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Equipment Reliability Lead

Posted by: EDF Energy

Posted date: 2019-Mar-13

Location: Dungeness, GB

Equipment Reliability Lead

Employment type: Full time

Contract: Permanent

Salary: between £32,535 and £69,861

Location: Dungeness, GB

Join us and be part of a better energy future. 

The Opportunity

We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on the position of Equipment Reliability (ER) Lead at Dungeness B Power Station, where delivering safe, reliable power is at the heart of our generation business.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Engineering Department reporting to the Components & Programmes Group Head and will be responsible for managing and leading the implementation and development of Equipment Reliability programmes on Station.

Located on the south coast of England, Dungeness and the surrounding Kent and East Sussex countryside enjoys some of the warmest, sunniest and driest weather in the UK. The Station is receiving record levels of investment to support its lifetime ambition of generating beyond 2028. Combine this with excellent transport links to London via high speed rail, the UK motorway network, and easy access to the near continent via the Channel Tunnel and Port of Dover; it makes working at Dungeness a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the UK’s clean energy needs, and an excellent training ground for developing skills for Nuclear New Build.

Equipment Reliability improvement is a strategic focus across Nuclear Generation in order to drive safety improvements, and to minimise unplanned losses. Improving Equipment Reliability is identified as key to the success of both Dungeness B and the fleet. The vision for ER across the fleet is “no unexpected failures of critical equipment”.

The role of ER Lead will offer the successful candidate varied and challenging work, leading the improvements in Equipment Reliability. This is principally driven via the delivery of five cross-functional work streams, with strong support from fleet, including; Single Point Vulnerability (SPV) mitigation, Preventative Maintenance (PM) optimisation, component engineering, critical spares & obsolescence and performance monitoring. The ER Lead owns the associated deliverables and manages the workload of a small team of contract personnel (Equipment Reliability Acceleration Team (ERAT)) to deliver the objectives.

As the ER Lead you will be responsible for managing and implementing key engineering and ER related programmes and initiatives. Your day to day duties will include:

  • Determining the strategy and delivery of the ER improvement plan and managing ERAT workload
  • Acting as custodian of the Equipment Reliability Index (ERI), driving associated improvements and communicating these to all staff
  • Membership of business plan breakthrough area teams
  • Development and delivery of the system health walk down schedule
  • Co-ordination and oversight of the Equipment Failure Investigation (EFI) process
  • Ensuring the correct scoping and identification of critical components (including SPV programme development and delivery)
  • Membership of System Review Board
  • Monitoring the Station’s programme of Site Licence compliance reviews
  • World Association of Nuclear Operator interactions
  • Attendance at the Plant Health Committee

The Person

You will have strong leadership qualities, including a demonstrable ability to build effective networks and relationships to influence at all levels, both internally and externally to the Station, to sustain engagement to support the ER process.

This role is seen as a potential chance for a talented individual to develop and hone their skills, and presents an ideal development opportunity for those seeking the next step into a leadership position. You will be required to take a flexible approach and innovate to improve Station performance.

The Skills

You will need to:

  • Have experience of managing a range of stakeholders and will be able to demonstrate a successful track record of influencing and negotiating.
  • Have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and ability to act autonomously.
  • Be proactive, self-motivated with a positive attitude and have excellent communication skills to be able to inspire stakeholders to achieve ER improvements.
  • Have a relevant HNC (or equivalent) as minimum. A relevant degree will be an advantage.
  • Ideally have relevant experience in the successful management or coordination of work programmes, project management or programme development experience, with some experience of managing and leading teams.

The Values


You will need to be able to:

  • Engage with the company vision, ambitions and Station business plans.
  • Demonstrate an open attitude, suggest ideas and improvements to make change.
  • Express points clearly and with confidence, influencing others by promoting benefits.


  • Uphold company values and ensure safety first by acting fairly, honestly and with integrity.
  • Strive to understand stakeholder needs.
  • Maintain composure and display a professional and positive attitude.


  • Contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Get things done effectively by operating as a team player.
  • Take initiative and ownership for delivery.
  • Encourage and builds cross-functional bridges with other teams or departments


  • Ensure safety in all decision making by reviewing all facts and analyses.
  • Deliver to expectations and standards (safety, quality, time and budget).
  • Act upon opportunities to make savings or efficiencies.

Remuneration & Benefits

You will be appointed as an Engineer and be inducted into the accredited Engineering Support Personnel (ESP) Training Programme. The salary range is between £32,535 and £69,861, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency based progression, a career average company pension scheme, access to benefits including gym membership, cinema tickets, technology offers and cycle to work scheme. The company also offers all employees at least two days each year to take part in Force for Good Community Volunteering. Employees are encouraged to use the programme to participate and engage with the local communities EDF Energy serves. All personal protective equipment will be provided.

As a minimum you will have a technical background, ideally with experience in maintenance, engineering or physical asset management. Experience in implementing and managing reliability centred maintenance programmes and predictive analysis would be advantageous. As a minimum, you will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent). Candidates with a relevant degree and previous experience providing technical support to maintenance and engineering groups and that already hold professional certification or are working towards Chartered status will have an advantage.


  • Maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Equipment Reliability
  • Physical asset management

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Job Title Equipment Reliability Lead
Post Details
Posted By EDF Energy
Job Function Equipment Reliability Lead
Start Date
Salary between £32,535 and £69,861
Cell Phone
Email Lucie.Metcalf(at)
Location Dungeness, GB
Location Location -> International
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Engineering

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