Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Role Overview:

The Plant Integration team is responsible for ensuring the development of the HPC Nuclear Power Plant design to underpin the timely and effective delivery of the overall project schedule. Plant Integration addresses aspects such as:

  • Ensure control of the End to End design configuration of each of the HPC Design packages
  • Provide a focal point for the Delivery of engineering/design services into each of the 6 Programmes via Engineering Managers and Leads
  • Provide a Contract Management Service to ensure value for design at cost
  • Provide a Project Controls services for the Engineering and Technical Directorates

This role requires high levels of technical and organisational skills along with the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. The post holder will demonstrate;

  • The highest standards of focus on nuclear professionalism
  • Compliance with health, safety, environment and other statutory requirements relevant to this role
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of the organisation and externally
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships

Main Accountabilities:

There will be two main accountabilities for the Configuration Engineer post holder:

  • To support the Design Configuration Manager in coordinating NNB's activities within the interface process
  • To support the Sequence 2 and Licensing Lead in coordinating delivery and acceptance of the safety studies (nuclear safety, environmental safety, security, decommissioning…) and the associated codes, standards, requirements and methods

Support to Design Configuration Manager:

This will involve enacting the role of intelligent customer and managing activities so that the Interface process owned by Plant Integration is properly, adequately and efficiently implemented across the project.

Other responsibilities of the Project Engineer include:

  • Assisting the Design Configuration Manager in production and maintenance of the interface control procedure and supporting documentation
  • Maintaining the Interface Control Manual (UK-ICM) database and its effective use by all parts of the project design organisation
  • Attending the Hinkley Point C Interface Committee as required, to ensure it functions effectively and efficiently in accordance with its Terms of Reference
  • Managing interactions between the Responsible Designer and NNB in the application of the design interface procedure.
  • This includes:
    • keeping NNB departments informed about design interfaces relating to their area of responsibility
    • securing the necessary agreement from NNB departments to enable acceptance of the design interface
  • Maintaining effective links with key stakeholders in NNB (DET, TMA-BNI, Design Authority, Delivery Integration, HPC Site and Project Controls) to ensure the impacts of modification/design interface control are understood
  • Assisting in co-ordinating support from other external organisations
  • Providing up to date reports
  • Implementing and operating of the RD contract, ensuring compliance with the scope and managing the contract in accordance with the contract requirements and Interface procedure
  • Actively identifying and manage risk related to the interface process
  • Provide interface training (process / UK-ICM)
  • Involvement in the supplier feedback management
  • Support the organisation of the interface management escalation governance to ensure proper oversight of critical interfaces
  • Involvement in Handover {preparation and participation when required)
  • Ensure that Critical interface assessment are part of Handover processes and that data are available prior handovers.

Support to Sequence 2 and Licencing Lead:

  • Project management of the delivery of safety studies.
  • Raising Risks and Opportunities arising from the studies
  • Escalating Technical Issues and assisting to provide arbitration
  • Managing the day to day running and monitoring of the referential definition (list of codes, standards, methods etc. used for project)
  • Providing a solution for tracking and acceptance of the exemptions to the referential, non-conformance, field changes etc
  • Overseeing the contract management of the project deliverables, including:
    • Management of Early Warnings (EWN) and organisation of Risk Reduction Meetings (RRM)
    • Management of general communications, requests for quotation and compensation events through the contract management tool (CEMAR)
  • Management of Project Work Requests to be sent to the main supplier
  • Providing an oversight to the surveillance of the deliverables provided by the supplier

In addition, the post-holder may be required to perform other tasks relevant for the project or to the personal development of the post holder


  • Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake.
  • Note2: Based on client site/office Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week
  • Note3: Travel and Subsistence for non-locals would be considered for this role
  • Note4: Please provide proposed travel plan to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Engineering or Science degree with relevant industry experience gained from delivering a similar role within Configuration engineering & management
  • Knowledge of design processes and activities related to Nuclear Industry
  • Previous experience in production and maintenance of the interface control procedure and supporting documentation & Handover procedures
  • Experience in the delivery of safety studies
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including CDM and Nuclear Site Licence requirements
  • Good project management and organisational skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Understanding of quality requirements and practices
  • Decision making and escalation ability for resolution of issues
  • Knowledge of budget and schedule management
  • Overall project commercial awareness
  • Good communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • MS office proficient.
  • English fluent – written & verbal.


  • Chartered Engineer status preferred
  • Formal project management qualification, eg. PMQ or equivalent
  • Knowledge of power station design (EPR or NPP)
  • Nuclear experience, working within a regulated, licenced environment.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment
  • French language – written & verbal.

Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate and think laterally in delivering efficient and effective quality systems.
  • Good judgement and decision making
  • Enthusiasm, energy, passion and conviction


  • Self-confident and assured
  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality


  • Getting results and making things happen
  • Ability to influence with both internal and external audiences as required


  • Engaging and motivating others.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required