Fuel Cycle Engineer

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Fuel Cycle Engineer , Permanent or Contract , Gloucester

The purpose of the post is to support the Lead Fuel & Core Physics Engineer in the delegated nuclear technology subjects associated with the UK ABWR, from the GDA/ Site specific design phase through to plant construction and operations. The post holder may also manage framework contracts and support production of nuclear related studies.


  • Support the Lead Fuel and Core Physics Engineer, as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets and undertake specific roles within the Horizon Management System when so required.
  • Perform nuclear engineering analysis, assessment and review activities as required.
  • Contribute to the nuclear engineering design programme.
  • Ensure that the nuclear technology design is compatible with the Safety Case.
  • With the support of senior team members, Identify, document and manage nuclear technology design team interfaces.
  • Carry out optioneering on assigned nuclear technology design aspects of the project (under appropriate level of supervision).
  • At an individual level, manage and apply safe systems of work, with due regard for all Health and Safety legislation and best practices.
  • Deliver a nuclear engineering design that complies with the requirements of the Horizon Nuclear Safety and Environmental Principles.
  • Ensure that the nuclear safety standards demanded by the site licence requirements/safety case are met in the delivery of the assigned nuclear engineering activities/ tasks.
  • Implement Quality procedures relevant to assigned work.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure licensing and permitting requirements are met as required.
  • Review documents supplied by HGNE and other suppliers.
  • Provide guidance and support to other members of the team.

Mandatory Requirements

  • First degree in engineering or physics or appropriate equivalent.
  • Working towards Chartership status, or hold a corporate membership of a relevant professional body/institution. Or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Appropriate level of relevant professional experience.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours aligned to Horizon values: safety, courage, integrity, collaboration and inspiration.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working in a highly-regulated industry.
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating assigned activities and projects. Some experience coordinating activities and output of other engineers/ scientists.
  • Experience of obtaining formal acceptance of design output.
  • Experience of nuclear engineering construction/installation techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant Statutory Instruments e.g. Euratom Safeguards, UK Regulatory (e.g. SAPs, TAGs)
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international design codes and standards.
  • Nuclear industry sector knowledge; Safety Assessment Principles and Site Licence conditions.
  • Understanding of the relationship between Design and the Safety Case.
  • Construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance practices/requirements in the context of Regulatory scrutiny on a nuclear site.
  • Working knowledge of Horizon design processes and procedures (incl. Change Control, Review, Verification and Validation).
  • Able to produce technical specifications for work.
  • Knowledge of producing design analysis, assessment, substantiation documents.