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Nuclear Industry Recruitment Solutions for white and blue collar workers

Orion Group’s nuclear industry experience and expertise


Orion Group has supplied contractors and staff personnel to the nuclear industry since 2005.


We have invested heavily across the nuclear sector to ensure our clients have regional points of contact supporting client requirements.


Our office in Bristol was opened to solely support the Nuclear sector in close proximity to our clients.


We have discipline specific consultants who work solely within the nuclear power industry, ensuring they are well networked and able to access the best talent in the market.


Orion hold exclusive agreements with leading operators, PMC, EPC & Vendor organisations in the nuclear space and can provide references from senior individuals if required.




Typical roles which we recruit for


Disciplines generally cover the full range of the project lifecycle, most examples of roles worked are as follows:


Project Director

Project Managers 

Commercial Personnel

Project Controls Manager & associated team members

Head of Planning, Lead Planner, Snr Planner and Planner 

Head of Cost, Cost Engineers , Quantity Surveyors 

Head of Risk, Risk Engineers 

HR Manager, Learning and Development, HR Business Partner 

Quality Manager & Lead, Quality Engineers 

Construction Director & Manager, Construction Engineers 

Engineering Director & Manager

Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC design engineers and engineers

Director of Health, Safety and security 

Environmental Sustainability Lead

Nuclear Safety Lead and manager  

IT Director, IT Project Mangers, Business Analysts

Finance Director


Who we work for


Orion Group work with some of the biggest names in the nuclear industry
















Our network of industry SQEP professionals cover multi-disciplines throughout the full project life-cycle. We work actively within the UK nuclear new build programme, fleet operations and supply nuclear design and engineering services to projects at Sellafield, Dounreay, Hinkley and Bradwell.




How Orion Group wadd value

















Orion's value added Services (in addition to recruitment)


In partnership with Orion, Competas is a Software based interactive, intelligent candidate assessment tool delivering cost effective and time efficient testing of candidates in:


Safety elements

Systems Completion/Commissioning 

Discipline/role specific Technical Competencies 

Psychometric characteristics


Competas Technical Competency Assessments:


Electrical, C&I, Mechanical, Process

Unique application in O&G enabling client to match each individual’s competencies to work scope.

Maximising the utilisation of local content

Feedback to candidate to enable CPD

Currently configured for Technicians leading to Engineers by end Q3 2020


Competas provides an unbiased assessment of an individual’s competencies. It is fully customisable to suit the customer’s requirements while matching individuals’ competencies to job role requirements.


Competas protects both client and employee/contractor where industry assessments are often no more than a basic trade test.






Additional Services beyond recruitment


Orion Group excels in the placement of critical infrastructure workers in technical, administrative and management roles of all kinds, both in the UK and throughout the world.


OCCMS – Specialist Completions and Commissioning services company. Orbit licenses dominate at the moment but should be mainly added manpower supply (90%+).


Orbit is the CMS technology which falls under OCCMS; an affiliate division of Orion intended to provide higher value team and managed services.










Latest jobs

Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Seascale, Cumbria
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE * Prepare Subcontract/ Supply contract information for ITT, liaising with Procurement. * Provide Commercial input into the procurement strategy and Evaluation reports
Maintenance Production Technician (Electrical)
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Ayr, South Ayrshire
  • Description This role is for an electrician who has experience in plant maintenance, fault finding and rectification thereof. If the individual has PAT and MEWP training to IPAF standard that would be a bonus but
Chemical Co-ordinator
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Cumbria
  • Description The role of the Chemical Co-Ordinator is a varied and challenging role. The role will be office centred but will require access to site and to plants and workshops
Commercial Manager/Snr QS
  • Salary GBP360 - GBP400 per day + Ltd Co
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description 932882 Commercial Manager/Snr Quantity Surveyor Location - Warrington Rate - £45-£50 per hour Ltd Co Contract - 1 year+ Our client is seeking to appoint a commercially astute Senior QS with
Control Systems Engineer
  • Salary GBP320 - GBP384 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Seascale, Cumbria
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Our clean energy client are looking for Control Systems Engineers to work from either Warrington / Westlakes in Cumbria. To be part of SSEP team to deliver several
Configuration Engineer
  • Salary GBP40000 - GBP55000 per annum
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location London
  • Description Role: Configuration Engineer Location: London Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 This role is working for an international engineering company supporting the new nuclear development at Hinkley Point C
Project Manager
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Thurso, Highlands
  • Description Description: The purpose of the job is to safely manage the delivery of decommissioning projects to an agreed timescale, cost and quality. The Job Holder will be responsible for the management and
Principal Civil Engineer (External Works)
  • Salary Up to GBP400 per day + Ltd Co
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Plymouth, Devon
  • Description 932721 Principal Civil Engineer (Dock 10 External Works) Location - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth Contract - 6 months+ Rate - £50 per hour Ltd Co The successful candidate will need to satisfy SC
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