The Opportunity


We are looking for someone for an exciting opportunity to join us as a Structural Engineer to join the Graphite Core team within our central engineering function.


Do you want to be a part of helping Britain achieve Net Zero? Be a part of making the UK Greener?

Then apply today!


The graphite core is the life-limiting aspect of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors, and EDF Energy Graphite Technology Group has a significant influence in determining the safety of the core, supporting operation until the planned closure dates and decommissioning plans.  The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to these topics, working in a high profile, and demanding team.


Although the Team are based in our Gloucester office, we are happy to consider candidates from any area of the UK as we have a blended approach to working.  We are also looking to for an Engineer who ideally has graphite experience. 


Pay, benefits and culture…


The salary range associated with this role is between £54,391 – £84,892. You’ll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience, and qualifications. We also offer an attractive pension scheme along with some great company benefits.


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 primary responsibility of the position is to carry out structural analysis of the graphite cores and their components, to support safety cases for the Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactor graphite cores and enable informed commercial decisions on lifetimes by EDF Energy Generation.

  • Providing technical advice on the current and forecast geometry of the graphite cores, and capacity to fulfil their related nuclear safety functions, to stakeholders.
  • Interacting with group activities on current and forecast core state, safety cases and inspection planning/implementation.
  • Strategy setting and providing leadership.
  • Seeking out and implementing best practice from across industry and academia.
  • Managing suppliers.
  • Maintaining safety and quality standards.
  • Deliver to planned schedules and budgets.
  • Focus around two areas of the Graphite Core; the prediction of the geometry of the graphite cores, and whether they will fulfil their nuclear safety functions of enabling shutdown, cooling, and refuelling.
  • Managing and organising data as well as developing new theoretical and computational analysis methods and helping to shape our future strategy in this area. 


Who you are…

  • As a minimum, you will need to be degree qualified in a relevant discipline.
  • Had a degree in either Maths, Physics or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Fluent in programming languages, preferably FORTRAN and Matlab, and skilful with Microsoft Excel.  
  • Ideally experience with Graphite would be beneficial, but we will provide training and development.
  • Ability to make decisions under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, with a proven track record of achieving results.
  • Ability to work as a team member.

At EDF we are big on progression and development. This role will provide opportunities for you to develop your career and become an integral part of EDF.


Closing date for applications: August 8th – However applications will be reviewed throughout, and the role may be closed sooner than the date stated.


To be appointed to this role, you will need to meet the criteria for Security Vetting which will, ordinarily, require you to have been a resident of the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years.


Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


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