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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  34,951-63,319

Near Leiston, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Outage Operational Planner

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

We’re currently recruiting for an Outage Operational Planner at Sizewell B Power Station. We can offer a competitive salary from £34,951 - £63,319 with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. Closing date for applications is 2nd December 2021.

The Opportunity

As Outage Operational Planner you will be working as part of the function accountable for the outage management of the station. You will be working on operational testing, plant release, plant return to service and ensuring that associated programmes are delivered safely to satisfy station business targets.

Your previous operations experience within the nuclear industry would be key to your success in this role and you will be working closely with the reactor side of the department.

The Role

Your role will involve interacting with multiple stakeholders both internal (such as the operations team, outage management, project leads) and external to the station to ensure nuclear island operational programmes are accurate, optimised, challenging and achievable

You will be working with Operations Engineers to produce resource levelled agreed plans. You’ll have responsibility of the development and ownership of short and long term operational programmes, as well as coordinating and delivering refuelling outage programmes.

The Skills

As a minimum, you will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent) and having a relevant degree may be advantageous. You will be expected to integrate into the outage planning team, functioning as a key part of the department.

Ideally, you should be able to demonstrate:


  • Knowledge of nuclear power plant or have an industrial or project management background within the industry
  • Experience in the areas of operations, maintenance, safety cases and engineering
  • Enthusiasm, drive, ownership and the ability to facilitate change
  • Experience in using the planning application tool Primavera would be advantageous 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to manage cross-functional working groups, encouraging a team ethos to help develop and deliver effective work programmes
  • A calm and measured approach to your work
  • Consistent and thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and identify the most appropriate solution when faced with conflicting demands
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Discretion when handling sensitive information

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives.  We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 
In addition to a salary ranging from £34,951 - £63,319 we offer a company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits. 

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

Why EDF?

Together, we can beat the climate crisis. Together, we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.  

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.  

At EDF every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow.   

Our people form a 10,000+ strong community, rich in diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We empower our people with the skills they need to build a successful career and to bring our purpose to life in their work. 

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero. 

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