Technical Configuration Manager

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Employing Company:  EDF

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Technical Configuration Manager


Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Hybrid, minimum of 3 days onsite.


Are you someone who takes personal ownership and accountability for the work you do? Are you passionate about solving complex problems and driving pragmatic solutions with a strong background in Configuration Management?


If so, join us as a Technical Configuration Manager 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 part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C EPR project, EPR-e covers the whole scope of the plants the Balance of Nuclear Island (BNI) and the Conventional Island (CI) and Balance of Plant (BoP).  EDVANCE still provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of Nuclear Island (BNI). CNEPE delivers similar works for the Conventional Island (CI) and Balance of Plant (BoP).
 

The Joint Design Office (JDO) is part of the HPC Engineering Directorate. The JDO gathered members from the Client and from the Responsible Designer. All members of JDO representing the Responsible Designer are part of EPR-e Within its scope of delegated authority, the JDO provides technical support to the HPC site for the resolution of technical challenges and issues arising during construction works as well as erection, commission and testing. The JDO is also in charge of the resolution of open points and design changes which haven’t been closed prior to site activities.
 

We are looking to recruit for the role of Technical Configuration manager


Pay, benefits and culture…

 

Alongside a competitive salary Circa £65,000, depending on experience. 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…


The Technical Configuration Manager is responsible for a small team of Technical Configuration Engineers. This team ensures the optimisation of the technical activities by providing support to all engineering teams based in the Joint Design Office (JDO - located on Hinkley Point C (HPC) site) for the UK HPC EPR project. It ensures a strong link between the configuration management activities performed in the Edvance back-office and on the JDO.


The Technical configuration manager is responsible for and or will assist with several of the below listed day to day activities.
 

  • Being in charge of the Design Change Management by piloting and coordinating the technical aspects of the Configuration (Design changes/Open points/Referential) between the different internal and external stakeholders ensuring a consistent and optimised (challenges the technical impacts) design for the Project.
  • Ensuring the resolution of various cross-functional technical issues by coordinating multidisciplinary stakeholders.
  • Participating where necessary in coordination meetings organised by the various parties involved in the project (modification committee, project decision meeting, etc.)
  • Presenting and sharing progress, including KPI production, data analysis to support management and decision making.
  • Looking over the consistency of the design modified by the JDO teams,
  • Making sure that methods, referential, tools, process and delegated authority from the back-office teams are complied with,
  • Looking over the interests of the Responsible Designer in the JDO on a daily basis, in particular with respect to topics such as intellectual property and responsibility of the Responsible Designer further to modification of their design by the JDO teams.
  • The JDO Technical Configuration Manager should also be involved in the development strong relations with the different Back-Offices in Bristol/Paris/Tours


Who you are…

 

  • Science, Engineering master’s degree or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in design and coordination of technical topics in (at least) one of the following disciplines: nuclear safety, systems, civil work, layout, piping, HVAC, Elec, Equipment
  • Previous EPR and associated studies/doctrine/configuration management experience.  
  • Understanding of layout rules for an industrial project, in particular for the Nuclear Industry
  • Understanding of construction specifications for mechanical and electrical disciplines
  • Good capacity to animate, follow and coordinate Design Changes and Open Points.
  • Experience in the management of various cross-functional technical issues by coordinating multidisciplinary stakeholders.
  • Good Interpersonal skills, conscientiousness, organisation, writing ability.
  • Good organisational, writing, and oral expression skills, are essential for the realisation of the activities of document production, steering and interfaces with the various correspondents.
  • Ability to prioritise, to manage numerous interfaces, to question and understand the imperatives of other downstream disciplines.
  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines.
     

Your background may include some of the following:
 

  • French speaking advantageous
  • Experience on project dealing with material interfaces.
  • Knowledge of the general operation of nuclear power station and the associated safety aspects (in particular, aspects relating to flooding, fire, radiological protection, high energy line ruptures, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 2D and 3D design software (Navisworks)


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.

Technical Configuration Manager


Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Hybrid, minimum of 3 days onsite.


Are you someone who takes personal ownership and accountability for the work you do? Are you passionate about solving complex problems and driving pragmatic solutions with a strong background in Configuration Management?


If so, join us as a Technical Configuration Manager 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 part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C EPR project, EPR-e covers the whole scope of the plants the Balance of Nuclear Island (BNI) and the Conventional Island (CI) and Balance of Plant (BoP).  EDVANCE still provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of Nuclear Island (BNI). CNEPE delivers similar works for the Conventional Island (CI) and Balance of Plant (BoP).
 

The Joint Design Office (JDO) is part of the HPC Engineering Directorate. The JDO gathered members from the Client and from the Responsible Designer. All members of JDO representing the Responsible Designer are part of EPR-e Within its scope of delegated authority, the JDO provides technical support to the HPC site for the resolution of technical challenges and issues arising during construction works as well as erection, commission and testing. The JDO is also in charge of the resolution of open points and design changes which haven’t been closed prior to site activities.
 

We are looking to recruit for the role of Technical Configuration manager


Pay, benefits and culture…

 

Alongside a competitive salary Circa £65,000, depending on experience. 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…


The Technical Configuration Manager is responsible for a small team of Technical Configuration Engineers. This team ensures the optimisation of the technical activities by providing support to all engineering teams based in the Joint Design Office (JDO - located on Hinkley Point C (HPC) site) for the UK HPC EPR project. It ensures a strong link between the configuration management activities performed in the Edvance back-office and on the JDO.


The Technical configuration manager is responsible for and or will assist with several of the below listed day to day activities.
 

  • Being in charge of the Design Change Management by piloting and coordinating the technical aspects of the Configuration (Design changes/Open points/Referential) between the different internal and external stakeholders ensuring a consistent and optimised (challenges the technical impacts) design for the Project.
  • Ensuring the resolution of various cross-functional technical issues by coordinating multidisciplinary stakeholders.
  • Participating where necessary in coordination meetings organised by the various parties involved in the project (modification committee, project decision meeting, etc.)
  • Presenting and sharing progress, including KPI production, data analysis to support management and decision making.
  • Looking over the consistency of the design modified by the JDO teams,
  • Making sure that methods, referential, tools, process and delegated authority from the back-office teams are complied with,
  • Looking over the interests of the Responsible Designer in the JDO on a daily basis, in particular with respect to topics such as intellectual property and responsibility of the Responsible Designer further to modification of their design by the JDO teams.
  • The JDO Technical Configuration Manager should also be involved in the development strong relations with the different Back-Offices in Bristol/Paris/Tours


Who you are…

 

  • Science, Engineering master’s degree or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in design and coordination of technical topics in (at least) one of the following disciplines: nuclear safety, systems, civil work, layout, piping, HVAC, Elec, Equipment
  • Previous EPR and associated studies/doctrine/configuration management experience.  
  • Understanding of layout rules for an industrial project, in particular for the Nuclear Industry
  • Understanding of construction specifications for mechanical and electrical disciplines
  • Good capacity to animate, follow and coordinate Design Changes and Open Points.
  • Experience in the management of various cross-functional technical issues by coordinating multidisciplinary stakeholders.
  • Good Interpersonal skills, conscientiousness, organisation, writing ability.
  • Good organisational, writing, and oral expression skills, are essential for the realisation of the activities of document production, steering and interfaces with the various correspondents.
  • Ability to prioritise, to manage numerous interfaces, to question and understand the imperatives of other downstream disciplines.
  • Ability to meet commitments and deadlines.
     

Your background may include some of the following:
 

  • French speaking advantageous
  • Experience on project dealing with material interfaces.
  • Knowledge of the general operation of nuclear power station and the associated safety aspects (in particular, aspects relating to flooding, fire, radiological protection, high energy line ruptures, etc.)
  • Knowledge of 2D and 3D design software (Navisworks)


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.