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

Morecambe, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Operations Engineer - Trainee

The Opportunity

 

We have multiple opportunities for individuals with a background in power plant operations to join our Operations Team at Heysham 2 as Unit Desk Engineers.

 

After successfully completing your training, you’ll be responsible for operating a reactor/turbine unit and all associated equipment, including the performance of routine surveillance testing and plant performance monitoring.

 

You’ll also be appointed a Duly Authorised Person under the Site Licence.

The Role

 

On successful completion of training, the Unit Desk Engineer will be responsible for operating a reactor/turbine unit and all associated equipment, including the performance of routine surveillance testing and plant performance monitoring.  The post holders will be appointed a Duly Authorised Person under the Site Licence with the following accountabilities:

 

  • Monitors and trends plant performance takes actions to maintain plant conditions within the normal range
  • Investigates or requests assistance to determine the cause of alarms or adverse indications.
  • Logs activities performed during the shift to maintain clear indication of plant status, significant events and all tasks performed during the shift. Using the log performs a comprehensive handover to the on coming shift
  • Ensures Operating procedures are fit for purpose by undertaking periodic or event based reviews and any necessary document amendments are completed
  • Manipulates or requests assistance with plant changeovers or testing to support the Work Management process
  • Work within a team to ensure conservative decisions and actions are take
  • Welcomes Challenge and challenges other staff to maintain the required standards
  • Reinforces attitudes and nuclear professionalism behaviours that improve performance and to achieve a safe working environment.
  • Supports the outage process (Forced, Statutory and Refuelling) by the provision of resource and technical skills
  • Participates in training events and supports the Systematic Approach to Training by providing feedback

 

Once trained, successful applicants will have a role within the Station Emergency Scheme

The Skills

 

You must hold a HNC in a relevant subject such as Engineering as a minimum requirement although qualifications appropriate for Chartered Engineer status will be an advantage. Previous experience and knowledge of power plant operation is also advantageous.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

 

The salary range is between £36,175 to £65,536, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement.  The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent of your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.  You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression and a Company pension scheme.

 

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.  

 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


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