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Fuel Cycle Engineer

  • Job reference: 921845
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil & Structural, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018

The purpose of the post is to support the Lead Fuel & Core Physics Engineer in the delegated nuclear technology subjects associated with the UK ABWR, from the GDA/ Site specific design phase through to plant construction and operations. The post holder may also manage framework contracts and support production of nuclear related studies.


  • First degree in engineering or physics or appropriate equivalent.
  • Working towards Chartership status, or hold a corporate membership of a relevant professional body/institution. Or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Appropriate level of relevant professional experience.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours aligned to values: safety, courage, integrity, collaboration and inspiration.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.
  • Demonstrate competency in the relevant skill sets as defined in the technical skills matrix ( ref HNP-S3-MGT-MTX-00001). The key skill sets are:
  • Fuel and Core.


  • Experience of working in a highly-regulated industry.
  • Experience of managing and co-ordinating assigned activities and projects. Some experience coordinating activities and output of other engineers/ scientists.
  • Experience of obtaining formal acceptance of design output.
  • Experience of nuclear engineering construction/installation techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant Statutory Instruments e.g. Euratom Safeguards, UK Regulatory (e.g. SAPs, TAGs)
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international design codes and standards.
  • Nuclear industry sector knowledge; Safety Assessment Principles and Site Licence conditions.
  • Understanding of the relationship between Design and the Safety Case.
  • Construction, installation, commissioning and maintenance practices/requirements in the context of Regulatory scrutiny on a nuclear site.
  • Working knowledge of design processes and procedures (incl. Change Control, Review, Verification and Validation).
  • Able to produce technical specifications for work.
  • Knowledge of producing design analysis, assessment, substantiation documents.

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