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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £40, 069- £71,779

Hartlepool, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Plant Computer Systems, Software Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Plant Computer Systems, Software Engineer at Hartlepool Power Station.


The opportunity


This position offers an excellent opportunity if you’re wishing to pursue a career in high integrity computer system software engineering, working on systems designed to operate reliably 24/7.


The group’s main responsibilities include engineering support of the power stations plant computing systems which use a wide range of technologies dating back to the 1970s. This opportunity will be of particular interest to you if you have experience in low level computer system programming and legacy systems maintenance and administration.


Training will be provided to perform the role and further develop you in a wide range of tasks in support of nuclear generation. 


Pay, benefits and culture


We can offer a competitive salary from £40,069 - £71,779 and you’ll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Nuclear Generation Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.

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


As an Engineer, you’ll have close interaction with stakeholders to ensure high availability of the plant computer and support systems, which are essential control, logging or indication systems required for safe operation of a nuclear power plant. 


You will be involved with: 

  • Gaining expertise in the assigned system(s) and providing technical advice
  • Monitoring and reviewing system performance to identify degrading trends
  • Determining required actions and investments, including specifying, upgrading and deploying new components, systems and technologies
  • Plant modifications including safety justifications to maintain reliability
  • Undertaking time critical fault diagnosis and rectification on various plant computer and control systems.


Who you are


  • You’ll ideally bring experience as a software engineer.
  • Have experience working on safety related systems, as well as knowledge and experience in software development across multiple platforms, from assembly language all the way through to high level programming languages.
  • You’ll need experience in computer system administration and maintenance across multiple technologies with a proactive and inclusive approach to teamwork, always encouraging continuous improvement and team development.


As a minimum, you’ll have a relevant HNC (or equivalent) and holding a relevant degree may be an advantage. To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years. 


Closing date for applications: Sunday 28th July

Job Segment: Nuclear Engineering, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer, Power Plant Operator, Nuclear, Engineering, Energy

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