Senior Engineer / Plant Arrangement

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Morson International are currently working with a key client in the Nuclear sector who has a current requirement for a Contract Senior Engineer - Plant Arrangement, to be based at their headquarters in Brockworth, Gloucestershire. This 6 month (initial offering), attracts an excellent rate for the right candidate.


  • The purpose of the post is to support the Head of Structures, Plant Arrangement and Civil Engineering with daily technical leadership and management within the discipline area, offering general discipline knowledge and where necessary a deep knowledge of an assigned area. The post holder is to provide technical advice, and where assigned, supervision of supply chain activities. Additionally the post holder will assist with responsibility for review and acceptance of all Plant Arrangement aspects of the UK ABWR.


  • Support the Head of Structures, Plant Arrangement and Civil Engineering, as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets and undertake specific roles within the Company Management System when so required.
  • Support with day-to-day technical leadership and management both within the general organisation and supply chain to develop, implement and configure solutions within Plant Arrangement.
  • Support the development of the work programmes and business plans (including definition of deliverables, milestones, resource plans and budgets).
  • Lead review activities for high significance design changes (i.e. Category 1 or 2 Design Changes) providing a recommendation to the appropriate panel or board as to whether to accept or reject the change.
  • Engage with members of the DA on low significance design changes (i.e. Category 3 or 4) reporting any categorisation or process-related discrepancies to the appropriate panel or board.
  • Support definition of safety and environmental functional requirements and the preparation of the site specific nuclear safety and BAT cases for Plant Arrangement in accordance with agreed project programmes.
  • Provide guidance to supply chain on working within the UK regulatory framework and in interpreting UK regulatory expectations to ensure solution is sympathetic to UK context.
  • Work closely with and support the licensing and permitting process for the new build at Wylfa, working with suppliers and the regulators to ensure licensing and permitting requirements are met.
  • Participate in technical discussions with the ONR, when tasked by the Head of Structures, Plant Arrangement and Civil Engineering on Civil Engineering and cross cutting matters
  • Understand the research and development on which the Plant Arrangement arguments and evidence are based and review the implications of operating experience on the design.


  • Support/Deputise for Head of Structures, Plant Arrangement and Civil Engineering or peer group within Plant Arrangement.
  • Ensure the design is reviewed and accepted/rejected and established under configuration control using the Design Change Control process,
  • Ensure concessions are reviewed and granted/rejected using the Concessions Management process.

Key relationships:

  • The Post will interface widely within the Company Organisation, Regulators and other stakeholders, especially those related to the design of Company projects. The Post will interface with Responsible Designers (including Hitachi-GE) and with appointed organisations for design, construction and commissioning.


Mandatory requirements

  • The Post Holder will possess a degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable subject (engineering or science or architecture).
  • The Post Holder will be a recognised by an appropriate professional body (e.g. Chartered Engineer or Scientist (or equivalent), registered architect.
  • CSCS 'Professionally Qualified Person' Card or similar (If not held candidate will need to obtain appropriate card)
  • Experience of Safety Assessment Principles and Site License Conditions.
  • A fundamental understanding of discipline principles and methods throughout the full asset lifecycle associated with analysis techniques, design, materials, software and specification including any nuances appropriate for the nuclear sector.
  • Experience within the sector and knowledge of appropriate international and national legislation, regulation, codes and standards.
  • Experience of formal acceptance processes within regulated environments, preferably the Nuclear sector.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.