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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: 22

Irradiated Fuel Characterisation Scientist

Category: Fuel, Reactor and Reprocessing

Salary: Salary from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Irradiated Fuel Characterisation Scientist: 

NNL is where your understanding of reactors fuels the nation. As part of our Fuel Reactor & Reprocessing capability, you’ll play a vital role in developing the UK fuel cycle in line with advances in new technology and new processes. As old reactors reach the end of their lifespan, we need experts like you, with the technical skills to virtually model scenarios that not only enable us to explore new ways of managing the inputs and outputs of reactors, but also pave the way for the implementation of smaller, cleaner revolutionary new reactors. This is a place where you can use your knowledge and expertise to do long term meaningful work for years to come. 

The roles sit within two of NNL’s Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) teams; the Defence Materials and Metallography teams which comprise of technical experts and specialists responsible for leading and developing the post irradiation examination of nuclear fuel. This area has a growing workload associated with current programmes, 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.

The positions support this area by collecting and analysing data on irradiated fuel characteristics and testing. They 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 customer and supplier sites based in the UK.

The role holders will analyse data collected from fuel tested and examined in NNL’s active handling facilities in order to provide reports of findings for internal and external stakeholders. Successful applicants will also be required to understand and operate experimental rigs for characterisation and testing of irradiated fuel.

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

The role holders will need to provide the highest quality data output achievable, and ensure maintenance of those standards through appropriate written guidance or procedures.

Training and development towards a position as a specialist expert in the PIE field will be provided, working alongside recognised industry experts.

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Internal Auditor

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Internal Auditor: 

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.

In order to meet its business obligations as a nuclear company and its customer requirements, NNL must maintain certification against the international management system standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001. A requirement of all of these standards is to plan, establish, implement and maintain an internal audit programme. 

NNL’s EHSS&Q Team maintain a live internal audit programme implemented by internal auditors to ensure objectivity and the impartiality. The audits provide assurance to the VP for EHSS&Q and Compliance that the controls and outputs defined in documented information in the Integrated Management System, conforms to the organisations own requirements and the requirements of the applicable international standards and legislation. 

The Integrated Management System (IMS) scope covers all aspects of nuclear site licence requirements, legislation and customer requirements, and is certificated against ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 standards and is fundamental in terms of governance for the organisation.

The Internal Auditor will support the development of each annual EHSS&Q internal audit programme, be assigned specific audits, develop the appropriate scope and questions to investigate whether the management system process, instructions and documented evidence conform with the identified requirements. 

The Internal Auditor will plan and arrange the internal audit interviews, requesting subject matter expert support as required, audits will be completed remotely or on site as directed. 

Each audit will be conducted in the scheduled time frame, the internal auditor will apply audit and assessment principles and techniques, to ensure an objective interview and sufficient evidence is viewed, to enable the production of a draft audit report. The draft audit will be shared with the auditees for agreement and shared with the audit sponsor and the Senior EHSS&Q Advisor. 

The agreed audit report will be uploaded to a controlled data base and a key role, of the internal auditor is to work across the teams, ensuring the assignment of findings, to appropriate owners and agree corrective actions that ensure the non-conformance does not reoccur. 

The Internal Auditor will share learnings with EHSS&Q & the organisation where applicable.

The Internal Auditor will monitor action close out progress and verify corrective actions, ensuring when required, an effectiveness review is added to EHSS&Q Internal Audit programme and all records are marked as closed, only when all aspects have been satisfied.

Additional activities will include supporting the Senior EHSS&Q Advisors, with the planning and support of LRQA external audits. Within the business a key activity will be advising with respect to EHSS&Q and the ISO requirements, nuclear site licence and legislation, and assisting staff with the Management System and the corrective Management Database deliverables. 

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Senior Planner

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-10-08

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Senior Planner: 

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.

Supervision of local Planning resources, ensuring quality Planning support services including the development; management and ownership of project schedule data to deliver successful project outcomes within time, cost and quality requirements, including reporting; utilisation monitoring, and production of periodic progress reports. 

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Mechanical Technical Support

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-10-07

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Mechanical Technical Support: 

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.

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Electrical Technical Support

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-10-07

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Electrical Technical Support: 

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.

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Head of Innovation

Category: Science and Technology

Salary: Salary from £70,192

Closing Date: 2021-10-07

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for the Head of Innovation: 

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 Head of Innovation is to accelerate the delivery of the NNL Strategic Plan, NNL Programmes and NNL S&T Agenda through innovative approaches and driving successful partnerships, creating national and international thought leadership on innovation around Nuclear technology. Create an organisational culture that generates new ideas, approaches, and services that are of benefit to NNL and the broader Nuclear Sector.

The location of this role is flexible.

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Operations & Technical Support Adviser

Category: Waste Management and Decommissioning

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-10-01

Location: Workington, Cumbria

NNL is where you’ll experiment to help solve global challenges. As part of our Waste Management & Decommissioning capability, your work will impact the lives of generations. By finding new ways to avoid, reduce, store and treat nuclear waste, and drive down the cost of decommissioning, you’ll help to deliver cleaner energy and influence our nation’s energy future. You’ll face new challenges every day, working in unique locations on ground-breaking projects. Whichever area you specialise in this is a place to do great science for a good cause.

The proposed role of the Operations & Technical Support Adviser is to provide technical support within the technical capability of Characterisation and Effluent Rig Operations team in the provision of nuclear decommissioning and environmental clean-up services with an emphasis on nuclear effluent abatement processes. The role is rig hall-based and involves working closely with Technical Leads and will also require interaction with a range of internal and external customers

Applicants will have a key hands-on role and will participate in the delivery of a range of projects supporting nuclear decommissioning. You will be responsible for operating non-radioactive experimental rigs and carrying out bench-scale experimental work in support of the rig programmes. You will analyse data from the rigs and experimental programmes, produce reports and present information at Customer meetings. You will maintain focus on the safe delivery of the work while delivering to customer expectations. 

It is anticipated that, while the candidates primary focus will be in the effluents area, there may be opportunity to support work in other areas including nuclear decontamination, remediation and geodisposal. 

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Category: Engineering

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer: 

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.

This Senior Mechanical Engineer role will support a varied portfolio of engineering tasks and projects in the Windscale Laboratory to ensure the facility continues to deliver for NNL’s internal and external customers. The role holder will be part of a multidiscipline team and will be expected to provide solutions to engineering problems and issues encountered on the plant during normal operations, maintenance and breakdown phases of facility plant operations.

The role holder will be expected to provide a quick response to issues on plant, providing solutions that meet the required statutory site and national safety standards, comply with NNL’s integrated management system, and meet customer expectations to reduce plant downtime to a minimum.

The role will be based at the Windscale Laboratory, the role holder will be expected to work from site as the work demands. However NNL are operating a flexible approach to work and are encouraging remote working which will be agreed between the role holder and role holders line manager at the start of the contract.

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Senior Electrical Engineer

Category: Engineering

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-09-30

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Senior Electrical Engineer : 

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.

This Senior Electrical Engineer  role will support a varied portfolio of engineering tasks and projects in the Windscale Laboratory to ensure the facility continues to deliver for NNL’s internal and external customers. The role holder will be part of a multidiscipline team and will be expected to provide solutions to engineering problems and issues encountered on the plant during normal operations, maintenance and breakdown phases of facility plant operations.

The role holder will be expected to provide a quick response to issues on plant, providing solutions that meet the required statutory site and national safety standards, comply with NNL’s integrated management system, and meet customer expectations to reduce plant downtime to a minimum.

The role will be based at the Windscale Laboratory, the role holder will be expected to work from site as the work demands. However NNL are operating a flexible approach to work and are encouraging remote working which will be agreed between the role holder and role holders line manager at the start of the contract.

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Senior Security Advisor

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-10-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job description for Senior Security Advisor: 

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

The Senior Security Advisor is a position of responsibility within NNL and a Subject Matter Expert in nuclear security. They are responsible for ensuring that NNL maintains an effective nuclear security regime meeting legislative, regulatory and Company expectations in accordance with SCITEC values and behaviours

Location is flexible with regular travel to NNL’s facilities at Sellafield and Preston.

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Plant Engineer (Security)

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-10-05

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Plant Engineer (Security): 

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

The plant engineer – security is a role which will support the ongoing security classification of the facility as well as supporting future projects. The plant engineer will report to the Engineering Manager to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role is responsible for monitoring change, leading on incident and event management, and assessing the impact and coordination of the activities required to achieve compliance in the most effective way for the business. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory and engineering capacity; detail orientated and is able to work to stringent deadlines.

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Senior Project Controller

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-09-28

Location: Risley, Cheshire

An exciting opportunity within the expanding PMO team have become available.  We are looking to recruit Project Controllers who will be responsible for the provision of Project Controls support services to Project Managers across a variety of NNL projects, programmes and/or portfolios.

This will include providing general leadership; mentoring and coaching to the local Project Controllers; providing input into development of project plans & associated WBSs, and support to projects on matters including cost estimating, performance data analysis, risk management and project reporting, including earned value (EV).  

The location of these roles can be based at any of NNL’s sites in the North West.

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Buyer

Category: Procurement

Salary: Salary from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-09-28

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Buyer:

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 assist the Procurement Team with the procurement and contract management activities for a range of categories of spend, including corporate/professional services as well as science & technology partnerships and customer contracts,  which will include procuring, implementing and managing a range of contracts and agreements with third party suppliers and supply chain partners.  

The postholder can be located in either Warrington or Workington but agile working will be offered including home working.

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Health and Nuclear Medicine Technology Manager

Category: Waste Management and Decommissioning

Salary: Salary from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-09-24

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Description for Heath and Nuclear Medicine Technology Manager: 

NNL is where you’ll experiment to help solve global challenges. As part of our Waste Management & Decommissioning capability, your work will impact the lives of generations. By finding new ways to avoid, reduce, store and treat nuclear waste, and drive down the cost of decommissioning, you’ll help to deliver cleaner energy and influence our nation’s energy future. You’ll face new challenges every day, working in unique locations on ground-breaking projects. Whichever area you specialise in this is a place to do great science for a good cause.

This is a unique opportunity to join NNL’s Waste and Residue Processing team at an exciting time of growth. We’re embarking on a new venture in establishing a Health and Nuclear Medicine (H&NM) capability as one of NNL’s four Strategic Focus Areas.  

This role will directly contribute to leadership of the growing H&NM programme.  The role involves working closely with the Senior Technology Manager and Focus Area Lead in defining and shaping the technical direction for the programme.The role will involve oversight, supervision and some delivery of active laboratory work, as well as interaction with a range of internal and external stakeholders, and direct support to the Capability Manager in developing the skills base of the new capability.

Although the primary focus will be within H&NM, the role will sit within the Waste and Residue Processing team, so there will be a requirement to develop a broad understanding of and align with the team’s wider capability.

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Internal Regulator - Nuclear Safety

Category: Independent Assurance

Salary: Salary from £70,192

Closing Date: 2021-09-24

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Internal Regulator - Nuclear Safety: 

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 lead the independent assurance of Nuclear Safety across NNL and to provide assurance to the NNL Board and Executive Leadership Team on NNL’s level of compliance with Nuclear Site Licence Conditions and nuclear safety regulatory requirements. This assurance will be based on extensive and thorough knowledge and experience of regulatory requirements and

NNL’s nuclear safety operations. This will be done by carrying out 3rd line oversight of the 1st and 2nd line assurance activities implemented by NNL and will include critical evaluation, robust well-underpinned challenge, scrutiny and appraisal of the efficiency and effectiveness of any processes, projects, operations or functions through a programmed regime of interventions, along with communication of the outcome of this work at the Board, Executive and senior leadership levels of NNL.

Additionally, it will enable strategic and tactical decision making on future improvements and strategies within the nuclear safety topic area in order to protect NNL’s mission and vision.

Although a Sellafield, Cumbria base is preferred there is flexibility on base site. The successful candidate will be required to regularly visit NNL nuclear facilities at Sellafield and Preston as part of the pan NNL role.

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Lead Estimator

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-10-17

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Lead Estimator: 

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 looking for an experienced estimating professional to lead taking its estimating capability to the next level. The role will initially need to establish Cost Estimating as a function within NNL including reviewing existing processes and ensuring these are understood by those producing the estimates. 

This is a leadership role which is responsible for on-going development, maintenance and continuous improvement of all estimating systems, tools, techniques, Integrated Management System (IMS) procedures and processes to align with NNL and Project Management Office (PMO) business strategy ensuring their consistent application and standardisation across NNL and ensuring the quality assurance of the organisation’s estimating deliverables utilising a risk-based approach.

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. Travel within the region will be required as part of the role.  

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Lead Estimator

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-10-17

Location: Risley, Cheshire

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. NNL is looking for an experienced estimating professional to lead taking its estimating capability to the next level. The role will initially need to establish Cost Estimating as a function within NNL including reviewing existing processes and ensuring these are understood by those producing the estimates. The role will also assure the quality of the organisation’s estimating deliverables utilising a risk-based approach. This is a leadership role which is responsible for on-going development, maintenance and continuous improvement of all estimating systems, tools, techniques, Integrated Management System (IMS) procedures and processes to align with NNL and Project Management Office (PMO) business strategy ensuring their consistent application and standardisation across NNL.  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. Travel within the region will be required as part of the role.  

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Technology Manager

Category: Fuel, Reactor and Reprocessing

Salary: Salary from £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-10-03

Location: Preston

NNL is where your understanding of reactors fuels the nation. As part of our Fuel Reactor & Reprocessing capability, you’ll play a vital role in developing the UK fuel cycle in line with advances in new technology and new processes. As old reactors reach the end of their lifespan, we need experts like you, with the technical skills to virtually model scenarios that not only enable us to explore new ways of managing the inputs and outputs of reactors, but also pave the way for the implementation of smaller, cleaner revolutionary new reactors. This is a place where you can use your knowledge and expertise to do long term meaningful work for years to come. 

Coated Particle Fuels (CPF) have become an area of increased interest in recent times due to the renewed interest in HTRs (High Temperature Reactors) as a central part of future ‘Net-Zero’ fuel cycle.

The role’s purpose is to scope, lead and deliver the Coated Particle Fuel (CPF) technical projects and agree targets with our partners and BEIS, working closely with project managers, providing technical leadership and guidance as required. The role requires drive, enthusiasm, technical leadership and an ability to identify solutions to challenges or issues. The role also requires collaboration with other NNL scientific and operational teams and technical oversite of fundamental research programmes. 

The role involves developing an already solid foundation of technical expertise and credibility in the area of fuel manufacturing and technology that will support the next generation of nuclear reactors and the UK’s Net-Zero carbon targets. A combination of technical advice, scope development, bid preparation, report writing and liaising with the Capability Manager to satisfy capability demands is required.

The position also requires representation of NNL and the UK at international working groups overseas or international collaboration meetings in order to enhance NNL’s visibility at key stakeholder meetings

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Senior Project Manager

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary from £63,435

Closing Date: 2021-09-27

Location: Risley, Cheshire

This is a Senior Project Manager position which will be responsible for the safe delivery of significant projects for the BEIS customer – as such the individual is expected to have an excellent track record of delivering complex Research and Development based projects over the years. As a Senior Project Manager, the individual will have line management responsibilities for a 8-10 member team of project managers and therefore will need to demonstrate experience of team management. This role also has an element of portfolio management in the form of being the Customer Workstream Lead across the projects NNL is delivering for Government.

The team are based at NNL’s Risley office, but the individual will be expected to travel regularly to our Preston Laboratory where several of the projects the individual will be managing are based.

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Senior Commercial Officer

Category: Commercial

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-10-04

Location: Risley, Cheshire

At NNL we are fortunate to be gifted with some of the most creative and inspired scientific experts in our sector, in the world. Everyone in our workforce is here to deliver environmentally and financially sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. We combine the decades of expertise of sector veterans, whose science has been at the forefront of nuclear technology over the past 30 years, with an emerging generation of talented and idealistic scientists, engineers and professionals.

This combination of hope and experience, and shared sense of purpose, provides us with the fortitude to maintain and build our distinct identity as the technical authority on nuclear fission; promoting UK skills and interests and solving global challenges.

Across NNL we take seriously our stewardship of a unique set of facilities and capabilities that enable ground-breaking nuclear research and development.

We are leveraging the UK’s rich nuclear heritage to help solve global challenges in four strategic areas: Clean Energy, Health and Nuclear Medicine, Environmental Restoration, and Security and Non-Proliferation. These are the cornerstones of our ambitions, shaping what we deliver for our customers and for UK society, and how we invest in our future.

As part of our growth, we are expanding our team and are looking to hire a Senior Commercial Officer. The team already has three other Senior Commercial Officers, supporting Commercial Managers, with a history of successful career development and progression for this position. We are now strengthening the team to ensure we can achieve our growth aspirations. 

The Senior Commercial Officer will provide effective commercial support to the Commercial Managers and the wider business to ensure robust commercial practises to help secure and deliver the right opportunities both within the UK and overseas.  This support may also include future opportunities in Advanced Nuclear Technology, Clean Energy, Environmental Restoration, Health & Nuclear Medicine and Security & Non-Proliferation.  

The location for this role can be flexible across the NNL sites.

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Senior ECI Design Engineer

Category: Engineering

Salary: Starting at £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-09-26

Location: Risley, Cheshire

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.

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Principal Process Engineer

Category: Engineering

Salary: Starting at £57,134

Closing Date: 2021-10-04

Location: ​Risley, Cheshire

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 Principal Process Engineer is to lead a team of process engineers in the definition, implementation and delivery of specified work that achieves safety, functional and business requirements. To personally undertake some of the more complex design tasks as required. To provide specialist engineering advice in his/her discipline.

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