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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Competitive Salary

Flexible, GB Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Programme Architect

As a Programme Architect in our Transfer and Deconstruction department, your key strength lies in serving as the pivotal technical integrator for our Deconstruction programme.


Your core responsibility is to effectively implement and execute our fleet deconstruction strategy, as directed by the ND Engineering function. You'll do this by providing unwavering support to our Programme Managers in a technical integration capacity across the entire portfolio. Furthermore, you'll play a vital role in shaping the initial technical scope, ensuring that our plans are not only robust but also firmly grounded and feasible.


In addition to your primary duties, our Programme Architect is instrumental in bolstering our more established programme's, including those that may transition to Magnox in the future. Your strengths will be pivotal in leveraging the knowledge and experiences gained to reinforce and fortify the entire fleet.

Pay, benefits and culture


We’re offering a competitive salary for this opportunity with our terms and conditions covered by the EDF Personal Contract. The starting salary for the appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experiences, and qualification. We’re open to flexible working with your contractual location being primarily based at Gloucester Business Park offices however, happy for home working on occasion. With this said, there will be a requirement to attend the office on a business need basis.

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


In this pivotal role as a Programme Architect, your focus will be on optimizing the deconstruction programme's delivery and enhancing client value through collaboration with Programme Managers. Your responsibilities include:


  • Serving as a key technical interface point between Programme Managers and ND Engineering discipline leads, gathering valuable operational expertise from various sources, and applying these insights to our programme.

  • Ensuring the deconstruction programme's lifecycle plan maintains scope integrity and maturity by crafting the initial program scope for each site, defining site-specific deconstruction strategies aligned with our broader business goals, and proactively managing and documenting technical risks for stakeholders.

  • Building and nurturing strong working relationships with a diverse array of key stakeholders, including station teams, central support functions, suppliers, and external partners such as Magnox. You'll also facilitate collaborative forums to address complex technical aspects of programme development effectively.

Who you are


As our next Programme Architect, you will hold a minimum qualification of an HNC or a higher degree in engineering or a related scientific field. Along with this, you will also have:


  • Exposure to highly regulated, complex engineering industries. Having worked in Nuclear would be advantageous but not essential.

  • Experience of working within a Project, Programmes & Portfolios (P3M) environment.

  • Management and leadership experience of directing multi-disciplinary teams composed of staff, contractor and assigned functional support within a matrix organisation.

  • Experience of working within front-end projects, a relevant qualification to support would be ideal however not essential.

  • Working knowledge of the relevant health, safety and environment legislation.


This advert closes on Sunday 1st October 2023. 


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