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Location: United Kingdom, South West England, Bridgwater

Field Engineer

United Kingdom, South West England, Bridgwater

Job Description

The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on one of the largest and most significant construction and infrastructure projects in Europe.

Field Engineer
PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave).
10 hours per day
Rates commensurate with experience. Multiple roles available.
The Field Engineer will be a staunch advocate of our Nuclear Safety Culture and help to embed this approach in all processes and activities undertaken on the Project. The scope will cover all Works associated with the construction of the designated section of the Project and the post holder will perform surveillance on activities of the Works Contractors. This will include continuous, notified and planned surveillance.

Principal Accountabilities

The Field Engineer is responsible for the surveillance of quality compliance within the designated section of the Works in accordance with NNB surveillance strategy requirements.
The Field Engineer will report to the Construction Superintendent for day to day guidance. The Field Engineer will input into site wide management issues and a high level of interaction and coordination with other operational members of the site wide team will be required. In addition to reporting and liaising responsibilities, the Field Engineer will be required to adhere to (and suggest enhancements and improvements to) company policies, procedures and protocols for construction, health & safety and other functions.

The Field Engineer will be required to;

Check the Works are constructed in accordance with the contract and notify the Construction Superintendent of non-conformance request requirements

Submit details of any non-conformance request requirements to assist in the issuing of non-conformance reports

Proactively communicate with other site teams, maintain good communication links and ensure surveillance is timely reported

Contribute surveillance information to support KPI indicators

Endeavour to identify potential Quality issues before they arrive to enable mitigating actions

Support team instructions to take temporary measures to mitigate and keep works safe and within Quality standards. Follow up by taking appropriate and proportionate action (e.g. issue communications, call meetings) to prevent the halt of works

Ensure design decisions are not taken "in the field" by EDF Energy or contractors, but are considered and approved via a formal process

Enhance the team with a good perspective of current and future site activities

Ensure tasks are developed to quality in accordance with the company's requirement for health, safety and environment

Develop and maintain an understanding of construction drawings, construction activities, Quality Control Plans and Quality Inspection Records

Ensure and monitor that Quality Inspection Records are taken and agreed before Works are covered up

Review Contractor performance against the authorised Quality Control Plan

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience


Broad knowledge and wide understanding of the building industry, materials, trades methods and legal requirements

Excellent organisation, delegation and communication skills. Ability to work within a high performing team that continuously outperforms expectations and objectives

Proven experience of writing diaries which are accurate, concise and with relevance to the particular form of contract

Proven track record of working within a large construction team

A minimum of HND in a Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering qualification or equivalent vocational training and experience

Good attention to detail when checking work and materials

Able to establish appropriate working relationships with the contractors

Persuasive and diplomatic whilst remaining independent


Experience in the installation and erection of large Civil Works and Mechanical or Electrical plant

General understanding of the post obligations under CDM Regulations - along with an understanding of the document and drawing approvals processes

Strong communication skills in English is required, and knowledge of French can be an advantage

Experience in the use of electronic hand-held devices to capture information

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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