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Electrical Design Lead

The Person

The primary role of the Electrical Team lead will be to manage a team of engineers, in terms of recruitment, career and skills development, performance management, resource planning, global team organisation…

Another key role is to “project manage” the activity of the team in order to deliver the design to the different delivery programmes with the right level of safety/quality and on time and on budget:

  • Work planning, scheduling, task allocation
  • Risk management
  • Sub-contractor and budget management.
  • The role provides technical leadership, in the electrical field, in terms of integration with other scopes and configuration management. It ensures that the right quality arrangements and skills are in place in order to deliver the right level of quality and safety.

    When nuclear safety related, the role ensures that the role of intelligent customer is played properly within the team, potentially with the support of the Technical Directorate (or TCO). The team also discharges the responsibilities of the Principle Designer for Electrical systems and equipment in accordance with the CDM (2015) Regulations.

    The Team Manager will be required to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, in France and the UK, the key ones being the NNB security team, Pre-operations, the DET building and roads & Network teams, Civil and MEH delivery programmes, Edvance and CNEPE.

    As part of a matrix organisation, the role reports to his head of function and to the senior project managers of the associated delivery programmes (especially MEH) and the area management programmes.

    The Skills


  • Experience in Electrical Distribution, Electrical Building services and back-up supply systems design and associated equipment.
  • Knowledge of design process and design activities in a regulated environment
  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment.
  • Experience of Leadership and/or demonstrable line management skills and motivation.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including CDM and Nuclear Site License requirements.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholder.
  • Degree in a relevant science or engineering subject (or equivalent).

  • Desirable

  • Knowledge/experience of design activities related to the Conventional Industry (RIBA, BSRIA).
  • Previous demonstrable project management experience.
  • Working knowledge of French language is an advantage.
  • Competitive salary and benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.

    Why EDF Energy Renewables?

    EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities.

    With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK.

    Work is well underway on the 450 MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project which is in the Firth of Forth and we’ve extended our Edinburgh office to accommodate around 60 new team members.

    We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented. We also have offices in Rainton Bridge near Durham and in London.

    We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.

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