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Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

  • As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).
  • This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment Scope:

Within Client, Commissioning Department is the reference entity for:

  • Commissioning Engineering:
  • Commissioning test doctrine elaboration
  • Commissioning skills animation and support
  • Commissioning test programs definition
  • Technical support to sites during commissioning phase
  • Test results analysis and validation, in particular regarding functional requirement

Main Activities:

Under the responsibility of the discipline Lead, the Commissioning Engineer will be entrusted with the production and/or surveillance of a set of deliverables. As far as practicable, it will be striven to assign to a given team member the entire documentation related a system in a bid to increase his/her deep understanding of the system functions or operating modes.

Following items make up the scope of deliverables:

  • Plat-form Test Procedure (PTP) and its related study file aiming at validating I&C functions at test bay for the operational control system (SPPA-T2000 S7)
  • Sufficiency Analysis Note (SAN) and its related study file demonstrating the proper test coverage of the safety functions assigned to a system
  • System Commissioning Programme (SCP) and its related study file • Commissioning Procedures (CP) and its related study file

Such activity is based on design documentation, Client engineering methods, standards and processes as well as commissioning documentation and feedback from other EPRs.

In an attempt to depict the main steps of the delivery process, following breakdown is proposed (without being exhaustive):

1.Preparatory phase

  • Confirm the project data & internal organization with the discipline Lead (budget, time schedule, author – checker – approver)
  • Identify the relevant stakeholders and means
  • Check the maturity of the input data against RC2 CS2 configuration and/or upcoming changes
  • Collect OPEX
  • Record risks in the related register and propose mitigation plan, if any
  • Arrange pre-job brief / kick-off meeting
  • Open the study file

2.Execution phase

  • Produce the deliverables in compliance with Client engineering procedures and taking into account OPEX from other EPR projects
  • Get the deliverables checked by the relevant parties – resolve outstanding issues and comments
  • Survey commissioning deliverables elaborated by others (e.g. contractors) with respect to project standards
  • Feed the study file as tasks evolve
  • Steer I&C function tests (PTP) at test bay (France) including test result assessment

3.Monitoring phase

  • Report progress towards initial time schedule & budget
  • Update risk register on a need basis

4.Close out phase

  • Get approval of the deliverables by the relevant parties without comments (PTP, SAN, SCP and


  • Issue the PTP related test reports demonstrating the expected I&C function test coverage
  • Store both the above mentioned deliverables and associated study files in the EDMS

The Commissioning Engineer may be assigned to tasks outside the initial disciplines depending on the needs of the project. Frequent travels to France are planned. Main reasons (but not limited to) are technical meetings with electrical engineering department and participation in the I&C plat-form tests.

Key Tasks & Requirements:

  • Low to high voltage commissioning experienceExperience of production of commissioning documentation
  • Knowledge and experience testing UPS systems
  • On site commissioning experience for nuclear or similar industry
  • Knowledge and experience of testing I&C including safety systems such as interlocks
  • Able to read / produce l&C logic diagrams
  • Regular travel to France
  • French speaking desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of Siemens S7 I&C platform
  • Management of risks that arise throughout commissioning sequence

Business Travel: ability to attend frequent meetings in France & HPC site, Somerset, UK

Key Competencies:


  • The ability to innovate, think laterally and implement processes
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and resources
  • Ability to engage multiple stakeholders with different objectives


  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality


  • Get results and make things happen
  • Ability to influence stakeholders with both within and external to client business


  • Engaging and influencing a team of professionals
  • Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others
  • Share knowledge, experience, reward and leadership
  • Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust


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 our Client office Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role

Note4: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Engineering degree, preferably Electrical but Mechanical will also be considered
  • A first engineering experience in the power generation or process industries with heavy regulatory constraints, or a first experience on a nuclear construction site or an operating plant is required
  • Commissioning experience (commissioning test experience on a nuclear site, or commissioning procedure elaboration)
  • Commissioning experience on an EPR project I&C test bay (or writing of associated procedures)
  • Low to high voltage commissioning experience
  • Experience of production of commissioning documentation
  • Knowledge and experience testing UPS systems
  • On site commissioning experience for nuclear or similar industry
  • Knowledge and experience of testing I&C including safety systems such as interlocks
  • Able to read / produce I&C logic diagrams
  • Knowledge and experience of Siemens S7 I&C platform
  • Management of risks that arise throughout commissioning sequence
  • Ability to propose fit-for-purpose technical solutions in area of expertise
  • Capability of coordinating technical topics which may involve several engineering disciplines (mechanical / HVAC, electrical, I&C) and suppliers
  • Good writing skills with a focus on the drafting of test procedures and test coverage substantiation files
  • Rigour in the production and review of deliverables
  • A good functional knowledge of a sub-set of following systems is expected as they belong to the scope entrusted to ECW – electrical discipline:

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative
  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadlines
  • Highly organised with attention to detail
  • Ability to identify continuous improvements
  • Fluent in English – written & verbal


Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects

  • Knowledge of how a PWR operate
  • Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment
  • French language skills – written & verbal

Software & Tools:

  • MS Office & Outlook

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level clearance required

Accepting Candidates: Engineer Level - 8+ years’ experience