Mechanical Equipment Group Leader

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

The HPC Jobs Service supports local people into exciting, long-term careers across our Project.

Mechanical Equipment Group Leader


Aztec West, Bristol - with flexibility of working from home, minimum 3 days a week in the office.


Are you a passionate engineer seeking the next stage of your career? Do you have expertise in the EPR engineering process, with a focus on mechanical equipment design and engineering? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges and opportunities to excel?


If so, join us as a Mechanical Equipment Group Leader and you’ll join one of the most exciting and ambitious projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


The Opportunity...


EDF EPR Engineering UK (EPR-E) established in 2023, is responsible for delivering the design for a number of NI buildings, systems and equipment contracts for the Hinkley Point C EPR Project through an integrated team, support to HPC construction and commissioning activities, and preparing design replication feasibility and engineering activities for the Sizewell C Project. Therefore, a Technical Directorate is being created, responsible for the engineering disciplines and technical expertise required to deliver the different engineering projects through integrated teams in EPR-E.


For the SZC Project, work on the replication strategy and some early design studies are already underway and being delivered and managed from both France and UK.


As an Equipment Group Lead, you will report to the Piping and Equipment Discipline Manager and operationally to the Equipment Managers for the HPC and SZC projects. You will lead and manage a team of Contract Engineering Leads (CELs) and Technical Engineering Leads (TELs) working on equipment contracts for the client. Your responsibilities include ensuring the accurate completion and verification of engineering deliverables, meeting technical requirements, adhering to the project schedule, and respecting the budget allocated by the equipment managers.


Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary from £75,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s 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’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 


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


What you’ll be doing…

 

  • Collaborating with Piping and Equipment Discipline Manager for task assignments.
  • Ensuring engineers are SQEP in their discipline and organise necessary training.
  • Addressing under-performance with local improvement actions.
  • Conducting annual appraisals with feedback on project performance, work winning, and operations.
  • Overseeing smooth inductions for all new staff members in the discipline.
  • Providing necessary tools and support for the team to produce studies and deliverables.
  • Maintaining continuous link with JDO equipment team to share lessons learned and manage resources.
  • Managing team resources, processes, and workload for optimum performance.
  • Balancing workload, skills, and resources to ensure timely and quality deliverables.
  • Monitoring progress against deliverables and project schedules, reporting issues and recommendations.
  • Verifying technical quality and consistency of the equipment team’s deliverables.
  • Ensuring applications of engineering rules and design procedures related to the project.
  • Integrating lessons learned and OPEX from other EPR projects and the UK/French Fleet.
  • Providing technical leadership and expertise to the equipment team.


Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:

 

  • Technically proficient in mechanical equipment, holding an engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Skilled in building strong, collaborative relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable in the EPR engineering process, particularly in mechanical equipment design and engineering.
  • At least 10 years of experience in engineering, team leadership, or project management.
  • Extensive experience applying specialist technical knowledge to complex problems and effectively communicating outcomes to diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in managing a variety of stakeholders with successful influencing and negotiation skills.


Join us and together we can 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.

The HPC Jobs Service supports local people into exciting, long-term careers across our Project.

Mechanical Equipment Group Leader


Aztec West, Bristol - with flexibility of working from home, minimum 3 days a week in the office.


Are you a passionate engineer seeking the next stage of your career? Do you have expertise in the EPR engineering process, with a focus on mechanical equipment design and engineering? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges and opportunities to excel?


If so, join us as a Mechanical Equipment Group Leader and you’ll join one of the most exciting and ambitious projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


The Opportunity...


EDF EPR Engineering UK (EPR-E) established in 2023, is responsible for delivering the design for a number of NI buildings, systems and equipment contracts for the Hinkley Point C EPR Project through an integrated team, support to HPC construction and commissioning activities, and preparing design replication feasibility and engineering activities for the Sizewell C Project. Therefore, a Technical Directorate is being created, responsible for the engineering disciplines and technical expertise required to deliver the different engineering projects through integrated teams in EPR-E.


For the SZC Project, work on the replication strategy and some early design studies are already underway and being delivered and managed from both France and UK.


As an Equipment Group Lead, you will report to the Piping and Equipment Discipline Manager and operationally to the Equipment Managers for the HPC and SZC projects. You will lead and manage a team of Contract Engineering Leads (CELs) and Technical Engineering Leads (TELs) working on equipment contracts for the client. Your responsibilities include ensuring the accurate completion and verification of engineering deliverables, meeting technical requirements, adhering to the project schedule, and respecting the budget allocated by the equipment managers.


Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary from £75,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s 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’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 


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


What you’ll be doing…

 

  • Collaborating with Piping and Equipment Discipline Manager for task assignments.
  • Ensuring engineers are SQEP in their discipline and organise necessary training.
  • Addressing under-performance with local improvement actions.
  • Conducting annual appraisals with feedback on project performance, work winning, and operations.
  • Overseeing smooth inductions for all new staff members in the discipline.
  • Providing necessary tools and support for the team to produce studies and deliverables.
  • Maintaining continuous link with JDO equipment team to share lessons learned and manage resources.
  • Managing team resources, processes, and workload for optimum performance.
  • Balancing workload, skills, and resources to ensure timely and quality deliverables.
  • Monitoring progress against deliverables and project schedules, reporting issues and recommendations.
  • Verifying technical quality and consistency of the equipment team’s deliverables.
  • Ensuring applications of engineering rules and design procedures related to the project.
  • Integrating lessons learned and OPEX from other EPR projects and the UK/French Fleet.
  • Providing technical leadership and expertise to the equipment team.


Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:

 

  • Technically proficient in mechanical equipment, holding an engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Skilled in building strong, collaborative relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable in the EPR engineering process, particularly in mechanical equipment design and engineering.
  • At least 10 years of experience in engineering, team leadership, or project management.
  • Extensive experience applying specialist technical knowledge to complex problems and effectively communicating outcomes to diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in managing a variety of stakeholders with successful influencing and negotiation skills.


Join us and together we can 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.

Why Join Us?

For more than 60 years, nuclear power stations in the UK have been quietly keeping Britain fuelled with massive amounts of home-grown energy.

Our teams up and down the country are proudly continuing to serve the nation – but they also have an eye on the future.

EDF is leading the UK's nuclear renaissance with the construction of a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C and plans for a new power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk.

Nuclear power is the most reliable, low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK. EDF is playing a key role in the development of nuclear sites, while Hinkley Point C will provide low-carbon electricity to meet 7% of the UK demand. The project is already making a positive impact on the local and national economy as well as boosting skills and education.

We’re not just building new nuclear power stations. We’re developing careers, upskilling generations and creating thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities across a variety of skills areas.

It takes a special kind of person to work in the nuclear energy industry and although we have thousands of them there’s always a need for more.

Our industry has a mind-boggling range of opportunities and more jobs, and in more places, than you might think. But it’s also an industry which is changing.

We’re a responsible business and proud to be Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity. With size, age and experience, we believe we can do even more.