Mechanical Engineer

England, Bristol
26 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
EDF Energy
Contract Type
Full Time

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. EDF are looking to recruit a mechanical engineer for the Hinkley Point C project. The purpose of this position is to enact the role of a Design Authority Engineer for the licensee organisation and to discharge the technical responsibilities of the 'Intelligent Customer' for the Conventional Island and Balance of Plant (CIBOP) systems, structures and components.

Working for the nuclear licensee, the successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team using their own initiative to identify and resolve significant process and technical issues which arise during the course of this rapidly developing project. The successful candidate will work with the safety case teams and the plant designers to ensure that engineering requirements are established, adequately justified and correctly appear in the design. The successful candidate will be expected to act as a professional engineer to accept supplier's designs and protect safety case compliance alongside the delivery of critical project milestones.

To understand the design of mechanical and fluid systems and the role which they have within the nuclear and environmental safety cases.

To support the development of the nuclear safety case.

To review procurement specifications and design reports for conformity with safety cases.

Provide input to, and approval of, non-conformances and design changes as the plant design evolves.

Work effectively with minimal supervision to ensure internal customer's needs are met.

Maintain a strong relationship with EDF Engineering (Responsible Designer) and UK regulatory bodies.

Co-ordinate and manage support from other external organisations.

Interface with the Regulator within your area of responsibility to support licensing of UK EPR.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following:

Degree or higher degree in relevant discipline.

Registered member of a relevant professional institute or qualifications and experience suitable to lead to membership.

Experience in highly regulated environment e.g. nuclear, aircraft, petrochemical etc.

Experience of working in the design and assessment of mechanical and fluid systems such as

Mechanical and Fluid Systems System Design

Pipework and Pressurised Systems Design Codes

Mechanical Handling

Design, Operation and Maintenance of Large scale fluid process equipment (pumps, pipe, valves, heat exchangers, cranes, handling equipment, HVAC etc.)

Structural Integrity

Regulations and legislation pertinent to Power and Process industries

Support the development of the safety case for the mechanical and fluid systems.

Experience in liaising with the HSE Nuclear Directorate or other regulatory body.

Excellent organisational skills.

Understanding of Quality Assurance in a highly regulated environment.

Decision making capability for resolution of safety case issues.

Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.

Particular experience in HVAC or cranes design would be positively received.

The ability to speak French is desired but not essential for this role.

Knowledge of Nuclear Power Plant or nuclear facilities is desired but not essential as training will be provided.

By joining EDF Energy you will be part of a company committed to equality. We are proud to be one of only three organisations in the UK to gain the National Equality Standard, the country's most comprehensive assessment of diversity & inclusion. We'll support your career through our state of the art approach to learning, development and knowledge sharing through our Campus network. We offer a defined benefit pension scheme based on career average earnings, in addition to leave and benefits that help you feel good.