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E&I Support Engineer

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Job Introduction

Job Description for E&I Support Engineer:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

To undertake the delivery of engineering design, construction and commissioning packages to the required time, cost, and quality under direction of senior engineers. To provide skilled engineering support in his/her discipline. Additionally, the role will support the maintenance and breakdown issues related to the continued safe operations of the plant.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for E&I Support Engineer:

Electrical & Instrumentation Project & Technical Support Engineer shall be responsible for providing engineering support to customer (internal and external) projects, and expertise and support the maintenance and breakdowns to allow the continued safe operation of the laboratory.

  • Production of design, installation, and commissioning deliverables (e.g. drawings, reports, calculations, commissioning documents) to agreed standards of safety, cost, quality, and time.
  • Provide advice and guidance on issues appropriate to his/her discipline.
  • Keep abreast of developments in his/her discipline.
  • Develop the skills of others for the benefit of the company.
  • Contribute to the development and application of appropriate technical and managerial processes and systems in his/her work area, under supervision.
  • Plan and undertake small scale facilities projects, including construction, testing, and commissioning activities.
  • To comply with all legislative, regulatory, policy and security standards appropriate to the role.
  • Procurement of goods and materials.
  • Produce safe system of work documentation in support of projects, maintenance or breakdown tasks identified by the plant engineer.
  • Support Asset EIM&T activities for Preston Lab i.e. resolving technical problems associated with plant breakdown.
  • Implement and contribute to safety initiatives.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for E&I Support Engineer:

  • HNC/HND in Engineering/Scientific discipline or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel.
  • NEBOSH or minimum IOSH Managing Safely (or ability to attain).
  • Time served with E/I qualification and proven experience in installing & maintaining E/I systems.
  • Experience of working in a hazardous chemical plant environment.
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions to engineering problems.
  • Familiar with the application of engineering theory in relevant discipline
  • Familiar with construction and commissioning stages on nuclear Sites.
  • Working knowledge of national and international codes, specifications, and standards.
  • 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 E&I Support Engineer:

  • Good general safety case awareness with demonstrable knowledge of nuclear Safety Mechanisms (SM), Safety Related items (SRI) and Safety Features (SF).
  • Can demonstrate being self-motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to produce work packs to standards of safety, quality, and time.
  • Can demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can provide evidence of meeting deadlines.
  • Has a good knowledge of safety and quality systems.
  • Will need to work outside normal working hours on occasion.
  • Familiar with engineering design stages and processes (design reviews, HAZOPs).
  • Familiar with drawing practice in relevant discipline.

About the Company

NNL is an incredible place to work A place where people do things that have never been done before A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business, and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

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


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