The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) are currently seeking a Senior Project Controls Engineer for their Project Controls team.

With exciting new projects such as launching the largest construction project they have yet undertaken this a perfect time to join the business.

Role description

In this role you will work as part of an integrated project team providing a full project controls service including cost management, planning, risk management and baseline support and advice. You will independently and robustly manage, measure and report performance of a significant, dynamic and rapidly changing programme of work within the bounds of the LLWR project controls framework and with a level of professional input in the execution of the role.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Independently manage, interrogate and maintain costs on designated work scopes with the ability to positively change and constantly strive for improvements
  • Control project expenditure as part of an authorisation chain
  • Provide accurate forecasts for expenditure and performance within the financial year and project lifetime
  • Maintain cost control databases for areas of work, and ensure validation and integrity of data across systems
  • Prepare accruals and journals for areas of work
  • Organise and lead monthly EAC reviews for all designated areas of responsibility
  • Prepare earned value reports in a timely manner, and support the project team in cost and earned value forecasting
  • Analyse earned value performance data to identify, explain and propose ways to address variances
  • To provide support to the application of risk processes and to the Project Teams and Risk Manager in risk identification, reviews, workshops and upkeep of risk registers
  • Coach and mentor team members to support in their development and upskilling

Essential skills

  • Significant experience in project controls disciplines (Nuclear preferable but not essential) and be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and share best practice
  • Experience of cost control and forecasting within a project controls environment
  • Experience of schedule development, update and maintenance
  • Experience of using Cost Management Software e.g. SAP, Business World
  • Experience in the assessment of Contractor Applications for Payment and working collaboratively with the supply chain
  • Experience of using Primavera P6
  • Spreadsheet manipulation skills and Excel work


About LLWR

The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) has a proud past, a busy present and an exciting future. LLWR have managed the UK’s low level radioactive waste for more than 60 years and are now ready to play their part as a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). In 2009, 95% of low level waste was disposed of at the Repository. Today that figure is below 5%. LLWR has led the way in securing effective solutions for lower activity waste management, diverting material away from the site by utilising a range of treatment and alternative disposal routes

LLWR has now launched the largest construction programme it has yet undertaken, the Repository Development Programme (RDP), to span 3 decades. Planning permission has been secured to allow the construction of a final cap over existing and new vaults and seven landfill-style trenches where waste was disposed of prior to the opening of the site’s first vault in 1988.Their top priority has always been safety – of their community, workforce and the environment – as reflected in their safety performance. If you join the LLWR family you will find a positive and supportive environment where your physical and mental health are prioritised and an inclusive atmosphere, free from discrimination, is promoted, alongside a commitment to excellence.


LLWR will be offering a competitive basic salary depending on your experience, a pension contribution up to 13.5% as well as an annual bonus based upon company performance and a further individual performance related bonus dependent on the level of your role.

Health and Well-being are extremely important to LLWR and they believe in supporting both mental and physical wellbeing therefore they also offer Private medical insurance which covers both out-patient and in-patient treatments and medical history is disregarded.

Other benefits include:

Cycle to Work Scheme: Employees are able to purchase cycles and associated equipment tax free as part of the National Cycle to Work Scheme.

Sick Pay: Employees are entitled for up to 261 days paid sick leave in any 4-year rolling period on full pay.

Olivia is a Key Account Consultant based in the South West, UK. She has 8 years experience in recruitment and account management focusing on accounts across major UK nuclear new build and development programmes.

Olivia Dean