Thermal Generation

EDF Energy’s thermal generation assets are our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 45 years of generation, our coal stations still have an important role to play – together with our new 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.

Joining us, you’ll bring a bright new perspective to the way we do things, all while developing your skills in a challenging environment, learning from experts eager to share their knowledge with the next generation and helping the Cottam and West Burton stations achieve their full potential in the years to come.

As our thermal operations are scaled down over the next ten years, you’ll also have every opportunity to move into other areas of the business if you wish – areas like asset development, nuclear and renewables.

What we look for

To excel in any area of our challenging but rewarding Coal Operations function, you’ll need to be an open-minded, experienced engineer from a similarly large, complex industrial environment. A Project Delivery Engineer, Project Manager or Process Safety Lead who thinks strategically, has a clear view of the bigger picture and is willing to go the extra mile. What’s more, as a seasoned people manager, you’ll be just as at ease working with teams, sharing innovative ideas and delivering to targets.

Find a list of all our current vacancies here.

Engineering insights

We employ over 12,000 people in the UK and have a very diverse, multidisciplinary workforce. Our energy mix means we are able to provide opportunities for professionals from all walks of life to experience working for EDF Energy. This video shows three of our engineering employees sharing their experiences in their day to day roles, their professional development and a career they can feel good about.

Locations

The Thermal Generation teams are based at Cottam and West Burton A. Here you will find coal-fired power stations near Retford in Nottinghamshire, capable of generating enough electricity for approximately 7.5 million UK homes.