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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

Mechanical Craft

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £33,503

Closing Date: 2021-07-11

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Mechanical Craft is responsible for carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance/breakdown & 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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Electrical Craft

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £33,503

Closing Date: 2021-07-11

Location: Preston, Lancashire

To provide assistance to the E&I engineering team for maintenance & breakdown issues and internal/external customer projects. This will ensure the efficient operations of the facility.

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Security & Resilience Support Officer

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-07-11

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The purpose of this role is to maintain the operational security provision at the Windscale Laboratory, provide project support (as necessary) and to deliver the Windscale Laboratory elements of the Pan-NNL emergency exercise schedule under the direction of the NNL Emergency Manager.

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Facility Work Integration Lead - Sellafield

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-07-08

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

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.

The NNL Integrated Planning team plays a vital part in supporting work delivery across NNL Facilities, this role will support that vision by ensuring work delivery and have major accountability for decision making to ensure work delivered is in line with company strategic demands.

The role requires a confident decision maker with experience of delivering work across complex facilities and resolving conflict whilst dealing with multiple stakeholders.

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Facility Work Integration Lead - Preston

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-07-08

Location: Preston, Lancashire

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.

The NNL Integrated Planning team plays a vital part in supporting work delivery across NNL Facilities, this role will support that vision by ensuring work delivery and have major accountability for decision making to ensure work delivered is in line with company strategic demands.

The role requires a confident decision maker with experience of delivering work across complex facilities and resolving conflict whilst dealing with multiple stakeholders.

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Electrical and Instrumentation Craft

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £33,503

Closing Date: 2021-07-04

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The role of the E and I Craft is responsible for carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance/breakdown & project activities within Windscale 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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Instrument Technical Support

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-07-04

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Instrument Technical Support role will report to the Instrument Engineer 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 Instrumentation systems including equipment reliability, radiometrics, or other specialised subject matter needed to satisfy the multi-faceted needs of the organisation.

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Operations Accountant

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £31,721

Closing Date: 2021-07-01

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The role of the Operations Accountant involves being a key member of the Business Finance team, the role will directly report into the Finance Business Partner providing financial support across the delivery operations cost centres. Key responsibilities will include maintaining cost control, supporting forecasting & budgeting, month end duties and regular review and reporting.

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Technical Support Officer

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £37,064

Closing Date: 2021-06-29

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Technical Support Officer (Nuclear Materials Control Officer, NMCO) will operate NNL's Nuclear Material Control systems to support NNL project delivery in the Windscale Laboratory. Emphasis is on the smooth delivery of the Nuclear Material accountancy system in support of day-to-day operations and the key receipts and despatches of material; with the aim of a successful annual verification by the regulatory authority.

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Assistant Project Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-06-29

Location: Workington, Cumbria

The Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for delivering projects safely and to the agreed level of quality, schedule and cost in a manner that complies with the NNL’s defined delivery framework and full compliance with all NNL policies.

The role will be full time (39hpw) based primarily at Workington Lab but some travel to other NNL sites may be required. Projects will be associated with the delivery of the Science and Technology programme (Clean Energy, Environmental Restoration, Health & Nuclear Medicine and Security & Safeguards). The Assistant Project Manager will require flexibility in their role and will have opportunity to manage a wide variety of projects, in different areas of the NNL business.

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Senior Technical Advisor (NIRO Secondment 24 months)

Contract type:

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-06-24

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) is operated by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). Our role is to provide independent strategic advice and guidance to Government across a range of nuclear and energy-related activities. Our purpose is to enhance the economics of a safe, sustainable and reliable civil nuclear life cycle through maintaining the integrity and independence of the advice Government receives and maximising its value. We do this through building strong relationships with Government, Industry and Academia and may represent the interests of Government nationally and internationally, as required. NIRO is made up of NNL, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Industry secondees who have the knowledge and experience to achieve this aim.

The nuclear industry faces important challenges, as we work to develop our relationship with Euratom following the UK’s withdrawal, and begin implementation of BEIS strategy for how nuclear technology can help the UK deliver on net zero, recently set out in the Energy white paper: Powering our Net Zero Future and the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The policy signals an ambition for developing Advanced Nuclear Technologies and implementation of the Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD).  In these, HMG has a commitment to pursuing large scale nuclear, invest in Small Modular Reactors and an advanced reactor demonstrator.  The NSD sets out a shared vision of Government and the nuclear industry to deliver reliable low-carbon power with significant cost-reduction to ensure it remains competitive with other sources of low-carbon technology.  The NSD also signals a greater ambition for developing advanced nuclear technologies.   New ideas and innovation will be crucial to meeting these challenges.  NIRO plays a role in advising government on priorities for nuclear innovation necessary for delivering these ambitions and ensuring uninterrupted cooperation and trade in the civil nuclear sector.

The role can be based at the NIRO office in Risley, Cheshire or undertaken remotely from anywhere in the UK, with regular travel to London once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. The role will be a 24 months secondment.

Salary - Normally Secondees will retain current T&Cs whilst on secondment unless otherwise agreed.

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Maintenance Delivery Manager

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-06-24

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Maintenance Delivery Manager is a role within NNL, reporting to the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering Manager they are responsible for the safe effective and efficient delivery of Windscale Lab planned, preventative, breakdown and remedial maintenance. They will also be responsible for providing resources to customer and Capex projects as and when required. The Maintenance Delivery Manager will act as deputy for the Engineering Manager.

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Senior ECI Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-06-22

Location: Workington, Cumbria

The role of the Senior ECI Engineer will work in the supply of remotely deployed equipment for use in active plant, underwater operations, radioactive waste size reduction & processing and decommissioning. In addition, Senior ECI Engineers 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.

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Technical Support Officer

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £42,073

Closing Date: 2021-06-22

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment) is responsible for the management and operation of waste and environmental arrangements for NNL’s Sellafield Operations (Windscale and Central Laboratory) to allow the smooth and continued operation of these facilities. They will be responsible for ensuring NNL’s compliance with a number of requirements and regulations governing the nuclear industry and its relevant Site Licence Conditions, principally in relation to waste management (solid, aerial and liquid). At this grade they will act as the primary appointee for a number of minor key roles and as deputy under supervision and direction of more senior staff for the Laboratory’s major key roles. Though based at the Central Laboratory they will be expected to support operations at the Windscale Laboratory.

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Recruitment Administrator - FTC

Contract type:

Salary: Salary £22,970

Closing Date: 2021-07-01

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The role of the Recruitment Administrator is looking for a highly capable and organised administrator to join a busy in house recruitment team. This position is a fixed term contract for 9 months.  The recruitment administrator will take all the required actions to complete the administration of the recruitment process.  This will include activities such as advertising roles and making written offers.

This is a fixed term positions for 9 months.  We can support hybrid and flexible working as needed for the right candidate.

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Senior Commercial Officer

Contract type:

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2021-06-28

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.  

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Instrumentation and Control Development Engineer

Contract type:

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-07-14

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

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 purpose of the for Instrumentation and Control Development Engineer role is to provide maintenance and development of niche rig control software in the delivery of remote systems to operate in the NNL hot cells in support of civil and defence PIE customers. To support the wider NNL with Instrumentation and Control applications with specific focus on the generation of scientific data to support customer safety cases.

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Materials Scientist

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-07-14

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

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. 

A Materials Scientist will support Senior Materials Scientists, Technical Leads, and lead work packages to develop techniques for the measurement of irradiated materials properties in high radiation environments.

This role supports UK defence and civil customers e.g. Rolls-Royce/MoD/Jacobs/EdF, providing support to ongoing post irradiation examination campaigns in support of plant safety cases and research and development activities.

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IT Business Readiness Specialist

Contract type:

Salary: Starting from £47,706

Closing Date: 2021-07-04

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The IT Business Readiness Specialist will be responsible for taking a holistic approach to gathering, analysing, evaluating, and embedding change, in line with business objectives.  They will ensure that the business is ready, willing, and able to accept change; so that all stakeholder & business expectations are met. 

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Business Administration Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Contract type:

Salary: £16,767

Closing Date: 2021-07-04

Location: Warrington

NNL is not like any other business, and our apprenticeships are like no other. Our apprentices are our future, which is why we have a dedicated apprenticeship programme which supports our apprentices in their personal development whilst they are completing their apprenticeship.

To welcome you into the business, all our NNL apprentices join a 3-day induction programme. This will give you an understanding of the business, the programme you will follow and what we’ll expect from you during your apprenticeship. Following your induction, you’ll be supported through your apprenticeship journey focusing on personal development. This covers a range of skills from time management to team working. We’ll learn about you together.

We even have a dedicated apprentice Advisor who is there to ensure that you are settling into your apprenticeship at NNL, both in the workplace and at College.

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