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Station Contract Manager

EDF Energy

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The Opportunity

Station Contract Manager, Sizewell, Suffolk, Salary up to £60,000

Sizewell B is the UK’s first operational Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) producing enough electricity for 2 million homes and businesses. Applications are invited for the post of Contract Manager within the Supply Chain Team at Sizewell B Power Station. The successful candidate will work within a team reporting to a Lead Contract Manager. The Contract Manger role is as a key enabler to delivering a controlled and focused commercial environment whenever we engage with our key suppliers.

The successful applicant will ensure that Contractors, Suppliers & support staff maintain safe and reliable operation of the plant with full compliance to agreed safety and environmental standards. This will be achieved by contributing to a controlled and stable supply chain environment through the application of agreed procurement strategies and the leadership of Station Contract Liaison Officers.

Your day to day duties will also include:

  • Taking responsibility for contract performance, coordination, management and reporting of all contractor activity in accordance with the targets set for safety, quality, delivery (time) and cost including contracts for station outages.
  • Encouraging and supporting the development of partnerships with contractors to integrate them into EDF systems and processes and joint ownership of works.
  • Ensuring Company Market strategies are implemented in site contract arrangements.
  • Ensuring that contractor staff are suitably qualified and experienced for the requirements of their work.
  • Ensuring the supervision of contractor work through the allocation of an authorised Field Supervisor to ensure safety, quality and productivity are met in accordance with issued contract instructions and determined strategies.
The Person

As Station Contract Manager you will provide commercial leadership for allocated contracts ensuring ‘value for money’ is obtained from the supply of all goods and services. This includes supplier appraisal, supporting tender assessment, negotiation, contract placement, inaugural meetings, variation management, claim management, programme / performance monitoring and payment validation. You will act as a focal point and single point of instruction between EDF and contractor as well as holding and managing the contract expenditure budget on behalf of the station.

You will have a sound and demonstrable commercial awareness as well as experience for a technical and commercial management of work. You will have a proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels within a business.

The Skills

You will have:

  • An HNC in a technical or business discipline is mandatory; a degree would be advantageous
  • An appropriate professional qualification would be advantageous
  • NEC Project Management experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Financial accounting, monitoring and SAP reporting system knowledge advantageous but not essential
  • Recognised Health and Safety Qualifications would be advantageous (e.g. IOSH,CDM Regulations)
  • PWR experience advantageous but not necessary as additional training will be provided once in post
Competitive Salary & Benefits

You will be appointed as a Station Contract Manager and the salary range will be up to £60,592, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency based progression, a career average company pension scheme, access to benefits including gym membership, cinema tickets, technology offers and cycle to work scheme.

Why EDF Energy?

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses, and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

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