• Project Engineer - Construction - Heysham

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    Department / Discipline
    Structural Engineering
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Nuclear are recruiting for a skilled and experienced Project Engineer (Construction) to join the PMR team to be based at Heysham 2 Power Station within the Clean Energy Generation Services UK business supporting our key client EDF, and their Nuclear Reactors at their UK plants, on our long-term framework with them. The GSUK team has an annual turnover in excess of £40M, contributing to the wider Clean Energy target. The PMR team is split across multiple locations in the UK; from our home office at Knutsford in Cheshire, the client head office at Barnwood in Gloucester and at various plants around the UK. As a Project Engineer (Construction), your internal line manager will be the PMR Framework Manager, but you will also be part of a large client lead team at on the of the client’s stations in the UK, supporting multiple projects within the UK wide project portfolio. The Project Engineer (Construction) holds the key responsibility for ensuring Contractor staff work to EDF Energy’s standards in Safety, Quality, Environment and Productivity. No direct reports.


    About Wood Nuclear:

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.





    • Establishes and reinforces high standards of performance in line with Project Procedures and applicable Standards. Shortfalls in meeting expectations are evaluated, understood and addressed promptly
    • Ensures that ‘Setting to Work’ briefings are carried out and promote a strong safety and quality focus
    • Carries out or assigns other SQEP staff to perform quality ‘Pre-Job briefings’ for all work activities
    • Routinely reviews fleet OPEX and project lessons learned and applies to improve performance in their work area. Contributes to fleet OPEX and lessons learned
    • Ensures safety audits, safety stand-downs and tool box talks are performed
    • Management Directions and Expectations
    • Priorities for daily activities are clearly communicated to personnel
    • Actively encourages staff to acknowledge errors, seek help when needed and assume responsibility for actions to improve performance and quality
    • Reinforces time keeping expectations and productivity

    Planning and Implementing

    • Ensures teams are adequately resourced to carry out the required work to the project schedule, including daily manning levels
    • Monitors progress against the project schedule and provides regular reports as required by the Project Manager
    • Reviews work week and project plans and attends project meetings to keep abreast of projects they are involved in
    • Ensures site surveys and pre-job walk downs are carried out to ensure all aspects of the work are captured and any special requirements identified and actioned
    • Conducts reviews of contractor method statements, risk assessments, other documents and drawings as required, approving as delegated by the Project Manager
    • Prepares work order cards and supporting documents and drawings. Carries out role of APSA when authorised


    Monitoring and Assessment

    • Perform the duties of a Field Supervisor and performs supervision commensurate with the complexity and importance of the activity to ensure safety and quality of the work performed
    • Routinely spends time in the field monitoring, observing and assessing performance to maintain and reinforce high standards of work.
    • Aspects monitored include: work practices, application of HU tools, application of industrial safety and radiological protection practices, compliance with environmental requirements
    • Perform the duties of a Nominated Supervisor when required
    • Ensures that quality documentation is correctly adhered to and completed
    • Ensures that all contractors carry out activities with full regard to site licence requirements, statutory regulations and local directives, procedures and safety rules
    • Follow Up, Reinforcement and Feedback
    • Ensures suitable post job debriefs are performed depending on the complexity of the task involved
    • Ensures that lessons learned are identified and recorded, Condition Reports are raised, and documents amended as required



    To the Construction Manager for: 

    • Ensuring that construction activities are carried out in accordance with the required standards, procedures and policies
    • Early identification of safety or quality issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project

    To the Project Manager for: 

    • Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline
    • Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance



    Approvals depend on the training and experience of the Construction Engineer but in principle are as follows: 

    • Approval of technical reports, contractor’s documents and drawings within agreed limits and specifically excluding documents needing EDF technical review.
    • Approval of contractors risk assessments and method statements as delegated by the Project Manager

    Skills / Qualifications

    • HNC or equivalent qualification or experience in an appropriate discipline
    • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including Construction Design Management and Health and Safety at Work Act. Must hold a current certification in IOSH and CDM Regulations
    • Strong understanding of the need for Quality within the project environment and familiarity with the use and structure of Quality Assurance documentation
    • Must be well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Suitable relevant project experience within engineering/construction projects.
    • This needs to include relevant experience in the design, installation and commissioning of equipment in a highly regulated, operational environment
    • Suitable relevant technical experience including the preparation of technical documentation, the review and approval of technical proposals and procedures, experience of construction, testing and commissioning activities
    • Experience of supervising and setting contractors/sub-contractors to work in their roles
    • Mobility when required (within UK) 

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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