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Principal Civil & Structural Engineer

Seascale, Cumbria
Closing date
Dec 11, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Hybrid/Remote Working Opportunity

Details: 4 days a week minimum working on the BEP site office (Seascale, Cumbria) or other office in Westlakes at Pillar House. Remaining days can be working from home by agreement with Site Engineering Manager.

Project Description

The Box Encapsulation Plant project is one of the most important construction projects at the Sellafield Site, the plant will play a vital role in Sellafield's 100-year clean-up programme by taking nuclear waste recovered from the sites original wasteplants and encasing it in concrete so it can be stored in a modern building. The plant is primarily designed to deal with waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo, one of four legacy waste plants prioritised for clean-up by Sellafield Ltd's owner, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Alongside that work, the plant will also receive certain wastes from the other three legacy waste stores, the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond, the Pile Fuel Storage Pond, and Pile Fuel Cladding Silo.

The BEP Joint Venture project will safely design and deliver a Plant and the works in accordance with the requirements of the contract to enable conditioning of wastes from the various donor plants, carried out in line with the Employer's needs and to the satisfaction of stakeholders in the Box Encapsulation Project (BEP).

Job Description

Principal Civil & Structural Engineer reporting to the Area Lead Engineer and the site Engineering Manager on a full time basis:

Answer technical queries, requests for information and resolve non conformances
Produce structural calculations and details that are necessary for site modifications (with approval of the permanent works team)
Ensure the engineering design intent is met as per the drawings and specifications
Review contractor method statements, inspection plans etc.
Review temporary works designs
Face to face interfacing with construction to understand requirements, issues and work priorities, assessing any impacts against the design and scope of work required
Regular interfacing of construction issues with the permanent works design team
Awareness of CDM Regulations and duties as a Designer.
Nuclear experience preferred but not essentialEssential Experience & Qualifications

Degree qualified, preferably Chartered Engineer (MIStructE or MICE) with post-Chartership experience.
A pro-active, self-starter with good communication, analytical and team working skills.
Understanding of CDM Regulations.Security Clearance

The ability to obtain BPSS is essential for continuance in the role

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