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Graduate Decommissioning & Dismantling Engineer

Application open for upcoming recruitment day for September 2024 start 

Want to feel like you are making a real difference in the Nuclear sector?

Come and join our talented team where you will play a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects.

At Orano, our people are our biggest asset. By investing in our staff and fostering a culture of continued professional development within the company, we combine the skills and experience of our teams with our commitment to a professional and high-quality level of service. We believe in the importance of developing and maintaining a good working environment to support staff development.

We understand that different people have different priorities, which is why we pride ourselves on our supportive and friendly environment and ability to provide flexible hybrid working arrangements. Site Locations Include: Warrington, Abingdon and or Westlakes.

Whether you’re working from an Orano office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. No matter where you sit in the organisation you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.


  • The role can based at our Westlakes, Warrington or Abingdon office
  • Travel may be required on occasion between Orano offices and Client sites

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time, 37-hour week

Shaping your future

This exciting and innovative graduate programme is designed to develop talented individuals who will grow and potentially lead our business in the future.

You will have the opportunity to work across several different business functions to gain full appreciation of the nuclear lifecycle, and understand how Orano Limited have earned an enviable reputation, built on the principles of quality, service and trust.

Each graduate is allocated a mentor over a two-year period, who will work closely with you to support the induction process and your subsequent career development.

The role

Over the next two years, your work here will have a real impact on making our world safer both for now and for future generations to come. This early exposure will equip you with the breadth of knowledge to ensure you start off with a strong footing in your career with us.

Within the Decommissioning and Dismantling (D&D) discipline of Orano Limited, you will participate in core D&D engineering tasks and activities, ranging from decommissioning planning, design and waste handling studies to dismantling, demolition and delicensing tasks.

The four core pillars of the D&D discipline at Orano Limited are:

  • Retrievals
  • POCO
  • Investigations and Characterisations
  • Dismantling

You will be involved in all these key areas, intervening throughout the full life cycle of decommissioning projects: Feasibility, Preliminary Design Stage, Detail Design Stage, Construction/Commissioning.

As a Graduate D&D Engineer at Orano Limited, some of the specialist tasks you could be involved in are:

  • Optioneering and Feasibility Studies.
  • Decommissioning Planning;
    • Input data collection, conditioning, and validation;
    • Development of multi-phase decommissioning plans;
    • Development of Decommissioning Flow Diagrams;
    • Scheduling and sequencing;
    • Throughput modelling;
  • Bespoke Studies.
  • Post-Operational Clean Out (POCO) Planning.
  • Investigation and Characterisation Planning.
  • Dismantling and Size Reduction Planning and Design.
  • Preparation of Method Statements and Design Risk Assessments.
  • Supporting Hazard Identification process e.g., HAZOP and HAZID.
  • Preparation of tender documents and technical responses for decommissioning works.

About you

We are much more interested in what you could do, than what you have already done.

We accept applications from graduates who have studied (or working towards) a diverse range of degree disciplines including nuclear engineering, decommissioning, waste management or engineering. 
Graduates must be eligible to work in the UK without visa sponsorship (unfortunately we do not sponsor visas at this level). 

Why work for Orano Limited

Orano’s purpose is to provide customers with high performing products and services throughout the nuclear fuel cycle, thereby fully contributing to the efficient production of low-carbon nuclear energy, cancer-fighting radioisotopes, and innovative industrial applications.

Globally headquarters in Paris, with 16,000 employees worldwide, Orano includes eight primary business lines: Mining; Conversion & Enrichment; Logistics, for managing used nuclear fuel; Recycling & Nuclear Waste Management; Decommissioning & Dismantling; Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering; Operations Support, including radiological safety; and Nuclear Medicine.

These fuel cycle activities are of strategic importance to both the French nuclear sector and all customers operating reactors worldwide. Our clients are our number one priority and we are committed to providing a professional service to the highest standards of quality. We are a friendly company, place great emphasis on our working relationships and recognise the importance of partnering in our work.

Our Culture

Our ethos aligns with the Orano values of customer satisfaction; continuous improvement; respect and people development; exemplarity, integrity and responsibility; cohesion and team spirit. Building on these values, we have fostered a working culture that prioritises safety, performance and respect for everyone we work with, whether this relates to our clients, partners, or our own staff.

At Orano, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice we are opposed to any kind of less favourable treatment or financial reward to our employees or job applicants on the grounds of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background. We welcome all applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. You will also get an additional 1 day off for every 1-year service which is capped at 5
  • A competitive salary
  • Annual Bonus Scheme 
  • One Professional Membership subscription paid for by the company
  • Private medical insurance
  • Non-contribution pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Sports allowance
  • Online discount platform

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