Role description

Thomas Thor is proud to be the exclusive recruitment partner of Magnox, focusing on Decommissioning projects across UK. We are currently looking for an Engineering Manger would like to take on a position offering career growth and location flexibility. (note: In Magnox this position is known as Head of HAW System Engineering)

The organisation:

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of their challenging mission – to manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy safely and successfully on behalf of the nation. To deliver their commitment, they 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 their greatest achievements.

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

As an Engineering Manager you will ensure that plant availability is maintained at a minimum requirement to support decommissioning operations which will involve the retrieval, processing, sorting and storage of radioactive waste. You will also lead a team that will be responsible for the ongoing and long-term functionality of the plant (note that maintenance is conducted by an alternative team) and to develop and implement plant modifications and/or improvements to assist/improve continued operability

Hear from the Hiring Manager

“This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual to head up and lead a multi-disciplined engineering team where you will be able to help drive and shape the decommissioning journey at Hinkley Point A. You will be instrumental in managing the team to ensure that sites waste retrieval and processing plant remains reliable, efficient and compliant and help to drive strategic solutions for its longer-term operation.”

Key Deliverables

  • Prioritise the allocation of engineering resources to meet statutory, regulatory, and stakeholder requirements.
  • Monitor and develop individual performance and group capability, taking action as required.
  • Provide specialist engineering advice in your own area of expertise.
  • Manage the delivery of fit for purpose engineering solutions to support the sites decommissioning programme.
  • Undertake delegated responsibility of Design Authority as required (S-157).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum HNC/D with significant practical experience
  • Experience in a Management or Engineering role within an industrial plant environment
  • A Degree in Engineering or relevant subject, NQF level 6 would be advantageous


Hinkley Point A


  • 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.

Magnox 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.

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