Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person


Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person
Location: Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Somerset
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58060

At Cavendish Nuclear we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person at our Hinkley Point C site.

This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main Mechanical, Electrical, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (MEH), cabling and associated support services. This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station's vast network of rooms.

The role
As a Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Being part of the MEH Alliance working on Hinkley Point C is a chance to be involved in a major project with national significance. You'll be working on the biggest construction and nuclear site in Europe and for one of the main mechanical organisations

Day-to-day, you'll join a well-established and highly functioning team with a great support network. Managing a small team of Lifting Engineers with vast knowledge, whilst looking after certain sections, installing for the next five years with great progression opportunities.

  • Planning team to ensure lifting activities (and associated prep work) are prioritised
  • Creation of the Processes and Procedures to effectively control MEHA lifting activities and ensuring that the lifting equipment is thorough examined (including lifting accessories)
  • Develop of lift plans in accordance with NNB Management of Lifting Operations Standard
  • Selection of appropriate lifting accessories, including their method of attachment to the load, and any protection used to prevent damage
  • Briefing all lifting/rigging supervision in the lifting operation to ensure that the safe system of work described in the lift plan is understood.
  • Plan resource to ensure there is a Lift/rigging Supervisor designated to direct personnel and to ensure that the operation is carried out in accordance with the lift plan
  • Investigate all hazards within the operating area

This role is full time, 38 hours per week, and is based at Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater.

  • Essential experience of the Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person
  • Lift planning using Mobile/Crawler/Tower cranes
  • Lift planning of rigging operations
  • AutoCAD proficient
  • Proven track record in nuclear power preferred
  • Experience working on major construction projects
  • Experienced in delivering and operating as a Team Lead, including experience working within Joint Ventures

Qualifications for the Lifting Engineer - Appointed Person

  • CPCS A61 Appointed Person (Blue Card)
  • ECITB Appointed Person Moving Loads and TAP01(Preferred)
  • NVQ Level 3 Steel Erecting/Moving Loads
  • IOSH managing safely

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Standard (BPSS) security clearance for this role. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A dynamic working environment.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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