| || System Engineer |
| || EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 12,500 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & 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. |
| || Generating electricity is a huge responsibility, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse.
At EDF Energy, we’re on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is one of the things we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through 15 reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads.
Our thermal generation assets include our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 50 years of generation, our coal stations have an important role to play – together with our Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage plants, supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. Our plan now is to secure strategic flexibility and maximise the long-term value of thermal energy within the EDF Energy portfolio, which provides exciting operational and technical opportunities for the lifetime of these assets.
| || A permanent engineering position within an Engineering Group working as a System Engineer.|
This position offers an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to pursue a career in high integrity engineering, working on complex plant and systems designed to operate reliability 24/7.
You will report to the relevant Engineering Group Head.
The successful candidate will be expected to operate in a cross disciplinary role.
| || As a System Engineer within an Engineering Group you will develop expertise in a wide range of systems and processes, thus an aptitude and openness to learning along with a proven ability to function effectively as a team member is essential.|
You will be presented with complex technical issues that will require derivation of safe, cost effective solutions utilising sound engineering principles coupled with innovative implementation techniques.
At times you will be required to work alone, utilising your own initiative and drive to identify and deliver projects. At other times you will be required to work with multi-disciplinary teams, liaising closely with Operations and Maintenance staff, contract partners and other functions within Heysham 2 and other Corporate locations.
You will acquire in-depth knowledge of plant safety cases and be responsible for ensuring plant is operated, maintained and tested within its respective safety case envelope.
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- An awareness of relevant legal and regulatory framework and compliance requirements ensuring that all activities are carried out with full regard to Site Licence requirements, statutory regulations and company standards
- An ability to build effective networks, and negotiate and influence effectively towards the achievement of business objectives
- An ability to manage projects from low to high complexity managing and leading diverse multi-disciplined teams
- To maintain and develop knowledge within the candidate's core discipline whilst cross skilling into other disciplines, taking responsibility for your own training and development
- To develop and maintain knowledge of the plant and systems and act as system manager with responsibility for the equipment reliability of assigned systems using the core Fleet Engineering and Equipment Reliability processes
- Ensure critical equipment is identified and that correct preventative maintenance programmes are in place to prevent unanticipated equipment failures
- Where plant issues are identified provide technical expertise and knowledge to troubleshooting activities ensuring robust corrective actions are in place to correct issues and prevent reoccurrence
- Actively participate in the on-line and outage work planning process providing engineering technical input as required ensuring prioritisation of work is based on the criticality of equipment and it’s potential impact on plant performance from safety, reliability and efficiency.
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- The minimum qualification for this application is an HNC (or equivalent).
- Candidates with a relevant Degree qualification may have an advantage.
- A background in nuclear power plant operations, engineering or technical and safety discipline would be an advantage but is not essential.
- Training will be provided based on existing experience.
| || Full-Time |
| || Permanent |
| || North West |
| || Heysham Power Stations, Morecambe, Lancashire |
| || £31,587 - £67,826 |
| || Engineering - Nuclear Generation |
| || 31-Aug-2017|