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Plant Engineer - Electrical & Instrument

Job Introduction

The Plant Engineer E&I (Engineering DAP) is a highly visible position of authority within NNL supporting the Asset Manager to ensure the company's continued compliance to relevant electrical regulations/standards governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role is responsible for improving electrical standards, plant implementation, and maintaining plant in state of readiness, leading on incident and event management, and assessing compliance in the most effective way for the business.

Role Responsibility

  • Shall be the responsible Engineer Electrical/Instrument within the Preston Laboratory, giving guidance on the appropriate safety legislation, technical issues, leading improvements, co-ordinating the Authorised Person (AP) network and interface with site maintenance authorities to share/implement best practice.
  • Shall support Asset Manager provide Electrical/Instrument guidance to Workington Laboratory.
  • Responsible for endorsing Authorised Persons (Electrical) recommendations of Authorised Persons (Electrical)
  • Responsible for providing support/guidance to improve Electrical competency of craft personnel.
  • Reviewing and ensuring compliance with relevant Electricity at Work Regulations, relevant Springfields Site Instructions (SSIs) and the associated Support Procedures to reflect best practice
  • Shall provide support/guidance to improve Electrical competency of craft personnel.
  • Shall evaluate, monitor and drive continuous improvements for Electrical maintenance processes to meet site licence and statutory requirements.
  • Lead by example on standards and expectations in safety behaviour
  • Shall be responsible for the provision of a safe and secure plant in their area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provide assurance that nuclear safety remains compliant within their area(s) of responsibility and where not, is able to demonstrate that appropriate managerial control has been applied.
  • Responsible for providing up front support, peer review and authorisation of all work packages (routine or non-routine) destined for their area(s) of responsibility including electrical hazards assessment prior to commencing or instructing others to carry out the work on any electrical system.
  • Undertaking scheduled plant surveillance checks for their area(s) of responsibility to ensure the AP (Electrical) complies with all the appropriate legislation, local procedures and deliver improvements in all aspects of Electrical/ Instrument Engineering
  • Ability to apply Conservative or Operational Decision Making (CDM/ODM) when fault conditions dictate the need.
  • As the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for their area(s) of responsibility they shall keep abreast of all applicable Rules and Regulations and manage their application relevant to Electricity at Work Regulations, relevant Springfields Site Instructions (SSIs) and the associated Support Procedures
  • Shall be the primary point of contact for any engineering/E&I incidents / events occurring within their area(s) of responsibility and will take initial control and manage the situation
  • Undertake regular self-audits and task observation within their area(s) of responsibility to ensure that standards and expectations for EHSS&Q are being maintained.
  • Shall be the authorised signatory to release their plant for maintenance to take place and then accept back into operations.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrative understanding of compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations (BS7671 IET wiring regulations).
  • Knowledge of Regulations and Engineering standards. HSE Guidance on Safe Isolation of Plant and Equipment
  • Self motivated with proven ability to manage and deliver solutions to Engineering problems.
  • Proven professional Engineering background and/or significant experience of working within a plant maintenance environment.
  • Compliance professional, educated to degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, with extensive practical & relevant experience in a compliance role.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret complex information from several, sometimes conflicting sources, with a proven problem solving ability in order to make decisions based upon this information.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to communicate concepts to diverse audiences with varying skills.
  • Thorough awareness of Safety Case Implementation methodology
  • Required to become appointed as a Engineering Duly Authorised Person

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