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Systems Engineer - Electrical

EDF Energy
Near Bridgwater, GB
£40,069 to £98,004
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Are you an experienced electrical engineer with a proven track record of working within highly regulated environments with high safety standards and culture?

Are you a strong communicator with enthusiasm and drive for your work? Do you operate well within a team environment?

The opportunity

You will be working as a key member of the Engineering department at Hinkley point B power station, ensuring that the functions of the station are operational while monitoring and evaluating the overall performance of the daily operations of the station.  

Over the last 46 years, Hinkley Point B generated 311 TWh of low carbon and is now in a new phase in its life- defueling and decommissioning. This involves the safe removal of all spent fuel from the reactor core, the cooling ponds and stores whilst looking ahead and preparing for deconstruction. During this stage the station will see transformative change and are keen to recruit talented individuals looking for their next challenge to complement their existing core of expertise. At a time of Nuclear Resurgence, Hinkley Point B offers a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within an operational defueling environment whilst also looking ahead to future potential opportunities in nuclear new build or decommissioning and deconstruction.

As a station, Hinkley Point B is immensely proud of its history and is looking forward to new challenges as it starts this next chapter. This is a great opportunity to come and join an incredible team to continue your career as a Nuclear Professional.

Pay, Benefits & Culture

We can offer a competitive salary with a range of £40,069 - £84,892; with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience, and qualifications.

At EDF, everyone is welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.

We’re committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

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

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.

This is a full-time position; however, we will be happy to discuss options regarding part time flexibility and job share if you would like to highlight this on your application.

What you’ll be doing

You will have responsibility for several plant systems and may provide support on other systems. Your duties will include:

  • Working within the engineering team to ensure execution of fleet engineering standards and processes for safe and reliable operation of a nuclear power plant in accordance with all licenses, regulating bodies, business strategies and industry best practices.
  • Being the source of technical expertise on your systems Adapting your system’s maintenance policy to the new demand of a defueling station Monitoring system performance and resolving issues.
  • Looking ahead into deconstruction and planning system demands and maintenance regimes.
  • Producing justifications and managing modifications to the plant

Who you are

Candidates should possess appropriate engineering experience and abilities applicable to equipment reliability, maintenance and modification of complex high and low voltage distribution plant equipment. This will also include the ability to understand, with appropriate training, the design specification and safety requirements of the plant and apply these in all aspects of the role.

  • Typically, HND or Degree qualified with extensive experience in electrical engineering. HNC or equivalent may be considered if accompanied with appropriate industrial experience.
  • Hold, or working towards, a professional accreditation (e.g. CEng or IEng)
  • Knowledge and experience of electrical equipment specification, procurement, qualification, testing and decommissioning activities.
  • Experience of identifying, implementing, and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements Working knowledge of relevant national and international electrical codes and standards Knowledge and understanding of design processes and activities and a working knowledge and understanding of safety cases.
  • Suitable relevant experience within engineering/construction projects, particularly in an operational context.

Application closing date: 28th February 2024
Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


Hinkley Point C is a distinctive development of unrivalled scale and complexity. Based on the north Somerset Coast, it’s the first nuclear power station to be built in Britain in a generation. Capable of delivering safe, secure and affordable low carbon electricity to six-million homes / 7% of UK electricity for over 60 years, demonstrating our commitment to securing the UK’s energy future.

Hinkley Point C is a one-of-a-kind construction. Over the course of its ten-year development it will provide truly unique opportunities for talented and ambitious Project Managers – like you – to take their career to new heights.

This is it.  

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