The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) are currently seeking an Contract Manager to join their Commercial team.

With exciting new projects such as launching the largest construction project they have yet undertaken this a perfect time to join the business and play a key role in supporting the Commercial department and team.

Role description

The Waste Management Services (WMS) Commercial team are seeking a Contract Manager with contract management experience to  lead, direct and develop Waste Management Services Framework Contracts.

This will involve managing a team, providing leadership, expert advice, guidance and direction to the commercial team and wider LLWR business. You will also be responsible for ensuring LLWR delivers the services, manages new and residual commercial risks, and realises opportunities and benefits through the Waste Services Frameworks and Contracts for both LLWR’s suppliers and customers.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Ensuring the generation of contract and commercial management deliverables, including reporting against progress to the Head of Commercial, the wider LLWR business, the NDA and internal and external Stakeholders.
  • Leading and managing a team and providing guidance to assist them in the delivery of commercial services\
  • Lead on the identification, analysis, and management of contract and commercial risks, issues, and assumptions.
  • Ensure contract and commercial management of services and projects placed through the waste treatment service frameworks including monitoring, reporting and assurance activities against progress.
  • Deputising for the Head of Commercial as required

Essential skills

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline with relevant experience or;
  • Part professional qualifications in relevant field with relevant experience in contract management covering a range of services. (e.g. MCIPS / RICS);
  • Appropriate practical knowledge and experience of the NEC suite of contracts including experience of a range of NEC Main Options;
  • Strong commercial & contract awareness and able to demonstrate experience in public sector procurement & contract management;
  • Ability to manage and lead a team of individuals;
  • A demonstrable ability to deal with stakeholders across a broad range of management levels and technical expertise;
  • Experience of establishing & maintaining suitable supplier relationships;


About LLWR

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) has a proud past, a busy present and an exciting future. LLWR have managed the UK’s low level radioactive waste for more than 60 years and are now ready to play their part as a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). In 2009, 95% of low level waste was disposed of at the Repository. Today that figure is below 5%. LLWR has led the way in securing effective solutions for lower activity waste management, diverting material away from the site by utilising a range of treatment and alternative disposal routes

LLWR has now launched the largest construction programme it has yet undertaken, the Repository Development Programme (RDP), to span 3 decades. Planning permission has been secured to allow the construction of a final cap over existing and new vaults and seven landfill-style trenches where waste was disposed of prior to the opening of the site’s first vault in 1988.Their top priority has always been safety – of their community, workforce and the environment – as reflected in their safety performance. If you join the LLWR family you will find a positive and supportive environment where your physical and mental health are prioritised and an inclusive atmosphere, free from discrimination, is promoted, alongside a commitment to excellence.


LLWR will be offering a competitive basic salary depending on your experience, a pension contribution up to 13.5% as well as an annual bonus based upon company performance and a further individual performance related bonus dependent on the level of your role.

Health and Well-being are extremely important to LLWR and they believe in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing therefore they also offer Private medical insurance which covers both out-patient and in-patient treatments and medical history is disregarded.

Other benefits include:

Cycle to Work Scheme: Employees are able to purchase cycles and associated equipment tax free as part of the National Cycle to Work Scheme.

Sick Pay: Employees are entitled for up to 261 days paid sick leave in any 4-year rolling period on full pay.

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