Principal Nuclear Safety Consultant

Ref: ZR_6251_JOB  ·  Posted on 19 July 2021


Our client will want you to play an effective role in a range of projects in support of both existing and new assets in the Defence Nuclear domain. The assets include mechanical handling, infrastructure and mobile equipment. In addition to this, the Engineer will be expected to deliver innovative consultancy advice to core clients and to work with colleagues in the civil nuclear industry to share resources and best practice.

Working within our client’s business, you will be in a unique position of being able to offer full concept through to detailed design capability across some fantastic, inspirational projects. From their office they are involved in developing innovative, practical solutions for their clients across the UK and further afield.

Key responsibilities

The role will entail providing safety case advice during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and for the production of all nuclear safety documentation as part of the Site Licence Conditions.

Typical documents you will be expected to produce will include the following:

  • Hazard/fault identification studies e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, etc.
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Hazard Assessments.
  • Radiological Hazard Assessments.
  • Probabilistic Safety Assessments.
  • Safety Case preparation (e.g. EC, PMP, PSR, PCSR, etc).
  • Support to Engineering Substantiation studies.
  • Safety management studies.
  • Nuclear technology technical reports.
  • Engineering Change (EC) production (Cat 1 and Cat 2).
  • Fault studies.
  • Design Authority technical reports.
Skills & experience
  • Working towards attaining Chartership status.
  • Technical practitioner able to demonstrate good engineering judgement and with extensive experience in using fundamental engineering skills.
  • Proven record of delivering technically challenging projects.
  • Strong background in safety case production and hazard analysis, with extensive experience within the nuclear and defence industry.
  • Able to produce and review/correct high-quality technical reports.
  • Leadership of technical teams and development of more junior staff.
  • Motivated and driven to meet delivery/cost targets without compromising quality.
  • Awareness of their own technical limitations and using the help and support of others to deliver.
  • Sound commercial acumen.
Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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