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Construction Building Lead (Hinkley Point C)


Stoke Gifford, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid: 

Building Lead

Cavendish Nuclear

Hinkley Point C, Bridgewater



About the role


Here at Cavendish Nuclear we’re looking to recruit a proven Building Lead to lead on construction activities within the MEH (Mechanical, Electrical, HVAC) Joint Venture at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) mega new nuclear build project in Somerset.


The MEH Joint Venture will work across HPC site to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main MEH, cabling and associated support services on the project. The joint venture will consolidate these works in line with the project’s priorities of safety, quality, time and cost.


This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station’s 2,500 rooms. The approach is an example of innovation based on the experience gained at other nuclear construction projects.


The Build Lead will lead, manage and motivate the Building Construction Team through implementation of Best Practice and provide and demonstrate a positive HSE leadership, building a strong and compliant HS&E culture throughout the whole construction life cycle of the Project. They’ll also ensure all site activities are undertaken safely and responsibly, and in accordance with the CDM Regulations.

You’ll be responsible for delivering the Build projects on time, budget & quality, and reported as per the HPC requirements as well as managing the interfaces between the MEH partners and subcontractors to ensure project delivery.


We are looking for a positive, strong and collaborative leader with a proven track record of delivering successful major schemes. As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.


What do I need to do the role?


You will have demonstrable experience of delivering major construction projects, including establishing and maintaining effective customer relationships.


You will also have experience in developing, sustaining and leading a high performing integrated construction management team by blending people with the right attitude, skills, and experience to deliver the assigned projects and or portfolios.


Able to inspire and lead a team, you'll encourage and support groups and individuals to achieve critical tasks and outcomes with the ability to adopt a can-do attitude and willingness to be hands on if required, to achieve the deliverables. You'll be able to operate at all levels to suit need and the situation with the ability to manage conflicting demands.


What else do I need to know?


  • The role will require the Building Lead to be on site to oversee the works and a living and travel allowance will be included.


About Hinkley Point C


HPC is the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in over 20 years; Hinkley Point C in Somerset will provide low-carbon electricity for around 6 million homes, create thousands of jobs and bring lasting benefits to the UK economy.


Construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create 25,000 employment opportunities, up to 1,000 apprenticeships and 64% of the project’s construction value is predicted to go to UK companies


Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, Hinkley Point C will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two EPR reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year, or 600 million tonnes over its 60-year lifespan.


Application Guidance


If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records. 


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.  


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs. 



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