Careers with our UK EPR Design Centre
Edvance is a world-leading company in the field of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of nuclear islands of Nuclear Power Plants.
Edvance is part of the EDF group, which is the largest Nuclear Power Plant operator in the world, with more than 70 nuclear reactors in operation to date.
Working in nuclear
The UK EPR Design Centre has been set up to support the UK EPR program and we’re located in Bristol, with c.350 engineers, from 40 different nationalities, that are working directly on the Hinkley Point construction project. The Design Centre is responsible for the design and implementation of nuclear islands and control systems for new reactors constructed in France and worldwide, including the Hinkley Point C power station.
What's it like to work at the new UK EPR Design Centre?
What is the UK EPR Design Centre?
The UK EPR Design Centre has been created to further develop EDF’s nuclear expertise in Britain, it's a centre where leading companies can come together with EDF to support Hinkley Point C and other UK EPR projects in their design, build and commissioning.
Led by EDF’s new nuclear engineering division (DIPNN UK) and Edvance UK, the Centre is based in Aztec West, Bristol. Around 700 people from different companies will be employed there by 2021, bringing an additional 300 jobs to Britain to support HPC and SZC’s design, construction and commissioning.
The UK EPR being built at HPC is the version of the EPR nuclear reactor adapted to meet British regulatory requirements.
Why is this being introduced?
Experience from the successful construction of two EPR reactors at Taishan showed the value of having engineering design teams located close by. The UK EPR Design Centre will enable engineering issues to be resolved quickly by engineers who are able to be on site or get there easily. British and international nuclear design engineers will be together in one collaborative space, in-line with EDF’s objective to build, maintain and protect British-based nuclear capacity in design, supply, operations and decommissioning. The Centre is being opened at the right time to support the next phase of construction at HPC.
Why is it important?
Britain’s target of a net zero future requires the successful delivery of HPC and SZC. Alongside renewables, clean and available nuclear energy is a vital part of delivering the future electricity requirements of the nation.The UK EPR Design Centre is going to play a vital part in this delivery. It will also allow the UK to build a talent pool of engineering capability when it would otherwise have had to rely on engineering expertise outside Britain.
"This project offers a lot of opportunities to develop your career and gain awareness in other disciplines, such as project management, contract management and engineering design."
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