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Electrical Engineer


EDF Energy
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits
Location: Sunderland
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
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Electrical Engineer

The Opportunity

Applications close 24th Jan 2021

EDF Renewables UK (EDFRUK) is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power and battery storage technology. EDFRUK develops, builds, operates and maintains wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime. The EDFRUK portfolio of nearly 1,000MW consists of 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe. In addition, EDFRUK is seeking to deliver further growth from its own development pipeline or though securing new acquisitions of projects and has more than 2GW consented, in planning and development.

As Electrical Engineer you will be embedded in the Grid and Electrical Team within the Engineering Competency Centre and will play a key role in ensuring Engineering Excellence in the delivery of Grid and Electrical Engineering services to EDF Renewables in a context of rapid growth and diversification across technologies.

Delivering Grid and Electrical services in the Engineering Team and wider business you will demonstrate an ability to add value to opportunities in a highly competitive and changing marketplace while ensuring appropriate Engineering and Quality standards are maintained.

A key facet of the role will be maintaining relationships across EDF Renewables in the UK, whilst also developing relationships with our supply chain, Industry bodies, technical standards organisations, academia/research bodies, and wider network in order to enhance, promote, and protect our activity and brand.

Day to day:

• Undertake Electrical Engineering activities in accordance with statutory requirements, and, EDF Renewable policies including Zero Harm, Quality, Engineering, and Design Management policies.

• Maintain a suitable level of expertise in Electrical Engineering.

• Provide Grid and Electrical Engineering support across all EDF-R Directorates and for the full lifecycle of assets from origination to decommissioning.

• Embed Engineering excellence and operational experience in Electrical Engineering activities.

• Embed the consideration of risk and lifetime costs in all Engineering activities.

• Contribute to building and strengthening a skilled, high performing, and motivated Grid and Electrical Team, with an open and positive working environment, and a culture of excellence, collaboration and trust.

• Provide Electrical Engineering support to the business during periods of high risk and urgency.

• Provide Electrical technical direction and support to establish a temporary or permanent corrective action plan, and support root cause analysis and solution development when required.

• Ensure all Grid and Electrical assessments, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures.

• Support technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) activities.

• Responsible for ensuring Grid and Electrical risks are identified, captured, recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP.

• Ensure that Grid and Electrical lifetime costs are optimised during the origination, design, and construction of EDF Renewable assets.

• Ensure decommissioning and/or end of life of Grid and Electrical infrastructure is considered during the design and construction phases of projects.

The Person

As Electrical Engineer, you will be able to demonstrate excellent stake holder management and influencing skills combined with technical insight and advice, ideally fom a Renewables enviroment with experience of Offshore Wind Farms.

You will have experience in a similar role with an ability to work in and manage activities across a rapidly evolving and growing business.

Whilst navigating easily between a wide range tasks will be integral to this role so will strong analytical skills and a continuous improvement mind set,

What does being a great Electrical Engineer mean at EDF RUK mean?

• Strong Leadership: You’re able to provide clear direction in an evolving landscape, with a focus on developing those within your teams helping to build their skills and competencies

• Curiosity & Analytical Thinking: You’re able to gain an understanding of what the data and the business is telling you and generate customer insights and solutions from this.

• Planning & Prioritising You have a structured plan for the required works that is achievable and communicated to stakeholders, and you keep track of progress ensure progress is shared with the business.

• Create The Right Solution: You challenge established practices and identify better ways to meet the business’ needs.

• Telling The Story: You can effectively articulate the problem and explain why you are solving it. You can provide data that supports this and are able to explain the solution that has been chosen.

• Implementation: You proactively follow through on your activities and projects to deliver a high quality outcome without loose ends.

The Skills

* Proven Engineer successful in delivering projects/programmes, establishing/managing relationships, securing and maintaining a safe environment, managing priorities, and inspiring and influencing behaviours and actions.

* Strong commitment to safety, health, environment and quality.

* Minimum of an Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline. Chartered membership of an appropriate body would be an advantage.NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) is desirable.

* Highly proficient in key areas of Engineering in the renewables environment.

* Specialist in an Electrical Engineering discipline within the renewable energy sector.

* Strong experience of managing risks and challenges in a renewables environment.

* Excellent at building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders and reporting line.

* Good command of Microsoft Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, etc.).

* Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas as the role requires.

* Full clean UK driving licence.

* Excellent (English) oral and written communication skills.

Why EDF Renewables?

We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.
Electrical Engineer

The Opportunity

Applications close 24th Jan 2021

EDF Renewables UK (EDFRUK) is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power and battery storage technology. EDFRUK develops, builds, operates and maintains wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime. The EDFRUK portfolio of nearly 1,000MW consists of 35 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe. In addition, EDFRUK is seeking to deliver further growth from its own development pipeline or though securing new acquisitions of projects and has more than 2GW consented, in planning and development.

As Electrical Engineer you will be embedded in the Grid and Electrical Team within the Engineering Competency Centre and will play a key role in ensuring Engineering Excellence in the delivery of Grid and Electrical Engineering services to EDF Renewables in a context of rapid growth and diversification across technologies.

Delivering Grid and Electrical services in the Engineering Team and wider business you will demonstrate an ability to add value to opportunities in a highly competitive and changing marketplace while ensuring appropriate Engineering and Quality standards are maintained.

A key facet of the role will be maintaining relationships across EDF Renewables in the UK, whilst also developing relationships with our supply chain, Industry bodies, technical standards organisations, academia/research bodies, and wider network in order to enhance, promote, and protect our activity and brand.

Day to day:

• Undertake Electrical Engineering activities in accordance with statutory requirements, and, EDF Renewable policies including Zero Harm, Quality, Engineering, and Design Management policies.

• Maintain a suitable level of expertise in Electrical Engineering.

• Provide Grid and Electrical Engineering support across all EDF-R Directorates and for the full lifecycle of assets from origination to decommissioning.

• Embed Engineering excellence and operational experience in Electrical Engineering activities.

• Embed the consideration of risk and lifetime costs in all Engineering activities.

• Contribute to building and strengthening a skilled, high performing, and motivated Grid and Electrical Team, with an open and positive working environment, and a culture of excellence, collaboration and trust.

• Provide Electrical Engineering support to the business during periods of high risk and urgency.

• Provide Electrical technical direction and support to establish a temporary or permanent corrective action plan, and support root cause analysis and solution development when required.

• Ensure all Grid and Electrical assessments, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures.

• Support technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) activities.

• Responsible for ensuring Grid and Electrical risks are identified, captured, recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP.

• Ensure that Grid and Electrical lifetime costs are optimised during the origination, design, and construction of EDF Renewable assets.

• Ensure decommissioning and/or end of life of Grid and Electrical infrastructure is considered during the design and construction phases of projects.

The Person

As Electrical Engineer, you will be able to demonstrate excellent stake holder management and influencing skills combined with technical insight and advice, ideally fom a Renewables enviroment with experience of Offshore Wind Farms.

You will have experience in a similar role with an ability to work in and manage activities across a rapidly evolving and growing business.

Whilst navigating easily between a wide range tasks will be integral to this role so will strong analytical skills and a continuous improvement mind set,

What does being a great Electrical Engineer mean at EDF RUK mean?

• Strong Leadership: You’re able to provide clear direction in an evolving landscape, with a focus on developing those within your teams helping to build their skills and competencies

• Curiosity & Analytical Thinking: You’re able to gain an understanding of what the data and the business is telling you and generate customer insights and solutions from this.

• Planning & Prioritising You have a structured plan for the required works that is achievable and communicated to stakeholders, and you keep track of progress ensure progress is shared with the business.

• Create The Right Solution: You challenge established practices and identify better ways to meet the business’ needs.

• Telling The Story: You can effectively articulate the problem and explain why you are solving it. You can provide data that supports this and are able to explain the solution that has been chosen.

• Implementation: You proactively follow through on your activities and projects to deliver a high quality outcome without loose ends.

The Skills

* Proven Engineer successful in delivering projects/programmes, establishing/managing relationships, securing and maintaining a safe environment, managing priorities, and inspiring and influencing behaviours and actions.

* Strong commitment to safety, health, environment and quality.

* Minimum of an Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline. Chartered membership of an appropriate body would be an advantage.NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) is desirable.

* Highly proficient in key areas of Engineering in the renewables environment.

* Specialist in an Electrical Engineering discipline within the renewable energy sector.

* Strong experience of managing risks and challenges in a renewables environment.

* Excellent at building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders and reporting line.

* Good command of Microsoft Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, etc.).

* Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas as the role requires.

* Full clean UK driving licence.

* Excellent (English) oral and written communication skills.

Why EDF Renewables?

We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.
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