Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

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Job Reference: NNL/TP/8010/645
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: 31793
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 04/02/2020
Business Area: Independent Assurance
Business Unit: Laboratory Operations
Location: Sellafield

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Electrical & Instrumentation engineer to join our team. The role is responsible for carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance/breakdown/project activities within our Laboratory.

They shall ensure all activities are being undertaken in a safe and compliant manner, so as to meet all requirements of the Nuclear Site Licence (as applicable) and all Regulatory and Legislative purposes.

Main Responsibilities

Delivery of Maintenance Work: responsibility for performing routine EIM&T, breakdown, recovery maintenance on maintainable assets as instructed by the Team Leader.

Delivery of Project Work: responsibility for undertaking any electrical associated project work as demand necessitates.

Perform the role of Nominated Person for Electrical Isolations: in their capacity as a Nominated Person (Electrical Isolations) within the role, they will be responsible for carrying out safe, effective and controlled isolations of Electrical Plant within their designated area. They shall be responsible for flagging any issues up immediately to the Electrical Team Leader.

Record Retention: responsibility for completing MOVEX job cards in accordance with site standards to ensure that good quality maintenance history is recorded.

Engineering Support (Projects): responsibility for supporting the designated facility in the installation, modification and commissioning of rigs and installed equipment, including identifying and assisting in delivery of plant and process improvements.

Safe Systems of Work: responsibility for ensuring that the maintenance/breakdown/project tasks they are involved in are always covered by an appropriate Safe System of Work (SSOW) and complied with.

Instructions/Proof Tests: responsibility for checking and fully understanding the Maintenance Instructions/Proof Tests that they are working to. If unsure at any point during delivery, they shall stop, make safe and highlight any issues to the Electrical Team Leader.

Workplace Standards: responsibility for ensuring that appropriate workplace standards are maintained at all times and the correct tools and equipment are selected for the task and used only as intended.

Sharing of Best Practices: The Electrical & Instrumentation engineer shall be expected to actively participate in team briefs and LFE reviews taking personal action to resolve any issues or shortfalls in their particular area. If further resolution is required, they must engage the Electrical Team Leader.

Standards and Expectations: The Electrical & Instrumentation engineer shall always comply with company/site standards and expectations of behaviour and performance. They must actively challenge others they see not doing so and encourage the behaviours expected. Where appropriate, they shall raise the event on OSHANs. The individual shall deliver their personal targets as identified by the Electrical Team Leader.


Ensure Individual Training: responsibility for attending all training identified by the Electrical Team Leader or Training Dept. to ensure successful continuation of their SQEP appointments.

Coaching & Mentoring: The Electrical & Instrumentation engineer shall be expected to actively encourage team working within the team and coach/mentor colleagues as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications 

  • Holds a time served recognised Electrical Craft Apprenticeship
  • Proven ability to interpret electrical engineering drawings
  • Ability to be become and retain SC/DV Security Clearance
  • Ability to demonstrate correct and informed decision making, in pressure situations
  • Required to become and retain a Nominated Persons qualification for Electrical Isolations
  • Required to become a Classified/Monitored Worker


Desirable Skills/Qualifications


  • 18th Edition wiring regulations
  • IOSHH Working Safety
  • Safety Case awareness – knowledge of Safety Mechanisms (SM), Safety Related Equipment (SRE) and Safety Features (SF)
  • Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience
  • Good team player with effective communication skills
  • Requirement to undertake an emergency response role within the Re-entry Preparation Area (REPA) as applicable

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