Role description

Design Engineer

Permanent Opportunity in Nuclear Decommissioning Project

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission – to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate, and even exceed our greatest achievements.

At Magnox, we understand, and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment, and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

Hear from the Hiring Manager:

“The Dragon reactor is at an exciting point in its decommissioning lifecycle. This role is to support the ongoing installation and commissioning of plant and equipment to undertake the remote core segmentation and process the resulting waste. The role will then form a key part of the engineering team supporting core decommissioning operations, providing novel solutions to unique engineering challenges.”

As the Design Engineer you will contribute to the development and maintenance of requirements management and related systems engineering products and capabilities.


  • Supervision of engineering installation and commissioning activities
  • Provide design engineering solutions across the product lifecycle
  • Support in-service plant and equipment involved in core decommissioning and waste processing operations
  • Ensure that design compliance is adhered to during decommissioning, waste export and building reconfiguration activities

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant Mechanical or Civil Engineer degree, HNC / NQF or working towards
  • Chartered Status desirable, Magnox provides the opportunity to support chartership status
  • Experience in an Engineering role – Mechanical/Civil
  • Experience in project engineering in the nuclear industry preferred

Location: Winfrith

If you are looking for the next step in your engineering career, please click on the apply button to find out more.

Click the apply button now to send over your CV, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV is not up to date then please send the most recent version, and we can discuss your recent experience on the phone.


  • 25 days (equivalent) annual leave – option to buy or sell up to 5 days each year
  • Participation in Company Bonus Scheme (up to £4,500 per annum based on corporate objectives)
  • Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount
  • Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development

Please be aware this role holder requires security clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included, and able to perform at their best.

At Magnox we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, we therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.

We are happy to talk flexible working where possible.

Lisa is a Search and Process consultant, based in Finland, specialised in the UK nuclear market. Experience in successfully placing engineering, technical and administrative personnel on both permanent and contract assignments across different countries.

Lisa Morgan