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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

Site Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Dumfries & Galloway
  • Description The Site Engineer is accountable to the Site Construction Manager for ensuring contractors employed on their site execute works in a safe and timely manner. The Site Engineer is responsible for
Waste Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Description To provide a quality and responsive waste management service for the decommissioning projects and site infrastructure in order to secure compliant disposal of waste volumes and assist the execution of
Area Engineering Manager
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description Cumbria / Warrington To undertake Area Engineering Management (AEM) duties on projects as directed by the Project Engineering Manager (PEM). To lead a team of multi-discipline engineers in the
Senior Project Manager
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Description The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for leading projects to deliver the necessary capabilities to deliver the siting process, which may include gaining the necessary permissions (e.g
Senior Mechanical Designer
  • Salary GBP280 - GBP320 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Senior Mechanical Designer - AutoCAD. Reporting to Area Lead Engineer. Responsible for the production of 2D AutoCAD drawings and 3D Inventor models
Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Salary GBP360 - GBP400 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE Senior Mechanical Engineer - Reporting to Lead Mechanical Engineer. Responsible for overseeing the design of package equipment, which will include liaison with third
Project Manager
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Bristol
  • Description Must be from a nuclear background, an experiences Project Manager with experience of decommissioning waste management, strategy development and implementation. Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead EC&I Commissioning Engineer
  • Salary GBP320 - GBP336 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Seascale, Cumbria
  • Description THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 SCOPE The Lead Commissioning Engineer reports to the Area Commissioning Team Leader. The Lead Commissioning Engineer will have Commissioning Engineers and Technicians
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