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ECI Design Engineer

Job Introduction

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 Engineering Design Team provides engineering design support across NNL and in the wider nuclear industry. We cover all aspects of engineering design such as optioneering studies, concept design, detail design, manufacturing, testing and installation. Our expertise includes the supply of active research and development rigs and analytical equipment, and the modification of existing nuclear process plant.

This role can be based at either Risley or Sellafield. Some national travel will be expected depending on project requirements.

This role can be flexible with time split between the office and working from home.

Job Purpose

To undertake the delivery of engineering design packages to the required time, cost and quality under direction of senior engineers. To provided skilled engineering support in his/her discipline. May supervise a small number of more junior engineers and/or drafting resources.

Role Responsibility

The main responsibilities for the EC&I Design Engineer will be:

  • The innovative development of engineered solutions from a design brief and/or plant survey.
  • Liaising with safety assessors, facilities personnel, project stakeholders and other scientific/engineering disciplines as required to provide fit for purpose engineered solutions either by self or through the use of supporting engineers and designers.
  • Undertaking calculations to support / underpin the design and authoring technical reports and design memos.
  • Undertake the checking of engineering work performed by others.
  • Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role.
  • Liaise with project managers to ensure that work is delivered to meet time, cost, quality and safety requirements.
  • Initiation and progression of the procurement process, including liaison with suppliers and manufacturers, through delivery and inspection.
  • Active involvement in improvement projects/initiatives.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their own field and applying them to designated work packages.
  • Provision of technical supervision for technician and craft personnel.
  • Requirement to travel is expected, between NNL locations and customer locations.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills for the EC&I Design Engineer:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related subject and a relevant level of experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, quality and environmental requirements relating to engineering development projects.
  • Competency in AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, such that difficult concepts can be conveyed clearly and concisely to customers, regulators and key stakeholders.
  • Evidence of problem solving and seeking solutions.

Desirable Skills for the EC&I Design Engineer:

  • Knowledge of nuclear industry and plant operations.
  • Knowledge of designing safety related systems to BS EN 61508 and Sellafield Standard ES_1_2190-1, 2 & 3.
  • Knowledge of CAESAR and AMTECH software.
  • Self-motivated, high energy contributor.
  • Questioning attitude.
  • Good organisational and planning skills.

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

National Nuclear Laboratory

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