Site Operative

Location UK-Gilsland, Brampton
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Business Area
Energy Systems
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Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
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Local Unit & Position Description

DNV is seeking a number of talented and motivated Site Operatives to join our R&D team at Spadeadam.


Spadeadam R&D is a World leading full scale research facility at the forefront of implementing the green energy transition around the world today, contributing to a safer world by improving understanding of major hazards across industries. For over 40 years, Spadeadam has conducted full scale experiments to assess the consequences of major hazards and their effects on people, property and the environment. The results of which have been used to develop products, protect people and infrastructure from both accidental and deliberate threats.


The team specialise in carrying our full-scale experiments involving liquid and gaseous fuel releases, fire, explosion, product development and associated consultancy services to assure safe operations for our Global energy and security customers.


Key Accountabilities

  • Constructing and maintaining test rigs
  • Maintaining site plant and infrastructure
  • Testing, support projects engineers
  • Work as a part of the team and interface with colleagues from a wide range of areas and disciplines

Position Qualifications

  • Previous experience working in the construction or fabrication industry
  • Holding a CSCS Card would be an advantage
  • Clean driving license
  • Motivated, driven, eager approach to work and learn on the job
  • Ability to act on your own initiative
  • Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a U.K. SC Clearance, application for clearance will be assisted by DNV

We Offer

  • Lifestyle benefits (26 days of annual leave + opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, sabbatical leave, flexible working options)
  • Wellbeing benefits (including Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Gym allowance and free fruit)
  • Pension Scheme: employer-matched pension contributions (employer contribution - up to 9%)
  • Travel benefits (including Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme)
  • Life Assurance and Group Income Protection benefits
  • Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme (for personal use)
  • Re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £500)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping
  • Company contribution towards; eye tests and glasses (for computer/laptop users), and Flu Vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – providing free and confidential support for issues including work, family, relationships, money, and health

So if you are a Site Operative and are looking for a company within the construction/fabrication industry that will invest in your future and give you the opportunity to progress your career then please do get in touch.


Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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