Research Engineer

Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: We’re open to flexible working hours so whether you’re looking for full time, part time, job sharing or looking for flexible start/finish times, just let us know on your application
Location: Whilst your base office will be in London, we’ll support you to work flexibly from home (providing a suite of IT equipment), whilst coming together on site to offer face to face support and collaboration on a weekly basis
Closing date: 5th June 2023
Salary: Starting from £42k (depending on experience) + excellent benefits

Join EDF as a Research Engineer within the Smart Customers team and you will be responsible for leading and contributing to research projects related to Energy Hubs across the UK and Europe. 

Smart Customers is a highly skilled international multidisciplinary team which explores a range of new technologies and business models to support EDF’s ambition to help Britain achieve Net Zero. 

The opportunity…

As the Research Engineer, you will manage and contribute to a portfolio of projects relating to Zero Carbon Energy such as production of Hydrogen and its derivatives, storage, Direct Air Capture and heat networks.  You will manage these projects to time, quality and cost, develop new opportunities and deliver to a defined success criteria.

Working closely with the wider R&D UK Centre, Smart Customers and the Zero Carbon Hub teams you will develop and deliver research projects for the benefit of EDF in the UK, UK Energy Sector and EDF Group. You will identify sources of external funding, successfully apply and/or bid for financial support for research projects and effectively communicate the results of the progress of agreed projects and deliverables. 

You will be responsible for providing regular progress reports, presentations, technical papers, and briefing updates to senior management on market and technical developments and innovations. 

What we’re looking for…

The role will require you to communicate key technical, economic, and financial analysis results to senior UK and international stakeholders, both internal and external to EDF, therefore we are looking for somebody with a proactive approach and excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. 

As the Research Engineer within the Zero Carbon Hubs team, you will have experience in developing, managing and delivering projects, knowledge of the UK energy system and experience of communication complex topics t audiences from a variety of backgrounds and seniority.  

If you have a proactive approach and a strategic, innovative mindset then we would love to hear from you! We are open to candidates with varying levels of experience. 

For more information about this role, please contact ellie.beckwith@edfenergy.com 

Our culture…

Olga Dubinin, a research engineer in the team says “As an engineer I made it mission to help developing low carbon technologies, and this is exactly what I do at EDF. Working as a research engineer allows me to work at the forefront of innovation in energy sector. I have an exposure to a variety of projects from electrolytic hydrogen production through direct air capture to synthetic fuels, and it really feels like I have a role in shaping the future of the UK energy sector!”

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity, inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

We’re an equal opportunity and disability confident employer. If you feel comfortable sharing with us that you have a disability, you meet the minimum criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.

We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed and to feel you belong. 

Our benefits…

•    Potential to earn 5% bonus
•    28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with service up to a maximum of 30 days)
•    A defined contribution pension scheme
•    Retail discounts and cashback deals
•    Healthcare cash plan
•    Technology benefits
•    Government tax-free childcare
Option to purchase:
•    Additional annual leave
•    Dental insurance
•    Gym membership
•    Critical illness insurance
•    Personal accident insurance
•    Travel insurance
•    Car breakdown cover
•    Dining card

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.

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