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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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Business Unit Description:

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.

Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

Sizewell C (SZC) will be a next-of-a-kind nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England using the same technology and design as the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset.

The SZC Project is engineering-led in order to secure SZC's design replication strategy and a large part of the supply chain is being replicated from HPC.

The Supply Chain directorate for SZC is now looking to establish its team of Supply Chain professionals responsible for the procurement/negotiation and subsequent commercial management of SZC's main construction contracts.

The construction contracts are categorised by Programme and are broadly: Equipment, Conventional Island, Nuclear Island, MEH, Main Civil Works and Enabling Works.

Project(s) in Scope for this Role:

We are also seeking all levels of Supply Chain/Procurement personnel to create a team - this includes Assistant through to Senior management.

These roles would suit individuals with a technical/engineering/procurement background.

The Supply Chain Manager:

  • reports to a Supply Chain Lead and is the primary point of contact for all supply chain/commercial

    matters relating to a supplier/contract assigned to them.

  • works closely and pro-actively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. This includes

    working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a technically complex Programme.

  • at all times promotes the SZC Project, its values and behaviours and ensures that SZC Project

    requirements are met and successfully delivered.

  • is empowered to make decisions and undertake its Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities (as

    defined below) in the context described above and in accordance with delegated levels of

    commitment and authority.

  • Due to the phase of the SZC Project (contract formation activity is starting), for the right individual

    there is scope for role growth (as responsibilities and accountabilities of the Supply Chain

    Manager develop/progress as the SZC Project develops).

  • Technical review of Hinkley Point C (HPC) documentation with a view to amending the documentation for the SZC programme.

    Principal Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Having at all times the knowledge and being responsible for the regular reporting of topics including:

    contract scope of work/services; schedule; prices and rates; key personnel; and incentive

    arrangements.

  • Managing the contract commercial relationship and at all times providing support to the Project

    Manager to ensure effective delivery of the contract. In particular, establish effective collaborative

    arrangements and work in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation to achieve 'win-win' equitable

    commercial outcomes.

    Contract Formation:

  • Contributing to procurement and contracting strategies that meet the overall SZC Project objectives.

  • Managing and tracking a procurement against the overall Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) milestones

    to meet stakeholder and SZC Project requirements and keeping the procurement on schedule.

  • Undertaking correct administration of 'vendor assessment' and information exchange via

    procurement electronic portal tools.

  • Invitation to tender preparation and tender evaluation assessing technical and commercial

    compliance.

  • Managing formation activities across technical, programme, legal and commercial disciplines.

  • Support to the budget process and analysing the commercial requirements of a contract.

  • Support to the Commercial Lead in ensuring all internal governance approval is in place to enable

    timely Contract Award.

    Post contract Management:

  • Managing contracts in accordance with the contract terms, SZC governance requirements and SZC

    Project objectives to achieve a successful close.

  • Ensuring compatibility and alignment with other SZC Project contracts.

  • Administration of commercial management tools including, but not limited to, CEMAR and SAP.

  • In the closeout phase the Senior Commercial Manager will have responsibility and accountability for

    managing the close out of each contract and identifying and recording commercial lessons learnt.

    Other:

  • Deliver contracts in accordance with NNB governance requirements to meet NNB SZC Project and

    business objectives.

  • Supervision of Supply Chain Managers and Supply Chain Assistants under their control.

  • Internal and external stakeholder management and working within a multi-disciplinary team/teams.

  • Being familiar with, promoting and maintaining compliance at all times (at procurement and post-procurement stages) with NNB's Supply Chain policies (including compliance with nuclear safety and

    quality controls procedures) and SZC Project processes and procedures, particularly those relating to

    the Supply Chain.

  • Engagement as required with the UK regulators (ONR/EA/CNS), HM Government and Ofgem.

  • Promoting the role of the Intelligent Customer and ensuring that requirements and expectations are

    met with regard to commercial probity, value and that the supply chain is treated fairly.

  • Promoting and embedding a strong nuclear safety culture, the right level of oversight, control and

    surveillance of supplier activities.

  • Ensuring board papers and/or investment papers are produced and submitted all in accordance with

    SZC Project governance.

  • Demonstrate collaborative working practices, promote continuous improvement, the SZC Project's

    values and acting in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation.

  • Professional development of self and people within the team.

    Reports to: Supply Chain Lead (Client)

    Department/Team: Sizewell NNB - Commercial

    Notes:

    Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.

    Note2: Travel costs for non-local candidates would be considered.

    Note3: Based in Client office - Monday to Friday - 40hrs per week.

    Note4: Please provide travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this applicationEssential:

  • Educated to relevant degree level is preferable.

  • Member of RICS/ICE/CICES/IOB or equivalent professional body.

  • Previous experience from delivery a similar role.

  • Proven ability of working within a complex major project/programme environment in both

    procurement and post-procurement phases.

  • Evidence of successfully undertaking complex procurements and of administering contracts.

  • Effective Management and Leadership skills, with clear knowledge of best practice contract

    methodologies in the UK environment.

  • Honed commercial skills and demonstrable ability to make sound decisions on complex matters

    (considering technical and commercial topics) of high financial value.

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

    change and claim management.

  • Excellent negotiating, influencing and communication skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience of working in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders.

  • Experience of standard forms of contract (NEC and FIDIC) within the power/construction industry on complex major projects/programmes.

  • Possess skills to act as deputy.

  • Proficient user of MS Office.

  • Fluent English - written & verbal.

    Desirable:

  • Familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy.

  • Understanding of the UK regulatory framework.

  • Understanding of UK and international supply chain within the nuclear sector.

  • Knowledge of English law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function.

  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.

  • French language - written & verbal.

    Competency:

    1. Safety - Safety is the Number 1 priority; we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. Whilst Safety is not a behavioural competence, it must underpin everything we do

    2. Business Acumen

    3. Challenge and Change

    4. Decision Making

    5. Leadership Values

    6. Building Relationships

    7. Leading through Teamwork

    8. Open Communication

    9. Developing Self and Others

    10. Achievement Orientation

    Additional Requirements:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

    Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required

    Our Culture

    At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

    To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

    Equal Opportunities

    Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
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