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Date: 27-Apr-2021

Location: Hinkley, Somerset, GB, TA5 1TP

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Senior Welding Engineer
Location: Hinkley
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34436
About the role

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit 4x Senior Welding Engineers to join the MEH Alliance Engineering team and to help define the welding requirements and support the MEH activities on site at Hinkley Point C.


As a Senior Welding Engineer you will be responsible for;
• Supporting with the development and implementation of solutions and plans to support the MEH Alliance achieving its key milestones and welding related performance targets
• Weld strategy – Support the development and maintain the overall MEH welding strategy, its implementation within Engineering and support the timely and robust deployment across the MEHA organisation
• Engage in welding management activities within the Engineering function and co-ordinate efforts with the Construction delivery and quality assurance functions
• Support the welding management tools development and deployment, systems and processes needed to ensure compliance with the applicable codes & standards, including:
• Ensuring that the MEH’s arrangements for managing welding activities are efficient and effective and capable of meeting the project’s needs (e.g. anticipated volume, type and complexity of welding)
• Liaising with other functions to ensure a clear division of responsibilities for welding related activities, and welding activities are effectively and robustly co-ordinated
• Welding quality assurance – Provide technical guidance to the Quality Assurance function relating to welding arrangements, co-ordination and accreditations
• Welder qualification - Provide technical guidance on welder training, qualification and production testing requirements
• Overseeing the preparation and approval of weld consumable technical specifications and providing technical support to procurement relating to the sourcing of these items
• Provide guidance to the construction team on welding related matters, including welding standards, environmental and cleanliness requirements, storage of welding consumables, weld preparation activities, welding methods & performance (quality & productivity), etc.


What do I need to do this role?


You will have;

• Experience in Welding leadership roles within a major EPC project, preferably nuclear
• Experience within the Nuclear, Mechanical and Process Plant sectors
• Extensive experience within a welding environment
• Experience of nuclear codes in particular RCC-M
• Familiar with WPQRs over a wide range of materials
• Sound knowledge, understanding and effective application of ISO 9001
• Sound knowledge and application of BS EN ISO 9000 series, PED 2014/68/EU; EN1090; EN ISO 3834-2 (EN 729-2) EN13480; RCC-M; associated NDE standards, and other sector specific Quality Standards (e.g.; GQAS; IAEA GSR Part 2 for Nuclear Quality and Nuclear Safety Culture).
• Pro-active and visible leadership in establishing a positive Nuclear Safety Culture, with the ability to lead an effective continuous improvement culture, and relentlessly drive up welding standards and performance, reducing errors and rework, etc.


We would also like you to have;

• Minimum of HNC/HND and Apprenticeship in relevant discipline (or equivalent).
• Relevant professional Accreditation (CEng/IEng or EngTech with Engineering Council etc.)
• IWT or equivalent in welding
• Level 2 visual weld inspection (PCN or CSWIP)


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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