London as required.
We are looking for contractors who will join and make a long term impact on the project. For more information please contact James Perry at Rullion on .
Applications close on Tuesday 10th April 2018. If you have not had a reply within 7 days your application has been unsuccessful.
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