Do you have a background in CAD design? Are you interested in exploring the nuclear industry? The Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) are currently seeking a CAD Designer to join their Science and Engineering operating unit.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to make a difference and substantially contribute to a focused long-term business that has been managing the UK’s Low Level radioactive waste for over 50 years.

Role description

The CAD Designer will join the LLWR engineering team and will assist the Mechanical Responsible Engineer with supporting the mechanical design and plant engineering work.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Carry out routine plant walk downs and surveys on mechanical systems and waste containers.
  • Support System Engineers in amending and reviewing drawings.
  • Update drawings and liaise with the LLWR Drawing Registry team and supply chain drawing office.
  • Support 3D model production and data analysis for mechanical systems.
  • Produce internal (low complexity) designs for plant operations support, infrastructure renewals, plant modifications or for configuration management purposes.
  • Review Plant Modification Proposals (PMPs) to understand any impacts from the change/modification on the design intent, design basis and configuration baseline of the facility, asset or system (including impact on drawing

Essential skills

  • HNC or equivalent appropriate professional qualification.
  • Knowledge of drafting standards, processes, procedures and methods with full understanding of underlying principles.
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD design software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

About LLWR

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) has a proud past, a busy present and an exciting future. LLWR have managed the UK’s low level radioactive waste for more than 60 years and are now ready to play their part as a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). In 2009, 95% of low level waste was disposed of at the Repository. Today that figure is below 5%. LLWR has led the way in securing effective solutions for lower activity waste management, diverting material away from the site by utilising a range of treatment and alternative disposal routes

LLWR has now launched the largest construction programme it has yet undertaken, the Repository Development Programme (RDP), to span 3 decades. Planning permission has been secured to allow the construction of a final cap over existing and new vaults and seven landfill-style trenches where waste was disposed of prior to the opening of the site’s first vault in 1988.Their top priority has always been safety – of their community, workforce and the environment – as reflected in their safety performance. If you join the LLWR family you will find a positive and supportive environment where your physical and mental health are prioritised and an inclusive atmosphere, free from discrimination, is promoted, alongside a commitment to excellence.


LLWR will be offering a competitive basic salary depending on your experience, a pension contribution up to 13.5% as well as an annual bonus based upon company performance and a further individual performance related bonus dependent on the level of your role.

Health and Well-being are extremely important to LLWR and they believe in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing therefore they also offer Private medical insurance which covers both out-patient and in-patient treatments and medical history is disregarded.

Other benefits include:

Cycle to Work Scheme: Employees are able to purchase cycles and associated equipment tax free as part of the National Cycle to Work Scheme.

Sick Pay: Employees are entitled for up to 261 days paid sick leave in any 4-year rolling period on full pay.

My colleagues and I have in depth knowledge of the structure, current projects and future projects of organisations in the international nuclear energy industry. We use this information to map out where opportunities exist and then match the experts we represent with the right opportunities. If you are currently working in the nuclear industry then we can offer you advice, support and representation. Please feel free to contact me.

Olivia Mindrila