Energise your career, accelerate a net-zero future – #RenewablesJobs

At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.

Location: London/Edinburgh/Durham/Newcastle (Hybrid/Flexi Working)
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: 11th June 2023
Are you looking for a career where you can really make a difference? Come and join us as a Procurement Specialist – Solar within our EDF Renewables Central Technical Organisation 


A new opportunity has arisen within EDF Renewables for a Procurement Specialist to manage procurement activities for our UK solar projects. Based out of one of the EDF Renewables UK office’s the procurement activities include running the procurement cycle from:


  • Prequalification of suppliers,
  • Identification and selection of suppliers for upcoming projects and development initiatives,
  • Launching of tenders,
  • Analysis of bids, 
  • Tender qualification discussions with suppliers to ensure technical compliance,
  • Negotiation and award of contracts (£250K-£30M)
  • Preparation of requisite governance documentation and preparation of meetings for financial commitment,
  • Preparing purchase orders and contracts for goods, works and services in consultation with the wider EDF R team in accordance with best-value and approved company procedures. 
  • Periodic travel to other EDF Renewables offices in UK and France, and supplier visits may be required.


The EDF Renewables ambition is to be a leader in the UK and Ireland, growing our assets under operation to c.5GW by 2030. As part of the Central Technical Organisation the EDF Renewables Construction & Procurement Team provides procurement support for all construction projects. 



This role is primarily required to deliver the procurement activities related to construction activities of our UK solar projects. 


Pay, Benefits & Culture…


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays with ability to buy additional holiday and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, electric vehicle scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.  


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.


What you’ll be doing day to day…


Leading on contract negotiations with suppliers to ensure value for money, savings are achieved and efficiencies are secured for the business whilst managing risk. Supporting the CTO procurement team to initiate and implement procurement plans, including obtaining buy-in from key internal stakeholders. Performing regular reviews of the performance of framework contracts within their market areas (i.e. goods supply or component refurbishment suppliers), where applicable. Supporting the commercial management team with warranty claims, disputes, contract amendments and variations.


What do you need to be great at this role?


You will be an enthusiastic individual who can manage procurement activities in accordance with company procedures and acting as a point of reference for business users. 


Your skills and experience will ensure the post delivers targeted benefits and best value in conjunction with key stakeholders. You’ll ideally hold a degree in quantity surveying, procurement or a business-related discipline with a commercial background and ideally have previous experience in the renewables sector. You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills, and act with honesty and integrity.


You’re driven by high standards of work and professionalism and will also have high expectations for yourself and the team. You can maintain an efficient manner throughout periods of increased pressure, and are accustomed to a fast paced working environment, acting with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines spanning multiple and complex projects.


The Procurement Specialist – (Solar+BESS) will develop and manage relationships with key suppliers, in order to improve supplier performance and promotes a partnering approach to managing contracts, attending key supplier meetings as and when needed.

You'll also be able to demonstrate:


  • Highly desirable, MCIPS or RICS qualified (or working towards full membership).
  • Experience of working in an project team environment, ideally with a Commercial Management / Quantity Surveying / Procurement background
  • Experience in working in the Renewables sector
  • Experience working in a capital intensive industry (Utilities, Oil and Gas, Mining, Defence)
  • Proven ability to conduct successful tender negotiations with suppliers
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of procurement management and a proven track record
  • Strong negotiation & influencing skills, working knowledge of contract law


Why EDF Renewables?


At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.


We are an inclusive and diverse business; we recognise that our differences make us stronger and increase our ability to innovate and succeed quickly. We challenge ourselves to continuously improve in order to achieve our purpose, while rewarding work and recognizing the contribution each of our employees makes to achieving our goals.


With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and two battery sites (together totaling almost 1GW) we are providing some of the much-needed new, affordable, low-carbon electricity to the UK and Ireland across four technologies (offshore and onshore wind, solar and battery storage), and plan to build five times this over the coming years.


The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:


Together: Working together
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.   
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments

EDF Renewables has offices in Edinburgh, Rainton Bridge (near Durham), London and Dublin.


To learn more, visit edf-re.uk

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