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Electrical Technical Support

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Job Introduction

Electrical Technical Support shall be responsible for providing Engineering support to the Electrical Plant Engineer and Electrical Team Leader to assist delivering expertise in general plant, system, equipment reliability, configuration management or other specialised subject matter needed to satisfy the multi-faceted needs of the organisation.

Role Responsibility

  • Responsible for supporting the Electrical Team Leader to deliver the schedule maintenance activities, including planning for complex routines, outages and availability of plant for service engineers.
  • Responsible for supporting the Electrical Team Leader in the installation, modification and commissioning of rigs and installed equipment, including identifying and assisting in delivery of plant and process improvements.
  • Plan and undertake small scale facilities projects, including construction, testing and commissioning activities
  • Production of appropriate paperwork for minor plant modifications e.g. Engineering Plant Modifications Proposals, Risk Assessments, commissioning documents etc.
  • Support Asset EIM&T activities for Preston Lab i.e. resolving technical problems associated with plant breakdown.
  • Procurement of goods and materials.
  • Co-ordinate all resources and materials to complete work on time, quality and cost.
  • Carry out pre job and post job briefs.
  • Produce safe system of work documentation in support of projects, maintenance or breakdown tasks identified by the Team Leader/Engineer.
  • Control tasks to safe completion.
  • Continually review in use maintenance documentation to assess it’s suitability.
  • Be an Authorised Person Electrical (Cat E).
  • Implement and contribute to safety initiatives.
  • Effectively plan for their team in accordance with work management principles to ensure performance measures are continually improved upon.
  • Will promote and improve Engineering standards within their teams.
  • Will promote and improve standards of housekeeping within their areas of responsibility.
  • To report and investigate events and anomalies, including preparation of initial investigation reports.
  • To comply with all legislative, regulatory, policy and security standards appropriate to the role.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and management of Type-A transport containers.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • 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 maintaining E/I systems.
  • Experience of working in a hazardous chemical plant environment.
  • Proven ability to deliver solutions to engineering problems.
  • 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.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

  • Familiar with site Engineering standards, systems and procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the maintenance work cycle.
  • Resilience and the ability to overcome obstacles and to seek solutions.
  • Leadership experience.
  • An ability to adapt to change.

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 microdrilling 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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