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Asset Engineer- Asset Management

Job Introduction

Job Description for Asset Engineer- Asset Management:

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.

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. The Asset Engineer is recognised as the point of asset management expertise for a facility. The role provides complex analysis and insight across the asset base to maximise the potential of the facilities and equipment over the lifetimes of the assets. They directly influence and integrate inputs from external stakeholders and diverse business functions to identify and recommend the optimum whole life interventions for a facility, providing direct input into facility maintenance and capital expenditure plans.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Asset Engineer- Asset Management:

  • The Asset Engineer role is the provision of subject matter expert knowledge on long term asset performance and expenditure influencing £10-£50mpa over 1-25 year timeframe
  • Develop the forward-looking site asset lifetime plan capturing asset care and performance interventions based over a 1-25 year time horizon to meet customer, regulatory and business needs.
  • Using the data collected in developing the site asset lifetime plan, apply their SKE&T to; identify then investigate risks and improvement opportunities, recommending and sponsoring solutions in support of site leaders.
  • Integrates the site asset lifetime plan into the top level NNL CAPEX planning process for the NNL business.
  • Integrates across key stakeholders on a monthly basis to ensure the strategic long-term asset care lifetime plan aligns with in-year integrated delivery plans and emerging asset care interventions are optimised.
  • Develop business cases to justify the lowest whole life cost interventions on the asset base through analysis of asset information and business requirements (customer, regulator, landlord, business).
  • Sponsor site asset interventions and assure progress against identified asset care delivery work.
  • Collaborates with asset owners to perform asset condition, risk and performance assessments.
  • Deliver the asset risk and opportunity management process at the relevant site.
  • Undertake scheduled plant asset surveillance checks for their area(s) of responsibility and managing any corrective actions raised.
  • Manage workload to ensure the annual production and refresh of the asset care plan, and its integration with the quarterly integrated planning cycle, is completed alongside investigation of risks and opportunities to ensure the biggest threats and opportunities to site asset performance are addressed in a manner consistent with the risk or benefit.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Asset Engineer- Asset Management:

  • Professional level knowledge is required from the Asset Engineer role with a depth of know how in technical and specialised fields. This know-how is built on understanding of theoretical concepts and principles and experience of practical application in an organisational context. 
  • Qualifications:
    • Qualified to Certificate or Diploma level within the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) or demonstrable knowledge of the practical application of the asset management process.
    • Degree Qualified (Electrical or Mechanical) or HND in an equivalent discipline or demonstrable experience in a similar role in a regulated industry.
    • Demonstrable practical engineering knowledge of physical assets and associated management activities.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Nuclear Safety Case and Safety Mechanisms.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of operational and maintenance requirements.
    • Ability to communicate key information both verbal and written with customers, regulators, suppliers and stakeholders.
    • Ability to plan and direct own work and work independently.
  • Technical Competencies:
    • Proficiency in working with the principles of physical asset management; asset cost, risk and performance.
    • Demonstrable experience with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems or Maintenance Reporting Systems (MRS).
    • Ability to translate diverse sources of asset information into concise reports.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to demonstrate conservative decision making, even in pressure situations.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Asset Engineer- Asset Management:

  • Technical Competencies:
    • Experience in the development of asset management processes.
    • Experience in the development of asset data management processes.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL 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.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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