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.

Description:

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:

There are a wide range of roles available within the profession. Equipment Engineers are responsible for specific equipment which can range from sensitive Radiometrics and Robotic solutions, to Control Systems, LV Electrical Equipment, Pumps, Motors and Gas Turbines, and significant civil infrastructure and building structures.

System Engineers 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.

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.

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.

Responsibility starts on day one of the graduate scheme within Engineering and Maintenance. You will be assigned specific tasks and be expected to contribute to real work. Responsibility increases as you develop your skills and knowledge. You complete different placements within Engineering and Maintenance as well as completing the practical Engineering Skills course and a rotation through our Product Development Centre. These placements will allow you to develop and demonstrate your technical expertise in your discipline.

On the Graduate Scheme you will have the opportunity to input into your own career path. Within Engineering and Maintenance you will be allocated an end role similar to the placements you have completed, but with even more responsibility. You will receive training and on the job experience enabling you to fulfil the role upon leaving the scheme.

Progression possibilities:

Progression through the graduate scheme is incremental. Graduates should expect to see their responsibilities increase and their required supervision decrease as they move through the scheme.

The advantage of working in Engineering and Maintenance is that our vast range of opportunities could see you changing between roles in Maintenance Support, Equipment and System Engineering to taking on more complex systems which can see you with increased responsibility and scope to move up through higher management roles.

The work you will experience is directly aligned to UK SPEC supporting progression towards IEng and CEng. You are provided with a professionally registered Technical Mentor who supports you throughout your Graduate Scheme and beyond and there is an active expectation that individuals shall progress to achieve professional registered status.

Location:

Sellafield, West Cumbria. 

Suitable degree disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Click here to apply for our Civil Engineering & Maintenance Graduate Programme 2021

Click here to apply for our Electrical Engineering & Maintenance Graduate Programme 2021

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