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

Houghton Le Spring, GB

Career Area:  Engineering

Resident Site Engineer

The Opportunity


EDF Renewables have ambitious targets for growth and both Wind and Solar PV are seen as key elements of this growth. We have a proven global track record in wind and have now entered the Solar PV market in the UK.

Join our multi-skilled Engineering Team and help us to deliver on the construction and commissioning of Wind Farm sites and Solar PV in an exciting and dynamic environment. With a focus on engineering excellence, engineering governance, and technical support the Renewables Electrical Resident Site Engineer will:


  • Be a champion of EDF R Health and Safety policies.
  • Co-ordinate all engineering site activities in support of renewable projects.
  • Be responsible for overseeing and reporting on all electrical site installations.
  • Be responsible for overseeing and reporting on all electrical site commissioning activities.
  • Be a champion of quality processes for electrical systems.
  • Manage, oversee and work with external engineers / consultants.
The Person


We are seeking an individual with a strong engineering and technical background in the renewables industry.  You will also have demonstrable experience in the installation, testing and commissioning of electrical infrastructure for generation / renewable energy projects.  You will also require to have experience with industry standard IT tools e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Project etc.


We would also expect that you will be able to:-


  • produce daily/weekly/monthly reports.
  • manage technical issues.
  • work at site – potentially in remote locations and away from home.
  • hold a relevant engineering qualification to a minimum of HNC.
  • hold an appropriate H&S qualification.
  • hold a full, clean UK driving licence.
The Skills


  • Inspiration - Ability to identify critical technical issues and use good judgement and decision making.
  • Integrity - Honourable, trustworthy, fair, honest, persistent, determined and resilient.
  • Impact - Get results and make things happen. Influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Involvement - Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust that supports, engages, develops, and motivates others.
  • Strong analytical thinking and capability to effectively present and communicate key findings and recommendations.
  • Good at building relationships and communicating with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to identify and realise opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to negotiate and challenge internally and externally.
Why EDF Renewables?


EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities.  With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK.  Work is well underway on the 450 MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project which is in the Firth of Forth and we’ve extended our Edinburgh office to accommodate around 60 new team members.  We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented.

We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.

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