For one of our clients, a nuclear new build company based in South West of UK, we are looking for a Lead Civil, Structure and Architectural Engineer with previous project related experience.

Role description

  • Managing engineering solutions, which fully comply with all UK legal requirements together with HNE business case needs.
  • Performing competence assessments of project personnel undertaking civil, structural and architectural design duties, as required.
  • Establishing and maintaining the civil, structural and architectural engineering configuration to ensure the intent and integrity is maintained throughout the project life.
  • Integrating and co-ordinating civil, structural and architectural engineering input between JV members and sub-contractors.
  • Management of inter-discipline interfaces with other Lead Engineers.
  • Ensuring that technical and design risks in field of expertise are identified and appropriately managed to meet project requirements.
  • Ensuring design decisions are recorded and auditable through the life of the project.
  • Ensuring design information requirements are co-ordinated and communicated to relevant parties.
  • Monitoring and reporting to relevant parties the quality of engineering across discipline.
  • Ensuring value engineering is undertaken in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring timely documentation for all necessary approvals (including any required from external authorities).
  • Ensuring company requirements are incorporated into the design process including safety, quality, environmental, security and health.
  • Ensuring that designs are compliant with statutory requirements.


  • Attendance at design workshops as required, both UK and overseas.
  • Provide advice and guidance to overseas design teams.
  • Assist in the overall delivery of the project by the team.
  • Assist continuous improvement of safety and performance.
  • Assist graduate and staff development.
  • Contact with relevant professional institutions, academia and industry.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other authorities / organisations.
  • To ensure understanding and application of responsibilities with regard to the company’s environment, health, safety, security and quality standards.
  • Appropriate tasks as defined by the Engineering Manager.

Essential skills

  • Civil, structural or architectural engineering.
  • Undertaking design and configuration for the life of a project.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of technical standards and regulatory requirements for civil and structural construction appropriate to conventional and hazardous environments (in particular the UK Nuclear Industry, but not limited to).
  • Understanding of the influences of design and operation on the installation, commissioning and maintenance requirements of a regulated site.
  • Extensive and relevant experience of co-ordinating civil, structural and architectural design teams within both conventional and hazardous environments.
  • Working with multi-cultural design teams and a full understanding of the regional cultural differences that this entails.
  • Experience as operating as a Designer in accordance with the CDM regulations.

Desired skills

  • Preferably experience of working with the UK Office of Nuclear Regulation. Willingness to travel (up to 25% of the time).
  • Ability to hold UK Security Clearance.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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