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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

Area Engineering Manager
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Cumbria
  • Description To lead a team of multi-discipline engineers in the definition, implementation and delivery of Decommissioning projects, including oversight of supply chain delivery
Project Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Description Mechanical or civil engineering discipline desirableGood understanding of CDM Designer responsibilitiesKnowledge of Nominated Responsible Engineer duties desirableSupport to pre- and post-contract
Senior Project Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Kent
  • Description To provide fit for purpose engineering solutions for complex projects. To ensure that design authority standards and configuration control are applied appropriately
Project Controls Manager
  • Salary GBP440 - GBP520 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE The Project Controls Manager reports to the PM and is accountable for creation and maintenance of the processes and systems required for effective planning
Senior Designer CSA
  • Salary GBP280 - GBP304 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Seascale, Cumbria
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Senior CS&A Designer for Area 000, reporting to Area 000 CS&A Lead Engineer. Responsible for the production of 2D AutoCAD CS&A drawings for Area 000 system
Security Engineer
  • Salary GBP280 - GBP320 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Security Engineer - PPP - Birchwood/Westlakes/Home, can be flexible * Undertaking security assessments of the proposed design to advise design engineers of security
Human Factors Consultant
  • Salary GBP240 - GBP280 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Human Factors Consultant - PPP - Birchwood (but can be flexible as long as happy to go in for meetings once back in the office) Human Factors design
Senior Systems Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Kent
  • Description Minimum Requirement: Control Engineer - ideallyPlant and equipment long term healthMaintenanceClassic care interventionsSign off technical programmes onsiteResponsible for standards or complianceOur
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