Deputy Senior Commercial Lead

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Bridgewater, Somerset
Job Description


  • The management of commercial team providing world class commercial support to a complex portfolio of contracts (over £300m in capital value) within a highly collaborative and integrated Alliance environment.
  • The commercial management of contracts in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet NNB HPC Project and business objectives.
  • Consideration of the nuclear baseline and distribution of nuclear safety significant responsibilities within the team.
  • The successful execution of, and maintaining compliance with, the procurement process during the Procurement phase (pre-award).
  • Leading a team in the commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award).
  • Leading a team in the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).
  • Professional development of self and people within the team.
  • Engagement where necessary with the UK regulators (ONR / EA / CNS).
  • Engagement where necessary with Key (internal and external) Project Stakeholders (EDF / CGN).
  • Ensuring that all Principal Accountabilities for the Commercial Team are implemented in accordance with the NNB Supply Chain Catalogue and NNB commercial procedures.

Context of Role:


  • The procurement, execution and final account of the M&E Support Brackets.


  • Complex procurement contracts


  • The role has 3-5 direct reports, providing commercial support to the Package/Project Manager.


  • Part of a portfolio of contracts (over £300m in capital value) 

Minimum Qualifications/ Experience: (as per MEH matrix)

  • Degree in relevant discipline (or equivalent).
  • Relevant professional Accreditation (PM, Construction, Engineering etc.)
  • Can achieve security clearance (BPSS or higher).
  • Proven track record in large scale projects in the nuclear or similar regulated sector, including major EPC projects
  • Experienced in delivering and operating at a Leadership Level
  • Experienced in working in a Joint Venture or Alliance environment

Attributes and Skills Required:

  • Highly developed commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of high financial value.
  • Good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management.
  • Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
  • 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.
  • A positive ‘can do’ mentality
  • Leads by example, sets the right behaviours, demonstrates a “best for project” ethos
  • Can think laterally and flexibly to deliver solutions, with a ‘process driven’ focus to delivery
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, liaising effectively with peers, other functions, delivery partner and client teams
  • Able to demonstrate accountability for their own actions and take responsibility
  • Demonstrates ability to reach sensible compromise positions

Working Pattern of Attendance and Location:

  • SDC, Bridgwater 2/3 days per week and 3/2 days working from home.
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