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Everyone in our team is united behind a common goal — to use nuclear science to benefit society. It’s what brings us together. This means that whoever you are, you can always count on us to make you feel welcome, supported and valued as part of our team.

Our ongoing commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) is helping us to create an inclusive workplace built upon equal policies, procedures and transparency. Together we’re building a diverse culture where everyone’s free to be themselves and feels like they belong.

Please take a look at our current vacancies and see if we’ve got the ideal opportunity for you. You can also log into our careers portal to see the status of current applications here: https://jobsearch.nnl.co.uk

Total Jobs: 20

SharePoint and Office 365 Developer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-05-12

Location: Risley, Cheshire

This role will be flexible working from home/occasional travel to Chadwick House in Warrington

The role of the SharePoint and O365 Developer is to develop, maintain and administrate the SharePoint environments. They will also maximise the investment in Office 365 by creating new and innovative solutions using the latest software and services to enable enhanced business productivity.  

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Electrical Team Leader

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-05-09

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Electrical Team Leader is responsible for the Control and Supervision of the maintenance team ensuring they carry out safe, quality, and efficient maintenance/breakdown activities with their area of responsibility.

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Technical Support - Programmable Electronic System (PES)

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-05-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Programmable Electronic System (PES)Technical Support will report to the PES Manager and work across both Central and Windscale Labs responsible for providing front line technical support to the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering team assisting in delivering expertise in all Programmable Electronic Systems including equipment reliability, configuration management or other specialised subject matter needed to satisfy the multi-faceted needs of the organisation

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Maintenance Schedule Coordinator (PMS)

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Salary: Starting from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-05-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The PMS Maintenance Schedule Coordinator controls and manages the delivery of both Central Laboratory & Windscale Laboratory’s Plant Maintenance Schedule (PMS) and the Normal Plant maintenance schedule to ensure continued compliance to all Nuclear regulation and Site License Conditions (specifically LC28) governing operating Nuclear plants. They will also be responsible for line management duties of the Facilities Work Control Centre Operatives

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory environment, be detail oriented, and able to work to stringent deadlines.   

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Scientist - Irradiated Fuel Characterisation

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-05-04

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The roles sit within the irradiated fuel characterisation team which comprises technical experts and specialists responsible for leading and developing the Post Irradiation and Post-Storage Examination of nuclear fuel (PIE/PSE). This area has a growing workload associated with current programmes (eg supporting the fleet of AGR reactors in the UK), developing workstreams (spent fuel evaluation in support of nationally important programmes) and emerging requirements supporting development of new nuclear reactor technologies. It supports the safe and efficient operation of reactors and provides the technical underpinning for long term management and disposal of irradiated fuel after discharge from reactors, both of which are crucial to sustainable nuclear power generation.

The role supports this area by collecting data on irradiated fuel characteristics and irradiated fuel testing and undertaking analysis of PIE data. The role will also involve aspects of measurement technique development including implementing new techniques/methods and assisting in improvement of existing techniques.  In addition to undertaking work in the UK’s high active fuel examination facility, the role may include the requirement to visit UK AGR stations for in-pond examinations, including periods of 1-2 weeks of on-site working at these locations around the UK.

The role holder will operate experimental rigs for characterisation and testing of irradiated fuel. They also will undertake analysis of data collected from Hotcell and in-pond examination and testing in order to provide reports of findings and advising internal and external stakeholders. The role encompasses work to understand in-reactor performance and post discharge fuel behaviour, including during storage, transport and disposal.

Under supervision of technical leads, the role holder will co-ordinate and deliver tasks required within the spent fuel and PIE area to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.

The role holder will be provided with training and development towards a position as a specialist expert in the PIE field, working alongside recognised industry experts.

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Project Controls Lead

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-05-10

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Accountable for leading and managing the day-to-day operations, development, and growth of the portfolio team.  Responsible for the provision of Project Controls support services on NNL projects, programmes and/or within the define customer related stream/s.  This will require attendance at PMO Senior Management forums as required, and day-to-day line management of the portfolio Project Controls team ; Portfolio-level performance monitoring; leadership, mentoring and coaching to the Project Controller community, to ensure that the required quality standards are being achieved.

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HR Business Partner

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-04-28

Location: Risley, Cheshire

To work in partnership with a number of departments within the business and their senior leaders to drive the People and Organisation agenda, in addition to ensuring a quality Human Resources service is provided to support the Business goals. Support the broader Human Resources agenda through providing specialist support to the wider Human Resources portfolio such as OD, resource and skills planning, reward, employee relations and policy. The location for this role can be flexible across the NNL sites in the North West

 

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HR Advisor

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-04-26

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Provide advice and support  to line managers and employees for key people processes including pay and reward, recruitment and selection, succession planning / management, promotion, job evaluation, absence management and performance development. Location for the role will be flexible across the Northwest.

 

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Deputy Technical Lead (Defence PIE)

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-05-13

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The role holder will act as Deputy Technical Lead within the Defence PIE team delivering examination of irradiated fuel and components working with the operations and technical leads to deliver high quality results and ensure continued operation of the facility for a project which is critical to the national interest. The role will be based within Windscale Active Handling Facility with a requirement to spend time at Workington Laboratory developing and commissioning new equipment and rigs. The role requires a significant proportion of time being spent on plant overseeing the PIE work and understanding the technical drivers for the operations. 

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Account Director (Defence)

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £78,152

Closing Date: 2021-04-25

Location: Risley, Cheshire

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work directly with Rolls-Royce and the Ministry of Defence to develop long-term relationships for the benefit of the UK. Within this role you will sponsor the delivery of a portfolio of strategic national importance, work with the client to understand future strategy and lead the customer interface in a way that unlocks value for the customer, the National Laboratory and the UK. The location for this role can be flexible across NNL locations.

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Principal Scientist x2

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £55,740

Closing Date: 2021-05-16

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The purpose of the role is to provide hands on technical leadership to help further develop the Thermal and Structural Modelling capability and provide strategic direction that will help support the future civil nuclear power industry.

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Security Architect (Technology & Digital Change) - 12 month FTC

Contract type:

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-04-27

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The NNL are an innovative nuclear organisation, with an ambitious roadmap for using technology to help our business deliver better outcomes. This Security Architect exists within the Technology & Digital Change (T&DC) team who are responsible for all Technology, Digital Change, Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

The NNL operate a hybrid infrastructure and continue to lead the way in maximising the use of cloud technology in the nuclear industry. As a member of the Technology and Digital Change Team, the Security Architect has a critical role to ensure the security of all NNL assets and infrastructure.

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Office 365 Developer

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-04-27

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The National Nuclear Laboratory continue to lead the way in maximising the use of cloud technology in the nuclear industry. The O365 Developer / Administrator will work within the applications team to understand the needs of the business and to grow and support the Office 365 platform - including solutioning, architecture, developing and governance.

Working within an Azure / Cloud environment this will include tenant security and governance (SIEM, Cloud application security and Azure monitoring) along with Identity and Access Management, Azure AD and policy backup.

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Project Manager (AHF PPS)

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-05-04

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria (Windscale)

Initially to provide Project Management on a Technically complex project, delivered over multiple years to ensure safe, successful and timely delivery in line with the NNL Project Management Authority (PMA) processes. The initial Project is of particular strategic significance to the NNL and its key stakeholders. 

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Financial Accountant

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £46,542

Closing Date: 2021-05-10

Location: Risley, Cheshire

As a key member of the Corporate Finance team you will be pivotal in ensuring the business meets its statutory financial reporting obligations. You will be the custodian of financial policy and will seek to improve financial systems and processes.

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Head of Non-Proliferation and Safeguards Strategy

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £70,192

Closing Date: 2021-04-25

Location: Risley, Cheshire

With the nuclear industry perfectly positioned to strengthen the UK’s place in the world as a scientific superpower, NNL is recruiting to ensure we play our part. 

Security and non-proliferation (S&NP) is one of our four areas of strategic focus, and we have the skills and knowledge to become a strategic authority in the field. We will play our part in what is a critical enabler to the peaceful use of the nuclear materials and technology which we know are essential to tackle climate change, restore our environment and improve our health. 

As custodian of critical nuclear infrastructure and provider of a broad range nuclear capabilities, at NNL we are perfectly positioned to make a considerable contribution. This is a key opportunity to support our purpose – nuclear science to benefit society. 

Accountable to the director for International Engagement, Security and Non-Proliferation, this senior hire will work collaboratively with the Head of Nuclear Security strategy, jointly responsible for the setting, endorsement, and driving forward of NNL’s security and non-proliferation vision & strategy. You will be instrumental in NNL achieving its ambition to become a strategic authority in the field, working in partnership with HMG to support policy deployment and ensure greatest value to society. You will achieve this whilst ensuring we deliver on our five strategic objectives:

Leadership: We will demonstrate leadership by unleashing the potential of NNL’s broad capability, delivering value against key strategic S&NP needs (with an emphasis on supporting the priorities of Government).   Talent: We will foster the talent required for existing and future nuclear programmes, working with Government and across UK nuclear to establish a talent pipeline in support of the domestic and international objectives. Identity: We will embed an S&NP ‘identity’ across the organisation, ensuring full integration with enabling strategies and major programmes (including those of our colleagues in Science and Technology, our Delivery Organisation, Customer Experience, and HR). We will create a clear, authoritative external ‘brand’. Partnerships: We will establish key UK and international partnerships to strengthen capability and influence (e.g. public and private sector nuclear, NGOs, Government, multinationals). Knowledge: We will invest in and push the boundaries of S&NP related science, technology and innovation, ensuring appropriate demand signals are placed on core science, innovation and strategic research programmes.
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Technical Architect (Technology and Digital Change)

Contract type:

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-05-03

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The NNL operate a hybrid infrastructure and continue to lead the way in maximising the use of cloud technology in the nuclear industry.

The role of the Technical Architect is to deliver both operational and project deliverables for critical technical change projects.

This role has the flexibility to work from home and can be contractually based in Cumbria / Risley / Preston.

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Assistant Project Manager (EDF Capex Support)

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-05-04

Location: Windscale, Cumbria

This new post will support the current EDF Project Manager / Customer Workstream lead in delivering the EDF work. More specifically this support involves the provision of Capex funded works needed to maintain / improve the building assets in support of the EDF programme.

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Deputy Company Secretary

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £70,192

Closing Date: 2021-05-03

Location: Risley, Warrington

Job Purpose for the role of Deputy Company Secretary

The Chief of Staff/Company Secretary function facilitates the effective operation of NNL and its Board of Directors.   It facilitates and guides the strategic development of the organisation, provides strategic counsel to the CEO and Executive, leads on relationships with the Chair, NEDs and shareholder, and provides an effective system of governance via the Company Secretarial function.

Reporting to the CoS/CoSec the Deputy Company Secretary acts as statutory Company Secretary for the NNL Group and supports the function of the NNL Board and Executive.  The Deputy Company Secretary provides governance and company secretarial expertise, advice and services to the NNL Board and its Committees and NNL Group companies and provides assistance to and cover for the NNL Chief of Staff.

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Assistant Project Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-05-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The NDA portfolio within NNL has some of the most exciting projects and programmes in the UK nuclear industry. The portfolio is involved with progressing the state of the art within science and engineering projects. The projects we deliver are diverse and require a wide range of experience. This vacancy will form part of a broader recruitment drive due to year on year growth within NNL.

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