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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus Benefits
Location: 

Edinburgh, GB Sunderland, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Senior Electrical Engineer

The Opportunity


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

Contract Type:        Permanent
Location:                Alexander House
Salary:                  Competitive Salary & Benefits  
Closing date:         6th of February 2022

EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through wind power and other renewable technologies, in partnership with local communities.

The EDF Renewables ambition is to be a distinctive and recognised leader in the UK and Ireland, developing our assets under operation to c.5GW by 2030. As part of the CTO the EDF Renewables Engineering Team provides Engineering governance and support for all assets across their lifecycle from origination to decommissioning. 

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be embedded in the Grid and Electrical Team within the Engineering Competency Centre. They shall play a key role in ensuring Engineering Excellence in the delivery of Grid and Electrical Engineering services to EDF Renewables in a context of rapid growth and diversification across technologies. 

The Senior Electrical Engineer shall deliver Grid and Electrical services in the Engineering Team, CTO, and wider business, demonstrating an ability to add value to opportunities in a highly competitive and changing marketplace while ensuring appropriate Engineering and Quality standards are maintained. 

They will develop and maintain relationships across EDF Renewables in the UK, and the wider EDF Group in the UK and internationally. In addition, they will develop and maintain external relationships with our supply chain, Industry bodies, technical standards organisations, academia/research bodies, and wider network in order to enhance, promote, and protect our activity and brand. 

Day to day you will


•    Manage the compliance process in accordance with the relevant Network Connection Offer, Agreements and G99; or the Grid Code and CUSC where applicable.
•    Contribute to building and strengthening a skilled, high performing, and motivated Grid and Electrical Team, with an open and positive working environment, and a culture of excellence, collaboration and trust.
•    Provide Electrical Engineering support to the business during periods of high risk and urgency.
•    Provide Electrical technical direction and support to establish a temporary or permanent corrective action plan, and support root cause analysis and solution development when required.
•    Ensure all Grid and Electrical assessments, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures.
•    Support technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) activities.
•    Manage and/or resolve any technical, legal or commercial queries found within connection offer documentation. 
•    Ensure that lifetime costs are optimised during the origination, design, and construction of EDF Renewable assets.
•    Responsible for ensuring Grid and Electrical risks are identified, captured, recorded and addressed appropriately, providing technical expertise and guidance to ensure risk level is ALARP.

The Person


The successful candidate will have the minimum of an Engineering degree or equivalent, in Electrical Engineering or related discipline. Chartered membership of an appropriate body would be an advantage. 

You will be a qualified, experienced Senior Electrical Engineer that has been successful in delivery projects, establishing relationships and can maintain a safe environment. As part of the role you will be mentoring Interns & Junior Engineers so you will be excellent at building strong relationships with peers as well as external partners. 

Strong experience within a Renewables environment is advantageous. Accreditation under HVSR, competent person, authorised person, limited senior authorised person or senior authorised person would be an advantage. Experience in NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) is desirable as well as knowledge of the Grid Code, CUSC and G99 Engineering recommendations.

To be considered for this role, you must have a full clean UK driving licence. 

Competitive Salary and 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, gym membership, 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 Renewables?


EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.

Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.

We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 

The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:

Together: Working together.
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.    
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.


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