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Jacobs Supply Chain Manager (Various levels-Lead, Senior, Manager) in London, United Kingdom

Critical Mission Solutions

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It is 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.

About the opportunity:

Job Purpose:

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.

Nature and Scope:

Supply Chain Lead

A Supply Chain Lead (SCL) reports to one of three Senior Supply Chain Leads and owns and manages the commercial relationship for the suppliers within its portfolio.

A SCL is the primary point of contact for all supply chain/commercial matters relating to its portfolio of suppliers/contracts and works closely and pro-actively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. This includes working as part of a multi- disciplinary team within its Programme.

A SCL promotes the SZC project, its values and behaviours at all times and ensures that SZC project requirements are met and successfully delivered.

A SCL may be supported by a Senior Supply Chain Manager or Supply Chain Manager depending on the portfolio and phase of the project (contract formation stage/contract management stage). At contract management stage an SCL will typically lead a team of 5-15 people.

A SCL undertakes its Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities in the context described above and accordance with delegated levels of commitment and authority.

Senior 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 this is a progressive role and this means there is scope for role growth (as responsibilities and accountabilities of the Senior Supply Chain Manager develop/progress as the SZC Project develops).

Supply Chain Manager

  • Reporting to a Senior Supply Chain Manager or Supply Chain Lead.

  • The Supply Chain Manager will typically be responsible for a contract(s) between £0-£50m in value subject to level of risk or complexity.

  • Responsible and accountable for:

  • The day to day management of Supply Chain Assistants under their control.

  • Providing support to the procurement process during the Procurement phase (pre-award).

  • Providing commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award).

  • Providing commercial management for the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).

  • Responsible for the delivery of the contract in accordance with SZC governance requirements to meet SZC Project and business objectives.

  • Professional development of self and people within the team.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all Principal Accountabilities (see below) are implemented in accordance with SZC Supply Chain Procedures.

Principal Accountabilities:

Supply Chain Lead

Contract formation

  • Procuring, negotiating and executing the construction contracts for the SCL’s portfolio, evidencing that value for money (vfm) is secured at all times regardless of procurement route and contracts promote cost transparency and stakeholder requirements.

  • Ensuring the procurement and contracting strategies meet the overall SZC Project objectives.

  • Establishing, managing, tracking and taking the necessary corrective action to ensure the portfolio of procurements meets the overall Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) milestones and adequate time is allowed to successfully procure packages such that vfm is evidenced, stakeholder and project requirements are all met and contract signature is in line with the IWS.

  • Undertaking correct administration of ‘vendor assessment’, information exchange via procurement electronic portal tools, along with ITT preparation, evaluation and negotiation, ensuring that selected tenders are compliant with the scope and commercial requirements.

Post contract management

  • Managing all awarded contracts within a portfolio in accordance with the contract terms, SZC governance requirements and SZC Project objectives and to a successful portfolio close.

  • Providing an overview of the individual contracts within a portfolio to ensure compatibility and alignment with other projects and regular reporting of topics including scope of work/services; schedule; prices and rates; key personnel; and incentive arrangements.

  • At all times strive for win-win, equitable outcomes for all parties to facilitate rapid resolution of commercial matters/close out.

Other

  • 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.

  • Distribution of roles with nuclear-safety responsibilities within the team giving due consideration to the nuclear baseline.

  • Leadership in working across the supply chain to embed collaborative working practices, promoting continuous improvement, the SZC Project’s values and acting in a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation.

  • Developing and managing a team and defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities across team members.

  • Providing team leadership to effectively and efficiently manage the work of the function, in compliance with internal and external requirements.

  • Professional development of self and people within the team.

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 may be considered.

Note3: Working on the basis of splitting time between the office and WFH (2 days in the office, 3 days WFH), at least until the end of June - 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 application

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential

  • Educated to relevant degree level is preferable.

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

  • Proven ability of working at a senior level within a complex major project/programme environment managing teams in both procurement and post-procurement phases.

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

  • Effective Commercial 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 of high financial value.

  • Excellent 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.

  • Proficient user of MS Office.

  • English language – 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.

Key Competencies:

Inspiration

  • Having a clear direction and sense of purpose.

  • The ability to innovate, think laterally and tackle new areas of risk and opportunity.

  • Good communicator with the ability to adapt to different audiences, including influencing, negotiating, verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Good decision making.

Integrity

  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality.

  • Acts as a role model for other commercial staff.

Impact

  • Plans ahead, is able to identify important issues and works in a systematic way.

Involvement

  • Engaging and motivating in a team of professionals.

  • Participate in a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust.

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