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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Competitive

Sunderland, GB None, GB Edinburgh, GB London, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Electrical Engineer

If you are a proactive and experienced Electrical Engineer with a passion for engineering excellence and a strong commitment to safety and quality, join us in our journey to make a significant impact in the renewable energy sector and contribute to a sustainable future.


The Opportunity

Working at EDF Renewables is to be dedicated to something simple: doing good things. We take pride in tackling the world’s biggest challenge, and we’re leading the fight.

We are seeking a talented and driven Electrical Engineer – Solar, Storage and Private Wire Delivery to play a vital role in achieving our project ambitions. As the Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for providing Electrical Engineering expertise, project engineering, leadership, and oversight for our diverse portfolio of solar, storage and private wire projects in various stages of development and construction.

Pay, benefits and culture

Alongside a competitive salary and a market-leading pension scheme, we offer a range of flexible benefits to support our people across all aspects of their lives.


Your rewards package includes a choice of flexible benefits, such as electric vehicle leasing, enhanced parental leave, subsidised health insurance, discounts and employee pricing.

We offer everyone the flexibility, freedom and responsibility to make your own impact, whether that’s in the office or at home. To support flexible and hybrid working, we’ll provide a suite of IT equipment to ensure that you can work remotely comfortably and effectively.

At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.


We strive to create an inclusive and diverse business and we recognise that our differences make us stronger, increasing our ability to innovate and succeed quickly. We challenge ourselves to continuously improve to achieve our purpose, whilst rewarding work and recognising the contribution each of our employees makes to achieving our goals.  We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.


What you’ll be doing

Engineering Excellence:  Ensuring that all engineering activities adhere to statutory requirements and the company's policies on safety, quality, engineering, and design management, with a strong focus on optimization and efficiency.

Collaboration and Support: Working closely with the delivery team and other departments within the organization to secure the necessary support and resources required to achieve our project delivery ambitions. 

Technology Integration: Supporting the development team in the development of new sites, encompassing Battery Energy Storage, Solar, Private Wire, and Hybrid projects, which may include other technologies like wind or Hydrogen.

Project Execution: You will play an integral role in the delivery team, ensuring seamless project execution. Provide Electrical Engineering support to other team members as well as managing the Main Equipment package and ensuring clear interfaces with the Balance of Plant (BoP) contract for your own projects. Undertaking site visits, Quality Assurance of Electrical works, Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) as required.

Commissioning and Handover: Providing support during the commissioning phase and leading the handover process to the asset operations team. Maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the systems being worked on to ensure technical excellence for the asset lifetime.

Relationship Building: Building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders, and reporting lines to enhance collaboration and project success.



 Who you are


Proven Leadership: You will have demonstrated experience as a successful senior electrical engineer in delivering projects or programs. Having the ability to establish and manage relationships, maintain a safe environment, manage priorities, and inspire and influence behaviours and actions.

Safety and Quality: Strong commitment to safety, health, environment, and quality practices. NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) certification is desirable.

Education: Minimum of an electrical engineering degree. Chartered membership of an appropriate engineering body would be an advantage.

Technical Proficiency: You will be highly proficient in Electrical Engineering, especially MV/HV within generation environments. Able to review electrical designs, schematics and specifications. Experience of Grid Code compliance and harmonics/protection/load flow studies advantageous.

Risk Management: Proven experience in managing risks and challenges in an industrial-scale generation environment.

Relationship Building: Track record of building successful relationships with external partners, peers, stakeholders, and reporting lines.

Commissioning Experience: Prior experience in commissioning and fault finding on HV and SCADA systems. Experience within the renewables or energy sector is advantageous.

Computer Skills: Good command of Microsoft Office package (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, etc.).



Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd October 2023

Location: London / Edinburgh / Sunderland / Dublin


Join us, and let’s do good together. 


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