Systems Engineer

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Cumbria | Flexible Working
Starting Salary £:
49000 - 58000
Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services has a vacancy for a System Engineer working with the System Engineering Team at the LLWR site in Cumbria.

The System Engineering team provides an Operational Engineering service to LLWR Site acting as the technical “owner” of site assets. This is achieved by developing and maintaining expertise on assigned plant system(s) and/or area(s) and to use this knowledge to improve facility reliability and safety by ensuring the overall performance, safety, condition and associated documentation of these assigned systems are maintained to a high standard.

The System Engineer is a multi-disciplinary role and serves to increase the quality of asset health, performance & information for LLWR systems.

Roles and Responsibilities

Performing reviews of temporary modifications and conduct safety evaluations and operability determinations as required to support system activities and operation.
Serving as a source of technical expertise on assigned systems, including:

  • Maintaining system files that reflect the performance, maintenance, operation, and design history of the system including establishing and maintaining Configuration Management documents on assigned systems.
  • Supporting facility training activities on assigned system/area(s).
  • Attending periodic and special training to maintain skills and qualifications.
  • Interface with customers, stakeholders and regulators, as requested.
  • Supporting risk assessment process for engineering activities.

Supporting the Asset Management program by:

  • Providing advice on ageing plant and appropriate condition assessment techniques and monitor condition trends.
  • Assist with establishing a range of technology solutions to assist in performing remaining life assessments (RLA) for important assets.
  • Assist with establishing/using decision tools to help identify when assets may be subject to ageing and recommend/implement risk management strategies when the plant cannot be readily inspected for RLA.
  • Establishing the plant engineering-related Intelligent Customer (IC) functional and resource requirements.
  • Establishing the plant engineering-related requirements and lead plant engineering participation in supply chain engagement strategies.
Experience Required


  • HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an Engineering Discipline.
  • Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary role.
  • Demonstrable experience in the production of technical reports, specifications and engineering documentation.
  • Working knowledge and experience of Maintenance Strategy development principals and processes. E.g. Technical Basis of Maintenance.
  • Experience of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of assessing asset condition and performance
  • An ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.


  • BEng degree or equivalent Level 6 qualification.
  • Full Membership (IEng or CEng) with a relevant Engineering Institute.
  • Previous experience of supporting project delivery.
  • Experience of configuration baseline management.
  • Previous Engineering experience in the nuclear industry.
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 and 38 Days Holiday
Closing Date
Employment Type:
Client Ref:
LLWR Repository
CA19 1XP