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About the opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for a Principal Electrical Engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear industry to join our Decommissioning Projects business. This role will be based either in our Birchwood office in Warrington or Scrabster office in Caithness, but there will be a need for periodic visits to client sites, as projects require.

The Decommissioning business provides an exciting mixture of consultancy, engineering and project management support, along with delivery of challenging decommissioning related EPC projects, to major clients in the UK across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox. Overseas, we are delivering similarly interesting and exciting projects across the globe including projects for clients in Central & Eastern Europe and Japan.
We are very proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term. We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions.

The successful candidate will support the engineering manager with the management, direction and coordination of the Project and interaction with Project discipline teams. The Principal Electrical Engineer is also responsible for implementing Engineering Procedures and maintaining the required standards of technical quality in the project work.

You will play a leading role in teams developing typical design deliverables such as :

  • Block Cable Diagrams, Cable Sizing and Earth fault calculation.
  •  Lighting and Small Power designs, including lighting and cable calcs, SLD’s etc, 
  • Cable support designs including conduit, penetrations, tray work, umbilical systems etc.
  • Manufacturing and installation specifications to support new plant and equipment projects and/or Decommissioning projects.
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    Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design through to full life cycle project requirements including: 

  • Waste retrieval and treatment
  •  POCO 
  •  Fuel and packaging
  • Technical assessment 
  •  Key discipline contributor in Feasibility and Optioneering Studies
  • Here’s What You’ll Need:

    Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  •  To display a broad Electrical understanding in order to be able to undertake different projects in varied locations.
  •  Electrical design skills, including L&SP, Earthing, building distribution etc. (HV distribution is not a specific requirement)
  •  Degree qualified or equivalent (eg HNC/HND with significant experience) in engineering discipline with extensive design experience
  •  Knowledge of AVEVA Instrumentation and AVEVA Electrical shall be advantageous
  •  Self-starter with a professional leadership approach and a technical background 
  • Proven experience within a nuclear or highly regulated environment
  •  Motivated individual with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress
  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate information
  • Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders
  •  Committed to Continuous Professional Development
  •  Extensive experience
  • Chartered Electrical Engineer or similar demonstrable experience
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance (SC)
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