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Long Term Contract (Nuclear)

We are recruiting a Senior EC&I Engineer / Design Engineer for a long term contract based in Cumbria. The role is within the nuclear industry so previous nuclear experience and SC clearance would be advantageous.

This is a 12 month contract which may go longer for the right person.

About the Company

Our client play a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry. That means reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry. We are the only UK organisation with the skills, facilities and expertise to provide technical support to all aspects of the nuclear industry. We pride ourselves on offering quality, value and service to every one of our customers.

Job Introduction

The Engineering Design Team require further design resource over the next 12 months to deliver a new and exciting programme of work.

The Team provides engineering design support across numerous projects in nuclear industry. They cover all aspects of engineering design such as optioneering studies, concept design, detail design, manufacturing, testing and installation. Their expertise includes the supply of active research and development rigs and analytical equipment, and the modification of existing nuclear process plant.

The role of the Senior EC&I Design Engineer is to provide engineering and scientific support to the design, build, testing, development, commissioning and on-site installation of active rigs, and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry.

Role Responsibility


  • The innovative development of engineered solutions from a design brief and/or plant survey.
  • Liaising with safety assessors, facilities personnel, project stakeholders and other scientific/engineering disciplines as required to provide fit for purpose engineered solutions either by self or through the use of supporting engineers and designers.
  • The supervision of small engineering teams to deliver engineering work packages.
  • Undertaking calculations to support / underpin the design and authoring technical reports and design memos.
  • Undertake the checking of engineering work performed by others.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on issues appropriate to their working area.
  • Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role.
  • Liaise with project managers to ensure that work is delivered to meet time, cost, quality and safety requirements.
  • Dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.
  • Initiation and progression of the procurement process, including liaison with suppliers and manufacturers, through delivery and inspection.
  • Requirement to travel is expected, between office locations and customer locations.

Ideal Experince

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related subject and a relevant level of experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, quality and environmental requirements relating to engineering development projects.
  • Competency in AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT desired with the ability and flexibility to undertake own CAD work if necessary.
  • Competent in electrical building services, up to date with relevant legislation and standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, such that difficult concepts can be conveyed clearly and concisely to customers, regulators and key stakeholders in a technical forum such as HAZOPS, SDDR and MDDR.
  • Evidence of problem solving and seeking solutions.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Good knowledge of nuclear industry and plant operations.
  • Capable of designing safety related systems to BS EN 61508 and Sellafield Standard ES_1_2190-1, 2 & 3.
  • Knowledge of CAESAR and AMTECH/TRIMBLE software.
  • Self-motivated, high energy contributor.
  • Questioning attitude.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear industry or other heavily regulated industry.

This position is a 39 hour working week Monday to Friday (possibly felxible hours).

Hourly rate is £42 umbrella per hour or the PAYE equivalent.

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