CE&I Commissioning Engineer

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Job Reference: NNL/TP/8010/677
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: 45273
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 20/02/2020
Job Category: Laboratory Operations
Business Unit: Laboratory Operations
Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Laboratory Operations business area for a EC&I Commissioning Engineer. The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • To carry out commissioning performance and safety testing and to document accurately testing results / performance data.
  • To mark-up engineering drawings / documentation to reflect the ‘as-built’ condition of installed and commissioned plant and equipment.
  • To document design, installation, quality performance, and safety non-conformances
  • To provide commissioning progress reporting when required.
  • To supervise third parties when required.
  • Take part in internal and external audits when necessary.
  • To provide commissioning expertise into the design and safety case process (MDDR / HAZOP etc.).
  • Ensure Lifetime records are correctly documented and can satisfy the quality and audit process.
  • To look for opportunities/improvements to the design and/or operation of plant and/or equipment during the commissioning process.
  • To attend off site ‘works’ testing at manufacturers premises when required to carry out or witness testing of plant and equipment to be provided to site.
  • Display professional conduct at all times

The above is not exhaustive and other duties may be allocated as required by the project and Commissioning Manager

Main Responsibilities

  • Understand and work safely within relevant rules and procedures for NNL and in compliance of nuclear site licence conditions
  • Interpret CE&I drawings to inspect field equipment to verify design and installation intent and quality standards.
  • Interpret CE&I design documentation to validate equipment during normal operations and fault conditions.
  • Interpret safety case documentation to demonstrate safety performance requirements.
  • To safely commission systems and equipment, following approved commissioning and engineering documentation and procedures.
  • To investigate design, installation, quality performance, and safety non-conformances
  • Liaise with design / safety case / construction and pre-operations functions to provide commissioning input, during Design, Procurement, Construction, handover periods and training.
  • Production of commissioning performance / safety test documentation to nuclear site licence condition standards
  • Display conduct required as an NNL employee in line with NNL procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Time served indentured CE&I Apprenticeship.
  • Minimum ONC or equivalent qualification in Instrument or Electrical Engineering.
  • Demonstrable engineering experience in the nuclear industry.
  • Demonstrable commissioning experience in the nuclear industry.
  • Experience in the production of performance test documentation.
  • Experience in the production of safety test documentation.
  • Be able to fault find on systems, plant and equipment.
  • A comprehensive understanding of safe working within a nuclear environment, including conventional hazards.
  • Working understanding of Control Systems and PES management arrangements.
  • Ability to gain an electrical nomination to carry out electrical functional check and Plant Isolations for others.


Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • Previously nominated to Commissioning Engineer role.
  • Previously nominated POW & Supervisor status.
  • IOSH Managing Safely Certificate
  • Previously nominated to provide electrical isolations.
  • HNC/D in electrical/instrumentation engineering.
  • Strong written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to liaise at all levels.


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