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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £65,000 - £75,000

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Civil Architect

Civil Architect, Sizewell C, Aztec West, Bristol, £65,000 - £75,000


Closing date: 15th April 2021

The Opportunity


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. 

The UK European Pressurised-water Reactor (EPR) Design Centre further develops EDF’s nuclear expertise in Britain with a centre where leading companies can come together with EDF to support Hinkley Point C (HPC) and other UK EPR projects in their design, build and commissioning. Led by EDF’s new nuclear engineering division (DIPNN UK) and Edvance UK, the Centre is based in Aztec West, Bristol. Around 700 people from different companies will be employed there by 2021, bringing an additional 300 jobs to Britain to support HPC and Sizewell C’s (SZC) design, construction and commissioning. 

We now have a unique opportunity for a Civil Architect to join the SZC project, taking overall responsibility of civil activities coving the entire Nuclear Island (NI) scope.

The Role


Coming from an established background in civil engineering, you will take responsibility for key deliverables of building architecture, implementing the best solutions to meet the needs of the SZC NI project organisation. 

Leading a team of civil engineers, you will have the following main accountabilities:


•    Implementation of the SZC civil project strategy 
•    Technical decisions for the Nuclear Island design in line with replication strategy 
•    Verification of the design and replicability requirements 
•    Monitoring of product developments, integration and verification
•    Management of client interfaces relating to civil engineering activities 
•    Management of risks and opportunities
•    Budget management for the civil discipline of the NI scope
•    Build strong relationships with building architects and contract managers in order to achieve operational objectives

The Skills


To be successful in the role, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

•    Civil Engineering degree or equivalent qualification/ experience
•    Experience in the management of large projects 
•    Experience in contract management 
•    Technically credible with excellent negotiation and communication skills 
•    Pragmatic solution focused approach to coordination of issues 
•    Ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders 



•    Working level of French 
•    Knowledge of EPR design and engineering processes
•    System engineering process 
•    Chartership or willingness to obtain chartership

Competitive Salary & Benefits



We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF? 

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. 

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses. 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.





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