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Maintenance Engineers

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.

Maintenance Engineers:

Maintenance Engineers provide a front-line maintenance support service to improve and maintain the effectiveness of the plant/facility and decrease the mean time to repair.

Principle Accountabilities Include:

  • Deliver frontline support to the Maintenance Teams for routine, emergent and outage activities, to enable the efficient delivery of business objectives.
  • Review Maintenance Instructions and plant / facility drawings through liaison with local technical experts to ensure that any modifications are included to ensure technical accuracy.
  • Effectively organise work for the maintenance craft team members preparing work packages for the one-off maintenance activities (outside of the work planning process) to allow prompt delivery of work.
  • Support the preparation of and deliver the appropriate technical content required to raise Plant Modification Proposals, following the recognised formal process for the plant/facility.
  • Coach and mentor the site maintenance standards to ensure that the standards and guidance are adhered to ensure safe operations and maintenance activities.
  • Comply with appropriate regulations, standards and policies and carries responsibility for safety, cost and quality standards applicable to their teams.
  • Support the delivery of the contracted work within the plant/facility to agreed standards, expectations and time.
  • Identify plant problems (especially recurring issues) and co-ordinate appropriate corrective maintenance actions with supervision from Line Management.
  • Support internal investigations to identify root cause and share learning from experience to ensure best practice and understanding.
  • Confirm specification requirements (typically with Plant Engineer) of equipment and then liaison with procurement representatives to ensure the availability of the correct equipment and spares, required to enable the reduction of return to service times.

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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