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Jacobs I&C Systems Commissioning Engineer in Bridgwater, United Kingdom

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About the opportunity:

Be part of one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK. At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors (European Pressurised Water Reactor-EPR), the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, HPC will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions.

Bringing the plant to life is the job of the HPC Commissioning Programme which will lead the transition from construction to operation and we are currently recruiting exceptional people to join our I&C Commissioning Delivery team.

The HPC plant includes a variety of I&C technologies, both computerised and non-computerised, implementing systems that perform monitoring, control and protection functions for nuclear and conventional plant. You will be part of the team that prepares, supervises, performs, analyses and reports the thousands of commissioning tests that are required to deliver the evidence to demonstrate that all of these systems fulfil their safety and functional requirements.

The Commissioning Engineer – Dedicated I&C Systems will be a member of one of the five I&C Commissioning Delivery teams, reporting to a Senior Engineer. This team’s scope includes I&C systems dedicated to a wide range of functions, including fire detection, radiation monitoring, lifting and fuel handling, plant condition monitoring, process automation etc.

The main activities for the role are to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the allocated systems

  • Develop and review documentation relating to commissioning and system validation activities

  • Contribute to detailed planning of commissioning and take ownership of a programme of commissioning tests

  • Join or lead a team of commissioning engineers and technicians to take part in the execution of site commissioning activities including supervision of contractor commissioning personnel to achieve successful and safe commissioning of HPC systems

  • Analyse commissioning results and produce reports summarising the outcome of commissioning

  • Ensure that the commissioning process meets nuclear, environmental and industrial safety regulatory requirements and that it reflects best international practice for safety and technical excellence

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.

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • A technical qualification (Degree preferred) in a relevant discipline

  • Strong engineering background with experience of working with complex I&C systems in an industrial environment

  • Enthusiastic and keen to share knowledge with colleagues

  • Able to challenge and to accept challenge in a positive manner

  • Comfortable in a dynamic and multi-cultural environment

  • Understands the need for technical and administrative rigour in the nuclear industry and always works to maintain safety and quality

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop and maintain relationships both internally and with external partners


  • Specific knowledge of at least one of the following PLC systems; Siemens S7, Schneider m580

  • Knowledge and experience of industrial networks supporting monitoring and automation systems

  • Good understanding of site work in a complex new build or upgrade environment (procedures, commissioning, operations, maintenance)

  • Experience of leading a technical team

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.