Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager

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Bridgwater, England
Job Type
Full Time
£350 - £477 Per Day
Date Posted
16 days ago

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Job Description

Join us as a Commercial Manager with EDF Energy

Partly Remote at Bridgewater on a 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 Opportunity

Are you a driven individual who is looking for a company and a team that will support your personal and professional development offering you the opportunity to grow and learn? Do you have a desire to work on the largest construction project in Europe with the opportunity to be commercially responsible for complex projects and contracts that may be up to £100m in value.

Why not consider working a part of one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK. At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes. 

We are currently looking for multiple experienced Commercial Managers / Quantity Surveyors to join our growing Supply Chain function. If you are a recent graduate with some Supply Chain experience, or an experienced Commercial Manager looking to develop your career further, we could have the right opportunity for you.

The Role

As a Commercial Manager on the HPC project, your responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to the below;

•   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 – including 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.

•   Professional development of self and people within the team.

•   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; the right level of oversight, control and surveillance of contractor activities are set up in HPC and the supply chain.

•   Reporting and providing support to a Senior Commercial Manager or Supply Chain Lead including assessing the scope, duration and expected value of each of the Contracts against the Contract Authorised Sum (CAS) and defining the commercial requirements of a contract.

•   Providing commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post award) to maximise operational and financial performance and minimise commercial risk.

•   Providing commercial management for the delivery of contract final account agreements (close­out). Commercial Managers must provide commercial support to the Project Manager in the effective delivery of the contract and ensure formal completion and closure of all the Project Contracts, identification and recording of commercial lessons Learnt.

•   Responsible for the delivery of the contract in accordance with HPC governance requirements; always operating in accordance with Integrated Management System (IMS) rules and procedures to ensure that contracts are administered within delegation of authority and the overall NNB governance/assurance regime. 

The Skills


•   Educated to Degree Level.

•   Demonstrate a proven track record of administering contracts to successful outcomes.

•   Good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk, change, and claim management.

•   Experience working within a regulated environment.


•   Member or progressing to membership of an applicable professional body. For example, RICS, CICES, IOB, CIPS, IACCM.

•   An understanding of the UK Nuclear Regulatory Framework


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