Role description

Waste Treatment Business Manager – Cyclife UK

We are looking for a Waste Treatment Business Manager who will be responsible for the delivery of contracts within waste treatment and decommissioning projects for Cyclife UK – part of EDF.

The Company

EDF is the world’s leading nuclear power station operator, currently operating 71 reactors in France and the UK. As such, EDF has a vision to become the European Leader in Decommissioning and Waste Management, providing services to other nuclear operators and ensuring mastery of the decommissioning process for its own fleet. To support this vision, EDF has established the Cyclife Group to deliver commercial decommissioning and waste services in the market.
Cyclife currently has four business lines covering: Consultancy, Site Projects, Waste Treatment and Decommissioning, via a nuclear-licensed waste treatment facility in Cumbria and international facilities in Sweden and France.

Thomas Thor Associates are proud to be the exclusive recruitment partner of Cyclife UK. Cyclife’s decommissioning concept is a waste-led solutions approach, in response to nuclear industry operational and decommissioning challenges. The UK business is embarking upon a period of considerable expansion, making this an exciting time to join them and be part of their ambitious Cyclife journey.

Role Description

As the Waste Treatment Business Manager, you will lead the development of new tenders and ensure contracts are secured and delivered according to the needs of each client. You will also lead the development / monitoring of Waste Treatment business plans as well as managing the relationships with the clients / customers.


  • Management, recording and reporting of project performance (KPI’s, Customer Updates, Treatment Reports).
  • Liaise with the Cost Engineer / Finance Dept to ensure revenue recognition, invoicing and cost accruals are implemented in accordance with business procedures and contractual requirements.
  • Liaise with operational staff to understand project performance and schedule (both UK and Sweden).
  • Support operational staff in the development of contractual correspondence where required.
  • Interface with customers on project performance and future opportunities – obtaining forward schedules and updating forecasts (including Salesforce) where necessary.
  • Ensure that project spends (excluding operational hours) are controlled within project budgets, managing suppliers and sub-contractors as required.
  • To ensure that projects are satisfactorily closed out and reported upon completion. In co-ordination with the Waste Delivery Team ensure that all secondary waste disposals are completed in line with contractual requirements and costs controlled.
  • Liaise with MRF staff to develop and monitor costs against the MRF Budget.
  • Authorisation of Purchase Orders in compliance with company processes.
  • Lead on the development of new customer bids in accordance with Business Procedures.
  • Authorisation of Price Confirmations (under existing frameworks) where required.
  • To support the development and implementation of management systems and procedures applicable to the Business Management Area.
  • Ensure project and costs controls are executed in accordance with the appropriate Cyclife UK Management Systems and Authorities.
  • Provide support to other business areas, including the wider Cyclife Group, as and when required by business needs.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience authoring tenders or technical writing
  • Experience within customer/client account management
  • Experience with NEC / Commercial Contracts
  • Experience within nuclear / radioactive waste

This is a unique opportunity to join an organisation that will shape the future of the nuclear decommissioning landscape, at the very start of this journey. An inclusive and diverse team will support you throughout your career, with plenty of exciting development opportunities for those looking to move forward.

About Cyclife
Cyclife have office locations in Gloucestershire, East Kilbride, Cumbria and the Northeast and offer great flexibility around these, with remote working as standard across the organisation. Also on offer are attractive salaries, bonus, and company car allowance, as well as other benefits such as holidays, pension and staff discount.

They’re also a Disability Confident Employer and have won the coveted RoSPA 2020 President’s Award for Health & safety.

Please click on the apply now button to send us your application – or contact Alii Gleason at Thomas Thor for further information.

If you are interested but your CV is not up to date, please send this over, we can discuss this opportunity and your relevant experience in more detail during a telephone appointment.

Recruitment professional, based in Cumbria UK, experienced working within Nuclear, Transportation and Financial industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Diversity and Inclusion is a big passion of mine and work to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

Alexandria Gleason