Tuesday 10 July 2018

Latest Jobs – Operations Engineer – Energy Jobline

Latest Jobs – Operations Engineer – Energy Jobline

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK's leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity and employing more than 15,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

Generating electricity is a huge responsibility, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear power stations to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse. At EDF Energy, we're on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is what we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through various reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That's the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads. Our thermal generation assets are our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 45 years of generation, our coal stations still have an important role to play - together with our new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage Plants supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. Our plan now is to secure strategic flexibility and maximise the long-term value of thermal energy within the EDF Energy portfolio.

Nuclear Generation operates eight nuclear power stations in the UK with a combined capacity of almost 9,000 megawatts - electricity that is vital to the UK economy. Safety is our number one priority, and we pride ourselves in operating our fleet safely and reliably. In a typical year, our nuclear power stations avoid the emission of over 30 million tonnes of CO2. That's equivalent of removing over half of the passenger cars from the UK's roads.

Dungeness B Power Station is based near Romney Marsh, Kent. It is one of our advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) power stations with a generating capacity of 1110MW of electricity, the equivalent of supplying over 1.5 million homes.

Nature and Scope

Control and supervision of identified areas of a Nuclear Power Station in accordance with all licenses, regulating bodies, company business strategies and industry best practices.

The successful candidate will be employed on operational duties, which will include responsibility for the control of a 660MW unit comprising an Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor and associated turbo-generator. There will also be scope for gaining plant experience in Reactor and conventional plant operation, in fault diagnosis, and in the application of the Safety Rules to release plant for maintenance.

The successful candidate is required to undertake a role in the Emergency Scheme. This will involve the wearing of Breathing Apparatus, and as such candidates must pass a Station Medical Assessment. Initially there will be a training period which will cover plant familiarisation and Reactor desk control work, including a structured simulator programme. Following the training period formal authorisation will be required before Operations Engineer status is achieved.

Principal Accountabilities

You will be responsible for the safe and compliant operation of a Reactor/Turbo-generator as part of a Central Control Room team.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • The technical knowledge and experience to propose and challenge objectives.
  • Sound technical knowledge and an ability to diagnose technical problems.
  • A proven track record of working to demanding safety standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills.
  • A flexible and pro-active approach to work.
  • A positive attitude to supporting continuous improvement.
  • A high level of self-motivation, drive and a proven ability in communication, influencing, motivating others and a 'can do' attitude that focuses on safe and reliable operation.
  • The knowledge and appreciation of the value of the use of human error prevention tools to ensure safe and efficient working.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

As a minimum, applicants will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent). Candidates with a relevant degree may have an advantage.

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Bruna Pinhoni

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