7 rewarding DSRL jobs for you

We list 7 rewarding DSRL jobs that are available for you to apply for:

According to the NDA website Dounreay is responsible for the safe and secure clean-up of the Dounreay nuclear site.

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) is the site licence company responsible for the clean-up and demolition of Britain’s former centre of fast reactor research and development.

DSRL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and AECOM. It is funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to deliver the site closure programme.

The experimental nature of many of its redundant facilities means the clean-up and demolition requires innovation as well as great care. The intention is to decommission Dounreay and leave it in a safe condition for future generations.

The skills and enterprise it fosters are giving Scottish companies a platform to compete in the global decommissioning market.

First of the DSRL jobs - Process Engineer

The purpose of the DSRL job is to manage and deliver project activities.

Responsibility The Job Holder will be responsible for specifying and managing engineering activities.

The Job Holder 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.

  • Manage staff as a Line Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • HND in Engineering or equivalent based on Engineering Council Standard for Engineering Technician

  • Previous experience of designing processes in a nuclear environment is required.

  • Experience of processes using highly hazardous materials is required.

  • Previous experience of evaporator and centrifuge processes would be a distinct advantage.

Next of the DSRL jobs - Expeditor

The purpose of the post is to support compliance with the Works Control Manual (MAN2003) and LC28.

The Job Holder will plan and schedule work packages for DSRL facility, project and/or maintenance teams.

The Job Holder will:

  • Ensure that all work packs for the facility, maintenance and project teams are approved and completed prior to issue and closed on completion.

  • Coordinate the distribution of resource to support the task requirements

  • Support the compilation, undertake and participate in work scope hazard reviews.

  • Arrange meetings as necessary to co-ordinate the production of work packs

  • Liaise with the Works Control Schedulers/Coordinators to ensure WWPS is correctly assessed.

  • Ensure method statements and risk assessments are completed

  • Coordinate any necessary modifications to work packs

  • Ensure Permits are updated and recorded appropriately

The Job Holder may:

  • Perform the responsibilities of Management Appointments relevant to the post

  • Essential & Desirable Skills:

  • Prepare Safe Systems of Work.

  • Develop solutions for operational problems.

  • Able to demonstrate good organisational and planning skills.

  • A positive approach, self-motivated, assertive and ability to use initiative.


  • HNC Engineering or equivalent qualification plus experience.

  • Experience 3 years Plant/Industrial or equivalent 3 years Site experience

Third of the DSRL jobs - Police Constable AFO

The CNC are looking to recruit to Dounreay    

The CNC and its predecessor organisations have been at Dounreay for a long time, you really get a sense of that history and belonging when you come here.

With an Operational Policing Unit (OPU) and a first-class firearms training facility,

there’s more than one way to become exceptional at Dounreay.

Dounreay, the most northern site CNC operates. Situated in the far North of Scotland, the area is renowned for its stunning scenery and is surrounded by some of the UK’s most impressive local attractions. Not only will you find the Operational Policing Unit (OPU), you’ll also discover a first-class firearms training facility at Dounreay.

Originally the site of a castle (now a ruin), Dounreay has everything for someone looking for a slower pace of life, as well as the scenery and sites to really admire. You’ll find mile after mile of unspoilt beaches, stunning castles, and even a few whisky distilleries. Other notable attractions include John o’Groats, Scapa Flow, and the beautiful Northern Highlands. For lovers of history, you can pop over on a short ferry ride to Orkney. There you’ll find the Neolithic Orkney World Heritage site, which contains the Ring of Brodgar – the oldest known human dwellings in the UK.

Next of the DSRL jobs - Senior Project Manager

There is need of a proven Senior Project Manager to oversee a number of multimillion pound construction and decommissioning projects at the Dounreay site. Cavendish Nuclear are part of a £400M framework to deliver supportive services to the site, the SPM will be at the forefront of the work going through the bidding stages and managing the life cycle through to completion of works. The successful candidate will be required to establish metrics and KPI's for incorporation into regular reports to stakeholders on the status of the individual projects.

You will come from a Nuclear or Civil Infrastructure background with proven experience of effectively delivering complex projects. Although this role is based in Thurso we will consider applications from other locations with the understanding that it will involve frequent travel to site, in some circumstances living accommodation will be provided.


  • Contractor's representative under the terms of the contract.

  • Responsible for representing the customer needs to the project team and vice versa.

  • Develop and manage the contract programme.

  • Manage the overall contract to ensure delivery or betterment of the contract margin.

  • Responsible for ensuring contract processes are properly and effectively managed.

  • Manage and approve the gates and gate review process.

  • Identify and manage risk and opportunities.

  • To chair project constructability or build-ability reviews

  • Coordinate with the design authority in selection of personnel providing 'Design Functions' in the location

  • To agree construction strategies with the engineering department as required for the project.

  • To provide input into safety case,HAZOPS and HAZIDS Studies and associated construction requirements

  • Actively demonstrate an attitude to safe working practice that reflects our own and our Client's culture strong safety culture.

  • Analysis - able to analyse and manipulate received data and present finding.

  • Proposals - able to critique requirements and compile strategies into targeted proposals as solutions to problems

  • Communicate - able to articulate proposals, results and methodologies clearly and concisely across a wide variety of media

  • Project Management - is able to work within a structured project management environment and deliver projects in compliance with agreed procedures on time and to the agreed standard.

  • Identification, authoring and modification the Management System Documentation and compliance processes for construction site

  • Line Management and maintenance of a duty of care for a team and personnel working on the project

  • Mentoring and development planning for personnel.

  • Recruitment processing and competency evaluations. What do I need to do the role?

  • Project delivery - demonstrate an understanding of the importance of delivery to programme in terms of time and cost

  • Compliance - demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate compliance requirements in regulated environments

  • Technical - Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and how they are applied to the design and construction of piping systems and process plant

Experience required: Proven track record in the nuclear or similar regulated sector including working on engineering and/or construction engineering projects.

Minimum Requirement: HNC/Degree in Engineering or Construction. Professional Membership to a relevant organisation. What else do I need to know?

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.

Hopefully these examples of DSRL jobs show you the range of roles that you can find at the UK's most northerly nuclear site. If you are interested in finding out more check out our membership site aimed at helping you to get into the nuclear industry.