About the Employer

Nuclear Waste Services

Nuclear Waste Services brings together the UK’s leading nuclear waste management capabilities. We have integrated the expertise of Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group’s Integrated Waste Management Programme (IWMP). This creates an organisation focused on the management of the UK’s nuclear waste, safely and securely for generations to come.

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Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services has a vacancy for a Senior Contract Management Lead to join its busy team flexible working across the NWS estate.

As part of this role, you will ensure the effective management of NWS’s contracts and suppliers through:

  • the utilization of a commercial contract management team balancing risk and resource availability in the NWS portfolio.
  • building capabilities, processes and procedures across the organisation to ensure contracts are effectively managed within NWS.
Roles and Responsibilities
The role will report into the Commercial Director within the Commercial Team who will maintain line management responsibility including objective setting and personal development. The postholder will undertake line management responsibility structuring direct reports as required across the NWS office locations. NWS operates a matrix structure, and the post holder shall structure the Contract Management Team to compliment this approach.
Experience Required


  • Member of CIPS, RICS or equivalent professional body
  • Extensive commercial experience at a similar level
  • Experience within a regulated industry
  • Experience of managing a high-performing team
  • In-depth knowledge of commercial contracts
  • Familiarity with developing SRM programmes
  • Experience of developing systems to support contract management, e.g., KPI performance, spend, etc
  • Experience in managing dispute resolution 
  • A good working knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

Pelham Drive
CA20 1DB
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