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Project Engineer

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Vanessa Theobald

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    5 days ago

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  • Client:

    Morson Talent

My nuclear client is recruiting for a Project Engineer (Site) to Join their EDF framework delivery team based at Romney Marsh.
The Critical Mission Solutions line of business supports our key client EDF with regards their nuclear fleet in the UK and has an annual turnover in excess of £40M. This is a key role within our Project Management Resource team which is spread across our UK network. You will be part of a site based team, this role will support multiple projects within their UK wide project portfolio.

Project Engineer (Site) will support either Project Manager or Construction Manager in managing allocated work from assignment
to close out covering all duties related to work delivery as requested by the Project Manager or Construction Manager in order to ensure that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner to its conclusion.

Key responsibilities:
As The project engineer role may vary depending on the specific assignment undertaken but would typically involve the activities below:
Identifying, implementing and complying with applicable safety, environmental and quality standards, company procedures and policies and other relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.
Support the Project Manager with day to day activities required to deliver work in line with the project plan including safety, quality, schedule and cost objectives.
Facilitate and chair meetings as required by the Project Manager.
Prepare and maintain engineering documentation including Quality Plans and other documents as required.
Ensure production of technical specifications and support the process of contractor selection and contract placement.
Review technical documentation including contractor's documents and drawings when authorised to do so.
Ensure technical queries are managed in accordance with process and procedures.
Carry out technical appraisals of project options. Perform feasibility studies, site surveys and liaison with designers and station engineering staff as required.
Prepare Engineering Changes and manage the preparation of supporting and affected documents.
Prepare commissioning documents and act as test team leader where appropriate.
Manage the delivery of assigned engineering tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.

Formal Qualifications
Typically, Chartered Engineer or HND Plus with 10 years' experience in specific engineering discipline e.g., C&I, mechanical or electrical.

To the Project Manager for:
Delivering allocated roles and tasks in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project Procedures and within the approved project baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.
Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline.
Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance.

Approvals of the Project Engineer (Technical) in principle are as follows:
Approval of technical reports, contractor's documents and drawings within agreed limits and specifically excluding documents needing EDF technical review.
Ensure that technical queries are approved within agreed limits.


Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including Construction Design Management and Health and Safety at Work Act.
Strong understanding of the need for Quality within the project environment and familiarity with the use and structure of Quality Assurance documentation.
Must be well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Suitable relevant project experience within engineering/construction projects, including the application of project management processes.
Suitable relevant technical experience including the preparation of technical documentation, the review and approval of technical proposals and procedures, experience of construction, testing and commissioning activities.
Experience of Engineering in a project and operational environment.
Leadership Competencies required
Safety - Safety is EDFs Number 1 priority we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. Whilst Safety is not a behavioural competence, it must underpin everything we do and the behavioural competency statements within this document should be read with this in mind.
Business Acumen:
Challenge and Change:
Decision Making:
Leadership Values:
Building Relationships:
Leading through Teamwork:
Open Communication:
Developing Self and Others:
Achievement Orientation:

Technical Competency
Carry out on site duties which includes investigative work to confirm the plant is as per design which may involve duties such as visual plant checks, opening distribution boards and cabinets.
Carry out light commissioning duties which may include duties such as tightening up flanges, transferring wiring cores in cabinets. For clarity, light commissioning does not include any activity that could be construed/interpreted as installation or construction activities or construction-related activities.

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