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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £54,391 - £71,779

Hartlepool, GB

Career Area:  Data, Tech & IT

C&I Engineer (Simulation Department)

The Opportunity


We currently have an exciting opportunity at Hartlepool Power Station to join the team as a C&I / Simulator Development Engineer. The successful candidate will take up a key role within the Training Department on the station. You will be maintaining and managing the full scope control room simulator, ensuring it is consistently reliable, working correctly and fit for training at all times.  


The control room replica is a fundamental tool in the training of your colleagues across the station and therefore it is essential that its functionality is maintained in line with company requirements and standards. You will need to identify, assess and rectify simulator fidelity issues, working alongside the Simulator Instructors to prioritise accordingly.  


This advert will close on Thursady June 8


Pay, benefits and culture


We’re offering a salary ranging from £54,391 - £71,779 that apply with our terms and conditions covered by the EDF Company Agreement. The starting salary for the appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experiences and qualification. We also offer an attractive pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits that support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.


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 are a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help you thought the process, adjusting along the way as required.   


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this in your application.  


We value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.  


What you’ll be doing


Your proficiency in computer programming, mathematics and Windows/network administration will be key to your success in this role. This will ensure your ability to monitor and analyse the simulator performance as well as understand and interrogate plant systems that factor into the smooth running of the simulator.  


Your effective written and oral communication skills will aid your liaison with key simulator stakeholders such as Engineering, Operations, Finance, Procurement and Work Management. You will be interfacing with these teams to plan contingencies, monitor progress against programme and manage resources.  


You will be proactively managing the software of the simulator, modifying in line with plant modifications and ensuring security compliance and mitigations.  


Who you are


You will be educated as a minimum to HNC (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as Engineering or Science.   


You will need a proficiency in programming with an ability to read, write and debug in various languages but definitely in Fortran, C and C++ using visual studio. You will need to be proficient in Windows and Linux PC/network administration as well as Access and SQL database. You should have experience of industrial I/O interfaces. 


Experience applicable to industrial plant is desirable, preferably in a highly regulated environment. Programming experience in C#, java and groovy as well as real time simulation experience (modelling electrical, hydraulic and logical systems) would also be advantageous. A good grasp of mathematics and physics would be desirable for success in this role. 


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