Nuclear Jobs of the Week - NuGen - Lead Electrical Engineer - Manchester


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Recruiter: Morson

Company: NuGen

Location: Manchester, GB

Employment Type: Full-time

About NuGen

NuGen was established as a joint venture between Toshiba and ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ). NuGen’s Moorside project aims to develop a new generation nuclear power station of up to 3.8 GW gross capacity on land in West Cumbria, North West England. The plant will use 3 of Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactors and is expected to provide 7% of the UK’s future electricity needs.

The prospect

Working for NuGen offers the chance to be part of an exciting challenge on the forefront of nuclear new build in the UK. NuGen are ramping up their in house capability and look to appoint the most talented engineering team in the market. Engineers will be expected to take ownership of their own discipline and work together as a joint effort to achieve a common goal – to deliver a sound design and safety case in order to achieve permission to construct the power station.

You will find the environment and atmosphere within NuGen’s modern, central Manchester offices open plan offices to be pioneering with a real vibrant buzz and verve.

The Role

  • Attend relevant Design reviews: Review, verify and give recommendations (approval or rejection) on the Electrical plant design, providing design assurance oversight

  • Responsible for following up the interaction between Westinghouse and ONR, regarding the Generic Design Assessment process (Electrical Issues)

  • Establish verification plans to support internal and supply chain design requirement fulfilment

  • Present & defend design review proposals, for the Lead role this will be in front of NuGen senior management, regulators and other project stakeholders

  • Review Electrical documentation and specifications

  • Responsible for oversight of the Electrical Findings Resolution plans, regarding the Generic Design Assessment process (Electrical Findings)

  • Ensure the performance of the Electrical surveys for Quality Control

  • Grid connection activity

  • Develop and promote the electrical discipline within the Design Authority team

As the business develops and matures, so will the role definitions and challenges. Post final investment decision, there will be a heavy engineering focus and design will be translated into construction. Being involved in the project at earlier stages will equip you well for the unique and exciting challenges ahead.

What is expected from the candidate?

  • Candidates should demonstrate a well-rounded electrical engineering background, within a power generation, although close energy-related backgrounds such as oil and gas will also be considered

  • Chartered status is expected

  • High voltage (HV) experience is required, ideally up to 400kv

  • Experience dealing with National Grid and governing bodies/regulators (in this role, you will also be required to deal with the Office for Nuclear Regulation)

  • Committed to developing an excellent conventional and nuclear safety culture

  • Discretion and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information

What can you expect from NuGen?

  • A range of benefits that come with working for a large organisation

  • The opportunity to work on a prestige project

  • The ability to be part of a team providing sustainable energy

  • An exciting and progressive career opportunity

Get Into Nuclear

This NuGen job is a great opportunity for the right person - we're pretty sure you'll know who you are after reading the above. This is a fantastic chance to get involved and become a key component of the success of the NuGen AP1000 GDA process. This is one of the most exciting things to have happened in nuclear for some time!

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