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Commercial Manager

EDF Energy
London / Suffolk
Competitive with Great Benefits
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main), Buying, Operations, Supply chain
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Commercial Manager

London/Suffolk (Sizewell C)

Do you ever wonder what it takes to build a state-of-the-art nuclear power station? Join our Sizewell C project and be part of the critical team building our new power station and play a key role in the UK’s sustainable energy future.

We’re looking for highly motivated and self-starting Commercial Managers to join our expanding teams across Sizewell C, with experience in FIDIC, NEC 3&4 suite of contracts and major projects, as well as knowledge of UK law and its impact upon the contracts and commercial function.

As a Commercial Manager, you'll play a vital role in supporting the Programme Delivery teams by providing the highest standards of Commercial Management.

We’re recruiting across teams in Civils, MEH (Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC), Client – Frameworks and Nuclear Island.

You’ll drive and support the team to maintain the industry-best standards we’re known for, helping the UK to achieve Net Zero - and developing your own career in a company that recognises and rewards talent.

Pay, benefits and culture

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer flexible benefits that support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. Examples include: a market-leading company pension scheme, a bonus plan, health cover, electric vehicle leasing, mental health support and employee discounts.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.

We’re a disability confident employer and will do all we can to support you through your recruitment journey with us.  If you would like to talk about adjustments, or support you may need, please note this within your application.

We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Ensuring all Principal Accountabilities for the contract commercial team are implemented in accordance with commercial procedures.
  • Managing a key scope of work in the commercial management of contracts and claims across a suite of NEC and/or FIDIC based contracts.
  • Overseeing contract commercial relationships.
  • Reporting and providing support to a Senior Commercial Manager or Supply Chain Lead.
  • 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 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.

Who you are

You’ll also demonstrate a good understanding of procurement, contract performance measurement, risk, change and claim management.

You’ll be able to work across multiple discipline teams to develop, implement, and operate commercial strategies and contractual agreements. You’ll have a big-picture view and be able to develop and execute innovative approaches to commercial delivery for the benefit of the project.

Member of the RICS / CICES / IOB / CIPS or equivalent professional body is desirable If the above sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

If the above sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a ‘bright’ future for the combined business and its employees.

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