Senior Commercial Manager

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BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

5 July 2021, 23:00:00

About the job

Building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. The £19bn project is due to start generating electricity in 2026 and is currently the largest construction project in Europe.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, this project will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year over its 60-year lifespan.

The layout of nuclear power plants comprises two major parts - the nuclear island and the conventional (turbine) island. The nuclear island is the heart of the nuclear power plant. On the other hand, the conventional (turbine) island houses the key component which extracts thermal energy from pressurised steam and converts it into electrical energy. This device is called the turbine generator. The turbine generator is in the turbine building and contains most of the main components of the thermodynamic cycle.

Since the conventional power plants (e.g., fossil-fuel power plants) use very similar technology to convert thermal energy into electrical energy, this part of the nuclear power plant is called a “conventional island”. In comparison to conventional power plants, the conventional island at nuclear power plants must fulfil the significantly stricter specification on quality assurance and control that applies to even conventional parts of the nuclear power plant due to the impact they may have on the nuclear systems.


  • Developing a commercial team including establishing clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities.

  • Providing day to day management of commercial managers and/or assistants under their control.

  • 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.

  • Directing in the assessment and engagement with the supply chain based on collaborative working principles and applying the skills of supporting, coaching, enabling and facilitating team members through change; creating more leaders and change champions thereby building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Overseeing the administration of vendor assessment via procurement electronic portal tools, along with ITT evaluation and negotiation, ensuring that selected tenders are compliant with the scope and commercial requirements.

  • 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, seeking to achieve equitable outcomes for all parties to facilitate early commercial close-out.

  • Overseeing contract commercial relationships.

  • Working with collaborative behaviours in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation.

  • Considering 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.

  • Providing professional development of self and people within the team.

  • Managing the 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.


You are educated to a degree level. You are a member of the RICS/CICES/IOB or equivalent professional body. You have a track record of administering successful contracts possesses the skills to act as a deputy. You have highly developed commercial skills and a demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on matters of significant financial value. You have a good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk, change, and claim management. You have a track record working with NEC and FIDIC contracts in the power construction industry and major projects.

You have knowledge of UK Law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function is essential. You are familiar with nuclear site licence conditions, the nuclear baseline philosophy, and the UK regulatory framework. You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a construction or consultancy background in the nuclear sector and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Our client has to offer.


Competitive salary plus excellent company benefits

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