Senior Technical Engineer - SRP Pre-ops Maintenance Lead Engineer


Morgan Sindall Infrastructure
Vacancy title
Senior Technical Engineer - SRP Pre-ops Maintenance Lead Engineer
Contract type
Full time permanent

Pre - Ops Maintenance Lead Engineer 

Location: West Cumbria

Talented people are the key to our success

About us:

Would you like to work for one of the most successful construction and infrastructure companies in the UK? 

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers some of the UKs most complex and critical infrastructure across six core sectors of energy, water, nuclear, highways, rail and aviation for public and private customers. Working on projects and long-term frameworks, we believe in connecting people, places and communities through innovative and responsible infrastructure. Our people are our business. Through their expertise, we harness innovative ideas and approaches that enable us to safely and responsibly design and deliver resilient infrastructure upon which we all rely. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £3 billion.

Role Description:

The Lead Engineer reports to the Maintenance Manager. They will carry out a managerial and technical role to deliver the creation and implementation of a maintenance strategy for your assigned area utilising the required management systems and associated practice.
You will collaborate with an internal multidisciplined project delivery team whilst also maintaining the ability to interface with external stakeholders to support the efficient and effective delivery of the project scope to ensure maintainability of the facility throughout it’s expected operational life.


As a Lead Engineer, you will:

  • Lead a team required to Input into Operations & Maintenance through the application of learning from experience and best practise on all aspects of project delivery processes including design phases (Design, HAZOP, Risk, Contract, Schedule and Estimate), works testing phases, onsite testing (STW) and handover. As the Lead engineer you will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the aforementioned and as such be responsible for the coaching and mentoring of team members with regard to the above.
  • Provide Scope, schedule and measure delivery of team to work on all people, plant and procedural aspects associated with Pre-Operations (Engineering & Maintenance) allocated maintenance work-scope in accordance with the relevant management system in preparation for compliance with nuclear site licence conditions.
  • Support a proactive and balanced approach to safety (nuclear, radiological, conventional and environmental) to ensure that safety is optimised during project delivery and for operations. Whilst also always portraying/setting a high standard of nuclear professionalism throughout the department.
  • Oversee and Interface with internal / external regulators and stakeholders through liaison with manufacturing vendor, design, and commissioning stakeholders throughout the differing project phases.
  • Acts as Technical Author and verifier (defines standard, produces, reviews and revises pre-operations documentation, tracking & scheduling tools). Report on project delivery progress to the Pre-Operations Manager, Maintenance and Engineering Leads. Where required, undertake escalations of key Pre-Operations issues to the appropriate business level.



  • HNC/Level 4 qualification in relevant engineering discipline
  • Willing and able to travel on extended stays to various locations other than Sellafield Site in West Cumbria, the wider UK and, on occasion, overseas to meet demands of the Project delivery.
  • Computer literate (MS applications including Word, Excel) with evidence of producing commissioning test documentation and reports.
  • Experience in managing an engineering or technical group delivering technical packages with demonstrable evidence of success


  • Degree in relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience in managing operations/commissioning activities in a highly regulated environment
  • Have nuclear sector experience, including working within large scale projects.
  • Experience in setting to work of new systems

Key Behavioural requirements

  • Ability to lead a multidisciplined team in a high paced environment.
  • Challenging attitude – willingness to intervene if observing unsafe acts or non-compliance – prepared to have the difficult conversation.
  • Able to work collaboratively with all levels of organisation to achieve successful project output/outcomes.
  • Ability to work autonomously with light touch supervision – including remotely from team (works testing etc).

About our Nuclear business unit:

Joining a growing, innovative and more than anything friendly team, you’ll be able to play your part as well as develop and learn from colleagues. Operating in the Nuclear sector for just over a decade, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure delivers services from operational reactor support, new build and decommissioning, to nuclear defence facilities and more sensitive projects within highly regulated and secure sites. With an ever-expanding Nuclear portfolio, we are proud to support our customers in installing and maintaining existing assets. The Nuclear sector is growing, changing and an innovative environment to work and operate in. We strive to deliver operational excellence and each member of our team plays their role in that.


We offer longevity currently delivering some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK, as part of the Programme and Project Partners (PPP). A 20-year partnership, PPP was established by Sellafield Ltd through contracts with Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), Jacobs, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Doosan Babcock Ltd in 2019, to revolutionise project delivery at Sellafield and create a lasting legacy.

Future opportunities within our Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA). The ISA provides Sellafield Ltd with the capability and capacity to deliver a growing programme of infrastructure projects required for an aging asset portfolio. The alliance is mainly aimed at protecting and developing the utility assets; however, it also has scope for a number of non-utility asset projects as well.

A diverse and growing portfolio with our Clyde Commercial Framework (CCF). The CCF programme ensures that the teams responsible for delivering the UK’s Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) are able to live work and train in safe, state of the art facilities. The framework delivers cost effective infrastructure solutions to enable HMNB Clyde to continue to endure in its new role as the Royal Navy’s Single Integrated Operating Base.

Our projects will offer experience, development and vast degree of knowledge. The areas in which we operate in will offer you the opportunity to explore, open your mind and work in some of the most beautiful landscape within the United Kingdom.

We believe in delivering responsible nuclear and defence infrastructure.

Morgan Sindall is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ‘Two Ticks’ accreditation.  We are also an Investors in People company.

Morgan Sindall is unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

In the recruitment process all applicants are required to provide the necessary right to work information and documentation.

Morgan Sindall has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please note that any CV’s submitted will be deemed as gifted to Morgan Sindall and any agency terms & conditions associated with the use of such CVs will be null and void.


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