National Nuclear Laboratory

Internal Vacancies

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) which aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

All of our current vacancies can be found on this page. You can also find more information at https://jobsearch.nnl.co.uk

Total internal jobs: 19

Assistant Buyer

Category: Procurement

Salary: Salary starting at £26,453

Closing Date: 2024-05-03

Location: Risley

The salary range for this position is £26,453 to £29,510 (Grade 5B).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Gillian Hale.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

The Assistant Buyer will work with Procurement Managers, Senior Buyers, Buyers and Supply Chain Contract Managers to support the procurement of a wide range of goods and services. The Assistant Buyer will provide administrative and analytical support to the procurement & supply chain team in providing support and advice to the organisation, enabling them to secure best value through effective buying in line with NNL procedures.

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Field Support Engineer

Category: IT

Salary: Salary starting at £36,101

Closing Date: 2024-05-01

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £36,101 to £38,065 (Grade 5A).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Simon Dodd.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

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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Business Services Adminstrator

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £26,453

Closing Date: 2024-05-02

Location: Preston, Lancashire

The salary for this position is £26,453 (Grade 5B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Cathy Sandland

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

A Business Services Support team member is a highly visible customer facing role within NNL, providing essential administrative support to employees and visitors.

NNLs administration team provides a wide variety of duties and support to internal and external customers. Reception cover, visits co-ordination and the checking and issuing of documents are regular tasks in the day-to-day role.  Flexibility is required.

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Technology Commercialisation Manager

Category: Science & Technology

Salary: Salary starting at £64,117

Closing Date: 2024-04-30

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £64,117 to £69,539 (Grade 3B).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Tim Whitworth.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

Support the delivery and management of NNL’s innovation portfolio, promoting an innovative culture across the business to ensure NNL can deliver nuclear science that benefits society.

The Technology Commercialisation Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the Innovation agenda across NNL. This includes evaluating funding applications for innovation projects, running innovation competitions and building relationships with stakeholders across the business. This role requires an enthusiastic, pragmatic and flexible approach to driving engagement with the innovation agenda. 

The location is flexible, can be based in Warrington or Workington.

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Project Support Officer

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £36,101

Closing Date: 2024-04-25

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £36,101 to £38,065 (Grade 5A).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Louis Cummings.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

This new post will support the Camila Customer Workstream lead in ensuring:

Camila delivery standards are attained and maintained. The Camila teams performance is visible at all times. The Camila teams capacity is monitored and visible at all times. This new post will support the PMA. View details

Head of Risk

Category: Business Management Office

Salary: Salary starting at £78,513

Closing Date: 2024-04-25

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £78,513 to £85,411 (Grade 3A)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Helen Ricketts

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

As the Head of Risk, you will sit over the entirety of risk within NNL from project to enterprise. You will be the point of escalation for risk to the Head of BMO, ultimately reaching senior leadership and the executive. Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the overall Risk Management Strategy, Framework.

This is a hybrid role and the location is flexible and can be based at Warrington or Workington.

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Project Controller

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £47,513

Closing Date: 2024-04-24

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £47,513 to £49,283 (Grade 4B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Dave Lightfoot

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

Development; management and ownership of project schedule data to deliver successful project outcomes within time, cost and quality requirements, including development of resource loaded Microsoft Project schedules; progress reporting; tracking of schedule risks, analysis of, and determination of mitigation / recovery strategies.

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Project Support Officer

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £36,101

Closing Date: 2024-04-18

Location: Workington, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £36,101 to £38,065 (Grade 5A).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Gail Smith.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

This post will support the Capex team in ensuring – 

Organising meetings and booking rooms, on and offsite for the project. Raising IT requests for the project team. Booking various Training courses with SL contractor Training/Gen2/Trainrite etc. Arranging and submitting P4 passes, Temporary Worker Forms, Itinerant Passes, Film Badge Forms and liaising with Sellafield Pass Office and Site Wide Contractors.  Responsible for organising all inductions for contractors, NNL/SL staff, and regular visitors. All paperwork in place and escorts informed.  Team Training - Training Matrix. Taken on the responsibility of team training records and to keep an up-to-date training matrix to ensure all staff are SQEP to undertake their role.  Team purchase card: Responsible for purchasing materials and stationery when required.  General administrative support for the team. Coordinator of visits within B170- this covers NNL/ SL Personnel, Contractors, and Regulators. Creation of presentations, organizing lunch and learn sessions. Providing document control support. View details

Senior Accountant

Category: Finance

Salary: Salary starting at £53,723

Closing Date: 2024-04-17

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £53,723 to £58,732 (Grade 4A).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Kristy Houlton.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description 

As a senior functional advisor, the Senior Accountant leads a team of finance professionals to provide a range of financial services to the business or a specific area of the business (the supported area). The Senior Accountant monitors performance against financial targets, promotes understanding of performance drivers and advises on the financial implications of business decisions. The Senior Accountant reports to and deputises for the Finance Business Partner.

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Senior Project Manager

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £71,063

Closing Date: 2024-04-14

Location: Risley, Cheshire

The salary range for this position is £71,063 to £76,022 (Grade 3B).

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Wendy Lee.

Please be aware that all new appointments will be made in-line with the PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions. Therefore, if you are not already on PLC ‘New’ terms & conditions and you are selected and accept this role, there will be changes made to your contractual terms. The terms and conditions of the role will be made clear in the offer letter.

If you have any queries about the impact of applying for this role on your terms & conditions, pay, pension or benefits, please contact the HR Support Team.

Job Description

This is a Senior Project Manager position which will be responsible for the safe delivery of significant projects for the Sellafield Ltd 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. There is an expectation that the candidate will have sufficient experience and delivery track record to provide coaching and mentoring of team members

The position and team are based at NNL’s Risley office. The individual will be expected to travel to other NNL sites where projects they are managing are based, along with periodic oversight of work being done by members of the team. 

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Instrument Technician

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £38,065 - £40,030 (with additional allowances)

Closing Date: 2024-04-25

Location: Preston, Lancashire

The salary range for this position is £38,065 - £40,030 (with additional allowances) (Grade 5A)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Andrew Kennedy

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

To be part of the electrical and instrumentation engineering team for building maintenance and breakdown issues. Also, to support the installation and commissioning of improvement and customer projects.

The salary for this position will be determined based on the candidate's skills, qualifications and relevant experience.

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Technical Support Officer (Nuclear Material Control Officer)

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £41,991

Closing Date: 2024-04-28

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £41,991 to £45,906 (Grade 4C)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Garry Ashbridge.

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

As part of the Nuclear Material Control Section (NMCS), the Nuclear Material Control Officer (NMCO) will operate NNL's accountancy and control system to support NNL project delivery in the Windscale Laboratory.

The NMCO will provide support to the Nuclear Material Custodian (NMC) and Nuclear Material Accountants (NMA) in their requirements to comply with site licence conditions and safeguards regulations. Emphasis is on the smooth delivery of day-to-day operations and the key receipts and dispatches of material, with the aim of a successful annual verification by the regulatory authority.

When required, the position holder will work a shift pattern.

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Safety Case Advisor

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary up to £58,732 dependent on qualifications and skill set

Closing Date: 2024-04-24

Location: Preston, Lancashire

The salary range for this position is up to £58,732 dependent on qualifications and skill set.

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Anna Booth.

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

The Safety Case Advisor within NNL supports the Safety Case Manager to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role holder shall be responsible for providing assurance that the preparation, implementation, management, maintenance and periodic review of the safety case is being undertaken in compliance with defined procedures.

This is a development opportunity and thus the salary is banded across the entire range for the role, a development plan will be put in place depending upon level of experience of the successful applicant.

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Instrument Technical Support

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £47,513

Closing Date: 2024-04-28

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £47,513 to £49,283 (Grade 4B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Greg Rushforth

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

The Instrument Technical Support will report to the Instrument Engineer, based in Central but required to support the Windscale facility as required. Responsible for providing front line technical support to the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering team assisting in delivering expertise in all Instrumentation systems including equipment reliability, radiometric, PES or other specialised subject matter needed to satisfy the multi-faceted needs of the organisation.

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Project Controls Lead

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £64,117

Closing Date: 2024-04-28

Location: Preston, Lancashire

The salary range for this position is £64,117 to £69,539 (Grade 3B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Dave Lightfoot

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

The NNL PMO team are looking for an individual who will be accountable for leading and managing the day-to-day operations, development, and support the growth of the Project Controls team.  Responsible for the provision of Project Controls support services on NNL projects, and programmes. The role will include stakeholder interface with the Project Management Authority, to ensure smooth transition of information is supplied to establish effective reporting.

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Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment)

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £41,991

Closing Date: 2024-04-24

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £41,991 to £45,906 (Grade 4C)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Will Dixon

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

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).

They will act as the principle point of contact for all issues relating to Solid and Chemical / Oil Waste consignments to Sellafield Ltd, Nuclear Waste Services and Mitie.

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Safety Case Manager

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary starting at £64,117

Closing Date: 2024-04-15

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £64,117 to £69,539 (Grade 3B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Stephen Brinsden

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

The Safety Case Manager (SCM) is a facility-specific, nuclear baseline role to support the NNL Safety Case Delivery Lead to ensure the company's continued compliance with all safety case-related Site Licence Conditions (principally LC14, 15, 23, 27).

The SCM is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and review of the safety case as well as managing integration of emergent project pipeline demands. The role is required to ensure that the safety case is delivered in a clear and user-friendly way all stakeholders. The SCM is a lead role and must be able to perform duties with minimal management direction. 

The role location is at an NNL facility on the Sellafield site.

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Electrical and Instrumentation Craft

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £38,065 - £40,030 (Plus allowances of £5849)

Closing Date: 2024-05-02

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £38,065 to £40,030 (Grade 5A)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Adam Oxley

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

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 E&I 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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Senior Safety Consultant

Category: Nuclear Operations

Salary: Salary from £64,117

Closing Date: 2024-04-16

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

The salary range for this position is £64,117 to £76,022 (Grade 3B)

If you have any queries regarding the position itself please contact Simon Bennett and/or David Thoburn

If you have any queries about the impact to your pay and/or pension benefits, by applying for this position, please contact the HR Support Team

Job Description

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented Senior Safety Consultant who is experienced 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 & 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 leading the 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.

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