Civil Engineer




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newcleo is a clean and safe nuclear technology company. Privately funded and headquartered in London, UK, newcleo was launched in 2021 to be a disruptor in the field of nuclear energy. Its mission is to generate safe, clean, economic and inexhaustible energy for the world, through a radically innovative combination of existing, accessible technologies.

newcleo is building the next generation system with the goals to:

  1. eliminate the need for geological repositories by using a fast neutron flux avoiding the production of long life radioactive elements;
  2. accelerate the development of new fuel cycles, including MOX (Mixed Pu-U Oxides) and eventually thorium, that provide clean, safe and inexhaustible energy from nuclei and the opportunity to burn the long-lived nuclear waste produced by the old generation of nuclear reactors;
  3. ultimately develop an Accelerator Driven System (ADS), based on the intrinsically safe coupling of a particle accelerator and a sub-critical reactor.

With visionary co-founders, newcleo brings together an international team of senior engineers with deep knowledge of nuclear energy and new recruits with a fresh mindset, working to develop designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs). These LFRs will meet the commercial demand for small terrestrial waste-to-energy reactors.

In the UK, newcleo’s immediate focus is on delivering a prototype 30MWe LFR by 2030 followed by an initial battery of 4-6 x 200MWe reactors with deployment in the early 2030s. We are building our team to meet this challenging and exciting objective.

newcleo wants to be the first step toward the evolution of its industry to become fully respectful of people and the environment. To develop a new, sustainable, and completely safe way of generating nuclear energy that will lead humanity to zero emissions, and to the mitigation of global warming.

Reports to (Job Title):

Head of Power Generation System

Job Description

To collaborate to the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) design activities focusing on design aspects related to concrete, foundations, steel structures and supporting of steam / condensate cycle, buildings, utilities, and water treatment.

Main Activities

  • Perform civil engineering in all project phases.
  • Carry out feasibility studies, conceptual design, basic and front-end design, detail engineering and design.
  • Develop of internal standards and specific design criteria for civil engineering.
  • Design and calculate foundations and supporting structures for equipment and piping.
  • Design and calculate industrial buildings for steam turbines, emergency diesel generators, electrical substations, control rooms, warehouses, and nuclear island.
  • Participate to layout engineering.
  • Coordinate CAD designers, drafters and modelers.
  • Develop civil design interfacing the nuclear island team.
  • Perform finite element analysis.
  • Prepare 3D model, MTO, material requisitions.
  • Participate to 3D model reviews, layout reviews, design reviews and technical meetings.
  • Preparation of Technical Specification, Datasheet, Technical queries, Technical Bid, Analysis (TBA) of the various Supplier’s offers.
  • Collaborate to the identification of breakthrough solutions to the most complex civil challenges.
  • Write and review design criteria and analysis assessment reports.
  • Develop testing processes and perform testing and validation of new designs.
  • Coordinate assigned work with other technical personnel as directed.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Ideal Background


Degree in Civil Engineering / Master or PhD is a plus


Fluent Italian and English

Experience / Professional requirements

  • 5 years’ experience in civil design of industrial plants. Experience in power or nuclear plants is a plus
  • Use of CAD, 3D models and structural analysis codes such as Ansys
  • Knowledge of engineering cycle for development of feasibility, basic design, FEED, detailed engineering, commissioning and start-up
  • Good knowledge of design and analysis principles for large or complex systems
  • Understanding of analytical techniques and relevant design codes
  • Ability to participate in team meetings and give technical presentations

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