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Senior Process Engineer

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: £60 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract
  • Sector: Power, Nuclear and Utilities
  • Contact: Gillian James
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01946 67494
  • Duration: 12 - 18 months
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Job Ref: 216671GJA

We have an excellent opportunity for a SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER based in Chester

This role is to support the UUK technical authority for your discipline by providing professional technical input to engineering activities. To lead delivery of both major projects and smaller packages of work producing deliverables as well as leading teams of engineers to deliver high quality, fit for purpose engineering solutions with responsibility for approval. Working independently to scope packages of work and determine appropriate deliverables and delivery routes, and working proactively to ensure that emergent issues are appropriately managed. To take ownership of UUK assets, and look to continuously improve aspects of the business within your remit. To effectively communicate detailed information related to specific work packages to a range of stakeholders and provide specialist engineering advice to the wider business.

Key Accountabilities:

Producing and managing high quality engineering deliverables to cost and schedule which comply with UUK design procedures, relevant codes and standards, and nuclear site license requirements.

Approving deliverables within the scope of your delegated authority.

Developing, reviewing, and approving achievable project plans and schedules such that the proposed packages of work can be effectively delivered to time and schedule.

Accountable for the efficient delivery of design solutions to meet the requirements of the business. This includes delivering personally, as well as managing the delivery of a team of engineers if required.

Producing change management documentation and providing technical review of others’ change management documents ensuring the full impact of changes are considered.

Identifying technical solutions to problems encountered on site and supporting the delivery of these.

Monitoring the performance and condition of assets on site. Acting, where required, to ensure these are appropriately managed to support continued operation in line with the site asset management plan.

Ensureing the through life management requirements for new and/or exisiting assets are fully considered and implemented.

Undertaking commissioning activities when required and authorised to do so.

Providing technical input to support delivery of work packages within and outside of E&P.

Undertaking technical investigations as required.


Chemical or Process Engineering Degree.  

Associate member of a relevant engineering institute, and actively pursuing chartered status.

Good understanding of Engineering design processes in a heavily regulated industry.

Experience working on a Nuclear Licenced site or working on a top tier COMAH site.

Minimum 5 years of experience within a heavily regulated industry.

Understanding and application of up to date industrial practices related to discipline-specific engineering, including safety through design.

Working knowledge of other Engineering disciplines, technologies, plant systems and processes.

Working knowledge of international and UK standards relating to engineering and design related to discipline-specific engineering within the nuclear industry.

Appreciation of current health and safety legislation.

Excellent IT skills including Windows ad Microsoft applications, Documentum and SAP.

Abililty to use or learn to use specialist software packages (e.g. system modelling packages).

Capable of producing high quality technical documentation including functional and technical specifications and project documentation.

Ability to maintain and  develop own technical knowledge to ensure the best, cost effective and safe solutions are proposed and implemented.

Ability to assess problems, feasibility and develop practical solutions.

Good communication, reporting, presentation, negotiation, and customer facing skills.