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Lead EC&I Engineer

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Nuclear Power Station
  • Contact: Vanessa Theobald
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01179 334590
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Client: Urenco
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  • Job Ref: 216646VTD

Heard of us?

Urenco trusted, long-term supplier to the nuclear industry, specialising in safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services. As demand in our sector increases, we are creating career opportunities and growth across our teams.

For us, a happy and engaged workforce is vital to our sustainability. Our aim is to recruit and retain talented people who can help us deliver outstanding customer service and achieve long term commercial success.

The role of Lead EC&I Engineer is important to us. This is a new role based at our Capenhurst site. In this role you’ll be a valuable member of the EC&I team to provide engineering services to UNS as both a Design Authority Intelligent Customer (DAIC) and in support of the development of new and existing plant.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, who is appointed as the Design Authority, this role shall help ensure that new plant introduced to site meets its regulatory obligations. It shall also underpin business cases for new plant by identifying and delivering engineering documentation for consumption by both internal and external stakeholders, including activities such as the selection of appropriate technology. There is also an expectation that this role shall directly contribute to the continuous improvement of business processes related to Engineering, support the Engineering Manager as required, conduct new business activities and assist in the development of junior engineers.

What will your day look like?

• Providing a project and design service within the Engineering department as required, in accordance with specified standards. Provide information and attend project meetings. Preparation of relevant design documents in accordance with design procedures, safety case and nuclear site license requirements
• Produce appropriate specifications for contractors and manage their delivery.
Controls/supervises activities of contractors (up to 20 personnel, 5 external consultants), including Method Statements and Risk Assessments to ensure work carried out is to specification, on time, and compliant with procedures.
• Developing achievable project plans and schedules such that the proposed improvements and projects can be delivered in a safe and cost-effective way. Providing timely and cost-effective project design solutions to address the requirements of the customers, jointly developed user requirements specifications and project plans.

What do you need to be great at this role?

• Proven track record in Electrical Engineering and construction design/controls on Nuclear Licensed Sites.
• Experience of specifying/working with contractors
• Experience of supervising managing staff/agency resources

What can you expect of us?

At Urenco we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer:

• Annual leave of 25.5 days per annum. In addition, by working our standard hours you will accrue the equivalent of 13 additional days off to be used flexibly.
• A diverse range of family friendly policies.
• The opportunity to join our private medical insurance scheme.
• A business delivery bonus of up to £4000 per annum, based on performance against personal and business targets.
• A defined contribution pension scheme with up to 16% employer’s contribution.
• Flexible benefits package including life assurance and income protection. In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to purchase additional benefits that suit your lifestyle and take advantage of tax and NI savings.
• Education and training we take pride in helping people learn and develop by supporting, accelerating and directing your learning. As well as the completion of mandatory health and safety courses, training packages will be offered to meet your specific needs.

This role is subject to passing:
• Security Clearance
• Medical, drug and alcohol tests

Still curious?

At Urenco, everyone is welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where we all have a voice, and you can feel confident being yourself. ?We’re committed to equality, diversity and 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. ??

Join us on our journey, front and centre, to a net zero future.

Please send your CV to or contact me on 07545 513604 for more information.