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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £36,175 - £65,536

Gloucester, GB Flexible, GB East Kilbride, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Multi-disciplined Engineering/Science Opportunities

Multi-disciplined Engineering/Science Opportunities

Are you a talented engineer/scientist looking for an exciting new opportunity in the nuclear industry? Do you want to play a key role in helping Britain achieve Net Zero? These opportunities in our Central Engineering Function might just be for you!

EDF’s Nuclear Generation Central Engineering Function provides technical engineering and scientific support across EDF UK. Our principal customers are our licensed operational power station sites, our own Design Authority function and various business critical programmes. We also provide an increasing level of support to the wider nuclear industry including nuclear new build at Hinkley Point and Sizewell along with supporting the UK to develop new nuclear technology.

Our main offices are based in Gloucester and Glasgow, so we would be looking for your commitment to be present at one of these offices as required and particularly for the first few months in the business. We would be happy to discuss flexible working and a hybrid approach, so please let us know your preferences in your application.   


This advert will close on Wednesday 5th October. 

Pay, benefits and culture

We can offer a competitive salary from £36,175 - £65,536 with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. We also have a competitive pension, 28 holidays (plus bank holidays) and are open to discussing hybrid working. 

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.

Our opportunities

Chemistry/Corrosion – lifetime management of chemistry related systems through provision of chemistry and corrosion advice; primarily focused in the area of light water reactor chemistry.  

Civil Design – undertaking or reviewing designs of reinforced concrete and steel structures, including seismic analysis and design.

Control & Instrumentation – specification, design, justification, testing and maintenance of complex data processing and control systems (SCADA).

Electrical – specification, design, and justification of cables and cabling systems, large power transformers, UPS and battery systems, protection systems, switchgears, grid interface and undertake systems studies.

Mechanical (Component Design) – design and assessment of pipework/pressure vessels/tanks, including fitness for purpose assessments of in-service components.

Mechanical (Boilers) – maintenance, lifetime management, safety case requirements for large scale heat exchangers / industrial boilers.

Process Engineering/Process Safety – thermodynamics and hydraulics of liquid and gas systems, including steam/condensate/boiler feed water/cooling water and CO2 (liquid and gas)/nitrogen/hydrogen/methane

Dynamics – condition monitoring of a broad range of plant through either on-line or offline systems

Rotating Plant – management of turbo generators, emergency diesel generators, water feed pumps and gas circulators reliability and operability.

Structural Analysis – perform structural analysis, including fatigue, fracture and complex finite element analysis and provide expert advice on the current and future integrity of metallic pipework, fuel route components, boilers, pressure systems and reactor internals.

Assessment Technology – support the development of the internationally-renowned R5 and R6 structural integrity assessment procedures, particularly focussing on the high temperature methods.


In your own discipline area, you will be:

  • Providing Authoritative advice to power station sites and supporting safety cases
  • Providing technical advice and fault-finding expertise to support resolution of plant fault or break-down
  • Communicating, both verbally and in writing, with a broad range of stakeholders, including internal and external regulators
  • Acting as ‘Intelligent Customer’ on behalf of our licensed sites.


Who you are


  • Qualified to HNC or equivalent in a relevant engineering/science discipline
  • Proactive, highly self-motivated, with a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Have a questioning attitude, challenge norms and the ability to resolve complex technical challenges
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with respect to written correspondence.


  • Degree qualified and have chartered status
  • Experience in own discipline area working in nuclear or other highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of engineering design principles, nuclear safety principles and demonstrate an ability to apply a systematic approach to problem solving
  • Where appropriate, knowledge of relevant modelling software
  • Good understanding of the importance of safety culture and demonstrate relevant traits.


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

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