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Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Materials & Welding Engineer

Materials & Welding Engineer, Barnwood, Competitive Salary & Benefits

The Opportunity

 

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


One of the key capabilities required to support the new nuclear build projects, operations and decommissioning is a thorough demonstrable and sustainable technical understanding of the plant, its systems and the associated safety case.  The skills and knowledge required to maintain this capability can be scarce, take a long time to develop, and are currently attributed to each Licensee individually. 


In order to ensure this critical capability is maintained and developed a Technical Services Organisation (TSO) has been implemented. The TSO, in combination with the new Design Authorities of the Licensees, will form the Technical Client Organisation (TCO); a platform for collaboration driving a common approach and replication where appropriate. Longer term the vision is to create an organisation that will ultimately bring together all the required “Technical” support resources in EDF’s UK nuclear business units to enable EDF related duty holders to comply with all conditions inherent in the UK’s regulatory framework for nuclear safety, security and environmental protection. 


The requirement is for a Materials and Welding Engineer to join the Structural Integrity Branch (SIB) of the TCO, to bring technical knowledge and expertise of welding activities to support new nuclear build activities, with the overall aim of contributing to EDF’s ambition to help the UK reach net zero carbon emissions.  
 

The Person

 

Reporting to the Materials & Welding Group Leader, you will be in place to provide high- quality technical advice relating to Materials and Welding, to support the resolution of all design and safety case issues associated with the construction of European Pressurised Reactors (EPR’s) in the UK. 

 

Your main responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

 


•    Ensure the relevant technical support is provided to the EPR procurement strategy to support the construction phase of the New Build project
•    Review and Acceptance of Contractors’ manufacturing and welding documentation
•    Assist in the development of the site-specific safety case by providing specialist contributions and advice in the field of Materials and Welding
•    Work closely with the inspection team to provide an oversight of physical welding issues
•    Manage technical input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems
•    Work effectively with the Project, TCO and Responsible Designer engineering organisations and regulatory bodies in all areas related to Materials and Welding
•    Specify, manage and co-ordinate support from other external organisations in the field of Materials and Welding
•    Develop and assist in resolution of commitments made in GDA for Materials and Welding issues
•    Have responsibilities for Technical Leadership, Health and Safety, Work Planning
Succession Management, Quality Assurance, Financial management and skill development - in the context of their work and in support of the Group Lead 
•    Support the Group Lead by monitoring and advising on strategy, resources, processes, business plan, budget and activities relating to Materials and Welding
•    Demonstrate the core values of HPC Project and promote their use by team members and within the wider project
 

The Skills

 

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills/ experience:


•    International Welding Engineer (IWE) qualification or Masters in Welding Engineering 
•    Familiarity with welding processes (SMAW, GTAW, SAW, GMAW), procedure specifications, qualification and key codes and standards 
•    Design code and standards for the manufacture of nuclear pressure equipment
•    Metallic materials properties and degradation mechanisms, primarily those associated with the primary and secondary circuits of Pressurised Water Reactors
•    Low alloy ferritic steels, stainless steels, carbon-manganese steels, high nickel alloys
•    Manufacturing processes, forging, casting, welding, forming, heat treatment
•    Mechanical testing, including fundamental fracture toughness testing
•    Quality control methods
•    Understanding of weldability and the influence of welding processes and technique on materials properties and in-service behaviour
•    Ability to demonstrate a proactive, self-motivated approach to technical and non-technical work
•    Excellent technical writing and communication skills
•    Stakeholder management experience would be advantageous 

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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