Welding Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Building & Construction, Mechanical
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Welding Engineer
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56024

At Cavendish Nuclear we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Welding Engineer at our HPC site.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main MEH, cabling and associated support services. This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station's 2,500 rooms.

The role

As a Welding Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will support the Welding Manager to ensure that all Welding and Welding Related matters within the MEHA are delivered to the highest standards appropriate to the particular requirements of the provision of a Nuclear Power Generating Facility at HPC incorporating all applicable RCC-M specification requirements for materials and workmanship.

Day to day, you'll ensure the development of welding processes and procedures that satisfy the requirements of the specification.

  • To ensure that the most appropriate and suitable methods / processes are applied to ensure the expectation of right first-time quality outputs are delivered.
  • To provide expert subject matter technical advice, comment and guidance on all Welding and Welding Related matters to the MEHA.
  • To support the establishment, development, and execution of the Welding Strategy in support of the MEHA project requirements.
  • To support the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT - e.g., RT, UT and VT) strategy, sometimes referred to as Non-Destructive Examination (NDE), to ensure safe and efficient analysis techniques are applied to evaluate the properties of welded joints.
  • To act as an SME for Welding Related Matters for stakeholders including, but not limited to, Client (e.g. TCO, RD, DI, JDO), JV Nominated Suppliers, Strategic Suppliers and others.
  • To support the governance and oversight of the implementation all welding processes and procedures to achieve the HPC quality goals.

This role is full time, 38 hours per week, and will be based at Hinkley Point C. We are happy to discuss hybrid and flexible working options

Essential experience of the Welding Engineer:

  • Significant experience as a welding engineer
  • Auditing knowledge
  • Large-scale project experience

Qualifications for the Welding Engineer:

  • HNC/HND or Apprenticeship in relevant discipline
  • Diploma in welding (or working towards this)
  • Professional accreditation (CEng/IEng or EngTech)
  • CSWIP 3.1 / 3.2 or PCN preferred

The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Cavendish Nuclear

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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