Job Details

Ref 10513
Closing Date
Contract FULL TIME
Salary 59841 - 64871
Benefits Performance Related Bonus
Location Nationwide | Flexible Working
Head Office Town Harwell
Head Office Postcode OX11 0GD
Country UK

Nuclear Waste Services has a vacancy for a Packaging Design Engineer to join its busy team, flexible working across the NWS estate.

As an engineering manager / packaging design engineer, you will be responsible for developing and or supporting the engineering strategy within discipline in a system engineering approach for the development of safe solutions in specified areas of expertise across our programmes.

This includes supporting the coordination coordinating input from the wider engineering function into the GDF programme both across the organisation and within our supply chain.

Roles and Responsibilities

Direct report to Packaging Design Authority / Lead for Packaging Engineering.

  • Intelligent Client / Intelligent Customer for engineering design services.
  • Delegated Design Authority / Technical Authority for appropriate aspects of design and management of supply change interface.
  • Technical authority within area of responsibility and SQEP.
  • Systems engineering approach to deliver development of safe engineered solutions from the supply chain.
  • Provide professional and / or mentoring support to the Engineering Managers and peers within your knowledge base.
  • Strategy, risk management and programme development.
  • Delegate for Lead Engineer as appropriate.
Experience Required


  • Aligned to organisational values and behaviours of action-orientated, ambitious, integrity, collaborative and inclusive.
  • Good first degree in relevant subject or equivalent qualification.
  • Chartered membership or fellowship status of relevant professional institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent business in regulatory, commercial, professional and stakeholder environments.
  • Engineering experience in a field of relevance to our Programmes.


  • Practitioner within own engineering discipline.
  • Experience of systems engineering and management of contracts for safety integrated engineering design development.
  • Understanding of aspects relevant to development of a containers and packages for transport and disposal.
  • Experience of the client to supply chain relationship and understanding of the Intelligent Customer role.
  • Experience in developing a scope of works and undertaking the specification, management, and oversight of contracts for design.
  • Project / programme management experience with respect to technical direction integration ad control, including risk and opportunity management.
  • Experience of design phases of engineering projects is essential, such as front-end engineering design, concept design, design strategy development or similar.
  • Experience in one or more high-hazard industries.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary engineering management, with sufficient cross-discipline awareness to provide direction and coordination.
What is in it for you
  • On appointment to NWS you will receive 25.5 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and you can accrue up to 13 extra days leave
  • Rewarding performance (annual bonus scheme)
  • We offer a generous pension scheme through CNNP
  • Learning and development support
  • Payment of relevant annual professional subscriptions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial advice assistance
  • Flexible working
  • Extended family-friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We welcome flexible and agile working practices
  • Flexible working requests can be submitted from day 1 of employment