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Date: 13-May-2021

Location: Dunbar, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), GB, EH42 1QU

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer x 2
Location: Torness, (EH54)
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34238

About the role:
Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit two qualified Mechanical Engineers to join our embedded team with EDF to support reactive maintenance and fault-finding provision for plant equipment at Torness Power Station.

We have two position currently one each within our Technical Advisory Group, which is more maintenance focused, and the other role is in our Fuel Route Improvement Team which has some design output.

FRTAG provide Fuel Route first line support for planned preventative maintenance and emergent work thus ensuring that all planned work week activities are completed to schedule.

Key responsibilities:
At all times to have a nuclear safety focus in all activities and responsibilities undertaken. Take an active role to ensure that activities support safe and reliable operation of the plant and maintain full compliance within agreed safety and environmental standards and expectations.


Ensure that activities are carried out and completed with full regard to site licence requirements, statutory regulations, company and location directives, procedures and safety rules and to behave in accordance with EDF Energy competences for team members and leaders.

You will act as the Responsible person for control and supervision of maintenance for license compliance, as well as first point of contact for technical issues.

You will Author/verify work orders to support emergent and improvement maintenance activities, as well as leading trouble shooting for complex defects. This will include assisting in the investigation of reportable occurrences or significant operating events e.g. CAP, OE etc.

Some of the main day to day tasks involve supporting engineering department with maintenance issues, provision of technical specifications for emergent spares issues, producing and advising on Task Briefs and impact statements.

What do I need to do this role?
•    Degree or HNC, or equivalent in related mechanical engineering discipline preferred
•    Ideally have Nuclear Site working experience or other high hazard / high regulated sector such as Oil & Gas, Rail, Power Generation etc.
•    Strong communication skills and ability to influence to ensure reactive maintenance is carried our safely and in line with business and site requirements
•    Ability to diagnose and fix faults with a variety of mechanical plant 
•    Able to produce work orders for teams of technicians with clear instruction of work to be carried out


What else do I need to know?
• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

About Cavendish Nuclear

Cavendish Nuclear is the UK’s leading nuclear services company, with a highly-skilled workforce and a growing international presence. Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle.


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