Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Planning Engineer - Risley / Wolverhampton, UK


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Nuclear Jobs of the Week

Role: LEAD PLANNING ENGINEER

Recruiter: Westlakes Recruit

Location: Risley or Warrington, UK

Employment Type: Contract, Full-Time

Rate: £50 ph (Umbrella)

Overview / Responsibilities Westlakes Recruit are looking for a Lead Planning Engineer with Primavera P6 experience to work based in Wolverhampton or Risley on a long term rolling contract.


Nuclear experience would be preferred but not essential. The role would include leading a team of up to 6 project planners across multiple nuclear projects covering nuclear decommissioning, Ministry of Defence and Nuclear New Builds.

About Westlakes Recruit: Westlakes Recruit was founded in 2011 by Claire Wilcock; Claire sought a balance between motherhood and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit, following a lifetime of belonging to a community of one of Europe’s largest nuclear sites.


Claire & Mark Wilcock now run the company together, and nearly a decade on, they have provided 1,000s of people to design, build, commission and operate nuclear facilities, UK wide.


Westlakes Recruit are incredibly proud of their work, helping people create relationships that make a difference to their lives, careers, and businesses.


But, as a family business, it’s their family values and what they stand for that will always be the strength of our business.

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Are you interested in this role? Contact Leon Falloon via email or LinkedIn.

This is an excellent opportunity for Planning Engineer with experience in nuclear or a regulated industry.

The job specification is quite generic, with it being key that the candidate must be a SQEP (Suitably Qualified Experienced Person) planning engineer, specifically around Primavera P6, and be able to manage a team of six people.

Let's look at the six steps to get into nuclear:

#1 Know who you are: you are, or have been a planning engineer with experience in nuclear or a regulated industry. You pride yourself on driving high standards and expectations when leading a team.

#2 Know what you want: You are willing and able to work in Risley or Wolverhampton (with some travel between the two sites) and are looking for the opportunity of a role in which you are thoroughly familiar with whilst being given a chance to bring this experience and your transferable skills to a range of fascinating projects.

#3 Know the Business: it will be advantageous to know about the UK nuclear industry. The role of Senior Planning Engineer itself isn't specific to the nuclear industry, so there is an opportunity to transfer skills from other industries into this role. Westlakes Recruit are a significant player in nuclear, so they will be able to guide you here if you are looking to sector jump.

#4 Know the Skills: as you can see, the roles are pretty generic from a planning perspective which is understandable as they are looking for someone to lead a team. Again, experience within the nuclear or a regulated sector is essential, and it is always worth considering that you need to meet the vetting requirements as a minimum.

#5 Know the people: we at Get Into Nuclear are here to help you every step of the way and there are numerous resources out there to support you in finding a role in the UK Nuclear Industry. However, this role is being recruited by Westlakes Recruit, who are recommended by us as a nuclear recruitment business to trust, you are in good hands.

#6 Be known: if you feel that you are ready for the particular role, go for it!

Are you interested in this role? Contact Leon Falloon via email or LinkedIn.

If this role is something that you would be keen to get into but feel you need to upskill before applying, head over to our Upskill and Reskill for Nuclear page.

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