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Pre-Operations Engineer (E&I)

North West England
Contract type:
Full time permanent
Construction, Engineering
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Pre-Operations Maintenance Engineer E&I

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.

Pre-Operations Engineer

  • Be part of some of the UK’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects.
  • Join a programme dedicated to driving your career forward.
  • Structured career paths supported by quality internal and external training.
  • Competitive pay and reward packages.
  • Opportunities to work across multiple projects throughout your career.
  • We welcome people from all backgrounds and our partnership recently earned the Investors in Diversity Award from the National Centre for Diversity.


About PPP

The Programme and Project Partners (PPP) at Sellafield brings together KBR, Jacobs, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, Altrad Babcock, Sellafield Ltd as the client, and a wider supply chain to deliver a 20-year pipeline of major infrastructure projects.

This 20-year pipeline of work along with the size, scale and complexity of our projects allows us to offer our people rewarding long-term opportunities with the ability to develop their skills and progress their careers.

The PPP Start Up Capability (Commissioning & Pre-Operations) play a vital part in all the projects by ensuring our new-build or modified plants are transitioned to safe and reliable operations. With several major projects already in-flight and other projects in the pipeline now is a great time to join PPP and drive your career forward.

The role

As a Pre-Operations Engineer you will use your operational knowledge to input to the training requirements for future facility end users, enabling successful project handover. You will also identify and develop testing/ validation requirements and pre-operational work scope during the design phase, write documentation and execute activities in line with established Start up, Commissioning and Pre-Operations processes. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team but will also collaborate regularly with other teams in your project as well as external vendors and stakeholders.

The ideal person

You will have an apprenticeship and/ or OBC/Level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline as well as experience of working in an operational/ technical role. The scale and complexity of our projects mean that you will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders so it’s important that you have excellent communication skills. Good computer skills are also important as you will be responsible for producing operational documentation and reports.

Experience of working in Nuclear or a highly regulated environment is nice to have but if you are new to the industry and have the relevant skills and experience then we would love to hear from you.

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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