Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from NIS!

We would like to thank all our staff, clients and supply chain partners for your continued support, we wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas and a prosperous 2022.

Once again will be donating the money historically spent on corporate Christmas cards and gifts to our chosen charities, Derian House Chorley and Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

Highlights of 2021
NIS Appoints Steve Rothwell as New Managing Director
NIS wins multi-million-pound contract on PPPs SPRS Retreatment Plant (SRP) project
NIS Apprentice wins MAKE UK Award
NIS awarded contract with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)
NIS growth drives Leadership team expansion
NIS Sign contract for RAP (Replacement Analytical Project)

We will be closing on Friday 24th December and reopening on Tuesday 4th January.

NIS Appoints New Managing Director

Despite the obvious challenges COVID 19 presented, the last 12-18 months have proved to be hugely exciting for NIS as we start to see the culmination of many years of hard work to secure a number of strategically critical, high value, projects.  We started our journey to excellence with a clear vision to assert ourselves as the UK Centre of Excellence for glovebox design and manufacture and we are thrilled that this is now very much being brought to life with contracts, worth in excess of £15m, now in progress with all of our major nuclear and defence clients, including NNL, AWE and Sellafield Ltd Project and Programme Partners.

The growth of the business is now underpinned, providing exciting opportunities for our #excellentpeople, our partners and our extended supply chain.  It is increasingly important that the internal focus of the business maintains ever-more efficient project delivery whilst we also continue to develop our strategic plans with our key client base.   This is therefore the right time to complete the transition of the role of NIS Ltd Managing Director from Gill Marsden to her Deputy, Steve Rothwell, effective 8th December 2021.

Steve Rothwell, Managing Director

Steve Rothwell, Managing Director

Speaking about the changes Gill said “Serving NIS as their Managing Director has been the greatest privilege of my career, and I’m thrilled to be handing on the baton to such a great friend and colleague.  Steve has been instrumental in embedding a Quality-focused performance culture, and I know he will continue to lead and evolve the business with the values that we both hold so dear at the heart of everything we do.  I’m very much looking forward to the next phase of NIS Ltds evolution, and continuing to support Steve as a member of the NIS Executive Board focusing on our client relationships and the continued strategic growth of NIS Ltd and the wider Group companies ”

Ahead of his appointment Steve said “Extremely excited is probably the best way to describe how I’m feeling, but I’m also incredibly proud to be tasked with leading a business that has very quickly grown to mean so much to me.  I came to NIS because of Gill and what she stands for as a person, friend and leader, Gill embodies everything that is NIS.  The people at NIS are amongst the best I’ve ever worked with, and Gills legacy leaves us with the strongest foundations to continue our growth long into the future”.

The NIS Holdings board want to thank Gill for her hard work and dedication during her tenure as Managing Director underpinning the growth and culture of the business and look forward to working with Steve as he leads NIS maintaining focus on business delivery.  We are pleased that Gill will remain as a Director supporting Steve, NIS, the wider group companies and our customers.

NIS wins multi-million-pound contract on PPPs SPRS Retreatment Plant (SRP) project

NIS is delighted to announce that they have won two of the five glovebox manufacturing packages on the Sellafield SRP project being delivered as part of the sites Programme and Project Partners (PPP) model.

The SRP is a new facility that will receive special nuclear material from existing stores and process into a form suitable for safe and secure storage until 2120.

On the back of the ongoing SRP Vortex Amplifier (VXA) Glovebox contract, NIS is playing an important role on the SRP project delivering the fabrication of the main system 400 containments prior to assembly and Integrated works test of the full line, along with two standalone gloveboxes.

This multi-million-pound contract brings together NIS core competences of glovebox manufacture, leak testing, assembly and integrated works testing within our purpose-built facilities.

Gill Marsden said “This opportunity has been a key strategic target for NIS for almost 5 years and I really couldn’t be any prouder of the whole team who have worked so hard to turn it into a reality. This contract asserts our position as a UK Centre of Excellence for complex containments and will bring sustainable benefit to our people, our communities, our partners and supply chain”.

Steve Rothwell added “The award of this contract provides NIS the exciting opportunity of continuing on our SRP journey with PPP and Sellafield. Our long-standing relationships with Sellafield are important to us as a business, this new platform with PPP provides the opportunity for our business to support their goal of transforming project delivery safely, quickly and cost effectively through structured ongoing collaborative working”.

NIS Apprentice wins MAKE UK Award

NIS is delighted to announce that Leah Green has won Business Apprentice: Final Year at this year’s Make UK Northwest dinner held on Thursday 4th November 2021 at the Marriot Hotel Preston.

Leah joined NIS in 2019 as an Assurance & Business Change Apprentice within the Quality Assurance Department where she has continually impressed her colleagues with her enthusiasm to learn and help wherever she can.

As a regional winner Leah will be invited to the National awards in London in January where we wish her every success.

Welders

NIS is on the lookout for more excellent people.

Individuals who can work in a culture of empowerment, accountability and continuous improvement.  Collaboration right across the business is key for NIS in ensuring that, as a key supplier to the Nuclear sector, we continue to meet our client’s expectations.

Welders

Work with minimum supervision as part of the fabrication team, welding to approved   procedures within the NIS Quality Assurance system and environmental requirements.  Process knowledge and experience required for TIG, MMA and Flux core fillet welds as a minimum. Competent in producing flat/horizontal weld (Down hand) as standard, positional experience is not essential. Common material range – Carbon Steel, Stainless steel and Aluminium.

Further training will be given where needed dependant on project requirements.

All roles are full time permanent staff positions attracting competitive salaries also happy to hear from any contractors who would like to work NIS.

Application is via the submission of a full C.V and covering email to hr@nisltd.com

NOTE: Unless already contacted, we are not looking for support from recruitment agencies on these vacancies, please do not submit any C.Vs for consideration.

Fabricators

NIS is on the lookout for more excellent people.

Individuals who can work in a culture of empowerment, accountability and continuous improvement.  Collaboration right across the business is key for NIS in ensuring that, as a key supplier to the Nuclear sector, we continue to meet our client’s expectations.

Fabricators

Working with minimum supervision and as part of the fabrication team, fabricating bespoke items to engineering drawings and within their stated tolerances, to set procedures and client specification. Proficient in the use of all fabrication machinery including press break, guillotine and powered rolls. Experience and understanding preferred of all weld processes and preparations, with the requirement to gain basic TIG fillet coding, for tack weld purposes. Common material range – Carbon Steel, Stainless steel and Aluminium. Further training will be given where needed dependant on project requirements.

All roles are full time permanent staff positions attracting competitive salaries also happy to hear from any contractors who would like to work NIS.

Application is via the submission of a full C.V and covering email to hr@nisltd.com

NOTE: Unless already contacted, we are not looking for support from recruitment agencies on these vacancies, please do not submit any C.Vs for consideration.

Engineering Manager

  • A leader with a proactive, accurate approach to problem solving.
  • Great at building relationships, team development by providing inspiration and motivation.
  • Managing teams of varying sizes, skillsets and seniority with an eye for time management and resource utilisation.
  • Nurture the team to enable development.
  • Competent to assure designs in safety critical environments .
  • Continuous Improvement in driving improvements at all levels, particularly in a tight lead time bespoke manufacturing environment is key.

 

Please enquire for a more detailed job description hr@nisltd.com

Please note, we do not require any recruitment agency support with this request.

Senior Engineer

  • A background in nuclear is not essential, but of benefit. We’re after talented engineers who embrace new challenges with a robust technical underpinned background.
  • An eye for detail, particularly in this safety Led Design approach.
  • Opportunities to grow in this rapidly growing team are present.

 

Please enquire for a more detailed job description hr@nisltd.com

Please note, we do not require any recruitment agency support with this request.

Principal Mechanical and C&I Engineers

  • Technically competent engineering leads in their fields, particularly in areas such as bespoke remote and materials handlings systems.
  • Familiarity with high hazard chemo-toxic/radiological environments a real benefit.
  • Knowledge of safety critical design approach.
  • To lead and guide small teams in the generation of designs.
  • Engage with the client, sub-contractors right through to manufacturing and commissioning engineers.

 

Please enquire for a more detailed job description hr@nisltd.com

Please note, we do not require any recruitment agency support with this request.

NIS is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2021

NIS is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

We have been awarded an Order of Distinction (15 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.