Our client, a UK centre of excellence for energy research are seeking engineering professionals to support exciting onsite developments.Mechanical, Electrical, C&I, Process, Manufacturing skill sets considered. (gained within High hazard, Nuclear, Energy and/or R&D environments)

Role description

Lead the technical delivery which involves risking, opening boundaries, more porous boundaries in the interests of the project outcomes while cognisant of the purpose of your team in relation to others.

Design Champion linking creativity and innovation to become practical and attractive propositions for users or customers. Build collaborative relationships with a coalition of the willing to help everyone succeed. This requires a conflicting combination of constancy of purpose and flexibility.

Technical Risk Management: Develop design and delivery envelope(s) with an appropriate balance of technical risk between safety, performance, reliability and lifetime. A central tenant of the role is to be the guardian of the technical basis ensuring the integrity is not compromised from inception into delivery. Processes & Standards: Ensure the engineering is of the appropriate professional standard. Implement effective application of engineering processes and standards whilst identifying, on an ongoing basis, opportunities for improvement Reviews, Inquiries & Lessons Learned: Initiate, lead and deliver technical incident reviews and inquiries for unexpected engineering quality failures with high technical, programmatic or safety impact. Utilise such reviews to highlight and share lessons learned throughout the business.


Ideally you will strengthen and complement our existing team with experience that includes:

  • Transformation of engineering practices and behaviors in a large organisation
  • Delivery across the plant lifecycle for complex plant in industrial and/or research settings
  • Application of industrial regulations, codes, standards and norms with a focus on nuclear and/or process plant
  • Track-record working within and leading multi-disciplinary teams with various specialisms (e.g. Operations; Safety Case; Asset Management & Maintenance; Quality Assurance; Safety & Environment)
  • Technical Risk Assessment & Management for complex, interacting requirements (Reliability, Safety, Performance, Lifetime, etc)
  • Delivery and exploitation of creative engineering solutions to enable research progress and/or technology development Your education should include an advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in a technical topic such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, etc
  • You have endorsed your professional progression via membership, or even fellowship, of a recognised professional body. If not, we`ll support this in your new role.Your professional training might include IOSH Managing Safely, quality improvement techniques (e.g. Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma) or Audit.

Essential skills

As a key part of our engineering governance, you`ll be a role model. Therefore we care about behaviours and you should:

  • Possess high standards with respect to delivering with quality and compliance
  • Demonstrate a clear drive for self-reflection, personal growth, organisational learning and continuous improvement
  • Be capable in decision-making and effective in delegation -Be able to balance attention to key details with retaining perspective on `big picture` context
  • Display personal resilience (determined, comfortable with differences of opinion and able to mediate conflict)
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 nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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