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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: 15

Learning and Development Advisor (FTC - 18 Months)

Category: Human Resources

Salary: Salary starting at £39,140

Closing Date: 2022-09-07

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Learning and Development Advisor (FTC - 18 Months):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The role of the Learning and Development Advisor includes the creation of learning content and provision of advice and guidance to support NNL's skills and people development strategies.

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Mechanical Craft

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £35,427 (plus allowances of up to £5000)

Closing Date: 2022-08-29

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Mechanical Craft:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Mechanical Craft is responsible for carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance/breakdown and project activities within Central Laboratory. They shall ensure all activities are being undertaken in a safe and complaint manner, to meet all requirements of the Nuclear Site Licence (as applicable) and all Regulatory and Legislative purposes.

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Risk Manager

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £60,063

Closing Date: 2022-08-18

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Risk Manager:

NNL is where your project management helps deliver our purpose. As part of our Project Management Authority, you’ll play a critical role in managing projects that deliver nuclear science to benefit society. Your project management skills and attention to detail will enable industry-leading scientists, engineers and analysts to work together to deliver unique projects using cutting edge technology. It’s a challenging role but it’s an opportunity to grow, adapt and develop new skills in a fast-moving area.

To ensure that there are implemented risk processes and strategies for business-critical projects, programmes, and business risk, delivering to diverse clients across the nuclear industry. Working within the PMO office, will be required to ensure that there is an efficient, effective, and comprehensive approach to risk management providing effective controls and assurance to minimise risk events, which result in a negative impact to the organisation/employees/assets and poor customer outcomes, reputational damage or regulatory scrutiny/intervention.

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Communications Manager (FTC - 12 Months)

Category: Science, Strategy and Innovation

Salary: Salary starting at £44,362

Closing Date: 2022-08-24

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Communications Manager (FTC - 12 Months):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Communications Manager will identify rich scientific content across the National Nuclear Laboratory and opportunities and channels to deliver quality communications that showcase the science, technology and innovation at our core; to enhance the Laboratory's reputation for delivering nuclear science that benefits society.   

With a keen interest in Science and Technology, they will lead communication of our strategic Focus Areas; maximising content through creation of integrated plans that reach a variety of audiences – internally and externally – whilst working closely with the existing comms team to ensure all communications reflect NNL strategy and ambitions. 

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley, Culham, Preston, Stonehouse or Sellafield.

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Operations Planning Administrator (FTC - 18 Months)

Category: Laboratory Operations

Salary: Salary starting at £33,570

Closing Date: 2022-08-25

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Operations Planning Administrator (FTC - 18 Months):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

This role has accountability to coordinate between all NNL capabilities pulling together the weekly permissioning process to enable work within the building. In addition to this, the role holder will also coordinate and support the engineering team with resource requests / utilisation including that of facility usage input charges and general support to the Head of Site’s team. 

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Sellafield or Workington.

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Engineering Tech Support (Task Supervisor) - Shifts

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £44,362 plus £6,111 Shift Pay per annum

Closing Date: 2022-08-23

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Engineering Tech Support (Task Supervisor) - Shifts:

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.

Technical Support are responsible for providing engineering support to the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering Team to assist in delivering expertise in general plant, system, equipment reliability, configuration management or other specialised subject matter needed to satisfy the multi-faceted needs of the organisation. They will also be required to Task Supervise a multi-disciplined maintenance team on shifts supporting key customer funded work.

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Asset Engineer- Asset Management

Category: Engineering

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-09-04

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Asset Engineer- Asset Management:

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.

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. The Asset Engineer is recognised as the point of asset management expertise for a facility. The role provides complex analysis and insight across the asset base to maximise the potential of the facilities and equipment over the lifetimes of the assets. They directly influence and integrate inputs from external stakeholders and diverse business functions to identify and recommend the optimum whole life interventions for a facility, providing direct input into facility maintenance and capital expenditure plans.

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Supply Chain Contract Manager (SCCM)

Category: Procurement

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-08-17

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Supply Chain Contract Manager (SCCM):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

To support the Procurement and Supply Chain Team in the delivery of agreed objectives by providing a quality Supply Chain Contract Management service compliant with NNL processes and procedures and Public Contract Regulations. The post-holder will manage multiple contracts in parallel, ensuring protection of NNL from unnecessary risk whilst delivering Value for Money, building strong relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholder and supporting NNLs Commercial contracts.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley, Preston, Sellafield, Workington, Stonehouse or Culham.

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IT PMO Analyst

Category: IT

Salary: Salary starting at £33,570

Closing Date: 2022-08-18

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for IT PMO Analyst:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Portfolio Management Office Analyst role ensures company standard governance and change practices and approaches are followed and applied whilst supporting the Portfolio Manager and PMO Lead in planning and managing the portfolio.

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Safety Consultant

Category: Nuclear Operations

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-09-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Safety Consultant:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented Safety Consultant who has some experience in the production of radiological safety assessments to join our team and helps us deliver some of the UKs most cutting-edge nuclear projects.  NNL are at the forefront of nuclear research and development in the UK and beyond with a wide range of projects that require creative safety support.  If you are able to show a track record of technical delivery of projects, the ability to work as part of a team to deliver the right safety case for the project and have the integrity to ensure that the outcome is safe and fit for purpose then a role in NNL might be right for you. 

The team you will join is a dedicated, hard-working group who are passionate about the work they do.  We support working flexibly, can accommodate homeworking, and can be flexible about location, although some travel will be necessary, to support business needs.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Sellafield, Preston or Risley.

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Business Analyst

Category: IT

Salary: Salary from £44,362

Closing Date: 2022-08-30

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Business Analyst:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Technical Business Analysts (TBA) will act as an intermediary between the business and technical delivery teams. Working with Business Engagement Partners, IT project teams and business clients, the TBA will collect, clarify, and translate requirements into requirements definition and conceptual design (using appropriate tools and techniques) from which applications and solutions are developed. 

The TBA may also provide project management for small technical projects and work packages.

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Head of Strategic Research

Category: Science and Technology

Salary: Salary starting at £81,974

Closing Date: 2022-09-04

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Head of Strategic Research:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

Accelerate the delivery of the NNL Strategic Plan, NNL Programmes and NNL Science & Technology Agenda through leading on Science & Technology investment in strategic research and driving successful partnerships.

Create national and international thought leadership around Nuclear technology.

As part of the Science & Technology Agenda, develop and manage strategic and collaborative research and development programmes that are of benefit to NNL and the broader national and international Nuclear Sector.

The location of this role is flexible.

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Criticality Consultant

Category: Nuclear Operations

Salary: Salary from £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-08-18

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Description for Criticality Consultant:

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security and 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.

Provide delivery and technical leadership to NNL laboratories and external customers, to enable the delivery of technical projects and ensure criticality safety in operations. Maintain and develop technical skills within the Criticality area and support development of team member's skills and capability.

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Electrical and Instrumentation Craft

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £35,427 (plus additional allowances of up to £5000)

Closing Date: 2022-08-29

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Electrical Craft role is responsible for carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance/breakdown & project activities. They shall ensure all activities are being undertaken in a safe and complaint manner, to meet all requirements of the Nuclear Site Licence (as applicable) and all Regulatory and Legislative purposes.

At present we are looking for Electrical Crafts people based in both the Central Lab and Windscale Facilities at Sellafield.  

The roles we have based at Central Lab are day roles, where as the one role based at Windscale is for shift working. 

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Senior Project Governance Analyst

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary from £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-09-01

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Senior Project Governance Analyst: 

NNL is where your project management helps deliver our purpose. As part of our Project Management Authority, you’ll play a critical role in managing projects that deliver nuclear science to benefit society. Your project management skills and attention to detail will enable industry-leading scientists, engineers and analysts to work together to deliver unique projects using cutting edge technology. It’s a challenging role but it’s an opportunity to grow, adapt and develop new skills in a fast-moving area.

NNL is now looking to launch a new improved project Life Cycle Model which details the steps required to deliver a project from its inception to its closure. This includes the addition of 3 new Stage Gate Reviews to give better governance and control.

The new stage gates will help improve confidence in delivery through assuring that accountable sign-offs of key project deliverables (i.e. design, CDM, handover etc.) have taken place. This should lead to reduced rework and cost, more satisfied customers, increased competency of project delivery teams, more timely financial closeout and more satisfied lab operators for our more complex projects.

On behalf of the Project Management Authority (PMA) and Project Management Office (PMO) function and reporting to the Quality Manager, the Snr Project Governance Analyst will lead, plan the roll out of and continuously improve the Stage Gate Review process and own NNL’s project Life Cycle Model and subsequent continuous improvement, control and administration including the interface with the Quality Governance Model (QGM).

The role is located within the North West and can be based at one of NNL’s offices in Cumbria, Preston and Warrington but with opportunity for hybrid working practices. Some travel within the region may be required as part of the role.

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