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Supply Chain Manager

Requisition ID:  228703

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Single
  • Project No.:  [[cust_projectNumber]]
  • Grade:  28-29
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 

Project Description:

Multi-year UK nuclear infrastructure programme for which Bechtel will provide PMO (including Project, Engineering, Commercial and Construction Management) services. This programme involves a multi—billion investment in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

The job will likely be executed through an NEC3/NEC4 target cost incentive fee contract.

Design Packages and Construction Packages will, pending development of the contracting strategy, likely be contracted through NEC3/NEC4 (various options – as appropriate).


The Supply Chain Manager is a direct report to the Project Director and has a matrix reporting line to the GBU Manager of Contracts and Procurement. The Supply Chain Manager leads a team of approximately five contracts and procurement professionals and is responsible to manage the Contracts and Procurement function for the programme from inception through completion.  Functional scope includes; development of the project contracts strategy, administration of the prime contract between Bechtel and its Customer, subcontract formation, subcontract administration, and claims. 


Role Overview:

  • Develop the contract strategy for the project based on Customer requirements and the overall project execution strategy considering project risk, pricing, scope, and schedule. Use the contract strategy to prepare and implement the project contract execution plan.
  • Provide support and guidance to the Project Director in the management of the prime contract:  work with the project management team to identify the prime contract baseline, to identify project opportunities and risks, and to develop a risk mitigation plan.
  • Develop a Prime Contract Management Program for the project consistent with the practices and procedures set forth in the Prime Contracts Management Manual, and communicate the baseline and the program to all members of the project team.
  • Establish and implement the project contract/subcontract formation and subcontract administration programs and ensure compliance to applicable Bechtel policies (e.g. Policy 230, Policy 102);
  • Provide ongoing guidance in the various aspects of contract management to the Project Director and key members of the project team to ensure that sound prime contract management and subcontract formation/administration principles are applied throughout the contracts work process;
  • Develop and implement the project Contract staffing plan and provide training, technical guidance and development to Contract staff assigned to the project team;
  • Participate in project related meetings, work closely with Construction, Engineering, Procurement and Project Controls, and review project financial data to:
  1. Ensure awareness of all project activities that may affect the prime contract;
  2. Identify opportunities for revenue enhancement, schedule relief and claim avoidance;
  3. Take appropriate actions to protect Bechtel’s interest and/or improve project performance;
  4. Ensure compliance with prime contract terms and conditions;
  • Direct support to the Project Director for the preparation and negotiation of changes to the baseline contract as well as the resolution of constructive contract changes with respect to compensation and time;
  • Provide for adherence to contract insurance provisions and coordinate with the Risk Management Department on any occurrences covered by Customer or Bechtel provided insurance;
  • To execute the subcontract plan, research and prepare recommendations and reports for contracting for major services, taking into consideration legal, commercial, and financial factors; maintain an awareness of current conditions throughout the life of the project;
  • Participate in the development of the project bidders list.  Ensure it is maintained in an up-to-date manner and contains qualified suppliers and contractors approved by the Customer when required by the Prime Contract;
  • Reviews and approves bid tabulations and recommendations consistent with both customer and project interests;
  • Participate in the development and ensure the implementation of the Contracts Management Divisions of Responsibilities;
  • Ensure the monitoring of contract quality, cost and performance and that all contractual duties and obligations are met by all parties to each subcontract.
  • Maintains communications with organisation and client personnel through regular visits to each assigned project team to ensure that the services of Contracts and Procurement meet the needs of the programme.
  • Identifies training needs and directs application of training programs to ensure that the assigned Procurement personnel have satisfactory knowledge of their level of work to perform in a competent and efficient manner.
  • Plans, performs, and/or directs personnel actions involving the assigned Contracts and Procurement personnel, including but not limited to:

- Staffing and replacement planning.

- Performance evaluation and career discussions.

- Promotions, rotation, and transfers.     

  • Regularly directs or conducts in-depth Procurement audit of the activities in assigned project teams.
  • Monitors preparation of project Contracts and Procurement workhour estimates, budgets and schedules to ensure that these are developed realistically and that they meet programme objectives. Periodically reviews project Contracts and Procurement activities to ensure that operations are within approved workhour estimates, budgets and schedules, and if not, directs the preparation of a revised budget request and/or a change in activities.
  • Prepares and edits presentations describing Contracts and Procurement methods, trends of lead times, prices, or other relevant information. Subject to required approvals, makes presentations to units of Bechtel, to clients, to supplier organisations, or to trade associations.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Finance, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering.
  • Significant relevant commercial experience at senior leadership level.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of commercial management functions.
  • Possesses working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only.  UK/US dual citizens may be considered. 
  • This position is also subject to a successful interview and agreement upon terms and conditions of employment.  Candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • Demonstrated experience in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling
  • Experience and/or familiarity with expediting, purchasing, supplier quality, traffic and logistics, field procurement operations and property control.
  • Thorough knowledge of planning, scheduling, cost control, and quality control functions.
  • Thorough knowledge of prime contract administration as well as contract/subcontract formation and administration, execution office and field procedures, and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction project
  • Proficiency in the formation and administration of subcontracts from bidder pre-qualification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, through award, monitoring the performance of contractors, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Direct experience in supervision, managing workload distribution and execution of the work, as well as personnel interviewing, selection, development and coaching, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling, transfers and terminations
  • Technical and administrative knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, government and commercial procurement regulations and practices, Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices
  • Proficiency and experience in project Contracts and Procurement operations at both jobsites and office locations.
  • Thorough understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as the supply chain management lead on a UK infrastructure programme of >£500M capital value within the last three years.
  • Knowledge of current industry UK region commercial trends.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain SC--Security Clearance

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.