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Planning Engineers

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  EDF/HPC

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Planning Engineers, Bridgwater, Permanent, Competitive Salary & Benefits

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

The Opportunity

Be part of one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.  

At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors (European Pressurised Water Reactor-EPR), the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes. 

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, HPC will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions.  

We have a number of opportunities for experienced Planners to join us at Hinkley Point C. This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest construction projects in the world.

The Role

Working in the Planning Discipline of Integrated Project Controls, you will establish, develop and maintain project schedules/plans for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams. 

This will include the timely and accurate maintenance of the Integrated Work Schedule (IWS) in line with Hinkley Point C (HPC) processes, management of Level 3 (contract) schedules, and provision of time-related data and analysis. 

You will assist and support the Central Controls Team when required to ensure alignment with the Level 2 (client) IWS. Support EDF Energy in making informed decisions to support the efficient and timely delivery of work scope, it is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence. 

These roles will involve working in either the Central Controls Team or an integrated multi-disciplinary delivery team for one of the six Programmes;


  • Civils
  • Nuclear Island (Nuclear Steam Supply System and Instrument and Controls) 
  • Conventional Island (Turbine and Power Transmission) 
  • Equipment Manufacture and Qualification
  • Commissioning
  • Mechanical, Electrical & HVAC installation 

The scope of each individual role will vary depending on the area of responsibility. 

The Skills

  • 10+ years construction/engineering experience working on large scale equipment manufacture
  • 5+ years experience as a planner 
  • Able to extract/compare/analyse data 
  • Evidence of ability to develop scenario (what if) schedules 
  • Evidence of issue identification - resolution and mitigation 
  • Appropriate sustained experience over project lifecycle 
  • General understanding of Project Controls and the link between Schedule, Cost & Risk 
  • Knowledge of NEC (Preferred) 
  • Engineering qualification (Preferred)

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.   

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

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. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.