Good news keeps on coming

The good news keeps on coming as we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) for the modification and re-purposing of a suite of nuclear gloveboxes.

Gill Marsden, NIS Managing Director said “NNL are a long-standing client with their main laboratory on the Sellafield site home to a whole host of gloveboxes that we have previously designed and/or manufactured over the last two decades. We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and look forward to working with the NNL team”.

NNL Glovebox Modifications

The project supports the Hot Isostatic Pressing experiment (HIP100) at NNL, and the scope of the contract will see NIS modify, refurbish, fit out and test five containment systems before delivering to one of the NNL facilities for trials.

Gill added “This is a particularly important win for us as, when combined with our other projects in this specialist field, we are another step closer to achieving our vision of becoming the UK Centre of Excellence for Glovebox Manufacture”.

NIS growth drives Leadership team expansion

As we start a new and incredibly exciting financial year, we are pleased to share a number of key changes that have been introduced to the NIS Team structure.

The changes are primarily driven by the need to accommodate and achieve the significant business growth we are seeing as a result of several major contract awards, but they will also ensure that we continue to drive our delivery performance to achieve our mission of excellence in engineering and manufacturing.

On the 1st April Managing Director Gill Marsden announced that Operations Director, Steve Rothwell, was to be appointed Deputy Managing Director, and Steve Bradshaw joined the NIS Ltd Executive Board as Engineering Director. These moves further enhance our expertise in integrated design for manufacture, and they perfectly complement the role David Brown now plays as Technical Director with responsibility for Product Development and Assurance as well as steering our Digital strategy.

In his role of Deputy Managing Director, Steve Rothwell will continue to have Directorial oversight of all NIS Operations, however it is recognized that additional capacity is required to continue to drive customer focused performance across the portfolios, therefore Tom Atkinson will take on a new role supporting Steve as Head of Project Portfolios.  Tom, and the Directors will support a new Senior Leadership Team comprising of 8 Portfolio Leads who will be focused on the safe and efficient delivery of our Project Portfolios.

The increased volume of work in our Nuclear and Defence Portfolios will also see us expand into a new 4500sq ft office building at Wilton House, just over the road from our Headquarters on Ackhurst Road.

Ackhurst Business Park

Speaking about the growth, Gill Marsden said “It is a testament to all of the excellent people at NIS that not only has our business survived in an environment where so many have struggled, but that we are looking to start FY 2021/22 in the strongest position we have known for well over a decade, I really couldn’t be prouder of the whole team

Success for NIS

NIS is delighted to announce that we have now signed a contract with Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as part of Sellafield Ltd’s Programme and Project Partners to deliver Analytical Equipment Development for RAP (Replacement Analytical Project). The RAP is required to deliver circa 100 analytical instruments. These range from simple commercially available off the shelf (COTS) to complex equipment, of which NIS have been selected to deliver ‘Remote-operation based modifications’.

Replacement Analytical Project

We have been successfully delivering the design and manufacture of bespoke gloveboxes and high integrity containment systems to the Nuclear and Defence sectors for over 35 years and have the perfect set of capabilities to ensure the success of RAP.

Gill Marsden, Managing Director said “Securing the RAP contract was a key strategic target for the business, and I’m especially proud of the NIS team that worked so hard during difficult Lockdown conditions to pull such a high-quality tender submission together. We are delighted to be continuing our well-established relationship with Sellafield Ltd and we look forward to getting to know the PPP Team, as well as working alongside our expert industry friends from Aquila and Orano as the other framework holders.”

Safety, Health & Environment Apprentice

To assist and support the SHE Manager to ensure that the company fulfils its statutory SHE duties and stated policy objective maintaining certification to relevant ISO standard for SHE and effective implementation of all associated procedures.

SHE Apprentice Job Description

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from NIS

It has been a real roller coaster time for everyone this year and we are all ready for the Christmas Break. Whilst 2020 has presented more than its share of challenges, we are proud to have continued to deliver excellence, ensuring our projects of National Importance have stayed on track.

We are feeling super positive and grateful for everything we have to look forward to in 2021.

We are determined that the legacy of COVID19 will leave us as a stronger and more agile business, and we are excited to be starting a number of new, exciting projects in the New Year.

We will be closing from Thursday 24th December and reopening Monday 4th January.

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.

Huge thanks to 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 2021.

Christmas Jumper Day 2020

Goods Inwards Inspector

To receive, inspect and process Raw Material, proprietary and Sub-Contracted manufactured items incoming to NIS ensuring that documentation is present and compliant. To ensure accepted items are processed to manufacture and rejected items are managed, controlled and identified on Reveal as a Non-Conformance or observation whilst working collaboratively with Logistics to process items accordingly.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Interpret breakdown and process engineering drawings and specifications to enable manufacture in
accordance with NIS procedures.
Provide engineering support to engineering design, projects, purchasing, production and quality
departments.

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Principal EC&I Engineer

The Principal EC&I Engineer will be responsible for leading design teams to produce the designs for NIS projects.  These designs will cover the full project life cycle from concept design through to manufacture and commissioning.

The engineer will lead a multi-discipline design team and be responsible for coordinating and planning the design of equipment. The engineer will interface with the project manager, engineering manager and client.

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Project Controls Engineer

Provide technical and commercial Project Controls support, working in accordance with company processes and procedures, to provide, update and report on integrated schedule, cost and resource information across a portfolio of projects from bid development through to project closeout.

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Principal Mechanical Engineer

To lead multi-discipline design teams to produce the designs for plant and equipment.  These designs will cover the full project life cycle from concept design through to manufacture and commissioning.

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