Graduate Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer (E,C&I)
Discover our Technical Graduate Scheme
We have an exciting science and technology strategy for the future. To deliver it, we need to continuously develop our technical talent. Our Technical Graduate Scheme is purpose-built to develop our next generation of technical experts. On the programme you will be given the opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects within the industry, whilst developing your skills to enable you to reach your potential.
We’ll help you to develop both personally and technically. We’ll surround you with the best minds in the nuclear industry – from around the world – encouraging you to learn from others and develop yourself in all ways, at all times. You’ll be challenged, stretched and pushed to your limits – just as we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible in nuclear.
You’ll discover the industry, discover yourself and discover the future. Of that, we’re certain.
Learning & Development
Our Technical Graduate Scheme is a three-years three months programme in which you’ll be placed in a set team with a line manager. We will also offer you project management experience and a secondment into our Strategy, Science & Innovation business area who lead on our Science and Technology strategy.
When you join, we’ll give you a five-day induction so you can learn about NNL, the programme you’ll be following and, of course, what we expect from you.
From there, you’ll experience a number of training modules taking time out of the business to work on your development every two-three months. We’ll cover everything from time management and team working, to report writing and ethics. You’ll be given a set amount of time each week that’s purely dedicated to work on your development. We’ll learn about you together.
Whilst you’re continually looking to personally develop throughout the training programme, you could find your next discovery whilst being involved in projects of global importance; surrounded by a support network of experts who want you to succeed.
The NNL's Remote Engineering Team supplies bespoke remote handling equipment, tooling, and inspection systems for all aspects of remote operations plant intervention work in the nuclear industry. Graduate E,C&I Engineers can expect to use 2D AutoCAD LT workstations and be involved in concept design, detail design, development, manufacture, test, commission and on site deployment. They will work in the supply of industrial control systems and instrumentation for remotely deployed equipment for use in active plant, underwater operations, waste size reduction & processing and decommissioning. In addition they will also be involved in the design, build and operation of industrial control systems and instrumentation on inactive test rigs to prove new technology, equipment and processes prior to deployment in active nuclear plant environments.
- Production of 2D detailed design drawings and schematics to the appropriate drawing standards for control panels, electrical equipment of machinery and instrumentation.
- Production of design support calculations.
- Procurement of project E,C&I equipment, including production of procurement specifications.
- Involvement with the build, installation, commissioning and operational support of plant based equipment and inactive development test rigs.
- Development of prototype equipment and processes through to supply of end products.
- Preparation of product safety related documentation, e.g. risk assessments, method statements, operation & maintenance manuals.
- Production of technical reports.
- Design, installation and commission of inactive test rig electrical building services.
- Survey and document plant based equipment and systems including electrical building services.
- Keep abreast with the latest trends and developments in E,C&I engineering.
- Travel to other sites in order to attend project and customer meetings.
The Ideal Candidate
- Achieved or on track to achieve by 2018 a 2:1 or above Degree in Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineering or closely related subject.
- Ability to work in a multi discipline team.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Problem solving, questioning attitude and solution seeking skills.
- Experience with 2D CAD design packages, preferably AutoCAD LT.
National Nuclear Laboratory