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Principal CS&A Engineer

Location: 

Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Principal Civil, Structural and Architectural Engineer
Location:             Leicester or Plymouth, UK + Hybrid Working Arrangement 
Compensation:   Up to £75,000 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF56990


At Cavendish Nuclear we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Civil, Structural and Architectural Engineer at our Leicester and Plymouth sites.

 

The role
As a Principal Civil, Structural and Architectural Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will be trusted to undertake projects through the entire project lifecycle, and you will therefore have an opportunity to be involved in, or lead projects from initial scheme and concept design, to engineering and detailed design, overseeing construction, right through to eventual decommissioning. This is particularly unique within a consultancy environment and what makes our projects and work so rewarding. 


Day to day, you’ll form a leading role within a dynamic design team undertaking traditional, bespoke and innovative designs of reinforced concrete, steel and masonry structures for defence, nuclear decommissioning and nuclear new build projects, as well as support to operating nuclear sites.  The projects you undertake will principally be in relation to design of structures associated with state-of-the-art  mechanical handling equipment and their process and electrical systems, but can also involve stand-alone civil/structural tasks for a range of sectors, for example structural inspections and site surveys, and will be undertaken primarily for sites across UK with some projects based internationally. Due to the nature of our projects, you will design to various normal and extreme loading scenarios, including seismic design.  You will provide technical leadership and expertise, and you will take on the role of Technical Lead on specific projects when required. The successful candidate will also be expected to:

 

  • Delivery Nuclear design work, inspections and construction site support on projects for a range of public and private sector clients within the UK and overseas. Work encompasses the full lifecycle of a project.
  • Concept and Feasibility studies for multi discipline design projects.
  • Analysis and Design using engineering software such as Tekla and Robot as well as producing hand calculations. 
  • Prepare Calculations, CDM activities, Basis of Design, Material Specifications, Scopes of Work, Technical reports, Inter discipline design coordination and supervision.
  • Be responsible for the management of project delivery, as well as people management of Senior CS&A Engineers and CS&A Engineers.

 

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with two days in the office/onsite and three days working from home.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Essential experience of the Principal Civil, Structural and Architectural Engineer

  • Significant experience in the design of structures in reinforced concrete and steelwork
  • It would be advantageous but not necessary to have previous experience within the nuclear industry and design for seismic loading
  • Awareness and experience of using the latest design codes and standards
  • Understanding of the relevant legal and regulatory standards

 

Qualifications for the Principal Civil, Structural and Architectural Engineer

  • Degree Qualified (BEng or MEng), Civil / Structural Engineer
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer with membership of ICE or IstructE, or working towards.
  • We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

 

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.


Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 

 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email careers@babcockinternational.com with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

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