Vacancy Details

Control Systems & Computer Programming

Job number: SP05715
Profession: Engineering and Maintenance
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria
Contract type: Permanent contract
Salary: £40,606 - £50,367
Posting date: 26/03/2024
Closing date: 28/04/2024
Profession: Engineering and Maintenance
Join Our Team

Starting Salary: £40,606 – £50,367 depending on skills & experience.
Further salary progression available subject to performance in role
Bonus: Up to 10% base salary per annum, based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance.
Working Pattern: Days (37 hours per week, typical hours are 07:30 – 15:40 or 08:10 – 16:20)
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria


What will the successful candidate be doing:

Do you have experience in Control Systems & Computer Programming?

Those successful will support Operational plants across the Sellafield site delivering maintenance, plant support and software modifications to industrial control systems, primarily Programable Electronic Systems (PES).

Responsibilities include:

• Implement, maintain, and support the growing number of Operational Technology assets and infrastructure across the Sellafield Ltd estate, including the responsibility for maintenance, breakdown recovery and supporting activities across the organisation.
• Providing maintenance and recovery of Industrial Computing Systems, including Network, SCADA, PLC, DCS platforms and other associated platforms such as Fire Alarms and other Process Instrumentation.
• Duties vary but can include implementing design changes to existing and support to new systems, maintaining assets and collaborating with both internal and external customers as appropriate
• Provide technology expertise to ensure designs are fit for purpose and meet current standards; covering Networks, Scada, DCS, MIS and equipment which monitor and control equipment across the site.
• Development of new systems and bringing them into operation.
• Review and report on system performance for availability and reliability to plant facing customers / business stakeholder.
• Lifecycle support for systems in line with our industry leading practices. Actively support the department mission, strategies, including continuous improvement, Conventional & Radiological Safety, Training & Development.


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

• Higher level qualification or equivalent training/experience in an Electronic Engineering field, Software/Computing Operational Technology subject.
• Experience with monitoring, diagnostic and applications which support Operational Technology.
• Understanding of producing design documentation to a suitable / certified standard.
• Ability to work flexibly and agile across different SL locations.
• Experience of analytical and problem-solving skills in high pressure environments.
• Experience of coaching and developing others.

Desirable Skills:

• Demonstrable understanding of one or more of a variety of Operational Technology Areas – SCADA, PLC, DCS, MIS/HLS, Networking, Windows. Unix, SQL, Cyber Security, Telemetry systems, Fire, CCTV etc.
• Experience of working in a Technology environment
• Demonstrable knowledge of configuration control and supporting arrangements.
• Accredited or ability to achieve accreditation within an Operational Technology field
• Knowledge/understanding of undertaking assurance activities
• Experience of working within a rigorous version control process. Experience of design and deployment for modification of Operational Technology equipment.


Why choose Sellafield?

Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.

Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.


What’s in it for you?

At Sellafield Ltd, we are committed to supporting our employees in fulfilling their potential. With 100 years of work in front of us, we offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, enabling you to feel inspired in your role. Whatever area you join us in, you’ll find a genuinely exciting and rewarding career.

Making sure our employees feel supported is important to us. Therefore, to help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we also offer a range of employee benefits:

• Be a part of Sellafield’s 100 year mission.
• An attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
• You will be eligible to take part in an Annual Incentive Scheme, which provides a bonus payment up to 10% base salary per annum based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance rating as discussed with line management.
• 30 days annual leave + bank holidays. Plus, the ability to purchase 2.5 days per year.
• The ability to carry over 10 days annual leave each financial year.
• Paid Sick Leave.
• Family Friendly Policies – Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Lifestyle Benefits sasra.co.uk
• Learning & Development Opportunities https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/learning-and-development/
• Reward & Recognition Policies.
• Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme.
• Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check.
• MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts.
• MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme.
• Many, many more! Click this link to visit our Rewards & Benefits page: https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/rewards-and-benefits/


Please Remember:

• As part of the application process you will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications. Attaching them at application stage will ensure a smooth process and prevent delays.
• In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the advert early.
• Please regularly check your Spam/Junk folders for news about this vacancy, correspondence could contain invitations to interview and other important updates.

Sellafield Ltd are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer (Level 3). Disability Confident employers offer an interview to disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. Sellafield Ltd define the minimum criteria as the ‘essential skills’ which are listed on the vacancy notice. Whilst completing your application form, you will be able to indicate if you wish to be considered under the disability confident scheme. If you would prefer to discuss this directly with us, please contact the GBS Recruitment team on [email protected].


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