Design Coordination Manager

Reference 2024-15702

Non fixed term

Hinkley Point C, Bristol



Your missions

EDF EPR Engineering UK (EPR-E) is a subsidiary of Edvance, which is a joint venture between EDF and Framatome, established in 2018 in charge of the design and the realisation of nuclear islands for new projects in France and worldwide.

In particular, EDF EPR Engineering UK is responsible for the design and construction of the nuclear island for Hinkley Point C (HPC) project and preparing the design replication and engineering activities for the Sizewell C (SZC) Project.

At HPC we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

For the SZC Project, work on the replication strategy and some early design studies are already underway and being delivered and managed from both France and UK.

For the HPC project, we are looking to recruit for the role of Design Coordination Manager.

This Design Coordination Team Manager role covers the following activities:

–       Ensuring a technical oversight, monitoring and coordination of the totality of the detailed and execution design issues (Open Points) which pose a risk to the design, construction, erection, commissioning, and licensing of HPC.

–       Ensuring a technical oversight and monitoring of the engineering interfaces used between design entities and suppliers, including resolution of conflicts.

–       Ensuring a timely review and implementation of sister plant Operating Experience (OPEX), from Flamanville 3, Taishan and Olkiluoto EPR projects, within the HPC design.

–       Overseeing compliance of UK context within the Edvance design activities (UK regulation specificities management, mainly CDM).

–       Organisation of the EPR-E internal technical governance and escalation of significant issues to client technical governance, in collaboration with the HPC client.

–       Process owner and management of the Open Points, Interface, OPEX and UK Context processes, including the administration of the digital tools and databases.

The Design Coordination Team Manager;

–       is a group lead position of approximatively 8 persons (who are distributed across France (Paris) and in the UK (Bristol)).

–       is the project entry point for significant design issues, representing EPR-E and EDF EPR Engineering in front of the client.

–       ensures the transverse management of its activities in relation with all integrated teams, supporting performance of all parties, and resolving stakeholder conflicts.

–       will take the lead on the most significant transverse technical issues, including sponsorship or ownership of dedicated taskforces.

–       directly reports to the Edvance NI HPC project Technical Director.

The Design Coordination Team Management directly manages and leads a team of experienced, technical engineers.

You are

To be considered the following qualifications, Experience and Skills are essential :

·       Degree Level or equivalent in a relevant STEM subject;

·       At least 5 years’ experience in engineering or infrastructure project delivery management;

·       Previous Nuclear New Build, EPR or PWR experience;

·       Good understanding of requirements and expectations of UK laws, regulations, nuclear industry operating experience and best practices;

·       Leadership experience in a highly regulated, technical environment;

·       Excellent communication, organisational and people engagement skills;

·       Ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;

·       Exemplary team and pastoral management skills;

·       Ability to set, achieve and maintain the highest standards of safety and quality;

·       Fluent English.


·       Working knowledge of the French language;

·       Robust knowledge and extensive experience of the EPR design and engineering processes;

·       Excellent leadership and communication skills, setting exemplary standards to create a strong nuclear safety and safety culture;

·       Experience of leading small teams in complex environments

·       Maintains a high drive to set a clear identity for their team, and to create a culture that develops high performing staff who embody Edvance UK values and behaviours;

·       Comfortable working as part of an MDT (multi-disciplinary team), able to balance conflicting priorities;

·       Enjoys being inclusive while working in a multicultural environment;

·       Naturally promotes positive, pro-active and collaborative behaviours, creating an environment where people want to work;

·       Takes the overall lead to ensure that the appropriate level of pastoral care is implemented in their group through a healthy line management structure;

·       Interested in people and their careers, seeks to ensure effective cross-mentoring to support skill development and high performance;

·       Positive, calm and can-do attitude. Able to find pragmatic resolutions to multiple and often conflicting requests for resource and technical expertise, when under considerable time and delivery pressure.


Additional information

Specialization: TAA - Design , engineering management & Systems engineering

Level of education (all) Bachelor

Place: United Kingdom, Bristol, Hinkley Point C

Travel: 25%

Employment level: Non cadre