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Head of Strategy, Planning & Performance

Location: National (Gloucester preferred)
Organisation: EDF (UK)
Reference: EDF001

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An exciting and pivotal opportunity has become available to ensure the decommissioning programme is delivered in accordance with the Nuclear Liabilities Fund Agreement and associated contracts. This involves developing and implementing effective commercial strategies which drive efficient cross-function support and processes, a client-focused performance culture and embedded RPO behaviours in our decision making.    

The decommissioning programme is a highly complex set of contractual agreements and cost recovery and performance management processes comprising a total Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) liability of approximately £23B, of which the AGR Defueling programme will range between £2B and £7B.  Management of the contracts and cost recovery of NLF liabilities is a critical role in driving the success and viability of the EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd (ENGL) business.

The early closure of the AGR fleet would require an accelerated need for ENGL to transform and >20% of costs would need to be recovered from the NLF within the next 5 years. ENGL has agreed to give equal importance to Nuclear Operations and to Decommissioning.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Directorate will need significant changes to manage and deliver a large and complex contract which includes the Head of Strategy, Planning & Performance establishing a new business unit which will: 

  • Be strategic, proactive, integrated and commercially orientated 
  • Adopt a proactive, integrated and commercial approach to customer engagement 
  • Actively manage the oversight of programme delivery to ensure performance to contractual commitments 
  • Establish robust and auditable cost reimbursement processes, governance and behaviours to enable full recovery of large-scale costs. 
  • Establish comprehensive and integrated programme and project planning, estimation and change control to enable effective delivery. 
  • Create a mission critical culture and engagement programme to achieve desired behaviours required for successful decommissioning. 
  • Establish a dedicated and fit-for-purpose asset transfer capability to deliver seamless transfer of liability from EDF to NDA.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please call our advising consultants at Rockpools: 

David Thomas on 07967 172902 or Balvinder Sangha on 07739 508312.

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