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Mechanical Engineer (Nuclear Steam Supply System)

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

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Mechanical Engineer (Nuclear Steam Supply System), Hinkley Point C, Competitive Salary & Benefits

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero. 

Location: Hinkley Point C at least 3 days a week in Office based on site.
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits
Employment type: Permanent/Full Time 

The Opportunity

EDF Energy’s ambition is to construct and operate up a to 2 new nuclear plants (pairs of EPRs) in UK at Hinkley Point C (HPC), in the Somerset. 

We are currently looking to recruit a Mechanical Engineer (Nuclear Steam Supply System) to join Joint Design Office (JDO). JDO has been created to reinforce the HPC site-based engineering to quickly respond to engineering queries and problems coming from site construction, to deliver the schedule and to deliver an increased scope of work. A primary benefit of this organisation is to save time for construction on site by having reactive answers and solutions to pursue their activities. 

The Role

As a Mechanical Engineer (Nuclear Steam Supply System), you will be reporting to the Mechanical & Electrical Discipline Lead within the Review & Acceptance Branch of the JDO, you will be a Mechanical Engineer, contributing to the review and acceptance of engineering queries raised by site Contractors on the Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) scope. This scope covers the auxiliary equipment & pipes installed by Bilfinger, as well as the primary circuit delivered and installed by Framatome within the Reactor Building mainly.

Your focus will be on the mechanical discipline, and will be interfaced with several parties, such the site Contractors (composed of main suppliers and sub-suppliers), Construction teams, Quality teams, Project Management teams, or Design teams (embedded within the JDO organisation on site, or in back office).

Your main responsibility will include: 


  • Responding to General Queries, Non-Conformances, Change Request, and Exemption Requests originating from the NSSS Contractors on site, with the support of the Responsible Designer or site Experts when needed.
  • Ensure resolution and closure of Open Points.
  • Provide adequate oversight to ensure the Nuclear Safety requirements are met.
  • Assesses technical risk and subsequently addresses this risk.
  • Report operationally to the NSSS Engineering Lead.

The Skills

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Experience applying multi-disciplinary technical knowledge within the nuclear industry.
  • Knowledge of the construction / installation industry.
  • Experience in the mechanical and welding engineering.
  • Ability to influence a diverse range of stakeholders, particularly those in a site environment.
  • Ability to work independently, be pro-active, report on and escalate relevant issues.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.  

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  

Why EDF? 

Together, we can beat the climate crisis.  Together, we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.   

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.   

At EDF every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow.    

Our people form a 10,000+ strong community, rich in diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We empower our people with the skills they need to build a successful career and to bring our purpose to life in their work.  

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.