Nuclear Island Senior Construction Lead - HPC

Nuclear Island Senior Construction Lead - HPC


Bridgwater, Somerset, United Kingdom

Job Purpose/Overview

The HPC Project is a complex industrial endeavour; it will take a decade to build with multiple construction phases to be completed. The ultimate goal of the HPC Project is to safely deliver a completed plant with lifetime records, to the right quality, on time, on budget and with nuclear safety considered in every step, to enable successful operation. The HPC Construction Director has identified the need for a Senior Nuclear Island Construction Lead to manage and lead the delivery of Nuclear Island for the HPC Project to ensure consistency in delivery to the nuclear safety, quality, efficiency, schedule, and cost commitments.

The job purpose is to provide leadership and coordination for the management and organisation of the construction teams and deliverables (including engineering) for both Units of the HPC project. This will include heavy interface and coordination with Bylor, the Civil Works contractor at the site.

Reports to the Construction Director.

Contextual Information

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of the construction organisation working within the Site Command Centre.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Management, control and delivery against the construction schedule for the Nuclear Island;
  • Leadership of the Nuclear Island Team (both units) and contractors;
  • Management and organisation of people – and deliverables (including engineering);
  • Management and coordination with the Civil works contractor (BYLOR) – with a focus on enabling BYLOR to succeed;
  • Integrating the lessons learnt from Unit 1 into the delivery of Unit 2 – focussing on the management of NCRs, FCRs, RFIs, etc.;
  • Driving all the readiness reviews and looking ahead 3 to 6 months to ensure we have what we need.


The post holder will be based at Site Command Centre, at the HPC construction site. This post holder may be required to travel to the Delivery Command Centre in Bristol, as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience

The Nuclear Island Senior Construction Lead will have project management and execution experience, ideally in leading complex nuclear projects in Engineering, Procurement and Construction and the integration of these activities. In addition, they will possess a robust understanding of project controls, project life cycles and processes. The Nuclear Island Senior Construction Lead will have the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders. Strong management and communication skills are essential. Specific knowledge, skills, qualification and experience include:

  • Understanding of working in a Nuclear or Safety Quality Culture;
  • Extensive working knowledge in the delivery of large complex projects;
  • Strong communication skills in English required, knowledge of French can be an advantage;
  • Project delivery experience, with an understanding of the project life cycle;
  • A self-starting attitude with the ability to work with the wider team at all levels for success;
  • Very confident in speaking publically and coordinating the resolution of complex issues with stakeholders;
  • Degree (Masters desirable) in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Equivalent in Construction Management or related subject or a demonstrable level of experience based on years of experience and project assignments;
  • Experience operating in a high security environment advantageous.
  • Chartered desirable.

Key Competencies


  • Being positive in approach;
  • Remaining calm and determined even under pressure or changing circumstances;
  • Be able to create a climate of trust.


  • Drive for strong performance;
  • Autonomy: Take the initiative to organise their work from general requirements and targets;
  • Encourage lateral thinking and problem solving;
  • Ability to influence at a senior level with both internal (within EDF Energy and EDF Group) and external audiences as required.


  • Be able to build effective relationships, demonstrate confidence in others ability to perform to the highest standards;
  • Motivational to other team members, lead with a “can do” attitude.


  • Persuasion and Influence;
  • Good organisational awareness.


  • Motivating and Energising; Communication & Influence; Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.


  • Change & Innovation; Proactive Approach; Stakeholder Focus.


  • Knowledge and Information Sharing; Teamwork; Interpersonal Skills.


  • Goal Setting; Sustainability; Evaluating Options, Personal Development.


  • Establishes a network across a broad sphere of influence, including all stakeholders and competitor organisations that achieve an integrated approach to continuous improvement.

Time Management:

  • Plans and organises effectively in order to deliver objectives.

Proactive Approach:

  • Builds a climate of high performance with ownership for standards and delivery, while acting on own initiative for the good of the organisation.

Goal Setting:

  • Sets challenging goals and objectives to security contractors and provides support where necessary.

Result Orientation:

  • Demonstrates drive and determination to achieve objectives and to deliver results for all security related contracts and procedures.

Contract Obligations:

  • Liaise with the Head of Construction Planning to advise of any issues that come to light that should be addressed contractually.

Key role competencies:

  • Project management and project execution;
  • Ability to manage and deliver complex nuclear projects;
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively and in an integrated team environment.
  • The ability to produce, structured, and provide simplify communications/messaging;
  • The ability to manage and organise stakeholders, ranging from meetings to the “sign off” of the outputs;
  • The ability to bring a knowledge of project delivery processes and interfaces in relation to a major project.

Nuclear Specific Competencies:

  • Experience with Nuclear programmes, and work in a nuclear quality culture is required.

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