Engineering & Maintenance

Engineering and Maintenance at Sellafield Ltd faces some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our profession enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.

Engineering and Maintenance: 

Engineering and Maintenance at Sellafield Ltd faces some of the most unique & challenging work in the industry, and our profession enables us to accelerate high hazard reduction in a safe, environmentally responsible, cost effective and pragmatic manner.

Typical roles and responsibilities:

As a Graduate within the Engineering & Maintenance Profession, your time will split over four six month placements, each giving you the ability to strengthen your technical knowledge and behavioural skills.

You will feel strong sense of inclusion from day 1 of joining your team and enjoy plant facing/equipment programme*, central and design placements across the two years with an aim to broaden your skill set. You will be given the opportunity to get involved in projects, or roles in parallel to the work you deliver in your placements, give back to the community through social impact and STEM activities, work on your personal development and progress towards a permanent role post scheme in the business area you are part of. (*discipline dependent).

The business area is incredibly diverse and made up of roles/areas such as:

  • Reliability Engineers, who consider the whole system from a holistic point of view. They understand how each piece of equipment affects their system’s design intent and ensure the systems are maintained within their operational and safety requirements.
  • Maintenance Engineers provide front line maintenance support to improve and maintain the effectiveness of our plants and facilities. Working day to day with our maintenance teams, they provide solutions to problems, input their technical knowledge into work packages and ensure that modifications to processes/plant are effectively recorded and processed.
  • Equipment Engineers who are responsible for specific equipment which can range from sensitive Radiometric and Robotic solutions to Control Systems, LV Electrical Equipment, Pumps, Motors and Gas Turbines.
  • Equipment Services Engineers in the Civil Equipment Programme are responsible for the inspection, surveying and maintenance of the existing civil/structural nuclear and non-nuclear infrastructure on the Sellafield site.
  • Plant Facing Design Office are responsible for providing mutli-discipline design solutions for our plants and facilities; from refurbishment, adaptations and new build schemes; together with substantiation of structures and assets across the site.
  • Our central teams provide leadership and direction on Engineering and Maintenance processes and provide arrangements to manage configuration, spares and obsolescence, equipment reliability and standards, as well as Asset Information Systems.

Progression possibilities:

The work you will be involved in, is directly aligned to UK SPEC supporting progression towards IEng and CEng. You will be provided with a professionally registered Technical Mentor who will support you not only on the Graduate Scheme but throughout your career at Sellafield Ltd.  There is an active expectation that individuals shall progress to achieve professional registered status.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Scheme, you will be offered a permanent role within Engineering & Maintenance, here in West Cumbria. This role will be in one of our delivery areas, and similar to the work you have delivered during your scheme but with added responsibility. To support you in this transition, you will receive on-going training and on the job experience enabling you to fulfil the role upon leaving the scheme.

Location:

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

Suitable degree disciplines:

  • Architecture/Architectural Technology
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Asset Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

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