Plant Engineer (Security)


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Salary from £47,706
Working Hours:
Sellafield, Cumbria
Closing Date:
Business Area:
EHSS&Q & Compliance

Job Introduction

Job Description for Plant Engineer (Security): 

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security & Safeguards gives you the chance to make your mark on some hugely interesting projects. NNL does work that nobody else in the sector is doing, and this means we need experts like you to make it possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. We’re committed to using nuclear science to benefit society for years to come. This means that you can build a long and successful career here whilst playing a meaningful role in delivering cleaner energy, reducing waste and keeping colleagues and the public out of harm’s way.

The plant engineer – security is a role which will support the ongoing security classification of the facility as well as supporting future projects. The plant engineer will report to the Engineering Manager to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role is responsible for monitoring change, leading on incident and event management, and assessing the impact and coordination of the activities required to achieve compliance in the most effective way for the business. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory and engineering capacity; detail orientated and is able to work to stringent deadlines.

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities for Plant Engineer (Security): 

  • Security Compliance: the Plant Engineer (Security) shall be responsible for ensuring compliance to the relevant site’s engineering procedures and understands, as appropriate, the applicable principles associated with disciplined operations and disciplined maintenance.
  • Develop and Maintain Security Maintenance Processes: the Plant Engineer (Security) will be responsible for constantly challenging the maintenance processes on plant ensuring the plant is operated and maintained to appropriate standards (e.g. TBoM process, obsolescence reviews etc.)
  • Interface with Design on plant modifications and improvements: The Plant Engineer (Security) shall be the primary interface with Design Team on any changes to plant affecting their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Trending of Plant Information: the Plant Engineer (Security) shall perform regular reviews of appropriate logs, equipment parameters, and work request histories and analyse trends. They shall make recommendations to the relevant Engineering Managers (Central and Windscale) to improve systems and processes based on the results.
  • Evaluate Security Equipment Performance: the Plant Engineer (Security) shall actively observe equipment in operation and perform periodic walk-downs on plant to maintain a current awareness of equipment condition and performance. They shall make recommendations to the Engineering Manager to improve systems and processes based on the results.
  • Subject Matter Expert Knowledge: the Plant Engineer (Security) as Subject Matter Expert shall assist in the investigation of reportable occurrences or operating events and in the preparation of associated reports and root cause determinations. They shall provide support to Laboratory Operations as required, helping to resolve any equipment related issues. They shall keep abreast of all applicable Rules & Regulations and have the authority to enforce application within their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Sharing of Best Practice: the Plant Engineer (Security) shall attend any Forums (internal or external) as requested to keep abreast of best practice around other facilities. They shall be responsible for sharing and implementation of any learning around their own area(s) of responsibility.
  • Support the Asset Management Program: the Plant Engineer (Security) shall be responsible for providing advice on ageing plant and carrying out the appropriate condition assessment techniques. They shall be responsible for ensuring these reports are fed back to the Plant Engineer (Asset) for processing.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Plant Engineer (Security): 

  • Degree Qualified (electrical discipline) or HND in an equivalent discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of stated qualifications. 
  • Holds an electrical craft apprenticeship.
  • Holds IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as a minimum qualification. NEBOSH General Certificate would be desirable.
  • Good general security equipment awareness but with demonstrable knowledge.
  • Provide evidence of having initiative and ability to plan and direct own work and work independently.
  • Ability to communicate key information both verbal and written with customers, suppliers and stakeholders
  • Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.
  • Ability to demonstrate conservative decision making, even in pressure situations.
  • Ability to undertake an emergency response role in an incident or emergency situation.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the operational & maintenance requirements associated with their area(s) of control.
  • Ability to interface on a technical level  with Design & Delivery Operations.
  • Ability to achieve DV level clearance. 

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

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