Nuclear Jobs of the Week - EC&I Designer - Nuvia - Risley - Contract

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Recruiter: Nuvia Ltd

Location: Risley, Warrington, UK

Employment Type: Contract

Rate of Pay: Hourly rate dependant upon skills and experience

Nuclear Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Description

A vacancy has arisen for an EC&I Designer to work within the UK business at the Nuvia Risley office.

Nuvia is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated nuclear, defence, oil & gas, and science & research industries. Their expertise has been developed over many years and is backed up by a highly trained, committed workforce and a wide range of specialist resources.

The main purpose of the role:

  • To provide a design and engineering service to internal and external customers.

  • To act as the main interface between senior management and hands-on design

Key responsibilities as an EC&I Designer:

  • Design and Commissioning

  • Technical Consultancy

  • Project Management including quality, progress and cost control including documentation.

  • Sales Support and Customer care

  • Manage safety

Position of the EC&I Designer within the organisation:

  • Reports to Senior Engineer or Design Manager

  • Normally manage a project involving a team of up to 3 engineering staff, although team may be supplemented from elsewhere.

  • Responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work carried out within the project.

  • Maybe responsible for managing project subcontracts.

  • Interacts with engineers of other disciplines internally and externally.

  • Supervises support staff.

Ideally you will have the following skills, qualifications experience and attributes…


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a highly regulated industry.

  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position

  • Fundamental understanding of engineering principles is required e.g. Forces, stresses, materials selection


  • Expertise in the Nuclear industry

Get Into Nuclear

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is an experienced EC&I Engineer who has worked in a regulated industry with some exposure to Project Management.

Looking at this opportunity by applying the Get Into Nuclear six step process to finding your route to get into nuclear would look something like this:

#1 Know who you are: you are an experience EC&I Engineer who has experience of working in a regulated industry (i.e. working to stringent technical and quality requirements).

#2 Know what you want: you want the chance to work within one of the most prominent companies in the UK Nuclear Industry. You would also like the opportunity to manage a team and work with numerous stakeholders at varying levels.

#3 Know the Business: there is a continued need for EC&I design engineers within the UK Nuclear Industry. This demand is only going to rise and sustained opportunities are around to stay and having successfully delivered a project for Nuvia Ltd on your CV will definitely help you to stand out in the nuclear job market in future.

#4Know the Skills:

  • SQEP in EC&I Design Engineering

  • Experience of Project Management

  • Experience of managing a team

  • Knowledge of the UK Nuclear Industry and Quality requirements

#5 Know the people: This role is being recruited directly by Nuvia Ltd. Nuvia has many employees and quick LinkedIn search will no doubt find someone that you already know are linked to them. That being said the Nuvia recruitment portal is pretty good and you'll get a call usually within a day or two following you throwing your hat into the ring.

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it! You can find the application page from the link above at the top of the page. If you would like us to have a review of your CV before submitting your application by all means pass this on to us via If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but need implement a little personal development in stage 4 above you may find our Nuclear Training Provider pages of use.

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