Immediate Vacancies for Senior & Principal Consultants – March 2024


Eden Nuclear and Environment Ltd. is a small, well-established and highly successful employee-owned consultancy company with nineteen staff. We have a reputation for delivering technically excellent work on time and to budget for a wide range of clients. Our head office is in Penrith, Cumbria, and our staff work either from our office, from home or have hybrid working arrangements. There is the possibility of working from home locations around the country. Due to recent and exciting business growth and client diversification, we are seeking to recruit Principal Consultants and Senior Consultants into our friendly and supportive team.


You will be able to build excellent experience in a wide variety of technically challenging projects for a variety of clients across the nuclear sector, including NDA estate, existing nuclear generation, new nuclear generation, MoD and international clients. You will work directly alongside international experts in the nuclear sector, gaining from their knowledge, experience and advice on delivery for clients and, and through our Employee Benefit Trust, you will be able to influence the strategic direction of our company.


We provide technical consultancy and management services to a wide range of UK and international clients in the energy and nuclear sectors. We specialise in developing environmentally safe, sustainable and economically achievable solutions for the management and disposal of radioactive waste and the clean-up of radioactively contaminated land. You will work closely with your colleagues and with our clients to develop technical solutions and effective strategies, to evaluate and manage environmental impacts, and address regulatory requirements. You will have the opportunity to carry out challenging and interesting work in a wide number of technical areas and contribute to various projects, potentially of national importance, gaining experience and knowledge passed on from UK and international experts.


Contract Type: Permanent

Working arrangements: Full time is 37.5 hours per week, potentially with flexible working times. Depending on personal circumstances and role, part time roles will be considered.

Package: As an employee-owned company, we can offer a very attractive package based on a competitive base salary and generous terms and conditions, including:

  • Company profit share scheme, which can add significantly to basic salary;
  • Company pension;
  • Generous annual leave, with option to purchase an extra 5 days, and all public and bank holidays;
  • There is potential for the issue of free shares via a tax efficient scheme;
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave;
  • Flexible working hours, with potential to work from home;
  • Excellent training opportunities including on-the-job mentoring from UK and international experts;
  • Free on-site parking;
  • Sick pay;
  • Income protection insurance, with enhanced benefits such as an Employee Assistance Programme and Medical Support Services such as second medical opinion and medical treatment sourcing.

Progression: We utilise training and succession planning to drive the growth of our staff. We support our staff to obtain and maintain relevant professional qualifications through continuing professional development.


We are looking for excellent scientists, engineers or mathematicians who have a good undergraduate degree, and possibly also a postgraduate qualification. Candidates will preferably have a minimum of 3 years of nuclear (or related) experience and this will be coupled with a keen interest for consulting. You will be flexible and able to apply yourself to varied problems and projects. You will be self-motivated and have the skills to work effectively with other people. Excellent communication skills are required, as is the ability to deliver high quality technical reports to tight deadlines. There will be opportunities to manage projects and make important contributions towards the development of our rapidly growing company. Our approach is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us, and be themselves at work.


Please send a current CV and cover letter (highlighting your suitability and relevant experience) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 17:00 on Monday 1st April 2024. For technical enquiries about the vacancy please email Paul Gilchrist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will answer by return or arrange an informal telephone discussion.

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