Principal EC&I Engineer

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Principal EC&I Engineer
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A vacancy has arisen for a Principal EC&I Engineer within the team based in Harwell.

All about us:

Nuvia is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated nuclear, defense, oil & gas and science & research industries. Our expertise has been developed over many years and is backed up by our highly trained and committed workforce who have a wide range of specialist skills and knowledge. Nuvia is currently recruiting to deliver our live projects and future projects in the following areas,

  • Hinckley Point C primary coolant analysis systems.
  • Process plants for nuclear applications.
  • Nuclear mechanical handling solutions.
  • ITER & DEMO fusion reactor support.
  • Nuclear reactor decommissioning
  • European Spallation Source (ESS) support.
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (Chalk River) facility design support
  • Support to MOD in various areas and projects

Principal Engineer Role Overview:

As a senior member of the Engineering Design Management Team, you will manage EC&I design engineering resources in the Harwell office to ensure design delivery to projects and adherence to design processes and standards.

Key responsibilities as a Principal Engineer:

  • Liaison with the Intelligent Customer
  • Develop and reinforce the safety culture
  • Governance of the Engineering deliverables
  • Checking/Approval of documents and drawings
  • Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines
  • Compliance with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking)
  • Develop cost effective technical solutions
  • Leading the team to effectively meet the defined engineering scope
  • Guiding technical solutions
  • Experience in the application of Safety Related Systems to engineering design
  • As Chief Discipline Engineer you will communicate best practice across the UK EC&I design delivery team.

Position of the Principal Engineer within the organisation:

  • Delivery of all design and engineering to meet requirements.
  • Responsible for managing the quality, and progress of EC&I engineering work carried out within a project
  • Definition and distribution of the scope of design work to ensure that all work is executed safely, on time and at appropriate levels of quality and cost.
  • Ensuring that all design work is delivered in accordance with the Project Procedures
  • On behalf of the Engineering Manager, carry out interviews for recruitment of EC&I engineers.

Ideally you will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and attributes…


  • Degree Qualified
  • Full Membership of a relevant institution (e.g. IET).
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Experience in a senior role in the management and delivery of nuclear environment projects, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • High knowledge of Statutory and Safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
  • Management of EC&I design teams.
  • High level of commercial awareness.
  • Ability in the leadership of a technical team within a project delivery environment.
  • Organisation and collaboration skills when working to challenging project deadlines.
  • Proven track record within a complex project environment with strong organisational & interpersonal skills.
  • Able to develop engineering capability in support of bid returns


  • Fellow of a discipline specific institution (e.g IET).
  • MSc in a relevant mechanical subject.
  • Chartered Engineer registration
  • A recognised qualification in leadership and management
  • Expertise in the nuclear industry.
  • Concept through to commissioning experience (full lifecycle), including inspection and installation.
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate use.
  • Good knowledge of requirements management
  • Good knowledge of Systems Engineering (E.g. Capella)
  • Recruitment experience.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.
  • Expert understanding of EC&I principles such as safety systems, circuit protection, communication technologies or instrumentation.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation in a clear and concise manner.
  • Good methodical and accurate approach to problem solving.
  • Experience of the management of sub-contractors involved in the design process.
  • Human Factors knowledge.
  • Full UK driving license.

Working for us:

Have you got energy, confidence and enthusiasm? Would you like to work for a dynamic international Company? If so, Nuvia offers a wide range of career opportunities for the right people who can help us to achieve our vision: to be recognised as the world class provider of whole life solutions to the nuclear industry’s most complex technical challenges, from new build, through operations to decommissioning.  

A successful applicant can develop as a general engineer supporting our wide portfolio of projects or could work as a specialist within our team depending on past experience and career development aspirations.

Sports and recreation: Nuvia are a based on the Harwell innovation campus and are active in campus sports. Nuvia field teams in the campus rounders, cricket and football competitions and also enter into the Vinci 5 aside football competition. There are many cyclists at Nuvia and there is a regular well attended charity cycle ride between our Dorset office and Warrington office. 

Benefits: Nuvia offers a competitive pension scheme, health care, Vinci share scheme, cycle to work schemes as well as other benefits.