Nuclear Engineering Consultant

  • Department: PWR & Systems Engineering
  • Location: Bristol

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Job Title: Nuclear Engineering Consultant

Salary range: £45,000 to £60,000 per annum

Location: Bristol, Gloucester, Harwell or Burton offices (flexible hybrid working, with time split between the office, client sites and working from home)

Closing date for this role is 8th August but we encourage early applications

Are you passionate about nuclear power technologies and do you want to see them helping the UK to reach net zero?

Do you want to have opportunity to work with clients across the full sector, helping to develop new nuclear (small and large), get the most out of our current operating fleet and successfully and efficiently decommission old plants?

Do you want to work for a successful company with bold ambitions for growth, who value and trust our employees?

We are seeking junior nuclear engineers, mechanical engineers, safety engineers, systems engineers and physicists with some prior experience in the nuclear sector or similar industries, to join our diverse team working across the whole UK nuclear sector to help our clients deliver their nuclear projects and contribute to the UK achieving net zero.

The Role

In this role you will:

  • Deliver high quality technical work to help our clients to solve the interesting and complex technical challenges that they encounter.
  • Have opportunities to work across the entire nuclear sector, from developing designs and safety cases for new nuclear technologies (including HPC, SZC, SMR, AMR and fusion), to supporting and improving safe operation of current nuclear power stations, to helping to safely and efficiently defuel and decommission nuclear sites.
  • Help clients to understand their problems and to formulate the best solutions to them.
  • Continually have opportunity to apply your knowledge in your areas of expertise, but also be able to learn new skills and extend your technical knowledge.
  • Help us to grow new business opportunities.
  • Manage delivery of our projects.
  • Mentor and coach others.

Current Projects in our Group

Our group work across the full UK nuclear sector. Some examples of recent and current projects within the group that are the sort of things that you could work on include:

  • Using a plant simulator to model fault scenarios on a new nuclear plant to test the protection system.
  • Supporting the Nuclear Safety Group at a defuelling site to ensure that nuclear safety is maintained whilst defuelling the reactor and removing redundant systems from service.
  • Being responsible for nuclear equipment being manufactured, delivered, installed and commissioned on the HPC site and problem solving technical issues as they arise.
  • Designing the layouts of equipment and systems in the containment building of an SMR.
  • Authoring and verifying nuclear safety significant engineering changes and top level safety reports for nuclear power plants.
  • Using in-house codes to model a fusion device and optimise its design, as well as investigating its potential use for generating medical isotopes.
  • Performing reactor physics calculations to support lifetime extension and defuelling of the AGR reactors.
  • Delivering asset management plans for nuclear plant systems including planning how their lifetimes can be extended.
  • Providing senior support and guidance to our clients and acting as an intelligent customer for Fault Studies topics.

Working life at Frazer-Nash

One of our core values at Frazer-Nash is that we value our people. We help them to find work that they enjoy and that allows then to continuously grow and develop, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. We support our people in achieving chartership with relevant engineering and scientific institutions. Where possible we encourage cross-sector and cross-discipline working to allow skill sets to be transferred and to encourage sharing of best practice from different sectors. We support our people to develop consultancy skills including business development and project management. As our people progress we provide opportunities for increased responsibility and support our people to transition into the career paths that they want to take. Be that becoming an expert in a technical discipline, transitioning into people management or focussing on business development of a specific sector.


Candidates will need to have a degree in Engineering, Physics or Maths (or equivalent). We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience and knowledge in nuclear and similar industries in any one or more of the following:

  • Producing and/or reviewing safety cases including (but not limited to) top level safety reports and engineering changes.
  • Developing Generic Design Assessment applications or licensing of new plants.
  • ALARP assessments and analyses of safety risks.
  • Assessing and justifying non-conformances with equipment / components.
  • Technical expertise in fault studies, internal/external hazards, probabilistic safety assessment, radiological consequences or severe accidents for nuclear technologies.
  • Problem solving of technical issues arising in design and delivery of systems and components.

Additionally it would be beneficial if you have experience in any of the following:

  • Project management
  • Mentoring / coaching of other team members
  • Writing compelling bids / offers for new work (or experience of reviewing bids/offers)

Due to the nature of the work that Frazer-­Nash Consultancy undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and must be able to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting.

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