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Principal Enrichment Plant Engineer

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: £67k - 77.5k per year + bonus/benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Our client is a major global player in the nuclear industry operating on a UK nuclear licensed site specialising in safe, cost effective and reliable uranium enrichment services.

They are committed to providing a flexible and hybrid working culture for everyone whilst actively seeking ways of working that allow people to grow and thrive in their roles. Our client offers excellent employment conditions such as a generous annual leave allowance and company pension scheme. Inclusion and Diversity is essential to them being able to best serve the business and strive to ensure that no one is treated inappropriately or disrespectfully at the workplace.

The person:
The successful candidate must have the below experience:
• Be an experienced manager of multi-disciplinary teams with an appreciation of disciplines outside of own specific discipline.
• Be trained/qualified as a C&I, process or mechanical engineering background
• A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a technical engineering position in a highly regulated industry
• Relevant experience of supervising/managing professional engineering staff
• Experience of working in a fast paced working environment whilst ensuring work is carried out safely and to a high quality.
• Design Authority or equivalent for engineering changes in relevant discipline is preferred.
• Good communicator and ability to create strong networks to enhance effectiveness and share knowledge
• Good negotiator and influencer
• Good understanding of plant systems and processes
• Good team leader and motivator
• Strong problem solving skills
• Willing to take the lead when challenges occur
• Ability to look for ways to do things better, faster and more efficiently
• Good understanding of international and UK standards relating to engineering and design related to discipline-specific engineering within the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industry ( e.g. Oil, Gas, chemical)
• Able to make risk based engineering judgements
• Sound knowledge of current health and safety legislation.
• Excellent IT skills including Windows and Microsoft applications
• Ability to assess problems, feasibility and develop practical solutions.
• Excellent communication, reporting, presentation, negotiation and customer facing skills.
• Sound knowledge of current health and safety legislation and Management of Change Procedures
• Ability to assess problems, feasibility and develop practical solutions.

The role:
To support the business by being accountable for plant asset health. This position will involve working collaboratively with plant operational specialists, the maintenance team, and leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team of approximately 7-10 direct reports responsible for asset health. This role will prioritise and implement solutions to engineering issues to ensure: statutory regulatory and safety requirements are met plant reliability targets are delivered asset lifeplans are in place for all equipment whilst ensuring compliance with applicable engineering procedures, standards and specifications.

This is a management position accountable to deliver a capable high performing team of front line engineers to effectively support the UUK operation in the allocated plant area.

During interview we may assess you on the following behavioural competencies
• Team leadership
• Driving for results
• Focus on performance
• Acting decisively
• Going beyond the data
• Customer orientation
• Thirst for knowledge
• Building a learning culture
• Working collaboratively
• Challenger mentality


• Healthy Work-life Balance The Company encourages all employees to effectively balance their work with their outside life. We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer a generous annual leave entitlement. The annual leave allowance is 25 days which increases by one day for every two years of service up to a maximum of 30 days. In addition, you will be able to accrue 13 Additional Days Off (ADOs) to be used flexibly. My client also offers a full suite of family friendly policies that you would expect from a progressive employer
• Bonus The Company operates a generous bonus scheme based on achievement of personal and company objectives
• Pension Scheme As an employee, you will be eligible to join the Company’s Defined Contribution Pension scheme, with up to 16% employers contribution
• Flexible benefits package: As an employee you will provided with core benefits such as 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 & 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. Supporting your learning at work is high on our agenda as it is important that the skills of our workforce meet current and future demands as well as supporting your continuing professional development

The role will be based near Ellesmere Port. Free parking is available and there is a train station a few metres away from site with frequent trains to Chester or the Wirral.

Interested? Please send your CV to or call 07890 609 653 for a chat