Role description

Mechanical System Engineer

“The team is made up of knowledgeable and experienced professionals that provide sound engineering advice to all of our customers and ensure that the Plant & Apparatus remains available, compliant and safe. We are looking to welcome an individual that can bring their experience and knowledge to further develop and innovate our offering to the business.

System Engineering is a specialist team made up of highly skilled individuals across the full range of Engineering disciplines, i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and EC&I, with the responsibility of maintaining an appropriate Asset Management strategy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and oversight of a range of mechanical systems (fluid handling and treatment, heating and ventilation, air conditioning, towns main water) and will become a valued addition to a dynamic and pro-active group of System Engineers.”

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 would not be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

As a Mechanical System Engineer, you will:

  • Monitor and report on the system health of mechanical assets
  • Develop routine maintenance arrangements in line with the long-term company strategy for specific assets and systems
  • Prepare design and technical specifications for plant modifications

Skills and Experience

  • Educated to HNC or Engineering Degree
  • Questioning attitude and willingness to research asset history in situations where information might not be readily available
  • Experience of working with and updating version controlled processes / procedures / documents /drawings
  • Self-motivated and ability to work using own initiative
  • Good communications skills to be able to co-ordinate and facilitate the role with staff internally and externally

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.


  • 4 day working week (full-time hours)
  • 25 days (equivalent) annual leave – option to buy or sell up to 5 days each year
  • Participation in Company Bonus Scheme
  • 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