Role description

Looking for the next challenging project in your career? Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) are looking for a Packaging Design Engineer with a Mechanical Engineering background, to be responsible for the operation of the LLW Repository fleet of radioactive waste transport packages.

NWS’ vision is to secure a safer future for us all.

NWS’ mission is to protect people and the environment by managing the UK’s nuclear waste innovatively and sustainably.

As the Packaging Design Engineer, you will develop effective design strategies for the operation of the LLW Repository fleet of radioactive waste transport packages.


  • Design work packages ensuring they meet legal and regulatory requirements
  • Produce package design specifications and safety reports
  • Prepare and assess waste loading proposals
  • Conduct engineering reviews to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Create and review package design drawings and analysis
  • Act as point of liaison between external design organisations and suppliers

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience of design of packaging for the transport of radioactive materials preferred
  • Experience working in the hazardous waste transportation, storage and disposal industry
  • Deliver high quality design and engineering documentation
  • Knowledge of the IAEA regulations for safe transport of radioactive materials

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop within a growing business and be part of a major environmental project. This is also an opportunity to join the nuclear industry, your experience with hazardous waste transportation would be a great asset to the company.

NWS are very flexible when it comes to remote working, they offer a flexible working pattern, we welcome applications from any location. NWS have an office located in Cumbria, you would be expected to travel to the office once a month.

If you are looking for the next step in your nuclear career, please click on the apply button or contact Lisa Morgan at Thomas Thor on

About NWS:

As of the 31 January 2022, Nuclear Waste Services has been set up to combine all of the NDA Waste activities, giving greater flexibility and driving improvements and synergies across the NDA Group. This brings together LLW Repository Limited, Radioactive Waste Management Limited and the NDA Integrated Waste Management Programme (each with their own IT teams, infrastructure, and systems).

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.

As an applicant, you can be assured that Nuclear Waste Services will take positive steps to ensure:

  • Job descriptions and associated conditions relate to the particular job, define the qualifications, experience and other skills required in the post, and only include those factors which are necessary and justifiable on objective criteria for the satisfactory performance of the job.
  • All applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process.
  • All decisions are made in line with our equal opportunities and recruitment and selection decisions, are made on merit – in line with the job and skills requirements set for the vacancy.

And when you become employed, we aim to ensure:

  • A fair, transparent and equal chance in learning and development and terms and conditions of service.
  • A working environment that is free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation and where all complaints are promptly investigated and dealt with.
  • A working environment where a person’s identity and culture are valued and respected.
  • Positive about disability
  • We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. As part of our aim to deliver quality services, we are committed to promoting equality and eliminating discrimination.

We are Disability Confident accredited. This demonstrates our commitment to encouraging disabled people to apply for jobs by guaranteeing them an interview, provided that they meet the minimum requirements for the post.

As an employer, we are aware of our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and are committed to offering support and making reasonable adjustments to allow full participation in the process. It is important that you let the HR Dept know of any requirements. LLWR will consider any reasonable adjustments. Examples include changing the timing of interview, giving extra time for assessments, providing equipment or assistance throughout the process e.g. a reader or scribe/ hearing loops.

Working for Nuclear Waste Services

Aside from the huge professional scope at Nuclear Waste Services, the personal benefits are excellent, these include:

  • Attractive Salary
  • Generous Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Allowances
  • Attractive Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Sick Pay
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme

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