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Orion Group’s 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 we add value

Project Recruitment

Campaign Resourcing

Regional focus in Essex

Site Inductions, Transfers &  Meet & Greet

Demand planning




Recruitment Microsite

Dove tail into existing talent  pipeline

Traffic reporting for informed  campaigning

Site reflects Client brand and culture

Multi-media and site links




Market Mapping

Staff vs Contractor

Salary Search

Benchmark by Role

Regional Factors



Permanent Hire

Needs Analysis

Company / Candidate  Profiling

Target Assessment & Qualification

Submission & Selection



Candidate prequalification

Resource Planning

Niche Discipline Targeting

Pooled Validated  Candidates

Re-deployment & Former Staff



Role Consultation

Review of Current Data

Job Families &  Benchmarking

JD Library Management

Updates & Periodic  Reviews





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


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

Senior Project Engineer
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Warrington, Cheshire
  • Description This role is inside IR35 scope Management of work packages/systems and support to the JV Management Team in the successful delivery of the project for the client
Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location Leiston, Suffolk
  • Description Role: Quantity Surveyor This role is a permanent opportunity working for an international engineering company supporting the Sizewell B power station. This is a key role within a Project Management
EC&I Engineer ( inside IR35)
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
  • Description Currently looking for a Senior EC&I Engineer reporting to the Area Lead Engineer. Responsible for delivery of EC&I design engineering for area systems. Will be responsible for production of
Nuclear Safety Adviser ( inside IR35)
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Cumbria
  • Description To advise and support the BEPPT project team on their specific HSE duties, and provide guidance, monitoring and reporting on compliance with these responsibilities
Physical Area Coordinator
  • Salary GBP320 - GBP360 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Cumbria
  • Description Currently looking for a Physical Area Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and interface management with Project Management (Package Manager) and Construction (Discipline) in order to
Contract Manager - NEC3
  • Salary GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location Bristol
  • Description Job Title: Contract Manager (NEC3 /NEC4) Salary £45,000 - £60,000 Location: Bristol Background: This role plays a key part in the Procurement Function of a engineering company supporting the
Cost Engineer ( inside IR35)
  • Salary GBP320 - GBP360 per day
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Seascale, Cumbria
  • Description This role is inside IR35 scope Reporting to the Cost Manager, the Cost Engineer will be responsible for providing a comprehensive cost engineering service through the various stages of the project
Plant Layout Engineer
  • Salary GBP35000 - GBP55000 per annum
  • Job type Permanent
  • Location Bristol
  • Description Role: Plant Layout Engineer Location: Bristol Salary: This role is working for an international engineering company supporting the new nuclear development, Hinkley Point C
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