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Authorised Person – Electrical

Sellafield Ltd
Sellafield, West Cumbria
£42,501 / £48,336
Closing date
21 Dec 2023

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Starting Salary: £42,501 / £48,336 with the opportunity to earn: £44,574 / £50,810 + an annual company bonus of up to £4k.
Working Pattern: Days  (37.5 hours per week, typical
hours are 07:30 – 15:40 or 08:10 – 16:20)
Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria



What will the Successful Candidate be Doing:


We’re looking for a variety of experienced Engineers to join us in the work that we’re doing here at Sellafield. If you think this could be your next challenge, we want to hear from you.


Authorised Person – Electrical (AP(E))


Authorised Person – Electrical provides an expert front line electrical safety support service to reinforce, maintain and improve electrical safety & electrical maintenance during plant operations and maintenance (including isolations) to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation & guidance and to ensure people are working to SL standards and expectations on the SL site and off site facilities.


Principle Accountabilities include:


•             Provide guidance on all aspects of electrical safety to operations, maintenance, projects and contractors to minimise the risk of injury to individuals and ensure compliance to legislation and guidance.


•             Maintain compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations (E@WRs), IET Wiring Regulations & SL Electrical Safety Rules (ESR) & guidance during any activities by personnel on electrical equipment or electrical systems by undertaking the agreed programme of Task Observations and Electrical Safety Audits.


•             Provide training, coaching and mentoring to Nominated Persons Electrical (NP(e)), Planners, Safe Systems of Work Controllers (SSC) and others as required on activities associated with work on electrical equipment or electrical systems.


•             Nominate, re-nominate and assess NP(e)s and contractors (as required) to meet SL and Regulation 16 of the E@WRs requirements.


•             Ensure the NP community in their area of responsibility provides the appropriate coverage and undertake assurance assessments on the competency of the NPs


•             Produce, endorse or advise on Risk Assessments to identify and assess electrical hazards prior to commencing or instructing others to carry out work on any electrical equipment, electrical system or any other task which has risk from electricity.


•             Ensure high hazard electrical work (e.g. work on or near live exposed conductors that may give rise to danger) has good quality pre job briefs and the appropriate control & supervision.


•             Carry out audits in line with SL ESR requirements, facility requirements or as instructed via Senior Authorised Person Electrical (SAP(e)).


•             Undertake the agreed programme of Task Observations on NP(e)s and others whilst they are carrying out work activities on electrical equipment, electrical systems or on equipment at risk from electricity to ensure correct standards of electrical safety and maintenance are being maintained.


•             Introduce and encourage use of Maintenance Standards and Human Performance tools and techniques in activities associated with work on electrical equipment and electrical systems.


•             Attend relevant stakeholder meetings or isolation surgeries to provide electrical safety advice on the hazards identified and the controls required to mitigate hazards.


•             Lead or support investigations with electrical implications to determine root causes and identify learning to share across site.


•             Hold regular NP(e) meetings to review electrical safety, share learning and best practices.


•             Regularly attend AP(e) meetings with peers to discuss electrical safety, learning and share best practices.


•             Attend SAP(e) meetings as required to share experiences and learning with SAP(e) community and gain insight into site electrical safety discussions.


•             Support SAP(e) in improving electrical safety and maintenance, introducing changes and sharing LFE.


•             Maintain up to date registers of portable equipment, temporary supplies and redundant cabling to ensure that all equipment is safe to use, maintained appropriately and location and state is known.


•             Carry out duties as per the nominated appointment of Authorised Person Electrical as set out in the authorisation certificate.


•             Identify, develop and coach future AP(e)s from within the craft communities to strengthen the capability of the electrical community.


•             Develop and deliver training and briefing sessions to the electrical craft team members and Apprentices to ensure that standards and best practice are disseminated into the electrical craft community promptly and effectively.


•             Organise work outside of the normal work planning process for the maintenance craft team members preparing work packages for the one-off electrical safety activities to allow prompt delivery of electrical safety improvements, address safety issues or standards of work.


•             Understanding the impact of ageing assets on electrical safety within their area of responsibility.


•             Liaise with procurement representatives to ensure any electrical equipment procured is fit for purpose, and safe for use for the given application. This includes portable electrical equipment and test equipment.


•             Review Maintenance Instructions, plant/facility drawings and Technical Basis of Maintenance (TBoMs) to ensure that any modifications are included to ensure technical accuracy.


•             Supports the SAP(e) with regular involvement with regulators, stakeholders, auditors, unions and benchmarking exercises.


•             Proactively utilise networking and training opportunities to keep abreast of improvements and changes in standards, best practices and regulations and to embrace the usage of new technologies in areas of electrical engineering and safety.




Why choose Sellafield? Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.


In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.


Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.


What’s in it for you? At Sellafield Ltd, we are an organisation that is committed to supporting employees fulfil their potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, we will enable you to feel inspired in your role.

We also offer a range of employee benefits:


• Be a part of Sellafield’s 100 year mission.
• An attractive defined contribution pension scheme - the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
• You will benefit from an annual bonus of up to £4k made up of company and personal performance.
• 25.5 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays. Rising to 30 days annual leave from 1st April 2024. There is also the ability to purchase 3 additional days.
• The ability to carry over 5 days (rising to 10 from 1st April 2024) annual leave each financial year.
• Paid Sick Leave.
• Family Friendly Policies – Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Lifestyle Benefits
• Learning & Development Opportunities
• Reward & Recognition Policies.
• Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme.
• Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check.
• MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts.
• MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme.
• Many, many more! Click this link to visit our Rewards & Benefits page:


Sellafield has a proud vision of Diversity & Inclusion that aims to attract candidates into an inclusive and supportive workplace. We are honoured to be recognised as a Level 3 Disability Confident Employer.






The Ideal Candidate: We’re looking for people that have good knowledge in Engineering, whether this may be through direct experience, or through transferable skills.


Essential Skills:


  • Higher level qualification or equivalent training/experience in an Engineering/Maintenance discipline. Demonstrable understanding and application of Equipment Reliability processes or provision of support to front line maintenance delivery. Demonstrable experience of ensuring / improving plant and equipment reliability and availability. Demonstrable experience of acting as a subject matter expert for both internal and external stakeholders.





Desirable Skills:


  • Chartered / Incorporated Engineer status or potential to achieve with an accredited professional institute. Engineering qualification and experience in Engineering/Maintenance role or an environment of similar context and complexity. Demonstrable evidence of acting as a role model to promote and challenge behaviours and change. Demonstrable evidence of complying with appropriate regulations, standards and policies.



  Please remember:

  • In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the advert early. Please regularly check your Spam/Junk folders for news about this vacancy, correspondence could contain invitations to interview and other important updates.














Work at Sellafield Ltd, and you’re not just building a career. You’re embarking on a mission. Joining 10,000 men and women on a 100-year project transforming the Sellafield site, leaving it a safe, environmentally sound space for all the generations that follow.

Tomorrow-defining work

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management. We pioneered the harnessing of nuclear power to generate electricity for the country. Now the world is watching as we set international standards in high-hazard reduction. In short, we’re at the forefront of the industry.

A smart community

We have the site at Sellafield (West Cumbria) and our office at Risley (near Warrington). Together, these are home to the greatest concentration of PhDs in the UK. Join us and you’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with industry-leading – sometimes world-leading – experts. There are generations and generations of knowledge here and people only too willing to share it. Our culture of continuous improvement is underpinned by commitment to professional and personal development few can match.

Projects on an epic scale

The Sellafield site is one of the biggest construction sites in the UK. Our challenges are almost always industry firsts. Hazard reduction is incredibly demanding technically, calling for vision, imagination and expertise. The complexity of each project is unmatched anywhere else in the nuclear sector.

We currently have 11 major projects either in design or construction, with more than £350 million per year invested. Whether you’re designing, delivering or supporting these projects, we’re talking about CV-defining opportunities.

A global nuclear renaissance

There’s a nuclear renaissance going on around the world. This is an industry for the future – with Sellafield Ltd at its heart. The skills you gain with us will stand you in very good stead – whether leading projects here, progressing your career in the wider world of nuclear energy, or working in a different sector entirely.

Excellent safety

Our relentless pursuit of excellence is reflected in our health, safety, security and environmental performance, and the quality of the products and services we deliver to our customers. One in five of our employees have a specific safety role – helping to ensure that our safety performance is world-class across our operations and sites.

Breathtaking beauty or city life

Opportunities based at our Sellafield site and Risley office come with the opportunity to live in one of two great locations. Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills or tranquility, you’ll find it all close at hand in the Lake District or along the Cumbrian coast. Our Risley office combines hi-tech development with close proximity to the vibrant city life of Manchester and Liverpool.




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