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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus Benefits

Sunderland, GB Edinburgh, GB None, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Technical Governance Authority Offshore

The Opportunity

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

Location: Sunderland/Edinburgh/Remote
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent
Closing Date: 23rd January 2022

EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through wind power and other renewable technologies, in partnership with local communities.

The Technical Governance Authority for Offshore shall provide technical governance for the marine engineering aspects of offshore assets.

The role is within the Governance and Support Team of the Central Technical Organisation (CTO) Engineering Team. This team is made up of other Technical Governance Authorities across other engineering disciplines, who collectively set standards, monitor conformity and provide technical support in the pursuit of engineering excellence across all our business units within EDF Renewables UK & Ireland.

The role covers the whole lifecycle from the design phase of development and construction projects, through into 3rd-line support for complex operational issues, including acting as Technical Authority for Asset Management of Change reviews and life extension assessments.

Day to day you will

•    Act as the Offshore Technical Governance Authority for the offshore / marine engineering aspects for offshore assets in design reviews, change assessments, operational assurance assessments and life extension assessments.
•    Be responsible for setting internal standards for the compliance/conformity with relevant legislation, standards and industry good practice.
•    Support the standardisation and improvement of technical specifications and other technical documents within the wider Engineering team and EDF Renewables.
•    Support on the implementation and embedding of new governance.
•    Support on technical investigations, non-conformances, and other requests which are escalated.
•    Support the business in finding robust and innovative value adding solutions to technical needs through continuous improvement, and by adding value solutions. This includes monitoring for and investigation of new and emerging technologies, materials, and techniques relevant to EDF Renewables business and their use to provide innovative solutions.
•    Interface with EDF Group and technical design authorities within the industry to obtain the necessary specialist support to resolve technical issues or provide specialist instruction for engineering activities.
•    Responsible for monitoring conformity with the set governance relevant to the offshore / marine discipline (development / construction projects, operation, and end of life).

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have multi-disciplinary experience in one or more of the following areas: offshore steel structures, foundations, geotechnics, cabling protection and corrosion protection systems.
You will be required to work with external bodies and lead activity undertaken by third parties such as consultants. The Technical Governance Authority - Offshore will be expected to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders and external organisations. You are likely to be required to occasionally visit EDF onshore and offshore sites within the UK & Ireland to inspect assets. It would be desirable if you have experience with renewable energy and project management/design of offshore projects.

•    A degree in relevant Engineering discipline. Having CEng status is highly desirable.
•    Membership of a relevant offshore / marine engineering professional body is desirable.
•    NEBOSH or IOSH (or equivalent) is desirable.
•    Highly experienced and knowledgeable engineer, with at least 5/10 years in offshore / marine engineering sector.
•    Experience of managing risks and challenges in the renewable energy offshore wind sector is highly desirable, particularly with knowledge in the design and O&M of offshore

Competitive Salary and 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 competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

Why EDF Renewables?


EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.

Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry.

We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 

The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:

Together: Working together.
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.    
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.

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