Senior ECI Design Engineer

NNL/TP/22463/859

Number of Positions:
1
Contract Type:
Permanent
Salary:
Salary from £47,706
Working Hours:
39
Location:
Risley, Cheshire
Closing Date:
27/10/2021
Business Area:
Engineering
Business Unit:
Engineering

Job Introduction

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll not only be able to get involved with a huge variety of projects, you’ll also have lots of opportunity to drive them through from start to finish — allowing you to see the impact your work has in a real-world environment. This is your chance to use your experience, expertise and ingenuity to collaborate with leading scientists. You’ll be part of a team that delivers work to benefit society by advancing cleaner energy, protecting the environment and keeping everyone safe.

The Engineering Design Team provides engineering design support across NNL and in the wider nuclear industry. We cover all aspects of engineering design such as optioneering studies, concept design, detail design, manufacturing, testing and installation. Our expertise includes the supply of active research and development rigs and analytical equipment, and the modification of existing nuclear process plant.

This role can be based at either Risley or Sellafield. Some national travel will be expected depending on project requirements.

This role can be flexible with time split between the office and working from home.

Job Purpose

The role of the Senior EC&I Design Engineer is to supervise a team (typically up to 5) design engineers and draughting resources to deliver EC&I design packages to the required time, cost and quality and personally undertake some of the more complex design tasks as required. To provide specialist engineering advice in his/her discipline.

Main Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for Senior EC&I Design Engineer will be:

  • The innovative development of engineered solutions from a design brief and/or plant survey.
  • Liaising with safety assessors, facilities personnel, project stakeholders and other scientific/engineering disciplines as required to provide fit for purpose engineered solutions either by self or through the use of supporting engineers and designers.
  • The supervision of small engineering teams to deliver engineering work packages.
  • Undertaking calculations to support / underpin the design and authoring technical reports and design memos.
  • Undertake the checking of engineering work performed by others.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on issues appropriate to their working area.
  • Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role.
  • Liaise with project managers to ensure that work is delivered to meet time, cost, quality and safety requirements.
  • Dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.
  • Initiation and progression of the procurement process, including liaison with suppliers and manufacturers, through delivery and inspection.
  • Active involvement in improvement projects/initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their own field and applying them to designated work packages.
  • Provision of technical supervision for technician and craft personnel.
  • Provide coaching to develop the skills and abilities of others for the benefit of the company.
  • Requirement to travel is expected, between NNL locations and customer locations.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills for the Senior EC&I Design Engineer:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related subject and a relevant level of experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, quality and environmental requirements relating to engineering development projects.
  • Competency in AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT desired with the ability and flexibility to undertake own CAD work if necessary.
  • Competent in electrical building services, up to date with relevant legislation and standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, such that difficult concepts can be conveyed clearly and concisely to customers, regulators and key stakeholders in a technical forum such as HAZOPS, SDDR and MDDR.
  • Evidence of problem solving and seeking solutions.

Desirable Skills for the Senior EC&I Design Engineer:

  • Chartered Engineer.
  • Good knowledge of nuclear industry and plant operations.
  • Capable of designing safety related systems to BS EN 61508 and Sellafield Standard ES_1_2190-1, 2 & 3.
  • Knowledge of CAESAR and AMTECH/TRIMBLE software.
  • Self-motivated, high energy contributor.
  • Questioning attitude.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.
  • Previous experience in the nuclear industry or other heavily regulated industry.

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.