CS&A Engineer

Posted by First Recruitment Group 27/05/2020

First Recruitment Group

CS&A Engineer


Permanent Staff

Competitive Salary

My client  who is an International Nuclear engineering project management and service provider is currently looking for an experienced CS&A engineer for a permanent role based in Warrington. 

The Role Responsibilities

  • Reporting to Principal Engineers with ultimate line management responsibilities being with the Chief Engineer within your discipline

    Reports to Principal Engineer, Team Leader or Department Manager

  • Normally supervises a design or project team of up to 5 engineering staff, although the team may be supplemented by staff from elsewhere. 

  • Responsible for the allocation of work and managing quality, progress and cost of the work carried out within the project

  • Responsible for managing project subcontracts 

  • Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines

  • Responsible for communications within project team on your allotment of the project

Key Accountabilities:

  • Design, Specification, Procurement, Supply/Manufacture Liaison, Installation, Acceptance Testing, Commissioning and Operator Training in Nuclear Engineering Projects

  • Liaison with multi disciplines

  • Technical Consultancy

  • Project Management including quality, progress and cost control including documentation

  • Sales Support and Customer care

  • Manage Contractors and Sub Contractors, Staff Development

  • Manage safety by developing and reinforcing the safety culture, compliance with safety regulations (eg. CDM and CE marking), and the application of safety systems

Delegated and Financial Authority:

  • Direct Management and integration of engineering designs within the discipline team

  • Allocation of work to resources across the designated systems to optimise the delivery of the works

  • Responsibility for design delivery within projects where design budget may be up to £5M

  • Approval of Engineering Design input to bids up to £1M

  • Responsible for Conceptual, Scheme and Detail design, several design schemes, approval of calculations, or the checking of one off (bespoke) calculations

Skills, Experience and attributes required for the role: Qualification / Experience / Capability


  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline or demonstrable experience

  • A full UK driver's licence

  • Working towards Chartered Engineer status (where applicable)

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the Nuclear industry

  • Demonstrable competence in a design/delivery position within a project based environment

  • Understanding of design requirements to support nuclear safety cases

  • Experience of managing sub-contracts

  • Knowledge of safety regulations including CDM

  • Experience of checking design documentation including drawings and supporting calculations

  • Experience and/or ability of leading a technical team within a professional project delivery environment

  • Organisation & Collaborations skills

  • Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines

  • Quality & service driven attitude

  • High level of commercial awareness

  • Experience of leading design teams


  • Chartered Engineer and candidates nearing chartership are preferred. Membership to appropriate institutions is preferred e.g. CIBSE, MIMechE

  • Experience of bid preparation

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That’s why our Civil consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels, Graduates/Trainees, Civil Designers, Structural Designers, Civil & Structural Engineers right through to area lead/technical authority through to CS&A Department Manager roles. 

This is a superb opportunity for any CS&A Engineers looking to work for a reputable engineering organisation.

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