Vacancy Details


Job number: SP05716
Profession: Engineering and Maintenance
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria
Contract type: Permanent contract
Salary: £44,287 - £50,367
Posting date: 26/03/2024
Closing date: 28/04/2024
Profession: Engineering and Maintenance
Join Our Team

Starting Salary: £44,287 – £50,367 dependant 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:

We’re looking for a variety of experienced Engineers to join us in the work that we’re doing here at Sellafield. If you think this could be your next challenge, we want to hear from you.

Plant Engineers – contribute to the delivery of a front-line plant engineering service, decreasing the mean time to repair of assets and equipment reliability process to ensure that the maintenance and operation of the system(s) are performed and managed safely, meeting legal obligations and business requirements efficiently and effectively.

Principle Accountabilities Include:
• Understand and review compliance with appropriate risk assessment cases, legal obligations and relevant good practice. Contributing to the resolution of new of revised regulatory requirements.

Maintenance Engineers – provide a front-line maintenance support service to improve and maintain the effectiveness of the plant/facility, decreasing the mean time to repair.

Principle Accountabilities include:
• Deliver frontline support to the Maintenance Teams for routine, emergent and outage activities, to enable the efficient delivery of business objectives.

Reliability Engineers – support the delivery of an engineering reliability service, increasing the mean time between repair of assets and equipment reliability process to enable the development and maintenance of asset strategies to meet business requirements.

Principle Accountabilities include:
• Support the development of modifications including identification of need, requirements and design work to enable optimal system performance.

Authorised Person – Electrical (AP(E))- provides an expert front line electrical safety support service to reinforce, maintain and improve electrical safety & electrical maintenance during plant operations and maintenance (including isolations) to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation & guidance and to ensure people are working to SL standards and expectations on the SL site and off site facilities.

Principle Accountabilities include:
• Provide guidance on all aspects of electrical safety to operations, maintenance, projects and contractors to minimise the risk of injury to individuals and ensure compliance to legislation and guidance.

Lifting Appliance /Pressure System Engineers – Act as the plant Subject Matter Expert (SME) for compliance with LOLER and PSSR regulations within their area of responsibility.
Reporting to the Lead Plant Engineer, the Pressure System Engineer (PSE) and Lifting Appliance Engineer (LAE) Engineer will be working to ensure that lifting equipment and pressure systems are inspected and maintained to ensure they are free of safety defects and are kept in good repair and efficient working order.

Principle Accountabilities include:
• Assist Reliability Engineers in developing the Examination, Inspection, Maintenance and Testing arrangements for Pressure System Equipment and Lifting equipment and establish the preventative and periodic maintenance approach required to keep plant in an efficient state, in an efficient working order and in good repair.

The Ideal Candidate:

We’re looking for people that have good knowledge in Engineering, whether this may be through direct experience, or through transferable skills.

Essential Skills:
• Higher level qualification or equivalent training/experience in an Engineering/Maintenance discipline.
• Demonstrable understanding and application of Equipment Reliability processes or provision of support to front line maintenance delivery.
• Demonstrable experience of ensuring / improving plant and equipment reliability and availability.
• Demonstrable experience of acting as a subject matter expert for both internal and external stakeholders.

Desirable Skills:
• Chartered / Incorporated Engineer status or potential to achieve with an accredited professional institute.
• Engineering qualification and experience in Engineering/Maintenance role or an environment of similar context and complexity.
• Demonstrable evidence of acting as a role model to promote and challenge behaviours and change.
• Demonstrable evidence of complying with appropriate regulations, standards and policies.

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
• Learning & Development Opportunities
• 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:

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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