Field Engineer

Bridgwater, England
26 Nov 2016
26 Dec 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 now looking to recruit a Field Engineer to join the HPC project. The Field Engineer will be deemed an expert in his / her field and will be part of a team of Field Engineers and Engineers to take responsibility for activities in the field relating to Construction Surveillance.

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of HPC site construction team.

Because of the scale of this project, the programme duration and the immovable completion date, the Inspector must have previous experience in delivering large and complex projects under similar constraints.

The Field Engineer will be a staunch advocate of our Nuclear Safety Culture, and help to embed this approach in all processes and activities undertaken on the project.

The team managed by this post will be in excess of 5 persons. The scope will cover all works associated with the construction of the designated section of the Project

This post will supervise the activity of the Works Contractors and Interfaces between them, as well as the interfaces between adjoining sections of the project

The Field Engineer will report to the Construction Superintendent for day to day guidance and to the Programme Client team via the Senior Construction Delivery Manager. The Field Engineer will input into site wide management issues and a high level of interaction and coordination with other operational members of the site wide team will be required. In addition to reporting and liaising accountabilities the Field Engineer will be required to adhere to (and suggest enhancements and improvements to) company policies, procedures and protocols for construction , health & safety and other functions. The Field Engineer will require to;

Check the Works are constructed in accordance with the contract and notifying the Construction Superintendent of defects before completion

Submit details of any defects to assist in the issuing of a defects certificate

Advise the Client's delivery team on quality, safety, environmental, resource and progress issues

Proactively communicate with other site teams and to maintain good communication links, and ensure activity is well and timely reported.

Contribute information on specific areas to weekly and monthly reports, as well as issuing and maintaining performance and KPI indicators.

Support team instructions to take temporary measures to mitigate and keep works safe and within Quality standards. Follow up by taking appropriate and proportionate action (e.g. issue communications, call meetings) to avoid the halt of works.

Enhance the team with a good perspective of current and future site activities

Ensure that the tasks are developed to programme and quality in accordance with the company's requirement for health, safety and environment.

Provide information to assist in the management of strategic planning of the site set up, construction sequencing, recovery plans and resource allocation

Develop and maintain an understanding of the construction activities and their adherence to the schedule

Review Contractor performance against the authorised ITP

Ability to make autonomous decisions and operate with minimal supervision

Provide leadership by personal example

Be an exemplar for our values and core disciplines

The Field Engineer will have broad knowledge of construction techniques with high technical expertise across their specific types of construction and forms of contract. Specifically he / she will have working knowledge of the NEC ECC and FIDIC contracts. He / she will possess management skills and commercial awareness and have solid experience in the role on a variety of Major Projects.

Excellent organisation, delegation and communication skills, Ability to work within a high performing team that continuously outperforms expectations and objectives

Proven experience of writing diaries both informative, concise and with relevance to the particular form of contract

Proven track record of working within a large construction team

Experience in the installation and erection of large Mechanical or Electrical plant

Extensive previous working experience of large complex projects

General understanding the posts obligations under CDM Regulations - along with an understanding of the document and drawing approvals processes.

Strong communication skills in English required, knowledge of French can be an advantage

A minimum of HND in Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering qualification or equivalent vocational training and experience.

They will be required to attend and pass the HPC Clerk of Works course as part of our upskilling training programme.

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.