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Where to find Nuclear Engineering Jobs

If you are looking for Nuclear Engineering Jobs but do not know where to find them, you are in the right place. 

There are many opportunities in the nuclear industry right now, particularly in engineering. Below we provide a summary of where to search for engineering jobs in nuclear.

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Engineering Jobs

There are various roles available from Principal to Design Engineer. in all of the Mechanical, EC&I, Analysis, Process and CS&A functions. All roles revolve around the production of designs that satisfy a technical specification. They need to be supported by providing verification and validation of these designs, participating in any radiological and conventional safety reviews and providing relevant required documentation, which will be used to take the design from paper to realisation and completion.

The Profile

An engineer's profile in the UK Nuclear Industry is very much job specific regarding qualifications and experience. The site's aim is not to go into the details of each particular job role. The best place to look for job descriptions is on the job advertisements. We've pre-searched a couple of them below for you to find out further information.

 

It is, however, worth considering that, as a minimum, the below will usually be included within the criteria for a candidate to demonstrate that they:

  • Hold an Engineering qualification such as NHC/HND

  • Are or on the way to becoming a chartered engineer

  • Have worked previously in a design project environment - ideally in the nuclear industry

  • Are proficient in the use of the required software (AutoCAD, ProE, Inventor)

  • Meet the vetting requirements.

 

​Get Into Nuclear

​Historically, these roles have been a closed shop for workers outside of the nuclear industry. However, the increase in demand for such roles within the Nuclear New Build (NNB) projects means that the industry will need to broaden non-nuclear engineers' opportunities.

Where to find Nuclear Engineering Jobs

We understand that it can often be challenging to find nuclear jobs.

 

The industry is made up of many employers that use different means to recruit talent. Therefore, you will not find all nuclear jobs in one location.

 

Below, we provide you with a roadmap to use when searching for nuclear jobs.

 

We recommend starting at the top of the list and working down if you do not find a role that you are looking for. 

High-Level Job Sites

Many of the below will be familiar to you. They provide you with the highest number of nuclear job advertisements. Many nuclear jobs will be covered, but it can sometimes be difficult to search for them on the websites. 

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Energy Jobline - growing list of nuclear jobs

NuclearJobs - dedicated to nuclear

Indeed - jobs search engine

Reed - number of nuclear 

CV Library - a large number of roles

The Recruiters Job Boards

Most of the prominent recruiters in the nuclear industry will post their live vacancies on the dedicated job boards. Often recruiters are hiring for many roles, sectors and customers at any one time, so you may need to search for what you are looking for.

Top-Tier Nuclear Employers

Known as Tier-1 employers, those listed below are some of the largest employers in the nuclear industry. The roles will be specific to the employer, so you may need to click around to find the perfect nuclear position.

EDF Energy - operator of UK nuclear energy

Sellafield Ltd - large decommissioning site

Magnox Ltd - multiple decommissioning sites

AWE - work on nuclear the deterrent

BAE - a major defence contractor

Babcock - a major defence contractor

Large Nuclear Employers

Known as Tier-2 employers, those listed below are a number of employers in the nuclear industry. The roles will be specific to the employer, so you may need to click around to find the perfect nuclear position.

National Nuclear Laboratory - has major clients

Cavendish Nuclear - UK and Canada

SNC Lavalin - owns Atkins

AECOM - work across the industry

Bechtel - a large delivery organisation

Nuvia - nuclear entity within the VINCI Group

Nuclear Employers

Known as Tier-3 or Tier-4 employers, those listed below are a number of employers in the nuclear industry. The roles will be specific to the employer, so you may need to click around to find the perfect nuclear position.

Ansaldo Nuclear - An engineering company

NSG Ltd - An engineering company

Bendells - An engineering company

Capula - control systems specialists

James Fisher Nuclear - engineering

REEL - crane specialists

The below is not an exhaustive directory of where you can find engineering work in the nuclear industry. You can find out more at our live nuclear jobs board.

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