Head of Business Improvement Programmes
EDF Energy
Gloucester, GB
2d ago

The Opportunity

Nuclear Decommissioning

Head of Business Improvement. Multiple locations to include; Barnwood - Gloucester, East Kilbride - Glasgow, Hunterston - North Ayrshire, Heysham - Lancashire, Hartlepool - County Durham or Hinkley B Somerset.

Competitive salary & benefits. When nuclear stations reach the end of their generating capability they move into the next phase of their lives, which is to remove the fuel and to prepare for decommissioning.

This is a highly visible, rewarding opportunity for a robust Head of Business Improvement Programmes. The purpose of this role is to :

  • Establish the Nuclear Decommissioning Business (Business Readiness Programme)
  • Develop processes, practices and management behaviours to efficiently discharge the Nuclear Decommissioning Mission.
  • Develop and implement systems and procedures that ensure correct control of cost re-imbursement and submissions from the NLFA within the complex NLFA agreement framework.
  • Ensure systems design within the larger ENGL interfaces and systems maximising the value of existing practices where possible.
  • Provide strategic support for the ND Directorate.
  • Nuclear Decommissioning manages a customer interface with extremely high-risk impact to business viability if it business systems do not work.

    The Head of Improvement Programmes is responsible for leading the development and implementation of these critical business systems.

    The Person

  • The role of Head of Business Improvement will design, establish and manage a Business Improvement programme focused on firstly the fitness of the organisation to deliver the Decommissioning Mission and then to drive continuous improvement of performance in addition to the following;
  • Design and establish the Nuclear Decommissioning Organisation. Set up the organisation, develop the key processes and manage the change process.
  • System development for recovery of NLFA costs effectively managing commercial business risks.
  • Ensure Nuclear Decommissioning system interacts effectively and efficiently within the Nuclear Generating system.
  • Support the Directorates with strategic alignment and consistent application of commercial principles.
  • Support the team working of the senior management team to execute the mission.
  • Interface with the Transformation Programme to maintain alignment and support activities.
  • Act as an improvement process coach for Nuclear Decommissioning delivering added value through increased productivity.
  • Additional focus needs to be placed on the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015, which EDF need to be compliant with.
  • In essence, we will be placing contracts on behalf of the government and will indemnify them from claims related to non-compliance of these regulations.

    EDF will be measured by a performance framework with the potential for up to £100m award for good performance to a up to £100m penalty for poor performance.

    The Skills

    Applicants are invited for this pivotal opportunity that possess an excellent education coupled with high levels of political, commercial and strategic awareness and is required to proactively and effectively develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • The post holder will have worked as a Senior Change Programme Leader with significant stakeholder management experience related to change programmes in addition to the following skills;
  • Strong commercial awareness able to associate commercial awareness to priority setting.
  • Financially astute and understanding of business planning activities.
  • Evidence of building strong relationships base on trust, openness, integrity
  • Strong problem-solving acumen.
  • Strong programme management experience
  • Complex business system design and deployment.
  • Change Management process competence different methodologies.
  • Proven ability to design and manage a complex improvement programmes.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and trust with all stakeholders in the context of achieving seamless transfer and protecting EDF.
  • Collaborative working behaviours both internally and externally to EDF.
  • Long term strategic thinking, supporting strategy to action behaviours.
  • Competence of creating change within a highly regulated industrial setting.
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