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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £53,000 - £58,000

Nr Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

JDO CAD and Layout Engineer

Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater



Are you an experienced Engineer? With strong working experience in Design? With the drive and motivation to multitask and manage workloads?


If so, join us as a JDO CAD & Layout Team Lead and you’ll join one of the most exciting and ambitious projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


The Opportunity…

EDF EPR Engineering UK (EPR-E) established in 2023, is responsible for delivering the design for a number of NI buildings, systems and equipment contracts for the Hinkley Point C EPR Project through an integrated team, support to HPC construction and commissioning activities, and preparing design replication feasibility and engineering activities for the Sizewell C Project. Therefore, a Directorate has been created, responsible for the engineering disciplines and technical expertise required to deliver the different engineering projects through integrated teams in EPR-E.

For the SZC Project, work on the replication strategy and some early design studies are already underway and being delivered and managed from both France and UK.

At HPC we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.


As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C EPR project, EDVANCE provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of Nuclear Island. EDF CNEPE delivers similar works for the Conventional Island (CI) and Balance of Plant (BoP).

The Joint Design Office (JDO) is part of the HPC Engineering Directorate. The JDO gathered members from the Client and from the Responsible Designer. All members of JDO representing the Responsible Designer are part of EPR-e. Within its scope of delegated authority, the JDO provides technical support to the HPC site for the resolution of technical challenges and issues arising during construction works as well as erection, commission and testing. The JDO is also in charge of the resolution of open points and design changes which haven’t been closed prior to site activities.

We are recruiting for a JDO CAD & Layout Engineer.


Pay, benefits and culture…

Alongside a competitive salary between £53,000 - £58,000, depending on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 

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 a JDO CAD & Layout Engineer, your day-to-day activities will include:


  • Check the quality of modifications done by the CAD Team on JDO-DT scope.
  • Improve the CAD Team’s competences and skills.
  • Ensure changes from the site with significant design impact follow modelling rules and consistency checks.
  • Model components and equipment, civil structures, steelwork, pipework, HVAC ducts, instrumentation, electrical cable trays, boxes, cabinets, and supports.
  • Support all disciplines to respond to site queries effectively.
  • Gather necessary inputs, provide technical analysis and justification, liaise with engineering back-offices, and evaluate the impact on different disciplines.
  • Examples include Equipment Location Book, Layout Dummy Bedplate Drawing, and Review of Anchorages for Equipment.
  • Provide updates on achievements, progress, and difficulties.
  • Raise queries on any identified design aspects.
  • Gather inputs, assess impacts on disciplines and contractors, produce technical solutions, liaise with relevant teams, and initiate change processes.
  • Participate in team meetings, share technical topics, monitor modification requests, report achievements and difficulties, close design open points, anticipate technical issues, and collect lessons learned.
  • Making sure that methods, referential, tools, process and delegated authority from the back-office teams are complied with.

Who you are…

  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Qualified CAD Designer, with extensive experience with 2D and 3D design software, including PDMS and AutoCAD.
  • Extensive experience in design activities. With experience in the nuclear field.
  • Understanding of layout rules for nuclear projects.
  • Knowledge of nuclear power station operations and safety aspects (e.g., flooding, fire, radiological protection, high energy line ruptures).
  • Familiarity with the HPC project and associated studies/doctrine is an asset.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and managing transverse technical topics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, conscientiousness, and organisation.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, manage numerous interfaces, and understand the imperatives of downstream disciplines.
  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines.

Your background may include some of the following:

  • French speaking advantageous

Closing Date:  24th July 2024


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

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