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Senior Engineering Managers | Nationwide | Flexible Working
Nationwide | Flexible Working
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Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services a vacancy for 3 x Senior Engineering Managers (Mechanical, Electrical & C&I) within the programme.  One with a mechanical bias, one with an Electrical bias, and one with a control and instrumentation bias.

For the electrical bias role a knowledge of connection and distribution systems to grid and locally - hence MV/HV understanding highly desirable.

As senior engineering manager, you will be responsible for developing engineering strategy within discipline in a system engineering approach for the development of safe solutions in specified areas of expertise across our programmes.

This includes supporting the coordination coordinating input from the wider engineering function into our programmes both across the organisation and within our supply chain.

You will contribute to:

  • Ensuring Nuclear Waste Services has the capability and knowledge needed to begin initial GDF concept design on sites selected for characterisation and our ongoing operations capability.

This includes:

  • Engineering input to discipline system requirements definition.
  • Development of design strategies for the discipline and interfaces.
  • Being the customer for discipline engineering design process development.
  • Discipline engineering input to characterisation planning, consents and permits.
  • Discipline engineering input to our delivery operating models, business cases and procurement of our design delivery partners.
  • Through lifecycle engineering for your discipline for Pre-concept design, including development of the engineering knowledge base needed to inform early design decisions, detailed design, implementation, commissioning, operations, and disposal.
  • Container and package assessments within discipline

GDF site evaluation, leading mechanical or electrical engineering feasibility evaluation of potential sites:

  • To understand whether the requirements for construction, sustainable design, retrievability and the ability to accommodate the inventory for disposal can be satisfied.
  • To enable a government decision on sites to proceed to borehole characterisation.


  • Ongoing site operations including asset care and replacement
  • Capital projects
Roles and Responsibilities

Direct report to Lead Mechanical Engineer or Lead CE&I Engineer.

  • Intelligent Client / Intelligent Customer for engineering design services.
  • Delegated Design Authority / Technical Authority for appropriate aspects of design and management of supply change interface.
  • Technical authority within area of responsibility and SQEP.
  • Systems engineering approach to deliver development of safe engineered solutions from the supply chain.
  • Provide professional and / or mentoring support to the Engineering Managers and peers within your knowledge base.
  • Strategy, risk management and programme development.
  • Delegate for Lead Engineer as appropriate.
Experience Required


  • Aligned to organisational values and behaviours of action-orientated, ambitious, integrity, collaborative and inclusive.
  • Good first degree in relevant subject or equivalent qualification.
  • Chartered membership or fellowship status of relevant professional institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent business in regulatory, commercial, professional and stakeholder environments.
  • Engineering experience in a field of relevance to our Programmes.


  • Senior practitioner within own engineering discipline.
  • Experience of systems engineering and management of contracts for safety integrated engineering design development.
  • Detailed understanding of aspects relevant to development of a GDF, transport infrastructure, and operational estates within own technical discipline.
  • Experience of the client to supply chain relationship and understanding of the Intelligent Customer role.
  • Experience in developing a scope of works and undertaking the specification, management, and oversight of contracts for design.
  • Project/ programme management experience, including risk and opportunity management.
  • Experience of early design phases of major engineering projects is essential, such as front-end engineering design, concept design, design strategy development or similar.
  • Experience in one or more of infrastructure, nuclear, mining, waste management or other high-hazard industries.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary engineering management, with sufficient cross-discipline awareness to provide direction and coordination.
Equality Diversity Inclusion

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. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

Additional Benefits
Performance Related Bonus
Closing Date
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