Senior EC&I Engineer

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    Warrington, Cheshire

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    Electrical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £46 per hour

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    Phil Dobbins MREC Dip.R.P

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

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Senior EC&I Design Engineer
Contract Type: 12 month ASW
Job Category: Engineering
Business Unit: Delivery Operations
Locations: Chadwick House, Birchwood Park, Warrington, United Kingdom
Central Laboratory, Sellafield, United Kingdom

Job Introduction
The Engineering Design Team require further design resource over the next 12 months to deliver a new and exciting programme of work within our client facilities as part of the government funded Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP).
The Engineering Design Team provides engineering design support across our client and in the wider nuclear industry. We cover all aspects of engineering design such as optioneering studies, concept design, detail design, manufacturing, testing and installation. Our 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.
* Demonstrable experience in 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 locations and customer locations.

The Ideal Candidate
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.
About the Company
NNL plays 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.