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Dounreay is Scotland’s largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK’s fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

 

Senior Engineer (Various disciplines)

 

Be part of it

Dounreay currently has opportunities for senior engineers who are qualified and experienced in the following disciplines: Electrical, mechanical and control  and instrumentation.

 

Main responsibilities

As a senior engineer you will:

  • Control and develop technical engineering strategies, plans and procedures
  • Design and evaluate the technical governance of projects
  • Establish and maintain design authority arrangements
  • Undertake project governance roles as required
  • Develop an effective technical organisation to manage fit for purpose engineering design and safety project delivery in support of the site performance plan
  • Identify resource requirements to deliver engineering tasks
  • Identify, validate and approve engineering solutions for projects
  • Manage the preparation, approval and issue of technical specifications
  • Apply health, safety, environmental and waste management processes with engineering activities taking advice where necessary from appropriate specialists
  • Develop and execute an engineering and safety case delivery strategy, optimising plans to respond to changes when necessary
  • Support the project in the delivery of projects/programmes of work and sanction approvals
  • Validate the completion of activities to ensure compliance with procedures, legislation and quality standards
  • Liaise effectively with regulators and stakeholders on specific projects
  • Support investigations with regard to specific engineering discipline
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post
  • Manage Dounreay staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Degree in engineering or equivalent based on Engineering Council Standard for incorporated engineers
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. IET, IMechE) and hold chartered status (or be working towards)
  • Extensive experience of working in a high hazard industry or major infrastructure projects
  • Proven performance of successfully delivering complex engineering solutions to time, cost and quality
  • Thorough understanding of key cross industry regulations and standards (e.g. CDM)
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills to support and develop a collaborative team environment where individuals feel respected and included
  • Ability to effectively interact with a range of stakeholders, navigate changeable environments and achieve desired outcomes

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme. At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are open to discuss flexible working. More information is available on our Rewards and benefits page.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security clearance checks.

For further information regarding the recruitment process and to download an application form go to: dounreaycareers.com

 

Salary:           £37,935 to £65,223 per annum (Depending on skills, qualifications and experience)
Applications to:

HR Shared Services, Dounreay.com, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ

or by email to careers@dounreay.com

Reference: 38/21
Closing date: 18 June 2021
Engineer (Various disciplines)

 

Be part of it

Dounreay currently has opportunities for engineers who are qualified and experienced in the following disciplines: Electrical, mechanical, control and Instrumentation and design.

 

Main responsibilities

As an engineer you will:

  • Control, develop and monitor plans and procedures
  • Design, evaluate and deliver the technical governance of projects
  • Identify resource requirements to prepare for/carry out activities
  • Develop appropriate solutions for operational problems
  • Write technical specifications
  • Apply health, safety, environmental and waste management processes with engineering activities taking advice where necessary from appropriate specialists
  • Undertake the professional management and execution of contract and project works including observation of work to identify industry standards are applied.
  • Monitor implementation of plans and procedures to ensure compliance with project schedules, safety procedures and legislation
  • Liaise effectively with regulators and stakeholders on specific projects
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to the post

In addition to the above, as a design engineer you will:

  • Support independent verification and substantiation report
  • Ensure designs are compliant with the relevant regulations
  • Create design documentation including engineering reports, proposals, specifications, calculations, drawing and reviews

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Qualified to a minimum HND in engineering or equivalent based on Engineering Council Standard for engineering technician
  • Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. IET, IMechE) and hold incorporated status (or be working towards)
  • Experience of working in a high hazard industry or major infrastructure projects
  • Proven performance of successfully delivering engineering solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of key cross industry regulations and standards (e.g. CDM)
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills to support and develop a collaborative team environment where individuals feel respected and included
  • Adaptable and open to change coupled with a positive approach
  • Ability to effectively interact with a range of stakeholders, navigate changeable environments and achieve desired outcomes

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme. At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are open to discuss flexible working. More information is available on our Rewards and benefits page.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security clearance checks.

For further information regarding the recruitment process and to download an application form go to: dounreaycareers.com

 

Salary: £37,935 to £65,223 per annum (Depending on skills, qualifications and experience)
Applications to:

HR Shared Services, Dounreay.com, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ

or by email to careers@dounreay.com

Reference: 39/21
Closing date: 18 June 2021
Project Manager

 

Be part of it

Dounreay currently has project manager opportunities to safely manage the delivery of decommissioning projects through the project lifecycle to agreed timescales, cost and quality.

 

Main responsibilities

As a project manager you will:

  • Develop project management strategies, optimising plans to respond to changes when necessary
  • Create, implement and maintain programme baselines and strategies for the project, taking into account analysis of dependencies and constraints, scope, risks and assumptions
  • Implement organisational governance structures for projects, ensuring application of construction design and management regulations
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to expedite safe project delivery
  • Monitor and report on internal and contractor performance against safety, costs, programme and quality, identify deviations and implement remedial actions as appropriate
  • Manage the production of project documentation including statement of requirements, safety documentation, works control documentation and project reports
  • Apply appropriate project management techniques and configuration measures
  • Prepare handover documentation and manage project handover
  • Efficiently manage projects within the bounds of the safety case
  • Review and report on identified problems and incidents, establishing causes and identifying, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Participate in site emergency exercises as required
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments where relevant to the post
  • Manage Dounreay staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • HND in science/engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience
  • A recognised project management professional qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, APM Project Management Qualification)
  • Extensive experience of working in a high hazard industry or major infrastructure projects
  • Experience in contract management including a detailed understanding of contract methodologies and the management of commercial risk
  • Proven performance of successfully leading and delivering large complex projects to time, cost and quality throughout the project lifecycle
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory requirements and legislation including procurement, environment and health and safety
  • Ability to lead collaborative teams and act as a role-model for the site standards, expectations and behaviours
  • Experience of working with a diverse stakeholder group in a constructive and collaborative manner

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme. At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are open to discuss flexible working. More information is available on our Rewards and benefits page.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security clearance checks.

For further information regarding the recruitment process and to download an application form go to: dounreaycareers.com

 

Salary: £52,234 to £78,174 per annum (Depending on skills, qualifications and experience)
Applications to:

HR Shared Services, Dounreay.com, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ

or by email to careers@dounreay.com

Reference: 36/21
Closing date: 18 June 2021

                             

Assistant Project Manager

 

Be part of it

DSRL currently has assistant project manager opportunities to safely deliver multi-disciplinary tasks/projects by providing support and assistance to project managers in the development and implementation of decommissioning projects.

 

Main responsibilities

As an assistant project manager you will:

  • Support project management strategies, optimising plans to respond to changes when necessary
  • Assist in the production and maintenance of the programme baseline
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to expedite safe project delivery
  • Monitor internal and contractor performance against safety, costs, programme and quality, identify deviations and recommend remedial actions as appropriate
  • Produce/coordinate project documentation including statement of requirements, safety documentation, works control documentation and project reports
  • Prepare handover documentation and support project handover
  • Efficiently manage projects within the bounds of the safety case
  • Review and report on identified problems and incidents, establishing causes and identifying, recommending and implementing solutions
  • Liaise with works control centres to ensure timely supply of adequate resources both in the short and long term
  • Participate in site emergency exercises as required
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post
  • Manage Dounreay staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • HND in science/engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience
  • A recognised project management professional qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, APM Project Management Qualification) is preferred but not essential
  • Experience of working in a high hazard industry or major infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge of contract management including contract methodologies
  • Proven performance of successfully delivering tasks/ projects of low complexity and risk to a defined scope
  • Knowledge of key legislative issues, regulatory requirements and legislating bodies
  • Experience of successfully organising and co-ordinating resources
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills to support and develop a collaborative team environment where individuals feel respected and included
  • Ability to effectively interact with a range of stakeholders, navigate changeable environments and achieve desired outcomes

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme. At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are open to discuss flexible working. More information is available on our Rewards and benefits page.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo security clearance checks.

For further information regarding the recruitment process and to download an application form go to: dounreaycareers.com

 

Salary: £37,935 to £65,223 per annum (Depending on skills, qualifications and experience)
Applications to: HR Shared Services, Dounreay.com, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ or by email to careers@dounreay.com
Reference: 37/21
Closing date: 18 June 2021
Modern Apprenticeship - Built Environment: Quantity Surveying/Estimating

Your position

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting 2 years. During this period, you will undertake training and work experience at Dounreay within project teams, assisting with some of our new build projects on contracting and estimating works and project management support. You will also attend Inverness Highland College UHI on block release to gain additional skills and qualifications.

The programme requires you to complete SVQ3 Construction Contracting Operations: Estimating and HNC Built Environment

The training and qualifications you will gain are highly valued in modern industry. Employment at Dounreay on completion of the programme is dependent on the site’s requirements at the time and your performance.

You should:

  • Have achieved (or expect to achieve) a minimum of Mathematics, English and a Technical subject at National 5
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in the built environment
  • Live within daily travelling distance of Dounreay or willing to relocate

Applications can be downloaded from our website dounreaycareers.com

If you are interested in applying for a position, a completed application form should be emailed to  apprentice.recruitment@dounreay.com

 

Salary: £13,150 in Year 1 rising to £14,625 in Year 2
Start date September 2021
Reference: 41/21
Closing date: Friday 11 June 2021  

 

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