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Engineering Manager

Job Introduction

Job Description for Engineering Manager 

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.

To organise, lead, coordinate and direct a multi-discipline design engineering team (including technical, safety case and supply chain as applicable) that delivers engineering design work packages (specification, analysis, verification or assessment of engineering).

Location for this role can be Sellafield, Workington or Risley. 

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Engineering Manager 

To Head of Engineering for:

  • ensuring appropriate and adequate design standards and practices are deployed ensuring deliverables are to the appropriate standards and the solutions generated are safe, legal and adequately underpinned.
  • ensuring the duties of the CDM Principal Designer are adequately discharged.
  • ensuring subject matter experts are appropriately and adequately engaged in a timely manner and LFE captured, disseminated and utilised.
  • ensuring solutions meet agreed performance demands and documents define and preserve the design intent and are organised and align with the plant configuration.
  • ensuring all necessary documentation is generated to meet safety and legal requirements that enable receipt on nuclear licensed site, installation, commissioning and taking into service of plant and equipment.

To Project Management for:

  • ensuring work portfolio is delivered and controlled efficiently and effectively to meet agreed specification, cost and schedule.
  • ensuring design solutions are fit for purpose, integrated, affordable and deliver the business case, functional specification and execution plan.
  • ensuring all technical, safety and engineering risks are identified, owned and managed.
  • ensuring status and performance of work in progress is accurately and reported in line with project requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Engineering Manager 

  • Minimum HNC in a relevant discipline. 
  • Incorporated Engineer. Equivalent experience can be offered in lieu if it is deemed appropriate by the Head of Engineering.
  • Significant and demonstrable experience working within a regulated and quality assured system (preferably nuclear) in an Engineering Management role.
  • 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 Engineering Manager 

  • MEng (Hons) in relevant discipline. 
  • Chartered Engineer.

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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