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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
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Salary:  salaries starting from £47,700 depending on experi

Bristol, GB Gloucester, GB Glasgow, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Safety Case Engineer

A career that will deliver change. Together, we will help Britain achieve net zero


Location: Our offices are located in Gloucester, Bristol, London and Glasgow, with options for base location dependent on role. Flexible and blended working arrangements are also available.

Gloucester is a base location for all licensees. Bristol is also a base location for Hinkley Point C. London is also a base location for Sizewell C. Glasgow is also a base location for EDF Nuclear Operations.

Employment type: Permanent

Employment basis: Full time/Part time. Our teams are set up to work flexibly. We provide a full suite of IT equipment to ensure that our employees can adopt a blended working arrangement.

Salary: We offer competitive packages with salaries starting from £47,700 depending on experience, plus a market-leading pension scheme and a wider range of other benefits. Specific contract details vary between our different licensee contract terms and conditions.


The Opportunity… 

EDF has a number of opportunities for Safety Case Engineers across all of our licensees. These include roles within our Nuclear Operations business, supporting our generating and defueling power stations, as well as our Hinkley Point C and Sizewell C businesses, where we’re building a new generation of nuclear power stations.

Join our Nuclear Operations team and support the continued safe generation at our existing PWR and AGR fleet of power stations. Projects are centred on safety cases to optimise and extend generating lives, driving towards Net Zero, with opportunities in both reactor and fuel route safety case areas. Defueling safety cases present new challenges and the biggest step change in AGR operation for over 30 years. This is an exciting opportunity to build skills, experience and expertise in supporting operating nuclear power stations and having an immediate contribution to the UKs current and future energy and environmental ambitions.

Alternatively, support the development of a new modern standard safety case for the first new build UK Nuclear Power Station in decades. Come and join either of our expanding Hinkley Point C (HPC) or Sizewell C (SZC) teams. Be a part of one of the world largest and most exciting projects, whilst being at the forefront of the UK’s climate change agenda and energy policy. When completed, each of these projects will provide dependable electricity to 6million homes over 60 years which, along with renewables, will drive Britain towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.

Pay, benefits and culture…

Alongside a salaries starting from £47,700 depending on experience 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…

The Design Authority (DA), as part of the licensee organisation, is responsible for developing the nuclear safety case and maintaining its integrity throughout the full lifecycle of the nuclear power plant.

If you join as a Safety Case Engineer working in a new build Design Authority (HPC or SZC), you will play an important role in the development and maintenance of the safety case. You will provide technical leadership in resolving challenging issues to support the construction, commissioning and the safe operation of the Nuclear Power Plant. You will have opportunities to gain experience and work in a variety of different aspects of the safety case from developing the main Safety Report through to safety justifications to support modifications. In your role you will be supported by and need to engage with a variety of disciplines within the wider organisation, while also working with OEM designers/suppliers and internal/external regulators.

Alternatively, if you join our Nuclear Operations business safety case engineers are responsible for maintenance of the safety cases supporting normal operations and fault scenarios during the generation and defueling phases of operation. You will provide technical leadership to define and deliver safety case requirements to ensure compliance within a regulated environment. You will have opportunities to develop skills across a wide range of technical and plant engineering disciplines, through completion of planned work and providing support to address emergent challenges.

More specific details on the types of roles we are recruiting into and our ways of working are available on request.


Who you are…

Key attributes you should be able to demonstrate:

•    A motivated, self-starting, dynamic individual who is able to work with multiple disciplines and organisational levels to drive the development and maintenance of the safety case;
•    Someone who is able to understand the bigger picture, have the ability distil a range of source data and analysis to define, scope and strategically plan the delivery of the safety case;
•    The ability to understand a broad range of technical analysis, identify and lead pragmatic solutions as well as challenge current strategies and integrate technical knowledge into clear, concise and coherent information;
•    Someone who thrives in working in high profile, dynamic, time critical projects with the ability to identify and focus on resolving key issues and able to hold a technical position in a challenging environment;
•    Someone with excellent organisation skills, who can work autonomously and works well in teams.

There are minimum of a HNC or equivalent in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a similar technical discipline is advantageous and may be mandatory for certain roles 

In both the reactor and fuel route safety case areas we are keen for people with experience and/or a desire to develop in disciplines such as hazards (internal/external), structural integrity, mechanical and general plant.

There is a comprehensive Safety Case Engineer/Case Officer and technical training programme as well as Behaviour-led Technical Leadership training available to help you bridge knowledge gaps to support your growth.

Power in Diversity...

EDF is a great place to work, where everyone is welcome.

To fulfil our commitment of doing the power of good for Britain, our ambition is to have a workforce which reflects and benefits the society we are part of and serve. Every team member in our Nuclear Licensee organisations, wherever they are, should help to create and experience the right environment. Where everyone on the team understands, respects and embraces diversity with a culture where everyone is treated with equal respect and are all given equal access to opportunities. By valuing the different points of view and experiences that having a diverse team brings, and by fostering an inclusive climate, we will create a great place to work and a more successful project.

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want 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 are a disability confident employer and we will do all we can to help with your application and career, making adjustments as you need. Please let us know if you require flexible/ specific working arrangements by highlighting this on your application so we can talk this through with you and establish how best we can support.

Everyone should be able to get the most from their work and the workplace, and in return, give their best.

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


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