Operations

Operations is an exciting and challenging profession to work in where you will be responsible for working in multi-discipline teams to deliver projects and programmes safely, on schedule and to budget.

Operations: 

Operations is an exciting and challenging profession to work in where you will be responsible for working in multi-discipline teams to deliver projects and programmes safely, on schedule and to budget.

With an increasing focus on waste processing and environmental remediation, as well as reliable repeatable operations; each area is unique in its challenges and brings its own specialist training.

Typical roles and responsibilities:

There are many opportunities within Operations for those who have a vision and tenacity to grab them.

You will continue to develop your core engineering skills and assist in the development and production of relevant safety and assurance documentation to complete a variety of simple and complex on-plant tasks. Placement areas vary greatly and promise a wide range of opportunities. If you like a challenge and want to be in the vanguard of the next phase of Sellafield’s journey, then Operations is for you.

When you are embarking on a career in Operations, it is vital to understand all areas therefore, whilst on the scheme, you will have 6 monthly placements in all 4 of the value streams. The wide range of placements will allow you to experience many areas of the business and tailor the scheme to your own personal development. You will typically take the role of supporting the Operations Manager; whilst working in these roles you’re given hands on responsibility and accountability for delivering work on challenging, live projects and programmes.

Your graduate development scheme will be bespoke to you. Placements will be discussed in advance and tailored, where possible, in line with your academic background, development preference objectives and work preferences.

You will also have some incredible professional development opportunities available through the Project Academy for Sellafield – an industry leading training and development framework.

Progression possibilities:

Within Operations there are fantastic opportunities for career progression, these opportunities are vast and depend very much on individual desires. Our aim is to support you in developing into a senior leader within the operations umbrella. 

A senior leader would typically manage and lead aspects of operational delivery and provides oversight of key processes that support effective implementation of the Site Licence conditions on behalf of the Head of Operations to ensure delivery against programme / delivery plans, within the bounds of the safety case.

You would lead a functional team within Operations, coaching the team, setting objectives, reviewing performance, ensuring training takes place and participating in selection/promotion decisions to ensure that staff have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team’s objectives. Actively promoting and ensuring nuclear safety, as well as other safety including conventional, industrial, radiological and environmental.

Location:

West Cumbria, including Seascale and its surrounding areas such as Whitehaven.

Suitable degree disciplines:

We’re looking for graduates with a minimum of a 2:2 (Hons) degree in the following subject areas, or relevant, equivalent discipline.

  • Business
  • Leadership
  • Process Engineering
  • Chemical / Nuclear background.

Project Management & Controls

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Safety Case

Safety Cases form the backbone of nuclear safety at Sellafield, helping us develop safe solutions for our projects and maintain safe conditions on our facilities. 

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