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Principal Process Engineer


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Principal Process Engineer 
Location:              Warrington, Cheshire or Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:    Up to £75,000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF53389


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 Process Engineer, at our Warrington or Bristol sites.


The Role
As a Principal Process Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will provide leadership in the delivery of engineering and technical activities through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.


Day-to-day, you’ll be responsible for resolving a range of technical issues and problems, compiling technical reports and accompanying presentations; providing, reviewing and adhering to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements:


  • Coaches, mentors and assists others on matters pertaining to their own discipline.
  • Developing business awareness.
  • Builds strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Works independently with limited technical direction or as part of a small team.
  • Working as a subject matter expert in a specialist subject area.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and requires regular travel to Warrington or Bristol, on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.


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 Process Engineer: 

  • Demonstratable experience in managing teams to deliver analysis activities on a range of project types.
  • Proven experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities.
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines.
  • Ideally, you would have had experience of working in the nuclear sector but, this is not essential.


Qualifications for the Principal Process Engineer: 

  • It is a requirement to hold a Chemical Engineering degree.
  • You must be a chartered chemical engineer.


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


What we Offer: 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution 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. 
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


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 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.


Closing date:    24/07/2024



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