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Lead CS&A Engineer

  • Location: Chester
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-07-11
  • Expiry Date: 10 August 2022
  • Job Ref: 1041951
NRL are currently recruiting for an experienced Lead CS&A Engineer to work on an ongoing contract basis for one of our leading clients. You will be based at the Capenhurst site in Chester.

About The Role:
The role holder shall provide civil/structural engineering expertise on assigned projects, ensuring that compliance with appropriate standards, specifications and legislation are followed across the whole project life-cycle, supervising all associated work and technically reviewing the output before, during and after implementation, providing engineering assurance to the Lead CS&A Engineer that adequate project specification, analysis, verification and assessment of engineering deliverables have been implemented.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide design/engineering input into the preparation of project schedules, estimates, forecasts, resource forecasts, progress reports and application of Change Control.
  • To exercise authority and control over the activities of external design teams/contractors, and to regularly engage with and technically supervise these teams in producing engineering solutions of appropriate quality.
  • To formally accept externally generated documents on behalf of UUK, such that the engineering arguments contained within are reasonable and acceptable to UUK, and that due process has been followed.
  • To ensure that conventional health, safety and environmental matters and nuclear safety protection requirements/mitigation measures are embodied in engineering designs.
  • To support the review of work package tender assessments and providing engineering support to the procurement team during tender evaluations process, where relevant.
  • To assess and approve engineering concessions and technical queries and engage with the Lead Civil/Structural Engineer and/or Design Engineering Manager to advise and guide the development of engineering solutions.
  • To inform the Lead Civil/Structural Engineer of any conflicts in meeting the demands of their projects and/or their own accountabilities in a timely manner.
  • To prepare, review and/or accept design/quality plans for single and multi-discipline work packages and to implement appropriate engineering reviews accordingly, including:- formal design reviews, HAZOP’s, optioneering studies, construction/installation reviews, etc.
  • To demonstrate that competent SQEP resource have been appointed and used to deliver design work packages.
  • To support the continuous improvement of the engineering design process and capture best practice, Operational Experience Feedback (OEF) and Learning from Experience (LFE) to ensure that it meets UUK and UK legal requirements.
  • To produce high quality specifications/scopes of work for contractors specifying design requirements, deliverables, processes and procedures to be followed, timescales for delivery, verification requirements, etc.
  • To provide engineering expertise and technical advice to the wider business, where applicable.
What You Will Need:
  • Degree qualified (BEng or MEng) in applicable engineering discipline or equivalent subject (preferable).
  • Chartered Engineer (preferable) and professional membership with a relevant engineering institution.
  • Minimum six years within the last ten years, preferably within the nuclear, or within a highly regulated and quality controlled industry such as oil/gas, power generation plant or pharmaceutical in roles reliant on professional engineering judgement.
  • Good, broad understanding of other engineering disciplines, technologies, plant systems and processes that are present in the company.
  • Understanding of UK nuclear regulatory requirements, Nuclear Site Licence Conditions and their application in engineering design.
  • Experience of complying with legal and regulatory standards and working with appropriate national, international and nuclear specific design codes and standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including report writing, presentations, negotiations and customer facing skills.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of CDM 2015, with experience of fulfilling the role of Principal Designer.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of NEC3 contracts, with experience of preparing Works Information documentation.
  • Experience of producing high quality technical documentation, including function and technical specifications and project documentation.
  • Experience of supervising/managing staff/agency/contractor resources and working with contractors/supply chain to deliver on budget and to schedule.
  • Excellent IT skills, including MS Office applications and Documentum.
  • Ability to assess problems, feasibility and develop practical solutions.
  • Good working knowledge of identifying hazards in a project lifecycle, applying the principles of prevention and recording design decisions in the assessment of hazards/risks.
  • Ability to successfully obtain SC security clearance.
About NRL
NRL connect global engineering companies with the right people to bring their projects to life. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to support you to secure your next role. We welcome applications from every walk of life, and are committed to driving diversity and inclusion within the industries we support. That’s why our Member Committed to Diversity status with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies is so important to us.