EC&I Commissioning Engineer

Requisition ID: 277705 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Sellafield, Eng 


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Project Overview:

Known as one of the four most hazardous buildings in Western Europe, the Sellafield Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) was commissioned in 1952 to safely store radioactive cladding – pieces of metal tubes used for uranium fuel rods in some of the UK’s earliest nuclear reactors. The UK government has partnered with Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions to deliver a system that will allow Sellafield to retrieve the decades-old waste, package it safely, and dispose of it permanently. The project is part of a UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority program to decommission nuclear storage facilities dating to the early 1950s. The project entails the detailed design, procurement, manufacture, works testing, delivery to site, installation and commissioning of a complex system for cutting access holes into the silo that include shielded access doors, a robotic waste retrieval arm, waste transporters, and repackaging plants. The team also is utilizing virtual reality and mockup training facilities to enhance operations.

Job Summary:

As an EC&I Commissioning Engineer, you work as part of a highly collaborative integrated team, using your experience working within a nuclear licensed site environment to provide knowledge and expertise in support of safe and high quality installation, configuration, validation and work package development.

Currently, the role offers a 4-day working week with compressed hours worked Monday to Thursday on site in Cumbria. Working hours may change as the Project develops, but it is currently anticipated this working arrangement will be in place for the next 2 years.

Please note that travel to the Site Testing Facility in Rosyth, Fife and other supply chain locations may be required subject to Project demands. Occasional travel to the Warrington Project office may also be required.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Startup Specialist duties of installation, configuration, validation and work package development 

Work Planning & Packaging 

  • Schedules and assists with planning of CSU execution activities including sequence and resource requirements for assigned areas of responsibility 
  • Prepares Startup Work Packages and Test Work Packages for assigned areas of responsibility 

Turnover Coordination

  • Participates in Construction to CSU turnover walkdowns for assigned areas of responsibility 
  • Liaises with the Field Engineering team as required to support component/system turnover 

Material Mgmt. & Quantities 

  • Initiates requisitions for field purchases and prepares quantity takeoffs of field purchased material and equipment 

Quality Control 

  • Performs walkdowns to validate that the system configuration is in accordance with the design 
  • Performs and/or monitors testing of equipment to assure conformance with specifications and compliance with test procedures, that work methods are undertaken safely and activities are supported to meet schedule and cost 


  • Identifies and elevates ES&H issues in the field and, leading by example in good ES&H practices 

Education and Experience Requirements:

Experience of working on a nuclear licensed site
City and Guilds in electrical trade or higher level qualification

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience working on a Nuclear Licensed Site, with understanding of nuclear site license conditions
  • Previous Commissioning experience
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment

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