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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  From £55,000 dependent on experience

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Contract Engineering Lead (HVAC chillers)

Aztec West with flexibility of working from home 2 days a week.


Are you a qualified engineer or hold a degree in a Scientific Discipline? Do you have knowledge of chiller equipment design, manufacture, and operations? Are you looking to develop your expertise and become part of building one of the largest, most complex projects in Europe?


If so, join us as a Contract Engineering Lead and you’ll join one of the most exciting and ambitious projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


The Opportunity...


At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.


As a Contract Engineering Lead, you will be providing contractual and technical oversights of contracts, including the management and coordination of Technical Engineering Leads (TEL) for each contract and managing the resolution of open points related to Design, Manufacturing and Qualification. You’ll be responsible for keeping the contract configuration compliant with the project progress.


You will be working closely with the relevant disciplines in Edvance UK and Edvance France but also with the client and the suppliers to ensure the technical requirements are met.


This role sits within Edvance UK which is a joint venture between EDF and Framatome, an EPCC established in 2018 in charge of the design (basic design) and the realization (studies, procurement, erection, testing and commissioning) of nuclear islands for new projects in France and worldwide. Spearhead of the French nuclear industry, it aims through its objectives and challenges of economic competitiveness and performance, to position itself sustainably in nuclear markets internationally and those of the renewal of the French fleet.


Edvance is a joint venture between EDF and Framatome responsible for delivering the design for a number of Nuclear Island buildings, systems and equipment contracts for the HPC project.


Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary from £55,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. 


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


What you’ll be doing…


  • Leading contract technical and project meetings.
  • Completing technical surveillance and resolution of issues/queries respecting contractual deadlines.
  • Reviewing and approving contractor deliverables and design where necessary.
  • Controlling and managing the evolution of the contract and design changes.
  • Reviewing and approving contract amendments and exemptions (CTSs, ERs).
  • Managing contract TELs and associated delivery scope, including task prioritisation.
  • Resourcing and budgeting to ensure the requirements of the contract are met to time, cost, schedule, and quality.
  • Liaising with RD and client teams to ensure integration of equipment with interfacing functions/systems.
  • Liaising with RD and client management teams to communicate progress, risks, issues and planning to support contract delivery.
  • Reporting of KPIs to management and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring qualification activities are progressing accordingly to the contract progress and site needs.
  • Helping to upskill other members of the team,
  • Weekly technical meeting to discuss about technical issues.
  • Manufacturing meeting to follow the Delivery to Site for equipment.
  • Monthly meeting to have an overview concerning all parts (technical, planning, review, risks) for the contract.
  • Meeting with site to be informed of technical issues.


Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in an Engineering or Scientific Discipline.
  • Knowledge of chiller equipment design, manufacture and operations.
  • Understanding of chiller interfaces (piping, layout, system, etc).
  • Contract management and documentary surveillance.
  • Experience of using change management, commercial and deliverable management systems.
  • Relevant experience in the nuclear industry.
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload in order to produce high quality documents and respect deadlines.
  • Proactive and confident in communicating with others, particularly those based in remote offices including France, Germany.
  • Proactive in developing positive working relations with others within the project.


Closing Date: 2nd October 2023


Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.


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