Systems Engineers

Apply Here

This vacancy has closed.
For a career in nuclear energy and waste management, visit:
Nuclear Careers

Nationwide | Flexible Working
Starting Salary £:
Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services has 2 vacancies for Systems Engineers to join its busy team, flexible working across the NWS estate.

As a Systems Engineer you will manage requirements and other systems engineering processes across NWS projects and other technical disciplines. This includes the elicitation and lifecycle management of requirements relating to disposal, treatment, and waste packaging systems.

More widely, the role holder will also contribute to developing a systems engineering approach within NWS and implementing the relevant processes to programmes and projects.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Elicit requirements and specifications across NWS projects and manage these to ensure they are approved, current and aligned with the controlled knowledge base.
  • Develop and implement change controls to requirements, specifications, and other configured items.
  • Facilitate workshops and other forms of cross-functional working to apply relevant Systems Engineering processes.
  • Support the development and control of system models and technical baseline configurations on behalf of projects and programmes.
  • Provide cross-functional support to projects using in developing and applying a Systems Engineering approach, including training, and coaching in SE processes.

In addition, the post-holder will undertake other activities commensurate with their skills and experience as and when required.

Experience Required


  • Degree in a science or engineering subject or other equivalent accredited learning
  • Experience of systems engineering and requirements management.
  • Ability to plan and manage interactive programmes of work to ensure milestones are achieved and delivered to the required standard.
  • Proven track record of producing technical documentation within time, cost, and quality constraints and for a range of audiences.
  • Good task management skills, including the management of contractors and the ability to work on parallel tasks.
  • Good facilitation, interpersonal and team working skills.


  • Experience of the nuclear industry and nuclear decommissioning
  • Knowledge of the key principles of the disposal system safety case and the scientific basis for disposal of radioactive waste.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Have or be working towards registration with a relevant professional body.
  • Experience of managing technical configuration baselines or technical configured items.
  • Awareness of systems modelling methods and ModelBased Systems Engineering (MBSE).
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
Employment Type:
Client Ref:
Thomson Avenue
OX11 0GD