We are currently seeking a Contracts Officer to join an extensive 20-year framework project known as PPP (Programme and Project Partners), with an estimated value of £6.5billion. The PPP model will revolutionise project delivery at Sellafield nuclear site and help deliver 17 major construction projects associated with developing the infrastructure required for the reprocessing and making safe of nuclear waste material, and ultimately support the transformation of Sellafield from a nuclear operator into a world leader in environmental remediation.

Role description

The Contract Officer will work within the Commercial Department to administer and manage subcontract activity and relationships. This could be either single or multiple subcontracts dependent upon the size and scope of the packages.

You will also be responsible for liaising with all discipline leads having contact with subcontractors.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

• Issuing all contractual notices, correspondence and maintaining logs.

• Implementing and maintaining change procedures and maintaining logs.

• Valuation and agreement of monthly payments.

• Valuation and agreement of all variations and adjustments to subcontractor accounts.

• Issuing and payment of certificates to subcontractors.

• Issuing all notices of contra charge and or set off to subcontractors.

• Formulating contemporary records relating to subcontractors performance, resources levels and progress.

• Providing reports to pre-agreed detail and at regular intervals.

• Agreement of Final Accounts with subcontractors inclusive of retention release as appropriate.

• Administration of contracts on Engineering Procure and Construct (EPC) or major construction projects including subcontract management activities

•  Negotiations with goods and services suppliers and contractors for the provision of works including ability to evaluate technical and contractual information

• Delivering negotiated savings and identification of cost reduction initiatives

• Project risk and commercial risk management processes and technique for mitigating commercial and contractual risk.


Essential skills

  •  HNC/HND in related Engineering discipline or Procurement / Construction
  • Commercial acumen – ability to identify, respond & apply different techniques for dealing with commercial risk transfer and identify opportunities for cost reduction and maximization of returned value.
  • Working with the NEC suite of contracts
  • Ideally working within a mechanical/electrical engineering, construction, process or oil and gas industry
  • Working within multi-disciplined teams
  • A high level of IT skills (Microsoft office) is essential.

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.