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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  on application

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering

Nuclear Island System Engineer

Vacancy Overview

This role is for an Engineer to act as System Owner for specific systems and components in direct interface with the Primary Circuit on the Hinkley Point C project. The allocation of systems/components to the individual will be dependent on the successful applicant’s skill set, competency level and aspirations. Experience level of the individual suitable for this position could vary from a highly capable Graduate up to a Senior Engineer level.

This position will sit within the Technical Management & Acceptance (TMA) Function in the Technical Directorate. TMA are responsible for fulfilling the Licensee’s ‘Intelligent Customer’ responsibilities by maintaining technical oversight of the design and supply chain, in particular to ensure the safety case requirements are adequately captured and fulfilled during the design, procurement, manufacturing, construction/erection and commissioning of the plant. This role is for a position in the Nuclear Island Branch of TMA. This branch is responsible for technical oversight of the reactor pressure vessel, primary circuit, feed systems, chemical and volumetric control system and other associated auxiliary and safety systems.

The role requires frequent interaction, including some travel, with external designers and manufacturers in the supply chain based in France, Germany, UK and other countries.

Nature and Scope

The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as the Owner and Architect of the design and associated substantiation for systems and equipment under their responsibility. An important part of this role will be fulfilled through Technical Review and Acceptance of engineering documentation received from designers and suppliers.

This role will provide the opportunity to develop in depth knowledge of systems associated with the EPR primary circuit. Following a consolidation period within the role, the successful candidate would possess invaluable competencies that would be highly desirable for progression into other roles within the wider project, if this was aligned with the individual’s aspirations.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Act as the single point of contact for designated scope providing technical support to the Programme team (who are responsible for delivery of the product) to ensure a safe, constructible and fit for purpose design is delivered
  • Perform technical review and acceptance of design documentation produced by designers and suppliers of equipment
  • Maintain oversight to ensure safety case requirements are captured in the design and the ‘golden thread’ can be clearly traced
  • Manage technical issues to enable the delivery of pragmatic solutions, challenging where appropriate
  • Ensure that plant/systems satisfy design requirements and relevant codes and standards
  • Provide technical input into the management of risks and opportunities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including managing interactions with the ONR

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject, or HND qualification plus relevant experience
  • Understanding of Nuclear Power Station design; PWR or EPR experience would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of equipment design and manufacture, in particular detailed knowledge of valves would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the principles of Safety Case requirements and how these are discharged through the project life cycle
  • Ability to learn quickly and have a mind-set of driving rigour in technical output
  • Experience of contractual aspects of a project environment.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate in plain English
  • Motivated, self-driven, delivery focused
  • Strong technical competencies and rigor
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly with multicultural teams

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