Process Engineer

North West England
03 Jan 2017
03 Feb 2017
Job role
Process Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time

Process Engineer

Security Clearance: Baseline

Business Unit:

The client has a long history in supplying specialised components, systems and services to the civil nuclear industry. For more than 40 years we have designed, engineered, manufactured and supplied custom equipment for both new build projects and operations reactors around the world.

The company is proud of its rich heritage and world leading capability in engineering and manufacturing. They produce high quality, cost efficient solutions to meet the exacting needs of our customers.

With world class nuclear manufacturing facilities and experienced engineering resources in France, the UK, the US and Canada, the company is well placed to deliver globally. Their facilities are designed to operate in the most efficient manner. For example our state of the art Canadian facility is accredited to a range of ASME-N QA standards and can manufacture components and systems to meet the strictest nuclear requirements.

Job Spec:

The business have opportunities for talented Process Engineers to work in both the Defence and Civil Nuclear sectors on both New Build and In-Service Support projects. As a Process Engineer, you will be responsible for the specification, design, development, testing and through-life support of nuclear reactor fluid systems and nuclear reactor waste treatment plants. Our focus is on providing customers with integrated, long-term support services across the reactor lifecycle. This covers safety and reliability assessments, licensing and environmental support, world-class systems engineering and component design, manufacture and supply, in-service support and plant life extension, as well as nuclear instrumentation, control and safety systems.

Our Nuclear business is growing. We require engineers from all disciplines of electrical, electronic, instrumentation and sensor/detector engineering to specify, design, develop, test and support control, instrumentation and protection systems and equipment to be fitted to nuclear reactors. The client is home to some of the world`s finest minds. And nowhere are those minds more keenly tested than in our growing nuclear business. Our team is comprised of a broad range of experts in the fields of engineering, manufacturing, project management and procurement. This is your chance to join them. Our submarines business is growing on a global scale. We support the Royal Navy as the technical authority to the UK Ministry of Defence for naval reactor plants and we`re continuing to build our nuclear sector capability. For you, this means unique opportunities to work across our portfolio of products and services. Our global, multi-million pound learning and development initiatives empower each individual to build a world-class reputation.


Design and specification of systems, such as: radioactive waste treatment plants, provision of utilities, and components, such as: pressure vessels and heat exchangers; as well as specification and integration of systems.

Production of deliverables such as P&IDs, data sheets and procurement specifications.

Identification of stakeholder requirements, generate and assess options in order to meet requirements, e.g. in terms of technical merit, cost, programme, safety, reliability, environmental impact, quality, at all project stages through Concept, Scheme, Front End, and Detailed Design.

Provision of key inputs to reviews including: design, quality, safety and environmental assessments and critical review, checking, verification and approval of in-house and third party designs.

Detailed design of fluid process system throughout all phases of a project lifecycle from requirements capture and management through to system verification and validation.

Preparation of technical specifications and reports, including: Optioneering assessments, Design substantiation, installation, commissioning and operating documents.

Liaison with suppliers (internal and external) to ensure systems and equipment is supplied in accordance with project requirements.

Use of a wide range of standard techniques to such as HAZOPS, FMEA, SIL, LOPA, etc. to support arguments developed.

Essential Skills

Degree in Chemical Engineering or related discipline.

Membership of an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution would be preferable.

Proven experience and expertise in the field of Fluid Systems (Process)Engineering, such as unit operations heat and mass transfer, separation and mixing processes, fluid flow analysis of thermo-fluid systems and design of nuclear process plants.

Experience of working within nuclear industries.

A comprehensive understanding of process systems design with knowledge of the design standards applicable to the nuclear industry would be an advantage.