Management of the Asset Lead - Mechanical Engineering

Employer
EDF Careers UK
Location
Gloucester
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Oct 2020

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Sector
Energy
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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 and Belgium. We're the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

A career that will deliver change. Join us and help Britain achieve Net Zero.


Would you like to be part of Nuclear Decommissioning?

We're recruiting for people to join us on the next exciting phase of our journey. We're offering multiple opportunities across a range of disciplines for those who relish working in a commercially-driven environment, on major customer contracts. You could be a seasoned project or programme management specialist working in the nuclear or non-nuclear parts of our business, have skills in commercial management or finance, or are used to working as an intelligent customer for technical disciplines.

The Opportunity


Nuclear Decommissioning


Management of Asset Lead - Mechanical. Multiple locations to include; Barnwood - Gloucester, East Kilbride - Glasgow, Hunterston - North Ayrshire, Heysham - Lancashire, Hartlepool - County Durham or Hinkley B - Somerset. Competitive salary & benefits. When nuclear stations reach the end of their generating capability they move into the next phase of their lives, which is to remove the fuel and to prepare for decommissioning.

A Mechanical Engineering Discipline Lead is required to support the development and execution of the AGR decommissioning strategy and plan.

The collective group of discipline leads will provide technical support and intelligent customer oversight for their science and/or engineering discipline area, ensuring safe and reliable decommissioning in accordance with all licenses, regulatory bodies, company business strategies and industry best practices.

The discipline leads will support the operational transition through to decommissioning and provide efficiencies and clarity including supporting the Physical Asset Management for the full AGR lifecycle

The disciple leads will provide technical oversight and be the Informed Customer of the technical scope of all AGR deconstruction works from T-2 to FFV +n whilst ensuring customer confidence and no detriment to defuelling timescales.

The discipline leads will provide Technical SQEP input to decommissioning execution of works and provide the associated EDF Energy informed customer role for deconstruction planning.

The Person


The roles report to directly to the PGDI, MotA Group Head and deputises as required. There is no formal line management responsibility but may fulfil the delegate group head stand in role.


This is a split site function; the decommissioning group may have staff based at both East Kilbride and Barnwood.


The post holder will establish effective working relationships with peers across the Company to share best practice and to continually improve local and fleet performance. Key to this is the working relationship across the Nuclear Decommissioning, Post Generation Design Integrity Engineering function.

Provide senior management with an overview of station decommissioning /deconstruction performance and areas requiring attention through the relevant Programme Boards and, provide input to the decommissioning planning process, provides direction/influence and authoritative advice in their technical discipline area.


Lead effective positive engagement with relevant external stakeholders, including other EDF business areas, regulators, Government and Industry bodies. Develop breadth of technical skills, professional institution involvement and further qualifications, national and International exposure at committees/conferences and business acumen to support succession planning.

The Skills


Applicants are invited to apply for this role that have a Mechanical apptitiude. Qualified to degree level in a relevant engineering, scientific or mathematics discipline and, will normally be a Chartered Engineer or, be professionally qualified and is expected to continue professional development.

  • A Mechanical bias
  • An extensive knowledge in own technical area and the ability to provide authoritative advice to others.
  • An in-depth understanding of the practical application of decommissioning.
  • Knowledge of nuclear safety and site licence condition requirements. Good knowledge of engineering, design, safety case and nuclear facility operations is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of decommissioning regulatory requirements and liabilities management is advantageous.
  • Some experience in a technical oversight role is desirable.
Why EDF?


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

Leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we're constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.

At EDF, everyone's welcome. It's a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we're about the people who work with us - a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that's vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we'll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us and together, we'll help Britain achieve Net Zero.


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