Technical Author - London with hybrid working

  • Job Reference: BBUK08834-482230
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2024
  • Employer: Balfour Beatty
  • Website: http://www.balfourbeatty.com
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects business is delivering some of the UK’s most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, we’re driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities.

From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

About the role

SZC is ultimately owned by two shareholders, EDF and HMG. The shareholders hold their
investment in SZC through NNB Holdings Company (SZC) Limited. Over the course of the
current shareholding arrangements the shareholdings of the two shareholders will change.

The shareholders will fund SZC up until Financial Close through equity in line with the approved schedule
and budget. SZC’s business is to design, finance, construct, commission, operate, maintain, and eventually
decommission the nuclear power plant and related infrastructure (including activities relating to hydrogen,
direct air capture and/or desalination) at Sizewell C in Suffolk. The principal objectives of the current
development phase of the SZC project are to agree and implement the Capital Raise Plan, including
completing an equity and debt raise, agree the core supply chain contracts and obtain the regulatory permits
and licences required for the construction phase of the Project (including the core environmental permits
and nuclear site licence).

Prior to the government investment decision SZC operated as part of EDF in the Nuclear Development
business unit and was staffed by EDF colleagues and independent contractors who are now in the process
of transferring to the direct employment of SZC. It is setting itself up as an organisation capable of
delivering a new nuclear power plant, from investment case and funding, to construction, commissioning,
operations, maintenance and decommissioning.

The SZC construction programme has a technical and commercial business case predicated on technical
replication of Hinkley Point C. EDF will be an important supplier of nuclear capability for the SZC
Programme from its established nuclear business footprint in the UK.

Key stakeholders are: UK Government, relevant Government departments and agencies including Treasury
DESNZ, EDF, Financial investors and institutions, Regulators, Alliance partners and local communities.

What you'll be doing

The Sizewell C (SZC) project requires a Technical Author to support and develop the engineering solutions,
methods, programme and Target Outturn Cost during the preconstruction phase. The role is aimed at
supporting the technical, pricing and programme submissions that forms the agreed works to be delivered
by the Civil Works Alliance (CWA).
The prime area of focus is to develop compelling technical proposals in support of the Target Outturn Cost
(TOC) and supporting information.

Gather and collate information to produce technical proposals and supporting material in order to
meet the Target Outturn Cost (TOC) submission requirements
Work to a programme of deliverables to support TOC and award of works packages/task orders
Capture and support development of technical content from meetings and one to one reviews and
discussions
Draft specific responses to questions and queries raised during the TOC process
Research and write supporting information for use in the submissions, including relevant case
studies, CVs, project innovations and project best practice
Proactively engage in information management systems, capturing and submitting key content,
technical submissions and lessons learned
Liaise with the preconstruction, engineering, operations HSES teams as required to ensure they are
briefed on the details of the TOC submission and work with them on the completion of technical
responses and other relevant material
Include matters that cover safety, environmental, sustainable, assurance and economic
requirements working with the SME’s and leads in these areas.
Developing technical solutions that take cognisance of the site constraints, including legal constraints
defined in the DCO.
Liaise with other parts of the programme, client team, designers and stakeholders as required

Who we're looking for

Essential
An excellent standard of written English, with strong verbal communication skills
Good appreciation and understanding of civil engineering
Good communication skills
Good self-discipline and time management
Construction experience preferable
Problem solving skills, creative thinking.
Teamwork
Desirable
Experience in Civil Engineering or complex construction projects and programmes
Some knowledge of industrial health and safety legislation and personal safety
Qualifications & Experience
Desirable
Technical / Engineering / Communications or similar relevant degree

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Major Projects business is delivering some of the UK’s most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, we’re driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities.

From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com