Project: Building a fleet of safe, reliable nuclear power stations in the UK to secure a low-carbon energy future. The project is a diverse and collaborative organisation committed to engaging stakeholders, obtaining development consent and preparing for the construction of the power station.
With the construction of the recent project successfully underway, the client is now developing plans to build an identical power station on the Suffolk coast. Mace has been supporting the client on the development of the nuclear project since 2011 and continues to act as a key framework supplier under a variety of workstreams.
This project is a vital part of the UK’s future energy strategy. As the next of the UK’s next generation of nuclear power stations, this is both of high profile and high complexity. Its delivery will be reliant not only on innovative engineering and construction but also on the strongest of leadership qualities amongst its project managers. The role is to provide leadership to ensure the effective delivery of the nuclear island programme, whilst recognising and managing the impacts of the project on the wider nuclear island and other programmes.
Development, implementation, and continuous improvement of supply chain input to the IMS covering procurement, contract management, supplier relationship management and supply chain assurance and continuous improvement for a major UK infrastructure project currently in its development phase.
To oversight of supply chain expenditure to financial investment decision (FID) and contract formation to support future construction activity.
The role is responsible to the senior supply chain lead - governance, data and project services.
Your responsibilities will include:
Developing, implementing and continuously improving the supply chain’s input to the IMS within the context of the supply chain policy, project’s commercial strategy and relevant legislation and regulation.
Developing and deploying training materials to support awareness and adoption of supply chain’s processes as they evolve.
Maintaining oversight and assuring compliance with the standards of the supply chain policy on a proportional basis.
Supervising and coordinating responses to supply chain governance queries raised by internal and external stakeholders.
Coordinating and supporting engagements as required with UK regulators (ONR/EA/CNS), HM Government and Ofgem in relation to supply chain management topics.
Directing the development of strategic insight related to the supply chain function and the supply chain itself.
Developing the project’s supply chain intelligence capability to support the project’s understanding of its supply chain, enhance value for the project and identify and help mitigate supply chain risks.
Supporting the development and continuous improvement of supply chain systems and implementation of identified improvements to end-to-end supply chain processes aligned to project’s overarching systems strategy.
Managing and overseeing the system enhancements/access requests to supply chain systems to ensure the continued effective operation of supply chain processes and process controls.
Interfacing with project services, project controls, finance, HR and other project functions as required to support combined data management and reporting, including ownership of supply chain owned elements e.g., master contact list, contract baseline library.
Managing and maintaining the content provided about the supply chain function to internal and external stakeholders e.g., project execution plan, organisation note.
You are educated to a degree level or equivalent. You are a member of RICS, ICE, CICES, IOB or an equivalent professional body. You have proven experience developing or operating procurement, contract management, supplier relationship management, assurance, and continuous improvement methods and processes. You have a proven ability to work within a complex major project/programme environment. You have experience working in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders.
You are familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy. You have an understanding of the UK regulatory framework. You have an understanding of the UK and international supply chain within the nuclear sector. You have experience of standard forms of contract (NEC and FIDIC) within the power/construction industry. You have knowledge of English law and its impact on contract and commercial function.
You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. You will have a consultancy background within the nuclear industry and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.
Supplier Relationship Management