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Everyone in our team is united behind a common goal — to use nuclear science to benefit society. It’s what brings us together. This means that whoever you are, you can always count on us to make you feel welcome, supported and valued as part of our team.

Our ongoing commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) is helping us to create an inclusive workplace built upon equal policies, procedures and transparency. Together we’re building a diverse culture where everyone’s free to be themselves and feels like they belong.

Please take a look at our current vacancies and see if we’ve got the ideal opportunity for you. You can also log into our careers portal to see the status of current applications here: https://jobsearch.nnl.co.uk

Total Jobs: 14

Facility Work Integration Lead

Category: Laboratory Operations

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-07-21

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Facility Work Integration Lead:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

Integration Lead for ensuring readiness of all work across NNL Facilities, in the run up to project and task delivery, ensuring all work across a facility is delivered to time and quality standards.  The role requires a confident person with experience of delivering work across complex facilities as they will be responsible for dealing with multiple stakeholders at all levels to resolve scheduling conflicts.

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Senior Project Manager Lead (IAP)

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £76,950

Closing Date: 2022-07-17

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Senior Project Manager Lead (IAP):

NNL is where your project management helps deliver our purpose. As part of our Project Management Authority, you’ll play a critical role in managing projects that deliver nuclear science to benefit society. Your project management skills and attention to detail will enable industry-leading scientists, engineers and analysts to work together to deliver unique projects using cutting edge technology. It’s a challenging role but it’s an opportunity to grow, adapt and develop new skills in a fast-moving area.

NNL are in a sustained period of growth across the business to meet our stakeholder requirements and deliver our purpose to benefit society with nuclear science. In order to successfully deliver this and meet stakeholder demand, NNL must ensure its business processes and capabilities are fully integrated into a common data environment fit for future growth.

NNL have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Project Manager Lead to drive our Integration Asset Programme.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley or Preston.

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Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Category: IT

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2022-07-14

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Lead Infrastructure Engineer:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Lead Infrastructure Engineer will report to the Infrastructure Manager; they will provide assurance that all Infrastructure change activities are being undertaken according to NNL design standards and in line with industry best practice. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced project engineer who can understand complex designs, is able to take ownership of technical assets and capable of technical mentorship for the Infrastructure Support Engineers and Infrastructure Engineers.

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Application and Data Architect

Category: IT

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-07-10

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Application and Data Architect:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Application and Data Architect to join the National Nuclear Laboratory IT Architecture function based at NNL Risley, Cheshire. The Application and Data Architect will have a broad understanding of technologies including, O365, public / private hybrid cloud environment and SaaS solutions. The responsibilities of the role will include working closely with business representatives to better understand business needs, understanding business requirements, high and low-level design creation, design reviews, implementation, and transition of services into support. 

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley, Preston, Culham, Stonehouse or Workington.

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Project Manager

Category: Project Management Authority

Salary: Salary starting at £50,234

Closing Date: 2022-07-06

Location: Workington, Cumbria

Job Description for Project Manager:

NNL is where your project management helps deliver our purpose. As part of our Project Management Authority, you’ll play a critical role in managing projects that deliver nuclear science to benefit society. Your project management skills and attention to detail will enable industry-leading scientists, engineers and analysts to work together to deliver unique projects using cutting edge technology. It’s a challenging role but it’s an opportunity to grow, adapt and develop new skills in a fast-moving area.

The Project Manager will be responsible for delivering projects safely and to the agreed level of quality, schedule and cost in a manner that complies with the NNL’s defined delivery framework and full compliance with all NNL policies. 

The role will be full time based primarily at Workington Laboratory and Central Laboratory with some travel to other NNL sites as required. The role will be associated with the delivery of Sellafield Ltd projects, primarily in the Spent Fuel Management and Retrievals and Remediation workstreams to deliver the POCO; Thermal Treatment; SIXEP and LAEMG Development programmes. The Project Manager will also require flexibility in their role.

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Senior Strategic Advisor (Secondment)

Category: Government Office

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2022-07-10

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Senior Strategic Advisor (Secondment):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. The Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) is operated by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). Our role is to provide independent strategic advice and guidance to Government across a range of nuclear and energy-related activities. Our purpose is to enhance the deployment of a safe, secure, sustainable, economic and reliable civil nuclear life cycle through high quality, informed and independent advice to Government.  We do this through building strong relationships with Government, Industry, Regulators and Academia and may represent the interests of Government nationally and internationally, as required. NIRO is made up of NNL, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Industry secondees who have the knowledge and experience to achieve this aim. 

Our Secondment program, offers individuals the opportunity to take a break in their regular career trajectory to expand their horizons within the Nuclear industry.  It is invaluable to the learning process and enables individuals to form new connections across industry, and Government whilst building upon your expertise without a long term commitment.

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Technical Delivery Manager

Category: Waste Management and Decommissioning

Salary: Salary starting at £47,706

Closing Date: 2022-07-13

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Description for Technical Delivery Manager:

NNL is where you’ll experiment to help solve global challenges. As part of our Waste Management & Decommissioning capability, your work will impact the lives of generations. By finding new ways to avoid, reduce, store and treat nuclear waste, and drive down the cost of decommissioning, you’ll help to deliver cleaner energy and influence our nation’s energy future. You’ll face new challenges every day, working in unique locations on ground-breaking projects. Whichever area you specialise in this is a place to do great science for a good cause.

This role is required to support the growing Waste & Residue Processing capability area at NNL Preston. The role will directly support the Capability Manager with the management and development of the area, along with providing technical capability to support delivery of technical development projects. The capability covers a broad range of projects and activities with exciting growth opportunities. The post holder will work closely with the Technical Leads, to ensure the team are mobilised for effective project delivery. The role would suit an individual with experience of delivering technical development projects and an interest in gaining experience in a management role.

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Senior Technical Advisor (Secondment)

Category: Government Office

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2022-07-06

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for for Senior Technical Advisor (Secondment):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. The Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO) is operated by the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). Our role is to provide independent strategic advice and guidance to Government across a range of nuclear and energy-related activities. Our purpose is to enhance the deployment of a safe, secure, sustainable, economic and reliable civil nuclear life cycle through high quality, informed and independent advice to Government.  We do this through building strong relationships with Government, Industry, Regulators and Academia and may represent the interests of Government nationally and internationally, as required. NIRO is made up of NNL, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Industry secondees who have the knowledge and experience to achieve this aim. 

Our Secondment program, offers individuals the opportunity to take a break in their regular career trajectory to expand their horizons within the Nuclear industry.  It is invaluable to the learning process and enables individuals to form new connections across industry, and Government whilst building upon your expertise without a long term commitment.

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Business Analyst

Category: IT

Salary: Salary from £44,362

Closing Date: 2022-07-20

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Business Analyst:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Technical Business Analysts (TBA) will act as an intermediary between the business and technical delivery teams. Working with Business Engagement Partners, IT project teams and business clients, the TBA will collect, clarify, and translate requirements into requirements definition and conceptual design (using appropriate tools and techniques) from which applications and solutions are developed. 

The TBA may also provide project management for small technical projects and work packages.

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Administrator (FTC - 18 months)

Category: EHSS&Q & Compliance

Salary: Salary from £21,630

Closing Date: 2022-07-10

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Description for Business Services Administrator:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

A Business Services Support team member is a highly visible customer facing role within NNL, providing essential administrative support to employees and visitors. NNLs administration team provides a wide variety of duties and support to internal and external customers. Reception cover, visits co-ordination and the checking and issuing of documents are regular tasks in the day to day role. Flexibility is required to cover Risley and Preston.

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Criticality Consultant

Category: Nuclear Operations

Salary: Salary from £47,706

Closing Date: 2022-07-05

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Job Description for Criticality Consultant:

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security and Safeguards gives you the chance to make your mark on some hugely interesting projects. NNL does work that nobody else in the sector is doing, and this means we need experts like you to make it possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. We’re committed to using nuclear science to benefit society for years to come. This means that you can build a long and successful career here whilst playing a meaningful role in delivering cleaner energy, reducing waste and keeping colleagues and the public out of harm’s way.

Provide delivery and technical leadership to NNL laboratories and external customers, to enable the delivery of technical projects and ensure criticality safety in operations. Maintain and develop technical skills within the Criticality area and support development of team member's skills and capability.

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Infrastructure Support Engineer

Category: IT

Salary: Salary from £31,721

Closing Date: 2022-07-10

Location: Risley, Cheshire

Job Description for Infrastructure Support Engineer:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The role of the Infrastructure Support Engineer is to support the day to day running of NNL infrastructure including Server Patching, Monitoring and providing 3rd line support to field engineers via service management process.

They will also maintain the security of the technical components and remediate any problems where needed both in and out of standard business hours.

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Internal Regulator – Environment Health and Safety

Category: Independent Assurance

Salary: Salary from £70,192

Closing Date: 2022-07-03

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Description for Internal Regulator – Environment Health and Safety:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

To lead the independent assurance of Environment, Health and Safety across NNL and to provide assurance to the NNL Board and Executive Leadership Team on NNL’s level of compliance with EH&S statutory requirements / policy and / or compliance with nuclear site licence conditions and regulatory requirements.. This assurance will be based on extensive and thorough knowledge and experience of regulatory requirements and NNL’s operations. This will be done by carrying out 3rd line oversight of the 1st and 2nd line assurance activities implemented by NNL and will include critical evaluation, robust well-underpinned challenge, scrutiny and appraisal of the efficiency and effectiveness of any processes, projects, operations or functions through a programmed regime of interventions, along with communication of the outcome of this work at the Board, Executive and senior leadership levels of NNL. Additionally, it will enable strategic and tactical decision making on future improvements and strategies within the EH&S and / or nuclear safety topic area in order to protect NNL’s mission and vision.

A Sellafield base is preferred and there is the opportunity for hybrid working. The successful candidate will be required to have a regular presence on NNL nuclear and other high hazard facilities (Sellafield, Preston and Workington) as part of the pan NNL role in order to carry out assurance work.

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Senior Commercial Officer

Category: Commercial

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 2022-07-06

Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

At NNL we are fortunate to be gifted with some of the most creative and inspired scientific experts in our sector, in the world. Everyone in our workforce is here to deliver environmentally and financially sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. We combine the decades of expertise of sector veterans, whose science has been at the forefront of nuclear technology over the past 30 years, with an emerging generation of talented and idealistic scientists, engineers and professionals.

This combination of hope and experience, and shared sense of purpose, provides us with the fortitude to maintain and build our distinct identity as the technical authority on nuclear fission; promoting UK skills and interests and solving global challenges.

Across NNL we take seriously our stewardship of a unique set of facilities and capabilities that enable ground-breaking nuclear research and development.

We are leveraging the UK’s rich nuclear heritage to help solve global challenges in four strategic areas: Clean Energy, Health and Nuclear Medicine, Environmental Restoration, and Security and Non-Proliferation. These are the cornerstones of our ambitions, shaping what we deliver for our customers and for UK society, and how we invest in our future.

As part of our growth, we are expanding our team and are looking to hire a Senior Commercial Officer. The team already has three other Senior Commercial Officers, supporting Commercial Managers, with a history of successful career development and progression for this position. We are now strengthening the team to ensure we can achieve our growth aspirations. 

The Senior Commercial Officer will provide effective commercial support to the Commercial Managers and the wider business to ensure robust commercial practises to help secure and deliver the right opportunities both within the UK and overseas.  This support may also include future opportunities in Advanced Nuclear Technology, Clean Energy, Environmental Restoration, Health & Nuclear Medicine and Security & Non-Proliferation.  

The location for this role can be flexible across the NNL sites.

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