30 days ago
System Health Engineer - Computing / Electronics
EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group and is one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in France, the UK, Germany and Italy. In the UK we have approximately 15,000 employees. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy. We produce about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity from our nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a ‘bright’ future for the combined business and its employees.
#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.
Heysham 2 are looking for System Health Engineer’s specialising in Computing/Electrical to join the team on a permanent basis.
As the one of the System Health Engineers you will be responsible for the execution of the Fleet Engineering standards and processes for the safe and reliable operation of a nuclear power plant in accordance with all the licences, regulating bodies, company business strategies and industry best practices.
The appointed Engineers will act as the system manager and principal owner for assigned systems, the role includes short-term hands on fault diagnosis and resolution as well as longer-term plant reliability analysis. The Data Processing and Control System (DPCS) is a large interconnected network of computers which provides real time data acquisition, control, display and data logging functions to support operation of both units and associated station services plant from the Central Control Room (CCR).
Alongside reporting into the Group Head, you will carry out the following duties on a daily basis:
* Ensure station documentation and drawings are maintained and accurately reflect design and configuration changes
* Carry out all activities whilst adhering to site licence requirements, statutory regulations, company and local directives, procedures and safety rules
* Be responsible for the medium to long term equipment reliability of assigned systems
* Liaise with peers in other Engineering groups within the fleet, to share best practise and foster a continuous development mindset for local and fleet performance
* Perform Condition Monitoring, Performance Trending, Plant Walkdowns and System Health Reviews as required
* Responsible for Outage scope definition, preparation and delivery
* Act as a Subject Matter Expert in plant areas as designated
The successful System Health Engineers (Computing/Electricals) will have the following:
* As a minimum, entrants will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent), candidates with a relevant Degree may have an advantage
* The role will be primarily working with DPCS hardware any relevant experience will be advantageous
* Ideally the candidate will have a background in computing hardware/electronics and knowledge of multibus technology
* Background in nuclear power plant operations, engineering or technical and safety disciplines would be advantage but not essential, training will be provided based on existing experience
* The role will be primarily working with DPCS hardware, experience with multibus technology will be advantageous
Cross Discipline Responsibilities:
A System Engineer is recognised as having cross discipline responsibilities, normally engineers start their careers with knowledge in a single discipline, i.e. Electrical Engineering. To become a fully functioning system engineer there is a need to have an understanding of the other 2 disciplines i.e. Mechanical and C & I. It is not expected that the system engineer would have a broad knowledge in all 3 disciplines but rather would have sufficient knowledge to support system on a day to day basis.
Competitive Salary & Benefits
The salary range is between £32,232 and £62,016, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent of your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression and a Company pension scheme.
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