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EDF Energy
Salary: Competitive & Benefits, depending on experience
Location: Gloucester
Job type: Permanent
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs
Electrical Technical Lead

The Opportunity

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

Electrical Engineer, Barnwood, Gloucester, Competitive Salary & Benefits

EDF has an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Engineer to join the Electrical Branch of the PWR Technology function within EDF UK’s Technical Client Organisation (TCO), based in Barnwood, Gloucester.

TCO will provide EDF UK with the technical knowledge and expertise required to support new nuclear build projects, operating stations and decommissioning sites. PWR Technology will initially focus on providing this support to Hinkley Point C (HPC), with an increasing role in supporting Sizewell C (SZC). PWR Technology will enact the client’s duties to specify, manage, oversee, review and accept the design.

The Electrical Branch is divided in two teams to deliver PWR Technology objectives for the following scope:

IEG IED Team - dedicated to cable design and routing, cable containment design, earthing, lightning protection, marshalling, cabinets and boxes, small power and lighting systems, and the layout and installation of all electrical equipment (including that listed below).

Equipment Team - dedicated to the Electrical Equipment scope of supply that includes switchgear, transformers, batteries, chargers, UPS, Field Instrumentation, Diesel Generators associated electrical protection, synchronising and interlocking schemes of the Electrical Distribution System of HPC.

The Person

This vacancy is for roles in both the equipment and IED IEG teams.

The individual will be accountable for conducting the client’s duties in the technical management and oversight, and review and acceptance of a subset of the team’s scope. Responsibilities include:

* Ensuring that the requirements relating to nuclear safety for SSCs are defined and adequately addressed within the design.

* Providing nuclear safety acceptance of the design, based on a graded approach, scrutinising design deliverables and modifications, according to their nuclear safety significance.

* Ensuring the design deliverables have the appropriate clarity in terms of golden thread to support the safety case.

* Ensuring that UK context, project and non-nuclear UK regulation requirements for the design are met.

* Undertaking the Intelligent Customer responsibilities associated with the specification, monitoring and acceptance of design work performed by contractors.

* Ensuring design integrity is intact throughout the procurement, manufacture, construction, and commissioning cycle; from design to as-built operating plant.

* Leading interactions with the regulators in relation to systems, structures and components design.

* Providing "client accepted" engineering design deliverables/design packages to the programme teams, in preparation for site construction.

* Supporting the programmes and Responsible Designer resolve technical issues and manage technical risk.


The Skills


* Knowledge and experience of electrical engineering or system design.

* Knowledge and experience of electrical equipment specification and procurement.

* Experience in the review and acceptance of technical designs in accordance with technical requirements.

* Knowledge and experience of technical risk identification and management.

* Knowledge and understanding of design processes and activities.

* Knowledge and understanding of Electricity at Work regulations.

* Working knowledge of relevant national and international electrical codes and standards.

* Working knowledge and understanding of safety cases.

* Working knowledge of CDM regulations.

* Understanding of the concept of a ‘nuclear safety culture’.

* Skills and experience of building relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

* Proactive approach to delivery of work.

* Excellent technical writing and communication skills.


* Experience in nuclear or high hazard industries.

* Experience in nuclear new build.

* Knowledge of nuclear power station design, particularly related to electrical engineering.

* Experience of interacting with regulatory bodies, such as the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

* Familiarity with Nuclear Site Licence conditions and ONR Safety Assessment Principles relevant to design and electrical engineering.

* Familiarity with international guidance related to electrical systems in nuclear power plants (such as IAEA SSG-34).


* HNC, HND or Degree in an electrical engineering discipline supplemented by relevant industrial experience as appropriate.

* Hold, or working towards, a professional accreditation (e.g. CEng or IEng).

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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