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We are seeking to recruit an experience procurement and contracts manager.

First published:
11 March 2024
Last updated:

Vacancy: Procurement and Contracts Manager – 37 hours per week
Closing date: Noon 2nd April 2024
Reference: TGCPCM

About Us

The Welsh Government is establishing a publicly owned renewable energy developer – Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru. Its purpose is to put net zero and the communities of Wales at the heart of the transition required to address the huge challenge of climate change.  Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru will scale up the rollout of renewable energy projects across the Welsh public estate, principally through onshore wind and solar PV technologies.  We aim to have more than one gigawatt of locally owned, locally generated clean energy by 2040. We have a genuine opportunity to produce an income that will be reinvested in improving people’s lives in Wales as well as creating good quality, clean energy jobs. 

This new company should drive a new approach to delivering benefits from renewables that really make a difference to communities. The current cost of living crisis underlines the importance of energy in our society and involving people in developing different models of benefit sharing will be crucial to the company’s success.

The Role

As we continue expand our team, we are now seeking to recruit an experience procurement and contracts manager. Reporting to Development Director this role has an integral part to play in the achievement of Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru’s strategic priorities with responsibility for overseeing the company’s procurement processes, from supplier selection and contract negotiation to contract management, performance evaluation and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. You will work with our project managers to ensure procurement requirements and obligations are understood and incorporated into plans as well as undertake research to understand markets, address risks, and identify opportunities.

The Candidate

To be successful in this role you will have proven experience and knowledge in procurement and contract management preferably gained but not essentially, within the renewable energy or related sector for example, construction or public sector. You will possess good commercial acumen, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills. You will be analytically minded with strong IT skills, proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel. Welsh language skills are desirable for this role, and support would be given to anyone wishing to develop their skills in the role. Further details of the role and the requirements of the post can be found in the candidate information pack.

For the right candidate, we offer a competitive salary depending on skills and experience, 28 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays, and a defined contribution pension scheme. We understand that creating the right work/life balance is important to us all. Our hybrid working model of working between home and the office can offer great flexibility. Meetings and other joint activities will be hosted from time to time by Welsh Government at various office locations across Wales. The Company’s Head Office is based in Merthyr Tydfil. Applications for this post may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than one submitted in English.  

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge to be part of something right from the start to create a more sustainable future for all. If you feel you have the relevant qualifications and experience we would be extremely interested to hear from you.

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We especially encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. We are happy to consider flexible working.