Procurement Manager

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Bridgwater, Somerset
Job Description

The MEH Alliance on Hinkley Point C, is seeking an experienced candidate to fill the challenging role of Procurement Manager for the coatings division on site at Bridgwater, Somerset.

As the MEH Coatings Procurement Manager for site services, within the Partner Commercial Delivery Team, you will be responsible for the procurement, administration and close out of all partner supply and subcontracts across the MEHA partner delivery.


  • Compliance with procurement and nuclear safety process.
  • Lead critical partner procurement such as Weld Consumable, Hydrostatic Testing. 
  • Liaise with Construction and develop a Partner TES
  • A key member MEH Partner Procurement Team. 
  • Raise subcontracts in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet NNB HPC Project and business objectives.
  • To resolve any blockers, including holding other functions to account for the timely provision of information, and thus drive the on-schedule achievement of gateways.
  • Identify procurement scope gaps and look to mitigate via fast-track procurement via the Partners 
  • The successful execution of, and maintaining compliance with, the procurement process during the Procurement phase (pre-award).
  • Engagement where necessary with Key (internal and external) Project Stakeholders (EDF).

Context of Role:

  • Scope: Procurement and execution of MEH Partner Procurement Contracts. 
  • Scale: Procurement of significant supply chain and subcontracts of up to £10mill
  • Team: The role has no direct reports but will be expected to interim manage multidisciplinary teams to mitigate programme issues

Minimum Qualifications (as  per MEH matrix)

  • Degree in relevant discipline (or equivalent).
  • Relevant professional Accreditation (RICS CIPS 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 Senior Level
  • Experienced in working in a Joint Venture or Alliance environment

Attributes and skills:

  • 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

Required values and attributed behaviours:     

  • Demonstrates Humility through sharing success as a team 
  • Demonstrates Positivity through always striving for solutions 
  • Demonstrates Respect through valuing other points of view 
  • Demonstrates Clarity through sharing information simply and concisely 
  • Demonstrates Solidarity through adopting a “One Team” MEH approach