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Nuclear process engineers are responsible for designing and managing the safe and productive running of nuclear power stations.
Average salaries are in the region of £30,000.00 to £50,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Nuclear Process Engineers are responsible for designing and managing the safe and productive running of nuclear power stations.
Nuclear Process Engineers work in the nuclear industry, which supplies electricity to the UK through nuclear power plants, producing energy for business and domestic use.
This role involves helping to maintain and develop plants and the electricity supply.
As a Nuclear Process Engineer, you would be:
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
In processing and power station operations, you could work a seven-day shift system, which includes weekends, evenings and nights. If you are working in a research and development role you would usually work standard office hours, typically 40 hours a week.
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To get into this job you will usually need an HNC/HND, foundation degree or degree in a relevant subject such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, maths, physics or electrical engineering.
There is also a small number of university courses specific to nuclear engineering and nuclear decommissioning. Some employers also look for postgraduate qualifications.
To get onto an engineering or science degree, you will usually need at least five GCSEs (A-C) or their Scottish and Welsh equivalents, plus three A-levels including maths and a science subject.
For some jobs in the nuclear industry you may be required to go through a security vetting process.
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 3980 engineers (which includes nuclear process engineers) to meet demand every year from 2017 - 2021 - according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).