Are you looking for a new and exciting step in your career journey? We are looking for a Mechanical Systems Engineer to join our nuclear team and help lead Britain to achieve Net Zero!


We’re currently recruiting for a System Engineer (Mechanical bias) for our Hartlepool Power Station.


The opportunity


An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen in Hartlepool Power Station for a Mechanical System Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Group Head, you will be responsible for the execution of the Fleet Engineering standards and processes for safe and reliable operation of a nuclear power plant in accordance with all licenses, regulating bodies, company business strategies and industry best practices.


Hartlepool is an operational nuclear power station with an aspiration to extend lifetime. At the end of the electrical generation phase a significant period of defueling and transitioning the site to decommissioning will be needed. This brings many years of work at Hartlepool with different and varied opportunities.


Your role will be responsible for the System Health reviews, developing short to long term improvement plans, outage scope and defining the maintenance Policy on their assigned systems. You will also actively participate in the work planning process providing engineering technical input as required, ensuring prioritisation of work is based on the criticality of equipment and its potential impact on plant performance from safety, reliability, and efficiency.


5 days a week on site at our Hartlepool Nuclear Site.


Pay, benefits and culture…


We can offer a competitive salary from £40,069 – £84,892 per annum and you will be appointed a salary based on the parameters outlined in the Nuclear Generation Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience, and qualifications.


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 are 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, adjusting as you need. We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


This role will require several security checks, due to these candidates will need to hold a British Nationality or Citizenship and have 3+ years of UK working experience.


What you’ll be doing…


  • Be a system owner for several plant areas and act as the technical conscience for the assigned systems.
  • Ensure critical equipment is identified and that correct preventative maintenance programmes are in place to prevent unanticipated equipment failures.
  • Manage activities that are to be carried out and completed with full regard to site licence requirements, statutory regulations, company and location directives, procedures, and safety rules.
  • Perform Condition monitoring, performance trending, plant walk downs and System Health Reviews as required.
  • Assist the organisation in the transition to fuel free and the maintenance, projects, and modifications this will involve.
  • Look for ways to replace and or manage obsolete equipment to ensure our systems meet the safety and reliability needs for as long as they are required.


Who you are…


  • You will have a safety focus in all activities and responsibilities undertaken.
  • Can maintain knowledge of applicable industry codes and standards.
  • As a minimum, entrants will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent) Candidates with a relevant Degree may have an advantage.
  • Training will be provided based on existing experience.
  • Background in nuclear power plant operations, engineering or technical and safety disciplines would be advantage but not essential.

Closing date for applications is the 14th July.


You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression, and a Company pension scheme. The pension scheme starts at 5% employee contribution matched with 10% company contribution, rising to up to 15% after 24 months if employee increase to 7.5%.


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flexibility in line with the requirements of this opportunity.


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Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.


If you have any questions regarding the job role, contact Megan to have a discussion: megan.gilder@edfenergy.com



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