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About the opportunity:
Jacobs Nuclear is the Design and Engineering partner for Sellafield under the PPP (Programme and Project Partners). This is a 20-year arrangement to deliver ~£7bn of major projects. We are looking to recruit high value expertise from across regulated and comparable sectors to work in a collaborative environment. PPP is delivering major projects, site wide improvements and provision of supporting services.
Jacobs Nuclear provides the front end design and engineering capability across the PPP portfolio. Being part of the PPP Team offers a unique opportunity to drive change and innovation in engineering, safety and delivery solutions in one of the most complex industrial sites in the UK if not the world. We are looking for people who are passionate about developing themselves and in meeting new challenges.
As a result of increasing demand for our services, there are significant opportunities for you to support a key project within the nuclear business.
We are currently looking for a Principal/Senior EC&I Engineer position to join the team in Birchwood.
Sellafield’s analytical laboratory provides analytical services to the site. The existing laboratory is reaching the end of its life and will be replaced by new facilities to be provided by the Replacement Analytical Project (RAP). This project will re-equip and extend the existing National Nuclear Laboratory Central Laboratory to provide modern analytical facilities for the Sellafield site for several decades.
The project is currently nearing the end of the Preliminary Design phase and will commence detail design within the next few months.
It includes provision of electrical power supplies, lighting and a range of other services, radiological containment and integration of analytical instrumentation.
It is split into four workstreams, three of which are concerned with the actual analytical processes and their containment, and the fourth provides all services to the other three. The multi-discipline design team is split between Risley, Warrington, and Westlakes, Whitehaven.
This particular role is for a Risley based experienced CE&I Principal Engineer to work in the CE&I discipline within the services (Balance of Plant) workstream, reporting to the Lead Engineer.
It will involve management and oversight of engineers and designers in the production of CE&I designs both in-house and as part of contracts placed in the supply chain, as well as close liaison with the other workstreams and disciplines and the Safety Case team, ensuring that the project as a whole proceeds without delays.
Of necessity the work will require regular interface with the Westlakes based design team and existing B170 plant operators and maintainers. Travel to the Sellafield site (including active areas) and the Westlakes office will therefore be necessary.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Previous experience of working within existing Sellafield plants / brown field sites is highly desirable though not essential providing that suitable similar experience can be demonstrated.
The candidate shall have at least two years’ experience in a similar role and should ideally be an Incorporated/Chartered Engineer or be working towards gaining professional status. They shall be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
The ability to work with minimal supervision, work effectively in a team and to meet deadlines
Excellent written and spoken English & effective communication skills
A professional attitude and a ‘can do’ approach to problem solving
Can produce and maintain key deliverable documents/reports, calculations, schedules, etc. to programme and of appropriate quality
Can liaise and coordinate with other design disciplines and plant engineering as necessary in the production of preliminary and detail design deliverables
Can manage a small team of engineers
Is familiar with estimating/scheduling/weekly progress reporting/CPI/SPI
Can support the CE&I design team in meetings and reviews
Can provide evidence of providing technical oversight to supply chain companies
Experience of design in accordance with the IET 18th edition (BS7671)
Specific experience of security systems, ideally including ONR SyAPs
Specific experience of programmable electronic system design and cyber security, ideally in the Sellafield environment
Experience of plant wide system design (IT, telephone, public address, etc)
Experience of checking design deliverables, ideally in accordance with Sellafield’s checking process
Is conversant with existing CAE tools (e.g. Auto CAD, CAESAR, PDMS)
Is fluent in MS Office suite of programmes (Word, Excel etc)
In addition, it would be desirable to have working experience in the following:
Amtech Pro design
The position is subject to the ability of the candidate to obtain as a minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard clearance and obtain a Sellafield P1 pass. Clearance to SC level is required but can be gained after starting work on the project. A current P1 pass and SC clearance holder would be ideal.
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