Constructability Engineer




Years of experience

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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 constructability issues of nuclear reactor and balance of plant. 

Main Activities

  • Guarantee constructability of the plant and optimize the construction phase, already during engineering 
  • Perform constructability reviews and develop studies for transportation, lifting and installation of plant equipment 
  • Define the assembly strategies of the equipment, and coordinate suppliers involved in pre-assembly 
  • Carry out 3D model simulations of construction and optimize sequences of construction 
  • Support development of internal standards and specific design criteria for constructability 
  • Optimize of flow of information related to constructability inside engineering team, suppliers, and site  
  • Interface French and English teams and collect specific requirements and implement in design 
  • Guarantee construction feasibility according to quality and safety requirements 
  • Participate to reviews and support implementation of safety requirements in design 
  • Coordinate, plan and supervise the work 
  • Collaborate to the identification of breakthrough solutions to the most complex mechanical challenges 
  • Write and review construction criteria and analyze assessment reports 
  • Coordinate with multi-disciplinary engineering teams. 
  • Coordinate assigned work with other technical personnel as directed. 
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction. 

Key Performance Indicators

Timely management of key deliverables and tasks respecting deadlines with high quality output. 

Ideal Background


Degree in Engineering, Master or PhD is a plus 


Fluent Italian and English, French is a plus 

Experience / Professional requirements

  • 5 years’ experience in EPC or construction projects in a similar role  
  • Professional certification is a plus 
  • 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. 
  • Ability to participate in team meetings and give technical presentations. 
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