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Maintenance Engineer x5

Nayr Recruitment

Posted on Jul 2, 2021 by Nayr Recruitment

Seascale, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£25 - £42 Hourly

Maintenance Engineer x5

Nayr Recruitment are currently looking for 5 Maintenance engineers based in Cumbria / working from home for a one-year contract within the nuclear sector.

Maintenance Engineer x5

Contract Length: 1 year

Location: Cumbria - 50 / 50 on site and home

IR35: Inside

Pay Rate to Candidate: £25 to 32 per hour PAYE / £32 to £42 Umbrella

Minimum Requirement:

  • Strong experience as a maintenance engineer
  • X2 Mechanical Infrastructure
  • X1 Mechanical Remediation
  • x 2 E&I Maintenance
  • Nuclear background or highly regulated area
  • Security Clearance: Ideally SC but BPSS ok


Maintenance Engineers required, both Mechanical and E&I disciplines.

Provides a frontline engineering service and oversees an assigned group of assets to ensure that the maintenance and operation of the system(s) are performed and managed safely, meeting legal obligations and business requirements efficiently and effectively.

Infrastructure x 2 Mechanical

To provide mechanical maintenance support as a member of the Utilities Pipe Integrity Team, ensuring the safe and efficient delivery of Examination, Inspection, Maintenance & Testing (EIM&T) and emergent/outage activities to minimise downtime and maximise plant reliability.

Remediation x 1 Mechanical x 2 E&I

Maintenance Support to HLWP


  • Deliver an expert front line plant engineering service decreasing the mean time to repair to ensure efficiency of the assigned group of assets.
  • Proactively identify plant problems (especially recurring issues) and co-ordinate appropriate corrective maintenance actions with minimal/no supervision from Line Management.
  • Monitor and evaluate assigned system performance for example through observation, review of work logs and histories and regular walk downs to maintain awareness of current condition, performance and environmental impacts.
  • Identify issues with systems and components, engaging with specialists to initiate appropriate corrective actions to achieve short term resolution.
  • Define the specification and provide technical oversight of procurement activities to ensure the availability of the correct equipment / spares as required ensuring the efficiency of the plant / facility.
  • Implements and reviews the maintenance strategy for assets and supports the delivery of complex maintenance activities through the development of maintenance instructions, prompts and technical content of work packs.
  • Develop maintenance strategies for S2 assets and below.
  • Provides support to the resolution of complex breakdowns in the facility, following agreed escalation.
  • Maintain and review the configuration of the assigned group of assets to enable optimum asset performance.
  • For S2 and lower, establish asset condition and identify mitigation strategies.
  • Coach and mentor others in the engineering and maintenance community to maintain knowledge transfer within the capability.
  • Prepare and deliver the appropriate technical content required to raise Plant Modification Proposals (PMPs), following the recognised formal process for the plant/facility.
  • Lead and/or support internal investigations to identify root cause and share learning from experience to ensure best practice and understanding.
  • Prepare requirement specifications and oversee full life cycle of any improvement to improve meantime to repair and asset care tasks.
  • Support implementation of tasks and projects by being the contact between plant and appropriate agencies.
  • Application of the Equipment Reliability process for S2 and below assigned group of assets


  • Prepare and oversee delivery of maintenance work packages in line with Sellafield Ltd guidance - EG_1_7051_1 Guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations for Plant Maintenance and Modification.
  • Advise other maintenance engineers on the application of the above guidance.
  • Procure/arrange procurement of required spares and materials associated with maintenance and modification work packages.
  • Assist in building the Pre-Construction Information baseline for future maintenance and modification work packages, through the population of relevant IT systems (e.g. Sellafield Maps).
  • Plan and manage scheduled and emergent maintenance activities to effectively control and manage the departments work scope.
  • Provide frontline oversight on delivery of contract work undertaken to ensure quality of work and value for money.
  • Management of spares/ equipment quality and stock levels to ensure efficient delivery of maintenance activities.
  • Provide guidance and advice to the craft team on the appropriate use and control of spares.
  • Support development of other members of the maintenance organisation to ensure effective development & knowledge transfer.
  • Support delivery of assurance activities in line with Maintenance Standards.


Reporting to the Maintenance Manager to control and supervise itinerant maintenance

resources in carrying out safe, quality and efficient maintenance activities in a defined plant

area. In conjunction with Maintenance Managers and Maintenance Team Leaders provide

front line Maintenance Support infrastructure to promote safe, efficient and effective utilisation of resources and equipment within the Maintenance Craft Teams. Competent to provide professional and technical expertise in support of operational plants, and/or provide a maintenance service to plants.

  • Carry out designated work packages to standards of safety, cost, quality and time.
  • Provide advice and guidance on issued appropriate to his/her working area.
  • Active involvement in improvement initiatives/projects.
  • Develop the skills and abilities of others for the benefit of the company.
  • Keep abreast of developments in his/her specific field.
  • Where appropriate, organise contracts and supervise contractors carrying out work appropriate to the particular section's activities.
  • Ensuring engineering services comply with project requirements, specifications and all relevant safety standards.
  • Where appropriate, organise the carrying out of tests and the completion of appropriate documentation required to satisfy key stakeholders.
  • Complies with legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role

    Essential Skills:

    • HNC/HND/Degree or equivalent training/experience in a relevant engineering discipline

    • Evidence of developing and implementing maintenance strategies.

    • Ability to present complex ideas (including risks) clearly and concisely to multi-disciplined audiences, defending challenges and providing appropriate technical advice as required.

    • Ability to trend basic asset performance to enable the reduction in Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) activities.

    Desirables Skills:

  • Chartered status or potential to achieve chartered status with an accredited professional institute.
  • Experience working with safety cases (e.g. Nuclear, COMAH etc) to support their ongoing substantiation.
  • Evidence of conducting Practical Problem Solving in support of maintenance teams in the recovery of asset failures.
  • Experience developing asset hierarchies.
  • Recording and ongoing management of asset configuration


  • Previous experience of pipework construction/modification/repair or maintenance

If you have the required experience and skills to fulfil this role then please apply with a copy of your CV.

Reference: 1244302554

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