Our client, an international engineering company are seeking an experienced CSA Engineer to support major UK wide nuclear programmes.

Role description

Definition and distribution of the scope of work to ensure that all work is executed safely, on time and at appropriate levels of quality. Delivery of all design and engineering to meet the requirements of Design Reviews and HAZOPs within Project procedures. Supervision of less experienced engineering employees, engineering resource management and interviews.


• Reporting to Principal Engineers with ultimate line management responsibilities being with the Chief Engineer within your discipline

• Reports to Principal Engineer, Team Leader or Department Manager

• Normally supervises a design or project team of up to 5 engineering staff, although the team may be supplemented by staff from elsewhere.

  • Responsible for the allocation of work and managing quality, progress and cost of the work carried out within the project
  • Responsible for managing project subcontracts
  • Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines
  • Responsible for communications within project team on your allotment of the project
  • Design, Specification, Procurement, Supply/Manufacture Liaison, Installation, Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Operator Training in Nuclear Engineering Projects
  • Liaison with multi disciplines
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Project Management including quality, progress and cost control including documentation
  • Sales Support and Customer care
  • Manage Contractors and Sub Contractors, Staff Development
  • Manage safety by developing and reinforcing the safety culture, compliance with safety regulations (eg. CDM and CE marking), and the application of safety systems
  • Delegated and Financial Authority:
  • Direct Management and integration of engineering designs within the discipline team
  • Allocation of work to resources across the designated systems to optimise the delivery of the works
  • Responsibility for design delivery within projects where design budget may be up to £5M
  • Approval of Engineering Design input to bids up to £1M
  • Responsible for Conceptual, Scheme and Detail design, several design schemes, approval of calculations, or the checking of one off (bespoke) calculations
  • Skills, Experience and attributes required for the role: Qualification / Experience / Capability

Essential skills

  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline or demonstrable experience
  • A full UK driver’s licence
  • Working towards Chartered Engineer status (where applicable)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Nuclear industry
  • Demonstrable competence in a design/delivery position within a project based environment
  • Understanding of design requirements to support nuclear safety cases
  • Experience of managing sub-contracts
  • Knowledge of safety regulations including CDM
  • Experience of checking design documentation including drawings and supporting calculations
  • Experience and/or ability of leading a technical team within a professional project delivery environment
  • Organisation & Collaborations skills
  • Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines
  • Quality & service driven attitude
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Experience of leading design teams

Desired skills

  • Chartered Engineer and candidates nearing chartership are preferred. Membership to appropriate institutions is preferred e.g. CIBSE, MIMechE
  • Experience of bid preparation
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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