Senior Engineer - Nuclear Decommissioning (Gloucester)

  • Department: Technical Assurance
  • Location: Gloucester

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Job Title: Senior Engineer - Nuclear Decommissioning

Salary range: £37,000 to £50,000 per annum

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

Closing date for this role is 3rd May but we encourage early applications

The Energy Business Unit is a vibrant and growing area with a focus on delivery of high-quality expertise and services across multiple energy sectors and development of staff and tools to operate within highly regulated industries. In particular, the Energy Assurance technical area provides significant support to our Civil Nuclear business area deploying engineering, project management and safety case skills across Decommissioning, Fusion, Generation and New Build areas.

It is an exciting time across all of these sectors, but we are particularly prioritising the growth and development of our Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management group.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy are looking to bolster our team with talented individuals to continue to develop our service delivery and increase our support to the nuclear decommissioning market providing services in nuclear clean-up and waste management.

Our Nuclear Decommissioning groups work on a wide range of projects for clients across our Nuclear Decommissioning sector. As such, we are looking for talented engineers with experience/knowledge of:

• Nuclear Decommissioning – techniques/engineering challenges/safety considerations

• Waste Management – Characterisation/treatment/packaging/transport/safety

• Nuclear engineering and technology

We are looking for individuals with relevant experience in nuclear decommissioning and waste management with a background in an engineering discipline such as Mechanical or Process, and/or Chemists and Physicists with a nuclear decommissioning or waste management/storage background.


Successful applicants will need to meet the following requirements:

• Degree or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Maths (or equivalent).

• A mid level of Nuclear Engineering experience, preferably within the nuclear decommissioning sector.

• Demonstrable experience of working in a nuclear decommissioning or waste management role.

• Working towards Chartership.

• Ability to operate autonomously or as part of a team.

• Excellent communication and organisational skills.

It is to your advantage if you meet any of the following additional requirements:

• For Senior Decommissioning Engineering roles, we are looking for engineers with experience in any of the following areas:

o Nuclear Site Defueling/decommissioning Strategies, planning and safety case

o Nuclear Decommissioning and Dismantling Techniques

o Decommissioning R&D

o Waste retrieval and characterisation techniques

o Packaging and disposition including Asbestos, Metals and concrete

o Waste Submission development (for SLCs); Disposability Assessment (for NWS)

o RAM Storage/Transport Containers

o Asset Monitoring and Inspection Programmes

o Experience with the ONR/EA on de-licensing

o Nuclear Site Licence and Environmental Permit Compliance and Associated Licence/Permit Conditions & Authorisations

• The ability to lead projects and develop junior engineers.

• The ability to build relationships both externally with our clients, regulators and internally with our delivery teams and support functions.

• The ability to identify and support business development opportunities - including the preparation of estimates, proposals, budgets and documentation.

• Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality.

• Experience of delivery within fast paced/high intensity programmes of work.

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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