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Procurement Manager

Job Description

UKAEA is leading the drive to put fusion energy on the grid, to give the world a new form of long-term, sustainable low-carbon electricity. At their sites at Culham, Oxfordshire and Rotherham, South Yorkshire, they have a rapidly growing workforce to fulfil their expanding programme of research, focused on delivering the UK's first fusion prototype power plant by 2040.

We are looking for a Procuremen Manager

  • To provide support to Strategic Procurement Managers / Strategic Procurement Business Partners and Department Heads.
  • Deliver procurement support across the organisation, providing advice, guidance and completion of large procurements for the growing R&D portfolio within UKAEA.
  • Ensuring UKAEA is compliant with European Commission and UK directives for procurement in the public sector

Supporting the organisation in achievement of its own milestones and also impacting the achievement of BEIS targets and milestones.

  • Deliver required Procurement support to projects ensuring that milestones and targets are met,
  • Manage and lead the full tender lifecycle which includes:

    • Collaborating with others to define the project scope,
    • Agreeing requirements and evaluation criteria,
    • Use of Authority's electronic tendering platform (EU Supply) to publish tender,
    • Managing clarification questions,
    • Evaluation and moderation,
    • Contract award.

  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in compliance with UKAEA policies, relevant Government policies, and Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • Support the management of commercial contracts through their full lifecycle.
  • Assist with creation, application, and implementation of procurement strategies for the Site
  • Provide commercial advice to line and senior management within UKAEA and to participate in specific initiatives where appropriate

Manage stakeholder expectations, both internal and external, to influence positive outcomes on all activities.


  • Managing activities across the complete Procurement lifecycle.
  • Effective use of contracts to manage / mitigate procurement risk.
  • Managing a diverse set of stakeholders both technical and non-technical
  • Awareness of Public Contracts Regulation (PCR 2015)
  • MCIPS or studying towards at Level 5 Advanced Diploma or L6 Professional Diploma


  • Public Sector Procurement experience across multiple procurement procedures (e.g. Frameworks, Open, Restricted, Negotiated, etc.)
  • Experience of procuring both goods and services across multiple categories.
  • Using Microsoft applications to effectively support procurement activities (e.g. Word , Excel,)
  • Use of electronic tendering applications
  • Knowledge of NEC contracts
  • MCIPS Qualified

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