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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  £35,000 - £40,000

Near Leiston, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer, Sizewell B/C, Suffolk, £35,000 - £40,000

The Opportunity


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.

As part of our plan to secure a low-carbon energy future, EDF’s Nuclear New Build (NNB) team is developing an ambitious programme to build a fleet of safe, reliable nuclear power stations in the UK, focussed on two new nuclear power stations, the first since Sizewell B (SZB) in 1995. The first station is under construction at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset, and NNB’s ambition is to build a second at Sizewell C (SZC) in Suffolk. The SZC project is currently in the development phase, with the intention to begin construction of the project at the end of 2021.

We currently have a unique opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer looking to establish their career in the nuclear industry, to join the existing SZB project and gain operational experience, before ultimately transitioning to the SZC new build development team. 

The Role


You will be part of a small team at SZB working with the Station Mechanical Engineer, as well as interacting with teams at SZC. You will support the day to day functions of the SZB operating power station, obtaining invaluable operational experience for a period of two years before joining and applying your knowledge to SZC. 

You will be accountable for the following:

•    Specifying maintenance on your assigned Structure/System/Component (SSC) ensuring costs are optimised and reliability is effective, whilst maintaining SSC safety functions
•    Providing technical expertise and knowledge to troubleshoot activities ensuring robust corrective actions are in place to correct issues and prevent recurrence 
•    Participating in the on-line and outage work planning processes providing engineering technical input as required 
•    Providing support to other station functions as required
•    Assisting and supporting the SZB/SZC Interface manager 
•    Assisting in the review of SZC project deliverables

The Skills


You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

•    Degree Qualified in related engineering discipline or equivalent experience
•    Experience of large-scale complex design projects in nuclear, energy, oil & gas or public sector works
•    Inspections and monitoring of systems
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Proactive approach to working




•    Design office experience
•    Knowledge of Mechanical Building Services (Domestic Water, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Drainage, Building Management Systems)

Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. 

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses. 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

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

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