Site Civil/Structural Engineer

James Fisher Nuclear
Blacknoll, Dorset
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Civil/Structural Engineer
24-month fixed term contract
Winfrith, Dorset

The Company:
James Fisher Nuclear is an established supplier of specialist engineering, manufacturing and technical services for applications within challenging, high integrity, environments. The flexibility, technical expertise and integration of James Fisher Nuclear's (JFN) multi-disciplined design teams are the basis of many effective and valuable long-term relationships with major companies within the nuclear industry.
Working in this complex and demanding industry sector to high levels of quality and safety, we have developed design skills and experience that are much in demand and we have won a strong reputation for responsiveness, delivery and added value.

Job Purpose:
Reporting to the SCM for the project, the successful candidate will join a team comprising of Project Manager, Construction/Installation Managers & a team of supervisors.
The CS&A Engineer will work with the construction teams at site implementing the accepted design from client sub-contractors onto the site. This will require significant liaison with the design team and the ability to make appropriate judgement calls and justification for any design adjustments.
The Engineer will ensure best industry practice, reviewing all subcontractor documentation, ensuring that the highest levels of engineering quality are maintained across the design, and contributing to on-time delivery of the CS&A package of work

Key Responsibilities:

Providing specialist CS&A technical management and governance into the CS&A engineering design.
Liaise with sub-contractors. (Will require visits to the local sub-contractors) and also liaise with in-house client design teams.
Act as overseer for sub-contractor's work, provide input to answer TQs, design changes, general technical issue etc. and provide technical input, critique and review of design packs still under development.
Maintain audit records in accordance with client procedures and manage justified changes/adjustments to the accepted designs.
Assist with technical input into project wide documents, e.g., Construction and Demolition method statements, Programme of work for the construction phase etc.

Key Skills & Competencies:

Demonstrable experience at a minimum of senior engineer grade on CS&A and multi-discipline projects within similar highly regulated industries.

Familiar with load-path tracing, consequential sequencing analysis and managing design change.

It would be desirable for some experience of working on NDA sites (i.e SL, DSRL, Magnox, RSRL).

Experienced in on-site delivery.

Familiar with UK design and construction legislation, e.g.

CDM regulations.

British standards and Eurocodes.

Understanding of the engineering requirements of complex building installations and the interfaces with other disciplines.

PC literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Project, Word and Excel.

Understanding of the quality processes and constraints that exist in a highly regulated industry

Qualifications & Experience:

Structural Engineering Degree



SMSTS preferred, SSSTS is essential

Good computer literacy is essential

This role is based is Winfrith, Dorset so the ability to commute to site is a must.
This is a site-based role for a nuclear contractor therefore you must also have the ability to pass a security check.

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

James Fisher and Sons plc and all subsidiary businesses are committed to creating a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. For further information on the James Fisher group please visit our

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