Cranes and Lifting Engineer

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£43,396 to £46,293
14 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Cranes and Lifting Engineer


Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK


Department: Central Engineering

Salary: £43,396 to £46,293 excellent benefits including outstanding pension

Confirmed Grade: Level 5

Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire


Company Description


By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.


Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.


Job Description


Who are we looking for?


If you have good working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act, more specifically the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998, with the ability to prepare procedures, risk assessments, method statements and local rules in support of crane and lifting equipment, this could be a great opportunity for you.


As subject matter expert, leading on, and defining, the cranes and lifting strategies on behalf of the UKAEA, you will have confidence in your subject matter to provide technical advice and guidance to UKAEA.


What will you be responsible for?


Being the first point of contact for Cranes and Lifting Operations as a LOLER Appointed Person (Lifting), and the Cranes Maintenance and Call Off Contract, you will provide technical support for remedial works, set up, support and coordination for the testing and recording.


More specifically:


- Establishing and setting up the policy and procedure documentation

- Developing and maintaining the UKAEA Cranes and Lifting policy in conjunction with Assurance to support the current and future requirements of UKAEA

- Reviewing and maintaining the UKAEA Cranes and Lifting Strategy in accordance with current legislation and UKAEA requirements

- Overseeing the Lifting Equipment Insurance Inspection Contract and its arrangements with UKAEA sites


The role may include duties within Controlled & Radioactive areas. There may be times when weekend work is required to support key duties of responsibility.




Essential skills, experience and competence required


- LOLER Appointed Person Lifting - AP (L) Red / Blue skills card

- LOLER AP(L) A61 Course successfully completed

- A good working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998

- Ability to train others in relation to cranes and lifting equipment, including the use of e-learning for awareness for all staff

- Experience in a role as technical expert providing general cranes and lifting equipment information and advice

- Competent in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel, good numeracy and literary skills and have a flexible and positive attitude


Desirable skills, experience and competence


- Capable of working with minimal supervision and guidance

- Good record keeping – in both electronic and paper media when necessary

- Experience in the use of the Health & Safety Executive: Approved Code of Practice ACOP L113 “Safe Use of Lifting Equipment”, BS7121: Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Cranes, Provision and Use of Working Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and the Health & Safety Executive: Approved Code of Practice ACOP L22 “Safe Use of Work Equipment”

- Additional supervisory training, for example, ECITB SMTD

- IOSH Managing Safely


Additional Information

What we offer


- A competitive salary

- A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors

- An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives

- Flexible working options including family friendly policies

- Emergency leave (paid)

- 30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service

- Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme

- Annual corporate bonus scheme

- Relocation allowance (if eligible)


We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.


Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 14th June 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.


Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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