Current Vacancies

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Total Jobs: 19

Graphite Specialist

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £45,273 -Band 4 Zone A

Closing Date: 2020-04-13

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Plan, co-ordinate and deliver all tasks required to ensure analysis related to graphite waste management and decommissioning are completed according to the agreed time, cost and quality requirements.

Lead communications with the customer and other stakeholders in order to establish the requirements of the work and ensure continuous engagement with all stakeholders during delivery.

Develop partnerships to identify and progress new opportunities for innovation, technology development and/or customer service in his/her own area of work.

 

The role will require undertaking a range of activities related to understanding the behaviour of irradiated graphite for the safe and continuous operation of reactor cores and providing advice on the future management and disposal of irradiated graphite from nuclear reactors.

The majority of current work is focused on measurements, characterisation and development of new methods for irradiated AGR graphite.

The team is also supporting NNL’s internal R&D activities to develop our graphite waste management and microstructural characterisation capabilities and is currently funding three PhDs in these areas. The team actively participates in international activities, including those led by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and ASTM International.

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Bid Administrator

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £21,798 - Band 5 Zone B

Closing Date: 2020-04-08

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

To support the bid management function through assurance of the administrative functions.

The role is a new one for the team and is supportive in nature to free up valuable time of Bid Leaders/Managers so that they can focus on their key activity of winning new work for the organisation.

The role requires the ability to work with numerous stakeholders and build good collaborative relationships.

Work in the bids department can be highly variable with peaks which, at times, requires the ability to be able to juggle a considerable workload and be adaptable to the changing demands.

At all times the Bid Administrator must act as a role model for NNL’s values and behaviours.

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IT Field Support Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: £30,091 - Band 5 Zone A Step 3

Closing Date: 2020-04-09

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Field Support Engineer is responsible for desktop support across all NNL sites, providing fixes for incidents and requests as well as IT advice and training.

The role will provide 1st and 2nd line technical problem solving and network management and will collaborate effectively with the wider ICT function to resolve customer problems at their first point of contact wherever possible. 

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Infrastructure Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £35,175 - Band 4 Zone C

Closing Date: 2020-04-22

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

The role of the Infrastructure Engineer is to build, administrate, manage and troubleshoot the NNL network and server infrastructure, including Microsoft Azure and Office 365. They will also maintain the security of the technical components and remediate any problems where needed both in and out of standard business hours.

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Principal Design Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £54,220 - Band 3 Zone B Lower

Closing Date: 2020-04-06

Location: Preston

To lead a team of discipline 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.

Close working relationships with other NNL sites is required which necessitates regular travel to those sites (dependent upon project).

Use of sub-contractors to deliver large design packages under supervision of a senior engineer is a normal requirement.

Must be able to adopt the ‘Lead Engineer’ role on projects where the majority of the work is within their discipline.

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Laboratory Technical Support Adviser - 12 Month FTC

Contract type: 12 month FTC

Salary: Starting at £35,175 - Band 4 Zone C

Closing Date: 2020-04-06

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The post holder will work within the team of chemists supporting the Highly Active Liquor Evaporation and Storage (HALES) plant on the Sellafield site.  This team carries out primarily laboratory-based work and this role will be central in the planning and completion of a number of tasks in relation to primarily non-active laboratory work.  There will also be a requirement to carry desk-based tasks relating to the update and checking of calculation tools used to support plant operational planning and laboratory research.

There may also be a requirement to be flexible enough to be involved in related programmes of work such as vitrification support, corrosion trials and other chemistry related tasks relating to effluent plant activities, as necessary to meet business priorities.  The post holder will provide technical support to a number of HALES related projects, assisting the respective Technical Lead(s).

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Bid Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £45,273

Closing Date: 2020-04-07

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

Bid leadership through the coordination of securing opportunities with new and existing customers both within the UK and overseas.  This includes the development of robust win themes to create value to NNL and its customers.

The nature of bidding in the NNL context can mean that we are often reactive, so the challenge is to be able to pick up something at short notice and run with it. The role requires the ability to engage stakeholders and build strong collaborative relationships and requires the ability to influence and persuade.

Responding to bids/proposals can be highly variable with large peaks which, at times, requires the ability to be able to juggle a considerable workload.

At all times the Bid Manager must act as a role model for NNL’s values and behaviours.

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Deputy Technical Lead - Materials Testing

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £39,928

Closing Date: 2020-04-16

Location: Windscale

The Post Irradiation Examination (PIE) team supports a number of large, long-term projects on behalf of several of NNL’s major customers. The team provides information on the performance of reactor materials supporting the ongoing operation of the UK Naval fleet, the UK’s AGR stations and a wider customer base. This role is primarily based at Windscale Laboratory, but may also include periods at Workington Laboratory or Central Laboratory.

The role requires the successful candidate to take responsibility for the analysis and reporting of measurements performed on irradiated nuclear fuel in support of reactor safety cases and improvement of reactor operating conditions. The role also requires participation in the development of new experimental techniques, and maintenance of existing techniques for the measurement of physical properties of irradiated fuel and materials. A key part of the role is to act as deputy technical lead, carrying out activities under the supervision of the technical lead to ensure that the technical quality of work is maintained.

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Senior Project Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £60,199

Closing Date: 2020-04-08

Location: Sellafield or Workington

To provide Senior Project Management representation on complex projects (typically Class 3 & 4 projects) to ensure safe and successful delivery; line management of the regional ‘senior’ Project Management personnel, and responsibility for leading the implementation / integration of PMA organisational functional initiatives and objectives.

 
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Robotics Systems Technologist

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £35,175

Closing Date: 2020-04-05

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

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Risk Manager

Contract type: 39 hours per week

Salary: Starting at £54,220

Closing Date: 2020-04-15

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

To implement and ensure there are risk processes and strategies for implemented for business-critical programmes, 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.

Will be expected to be the authority on all aspects of Portfolio, Program and Project Risk Management, championing the development of risk management processes, procedures and tools by working closely with Program Manager and teams to ensure the planning, designing and implementing of the risk management process.    

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Instrument Mechanic

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £31,793

Closing Date: 2020-04-09

Location: Preston

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Instrument Mechanic Craft Person to join the Laboratory Operations Team within the National Nuclear Laboratory, based at Preston.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient and compliant delivery of scheduled maintenance, breakdown support and installation of project requirements within the Laboratory.

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Corrosion and Plant Chemistry Capability Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £54,220

Closing Date: 2020-04-07

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

NNL is looking for a high calibre, motivated and experienced individual to manage the Corrosion and Plant Chemistry team based across two sites, Sellafield (Cumbria) and Stonehouse (Gloucestershire).  Whilst this role is based in Cumbria travel to Stonehouse will be required.  The team is part of the Fuels, Reactors and Recycling capability within NNL which delivers commercial R&D to help solve a wide range of corrosion-based challenges in the nuclear industry and has a long history of successful delivery of work programmes to an exceptional standard. The group supports strategic programmes across the industry, as well as provide advice on strategic UK issues. Much of the work directly supports plant operation and lifetime extension. The team provides focused solutions to emerging materials degradation problems facing the Sellafield site using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The team has access to unique facilities and expertise both within our organisations and within NNL’s wider supply chain. The multi-site nature of the team and the hands-on work undertaken at Sellafield makes this role high priority to ensure appropriate management and supervision is in place.

To manage the technical team successfully the suitable candidate must:

have the ability to maximise the team’s potential. ensures clear line of sight of all safety responsibility and the availability of resource to support delivery.

Maintain strong work relationships with the customers and all touch points throughout the organisation.

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Infrastructure Support Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: £27564 - £31793

Closing Date: 2020-04-09

Location: Warrington, Cheshire

The NNL is transforming the way in which IT in the NNL will be delivered and is looking to create a customer facing, technology focused team which is well positioned to meet the changing requirements of the NNL.

NNL have in-sourced IT infrastructure and services There is a requirement for a 3rd line infrastructure support engineer to support the day to day management and operation of the new infrastructure including Server Patching, Monitoring and providing 3rd line support to field engineers via service management process.

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Senior Process Design Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £45,273

Closing Date: 2020-04-12

Location: Sellafield or Warrington

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a Government-owned company run on a commercial basis, providing expert advice and technical services to the nuclear industry and to government.

 

NNL is in the process of a full business transformation programme, and we are inviting more specialists from diverse career paths to join us.

 

Our Vision: world-leading nuclear expertise and innovative solutions

 

Our Purpose: to serve the national interest and create value for our customers, by pushing the boundaries of science, technology and innovation.

We need talented people to support us in fulfilling our purpose and moving us towards our vision.

 

Job Introduction

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.

The role of the Senior Process Design Engineer is to provide engineering and scientific support to:-

The design, build, testing, development, commissioning and on-site installation of active rigs and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry. The modifications of existing active and non-active nuclear facilities (e.g. for upgrades, changes in feeds or process requirements). The troubleshooting of existing nuclear equipment and plant as required. To perform concept designs, strategic optioneering and ad-hoc research to client specifications, collating results, analysing data and generation of technical reports.
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EC&I Design Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £39,928

Closing Date: 2020-04-06

Location: Sellafield or Warrington

The National Nuclear Laboratory is a Government-owned company run on a commercial basis, providing expert advice and technical services to the nuclear industry and to government.

 

NNL is in the process of a full business transformation programme, and we are inviting more specialists from diverse career paths to join us.

 

Our Vision: world-leading nuclear expertise and innovative solutions

 

Our Purpose: to serve the national interest and create value for our customers, by pushing the boundaries of science, technology and innovation.

We need talented people to support us in fulfilling our purpose and moving us towards our vision.

 

Job Introduction

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.

The role of the EC&I Design Engineer is to provide engineering and scientific support to:-

The design, build, testing, development, commissioning and on-site installation of active rigs and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry. The modifications of existing active and non-active nuclear facilities (e.g. for upgrades, changes in feeds or process requirements). The troubleshooting of existing nuclear equipment and plant as required. To perform paper based concept designs, strategic optioneering and ad-hoc research to client specifications, collating results, analysing data and the generation of technical reports.
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Senior CE&I Design Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £45,273

Closing Date: 2020-04-07

Location: Preston

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

The role of the Senior CE&I Design Engineer is to provide engineering support to:-

The design, build, testing, development, on-site installation and commissioning of rigs and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry ranging from numerous small scale tasks to large projects.

The modifications of existing active and non-active nuclear facilities (e.g. for upgrades, changes in feeds or process requirements).

The troubleshooting of existing nuclear equipment and plant as required.

To perform paper based concept designs, strategic optioneering and ad-hoc research to produce procurement specifications.

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Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £35,175

Closing Date: 2020-04-09

Location: Workington, Cumbria

Remote Engineering Design & Robotics Team is a multi-disciplined technical team located at the NNL Workington Laboratory in Cumbria. We supply bespoke remote handling equipment, tooling, and inspection systems for all aspects of remote operations plant intervention work in the nuclear industry. The Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (E,C&I) Engineer will work in the supply of remotely deployed equipment for use in active plant, underwater operations, radioactive waste size reduction & processing and decommissioning. The NNL is also at the forefront of research and development into the use of robotics and autonomous systems in the nuclear industry and opportunities exist for you to be involved in this pioneering work. In addition the E,C&I Engineer will also be involved in the design, build and operation of inactive test rigs to prove new technology, equipment and processes prior to deployment in active nuclear plant environments.

Working with multi-disciplined engineers and scientists the E,C&I Engineer can expect to be involved in some or all of the following activities:

The design, build, test, development, commissioning and on-site deployment of industrial control panels, electrical equipment of machinery and instrumentation systems for use on bespoke remote handling equipment, tooling and inspection systems for all aspects of remote operations plant intervention work in the nuclear industry. The design, development and construction of industrial control panels, electrical equipment of machinery and instrumentation systems for use on inactive test rigs to prove new technology, equipment and processes prior to deployment in active nuclear plant environments. The operation of inactive test rig trials to client specifications, collating trials results, analysing data and the generation of technical reports. The innovative use of advanced technologies in Robotics, Remotely Operated Vehicles, etc. and development of engineered solutions to a range of robotic and tele-operational challenges. Exposure to novel academic research in order to progress the technology into an engineered and developed solution suitable for nuclear industry applications.
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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting at £45,273

Closing Date: 2020-04-06

Location: Birchwood, Warrington

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.

The role of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is to provide engineering and scientific support to:-

The design, build, testing, development, commissioning and on-site installation of active rigs and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry. The modifications of existing active and non-active nuclear facilities (e.g. for upgrades, changes in feeds or process requirements). The troubleshooting of existing nuclear equipment and plant as required. To perform paper based concept designs, strategic optioneering and ad-hoc research to client specifications, collating results, analysing data and the generation of technical reports.
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