Job Title: Trainee Station Procurement Engineer – Heysham Power Station – Lancashire.

Vacancy Overview

To ensure accurate technical and quality requirements for plant spares are maintained in the AMS catalogue, establishing acceptance criteria and assurance that the technical and quality requirements for plant spare have been met.


  • To provide sound engineering knowledge and judgement with respect to the technical specification of Nuclear power station spares.
  • Technically evaluate existing and new catalogued station components in a consistent manner
  • Review Quality Level 1 & 2 spares documentation prior to purchase
  • Provide technical engineering support to the Supply Chain Materials Group
  • Work with a range of Microsoft Office and AMS (Spares Catalogue Management System) materials and work planning applications.
  • Prioritise spares and materials technical requirements for planned and emergent work.
  • Assess suppliers and repairers to verify compliance with required standards and codes of practice in relation to integrity of spares
  • Have the ability to lead small projects for supply chain or participate in operational projects
  • Develop improved procurement engineering business processes and procedures.
  • Develop, review and produce repair specifications for quality level 1 & 2 repairable plant spares.
  • Participate in plant inspections and provide support to other engineering groups as part of the station equipment reliability programme.
  • Complete Engineering Change Item Equivalency reviews for Quality Level 3 & 4 items (training will be provided if necessary)
  • Represent the station for supplier visits
  • Ideally having a Degree or with on the job experience with a HNC qualified (Must have)
  • AMS knowledge preferred but not essential
  • Experience considering changes to Fit Form and Function. (Mods process thinking.)
  • Specifying QA/Certification for spares or project to ensure quality of end product.
  • Improved lead times, Expediting spares.
  • Quality inspections/audits of spares.
  • Dealing with obsolescence, finding solutions
  • Challenges when unsure
  • Working in a small team.
  • Experience working and building relationships with suppliers.
  • Knowledge of EDF Procurement Processes.

As part of Station Supply Chain the successful candidate will report directly to and be accountable to the Lead Procurement Engineer.

Candidates who have experience of working within a Supply Chain or Engineering environment may have an advantage.

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of Nuclear Plant, EDF’s Asset Management applications, working with Suppliers to clarify spares quality requirements, technical specifications and negotiate lead times.