EDF Energy Somerset Chamber of Commerce SWMAS Business West

Somerset Chamber of Commerce – Hinkley Supply Chain Team Tier 1 and 2 engagement role

April 16, 2019

The construction of Hinkley Point C power station presents major contract opportunities for the South West supply chain. EDF Energy (NNB) has committed to utilise South West based local suppliers (service providers, manufacturers of components, sub-contractors) wherever practicable on the project. To facilitate this, EDF Energy has been working with the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and the Hinkley Supply Chain Team for several years identifying and engaging with South West supply chain opportunities arising from the Hinkley Point C Project.

Role Overview

The Hinkley Supply Chain Team (HSCT), a collaboration including the Somerset Chamber and EDF Energy, has managed the South West supplier registration portal (www.hinkleysupplychain.co.uk) and associated activities since 2010. As part of this team the Somerset Chamber of Commerce is looking to engage the services of an experienced person to drive the engagement with main Tier 1 and 2 contractors on the HPC project in order to uncover work package opportunities for the SW supply chain. This role, probably circa 3 days a week, will be based within the Somerset Energy and Innovation Centre (SEIC) in Bridgwater.

 Roles & Responsibilities

  • Engaging with the Client (EDF Energy) commercial teams
  • Influence and deliver T1 and T2 engagement strategy / tactics to effectively uncover work package opportunity and scope early in order to  and succeed in getting SW suppliers engaged / wining contracts
  • Engage Tier 1 and Tier 2 procurement teams from director level to QS as required to explain HSCT and uncover work package opportunities
  • Interpret work package scope using own knowledge and experience  with limited information made available from main contractors
  • Guide / source suppliers with relevant capability for opportunity using HSCT systems / team
  • Provide guidance, skill, experience to support Project Lead
  • Assist with communicating work package opportunities to the supply chain


  • Attitude – Team First, Positive – Solutions
  • Strong relationship building at all levels (Directors to QS)
  • Enjoy working at coal face as well as some strategic
  • Happy to operate in support role not leading
  • Good communicator at all levels of team, written copy, presentation at workshops
  • Successful and working collaboratively


  • First hand knowledge of procurement practice in large construction / civil / large infrastructure
  • Commercial contract management (NEC 3 would be useful)
  • Supply Chain assessment / support / SME management


  • Needs to offer credible experience to Tier 1 and 2 contractors delivering £10 -100 million contracts at HPC
  • Senior procurement or business development experience in the Civil, Oil & Gas, Utilities or Engineering sectors
  • First hand experience in managing delivery, procurement or commercial contracts in relevant sectors

Please send C.V. and covering letter to Sam.Evans@hinkleysupplychain.co.uk

Closing date for applications – 30th April 2019.

EDF Energy Heart of SW West of England LEP North Somerset Welsh Government