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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £45,000 - £50,000

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Systems Engineer - Effluent Treatment

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero. 


Location: Aztec West, Bristol
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 plus benefits
Employment type: Permanent/Full Time


The Opportunity


EDF’s UK EPR Design Centre has been created to further develop our nuclear expertise in Britain. It's a centre where leading companies can come together with us to support nuclear power station projects in their design, build and commissioning. This includes Hinkley Point C (HPC), which is under construction, and our proposed Sizewell C (SZC) project.

As a Systems Engineer you’ll be supporting all the activities performed by the Effluent Treatment Systems team in the design and integration of the effluent systems into the overall HPC design. 

The Role


You’ll be reviewing and updating the system documentation, formulating the mechanical, electrical, nuclear safety and control logic requirements in compliance with the engineering rules, methodologies, quality processes and tools. Working proactively and positively you’ll engage all stakeholders around the effluent treatment systems to ensure the delivery of a product meeting the requirements set by all disciplines (layout, civil, hazard, nuclear safety, environment, configuration management, procurement).


Specifically, you’ll be accountable for:


  • Analysing and verifying input data, requirements and lessons learnt from other stations
  • Sizing of components e.g. pumps, pipework, pressure relief valves, tanks, performing thermal-hydraulic calculation and modelling with in house or commercial tools
  • Supporting the procurement team in formulating technical specifications and supplier performance
  • Checking of technical reports and other documentation
  • Ensuring technically sound content is provided in compliance with the quality process and engineering guidelines
  • Solving technically challenging and multi-disciplinary issues in a timely pro-active manner
  • Providing guidance and advice to overall team on technical topics
  • Modification and configuration management
  • Managing requests for modifications to system(s) checking their applicability
  • Developing and presenting technical solutions suitable for all impacted disciplines that support design stability strategy

The Skills


To be successful in this role you’ll be able to demonstrate:


  • A mechanical or process engineering degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant experience of process engineering, preferably in the nuclear industry
  • The ability to effectively manage own workload in order to produce high quality documents and respect deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both written and orally, in English
  • Proactive and confident in communicating with others, particularly those based in remote offices including France and Germany
  • Proactive in developing positive working relations with others within the project
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to improve quality of engineering studies and the subsequent documentation produced




  • Knowledge of EPR system design principles, Instrumentation and Control architecture and Safety Classification
  • Experience of working on an operating nuclear plant 
  • Ability to speak and write technical documents in French

Competitive Salary & Benefits


At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.


Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

Why EDF?


Together, we can beat the climate crisis.  Together, we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.  

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.  

At EDF every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow.   

Our people form a 10,000+ strong community, rich in diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We empower our people with the skills they need to build a successful career and to bring our purpose to life in their work. 

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

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