Manufacturing Engineer

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team

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This role is a full-time permanent position attracting a competitive salary.

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

NOTE: We are not looking for support from recruitment agencies on this vacancies, please do not submit any CVs for consideration.

Success for NIS

NIS is delighted to announce that we have started production for the supply of approximately 300 soffit plates for the six cubic metre reinforced concrete boxes that will be used for the packaging, transport and disposal of Intermediate Level Wastes on site.

We have been successfully delivering the design and manufacture of bespoke solutions such as gloveboxes, high integrity containments, handling solutions and integrated systems to the Nuclear, Defence and High Technology industries for over 35 years. The capability we have developed to produce repeat manufacturing of higher volume units complements our existing offer and further cements our position in the Nuclear Manufacturing Supply Chain.

Gill Marsden, Managing Director said, “Strategically this is a huge win for us at a crucial stage of our transformation. With the healthiest order book, we’ve had in almost a decade we now have all of the cornerstones in place to rapidly accelerate our journey to Excellence”.

Our Operations Director, Steve Rothwell, added, “The award of this new contract further enhances and demonstrates our ability to deliver to our customers high integrity volume alongside bespoke manufacturing requirements in a concurrent manner. The new award allows NIS to continue its strategy to support both avenues of opportunity now and in the future. We look forward to working with Magnox in the delivery of the new requirements over the next two years.

Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor

We are looking for a talented Safety, Health and Environmental Advisor.

It’s an exciting time to join NIS, we are looking for people who can bring new ideas to the table and who relish the opportunity to proactively make a difference. 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.

Will ideally suit someone who has experience of working in a regulated manufacturing environment, who can continue to build on an existing positive health and safety culture and maintain a continuous improvement ethos with the operational teams.

If you are an appropriately qualified professional with the ability to communicate naturally with people at all levels in order to support, influence and drive a best practice safety culture throughout the whole site then please get in touch and let’s have a chat.

This role is a full-time permanent position attracting a competitive salary.

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

NOTE: We are not looking for support from recruitment agencies on this vacancies, please do not submit any CVs for consideration.

Engineering Manager

Due to a change in the way we approach the delivery of our project portfolio, an opportunity is now available for an experienced Engineering Manager to join the Engineering Design Team. Someone who can ideally bring with them an understanding of the Nuclear Sector, who can lead a team of design engineers at all levels to deliver right first time, on time and in budget.
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NIS is a winner in the RoSPA Awards 2019

NIS are delighted to have received a prestigious award in recognition of our practices and achievements in helping our staff and clients get home safely at the end of the working day.

We have been awarded a President’s (13 consecutive Golds) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.

We will be presented with the award during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries from organisations around the world, recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

NIS celebrates talent

NIS are celebrating 10 years of NSAN membership with a very special table of employees attending this year’s prestigious UK Nuclear Skills Awards.

As regular sponsors of the UK Nuclear Skills Awards, NIS are proud to be taking previous award winners and finalists, as well as those who have progressed their careers since starting as apprentices or graduates as part of the NIS skills development programme that NSAN have played such an active role in supporting.

Jack Cottam – Finalist – Supply Chain Apprentice of the year 2015, Jack joined NIS as an apprentice fabricator / welder in 2010. He was one of our first junior STEM ambassadors, and once he’d successfully completed his apprenticeship Jack continued his education with an NSAN Bursary being used to support his journey to become our youngest ever qualified European Welding Engineer.

Alex Livesey – Winner, Supply Chain Apprentice of the Year 2014 after completing his apprenticeship Alex worked as a skilled Project Build Fitter whilst studying for his BEng (Honours) in Mechanical and Production Engineering. Alex has travelled extensively supporting a number of NIS projects in places such as Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan and in 2018 he was promoted into his current position of Project Engineer.

Jordan Massey – NSAN SCAN funded Apprentice – Jordan joined NIS as an apprentice fitter in 2013 and very quickly embodied the NIS Values becoming a role model for those following the same journey. Jordan’s positive and professional attitude saw him appointed as Project Engineer in 2018

Andy Abrams – Andy was one of the first graduates to be employed as part of our enhanced skills programme, joining us fresh from university. Andy’s technical talent and professional commitment has seen him rise rapidly through the engineering ranks accumulating with his appointment as a Principal Mechanical Engineer in November 2018.

Josh Rewaj – Josh has been with us for just over 5 years having joined as a graduate EC&I engineer in 2013. Having excelled on a number of projects both in our design office and during testing and commissioning on client sites, Josh was recently promoted to become a Senior EC&I Engineer.

Andrew Hudson ––Whilst Andy didn’t join NIS until 2017 his CV shone due to him previously winning the titles of both Nuclear Supply Chain Apprentice and UK Nuclear Apprentice of the Year at the UK Nuclear Skills Awards in 2013. Andy initially worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at NIS before further widening his skill set in the Engineering Design team.

Richard Taffs – Richard was awarded the first ever NSAN STEM Ambassador Award in 2016. Having previously won the UK STEMNet National STEM ambassador of the Year and the inaugural RoSPA Archangel award we really couldn’t be any prouder of our super dedicated SHE Manager!

Gill Marsden – Gill instigated the NIS relationship with NSAN shortly after she arrived in 2010. Her commitment, both to our internal skills development as well as the national agenda saw her win the Outstanding Leadership in Skills award in 2012. Gills personal development continued and saw her appointed as NIS Managing Director in June 2017.

Speaking before this years event Gill said “This event has always been a real highlight for NIS, but its only when we’ve looked back and reflected that we’ve realised what a pivotal role NSAN has played in supporting both our individual careers and organisational development. I couldn’t be any prouder of the team that we’ve brought with us this evening although they are only a small proportion of the talented and committed NIS workforce that has worked tirelessly to transform our business over the last couple of years.”

Current Vacancies

If you do not see a vacancy that completely matches your skill set, please feel free to send your CV and a covering letter to hr@nisltd.com.

Supporting local charity…

NIS is proud to say that our staff have been busy raising money for our favourite local charity Derian House by once again hosting our festive bake and Christmas jumper day which raised £275.63 for the children’s hospice. When combined with the money we historically spent on corporate Christmas cards and gifts we are delighted to say that the total given to Derian House was £775.63!

Merry Christmas everyone and all the best for 2019!

Julie and Nicola (L to R) handing over the cheque to Derian House

Changes to the NIS Board of Directors

Following an exciting and transformational 12 months, it is with very mixed emotions that we must announce changes to the NIS Executive Team.

Gary Ward, our Operations Director, will be leaving us on the 10th October as he has made the very difficult decision to return to a Major Project environment. Whilst Gary has only been with us for a short period of time, he has had a significant and positive impact on the business, and we are extremely grateful for the contribution he has made.

However, we are delighted to announce that we will welcome Steve Rothwell into the Operations Director role. Steve has almost 30 years of experience working within engineering and manufacturing organisations, predominantly in procurement and commercial roles, and we are confident that his Leadership style, drive and industry experience will be a huge asset as we continue to develop and enhance the business.

Speaking about his departure Gary said “It’s been an incredible 12 months working with Gill, David and the team, and whilst it hasn’t been without its challenges, it has been rewarding to see the business respond to change and grow. It’s been a very difficult decision for me to make, but the time now feels right for me to hand over the reins to Steve for him to continue embedding excellence across the organisation”. Steve added “I’ve known and respected NIS for a long time so I’m really looking forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that exist within the business. I’m excited to be joining as part of the executive team and being able to play a key part in continuing to drive the business plan.”

NIS Supports International Women in Engineering Day 2018

NIS were proud to support International Women in Engineering Day 2018 by organising a careers in engineering workshop for local high school students.

On Friday 22nd June over 20 students from St Michaels and Holy Cross took part in a workshop which focussed on careers in Engineering. The day involved a tour of the facilities, hands on team building exercises as well as interviews with our female members of staff and discussions on how their careers started and how they have got to where they are now.

When the day started the question was asked “Who is interested in a career in Engineering?”, the response was zero. We are happy to say that as the day came to a close the question was repeated and approximately 70% of the group said yes!

NIS is very proud of the work we do in STEM and work consistently with schools and on projects in Lancashire, Cumbria and Berkshire. Since starting our STEM programme we have won a number of awards including STEMNET “Most Dedicated Employer”, “Most Dedicated STEM Ambassador” and the UK Nuclear Skills “STEM Ambassador Award”.