EHSS Compliance Advisor
The EHSS Compliance Advisor is a position of authority within NNL Supporting the Infrastructure Leader to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. They shall provide quality safety and security advice on the Sellafield or Preston sites to the respective Infrastructure Compliance Team, ensuring compliance at all times to the Nuclear Site Licence and all Regulatory and Legislative requirements.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory capacity, detail orientated, and be able to work to stringent deadlines.
Compliance Towards Safety and Security Management: The EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be the primary point of contact for their Infrastructure Compliance Team in providing advice on EHSS&Q matters including nuclear, conventional, industrial, radiological and environmental, by supporting and managing implementation of site standards, policies, processes and procedures within their area(s) of responsibility.
Enforce Security Compliance: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall provide assurance of compliance regarding of control access to all areas within their remit through enforcing application of defined access control procedures.
Note: The Duty OCO (DAP) will be the primary contact for release of doors and inhibition of alarms within their area(s) of responsibility. The Duty OCO (DAP) shall be accountable where any problems are identified and shall be the decision maker in taking corrective action and managing recovery. The EHSS Compliance Advisor shall support the OCO (DAP) in any decision making.
Interface with the Site OCM or Stakeholders (Internal or External): the EHSS Compliance Advisor will be the primary interface for all discussions with the Site OCM regarding all EHSS matters affecting the Infrastructure Compliance Team. Should any discussions be outside their knowledge base the EHSS Compliance Advisor will be the enabling route to permission other parties to interface with the Site OCM.
Permissioning of Visits to Plant: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be informed of all intended visits to their area(s) of responsibility. They shall be accountable for providing quality advice based on their expert knowledge, to the Duty OCO (DAP) on EHSS matters that may impact on the OCO making the decision as to whether to permission each visit to take place (or decline as appropriate).
Subject Matter Expert: the EHSS Compliance Advisor as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for their area(s) of responsibility shall keep abreast of all applicable Rules and Regulations and provide quality advice and best practice to management and staff on security, safety, health and environmental matters to colleagues within their respective Infrastructure Compliance Team.
Demonstrate Effective Command and Control: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for ensuring independence between the Site Compliance Team and Delivery / Lab Operations Team in order to prevent any potential conflict between safety and production
Ownership and Leadership of Quality, Standards and Behaviours: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall act as role model, leading by example in order to promote the Standards and Expectations set by the Business.
Incident and Event Management: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall provide assurance that all events or incidents within their area(s) of responsibility have been investigated thoroughly and appropriate corrective actions have been set and discharged in a timely manner throughout the life cycle of the event.
Undertaking Investigations: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall when requested undertake investigations in support of any events or incidents that have occurred. This will include Initial Information Gathering, Learning Investigations, Root Cause Analysis etc.
Attendance at Safety Committees: the EHSS Compliance Advisor will attend Safety Committees as required e.g. Management Safety Committee (MSC) Plant Modification Proposal (PMP) Committee or Commissioning Sub-Committee (CSC). They shall be responsible for peer review and robust challenge of submitted documentation, in order to maintain standards and expectations.
Attendance at Operations Focus Meeting (Nuclear Sites): the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall attend the Operations Focus Meeting (or equivalent), where status of nuclear safety will be controlled and provide their impartial knowledge and expertise.
Quorate Member for CDM or ODM Meetings: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall attend any convened Conservative Decision Making (CDM) or Operational Decision Making (ODM) Meetings as requested to provide robust challenge and provide acceptance of the final decision.
Nuclear Dashboard (Command & Control) Meeting (Nuclear Sites): the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall attend a Nuclear Dashboard Command & Control Meeting (or equivalent) as a quorate member to provide information for their area(s) of responsibility and demonstrate that nuclear safety is being managed.
Team EHSS&Q Objectives: The EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for assisting compilation, monitoring progress and discharging those EHSS&Q team objectives within the annual plan that fall under their area(s) of responsibility.
Compliance Peer Checks: the EHSS Compliance Advisor will undertake regular self-audits and task observation of their area(s) of responsibility to ensure that standards and expectations for EHSS&Q are being maintained according to set procedures. They shall raise any findings, set corrective actions and progress those through to completion.
Sharing of Best Practice: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for sharing and implementation of any learning around the Site Compliance team and wider community as appropriate in order to promote a culture of continuous improvement i.e. consistently looking to ‘raise the bar.’
Infrastructure Compliance Documentation: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible as Owner for the upkeep and control of all Infrastructure Compliance owned operational procedures and instructions relevant to their role within their area(s) of responsibility.
Stakeholder Engagement: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall maintain contact with internal and external stakeholders at a range of levels on issues of local significance and be responsible for disseminating the information to their team (or wider) accordingly.
Records Management: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall ensure correct management of all documentation associated with their area(s) of responsibility making sure accurate records are maintained securely as per record retention procedures for any future reference.
Coaching & Mentoring: the EHSS Compliance Advisor as Subject Matter Expert for their particular area(s) of responsibility shall provide coaching and mentoring to any potential new persons required for succession planning within their Assurance Team. In addition to this the EHSS Compliance Advisor will also assist in the development of any Graduates/Apprentices that may work in their area(s).
Proactive in Continuous Improvement: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for sharing and implementation of any learning with their team and wider community as appropriate in order to promote a culture of continuous improvement e.g. providing Team Briefs or Operational Experience Feedback (OEF) to staff.
Forward Vision: the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for assisting the Infrastructure Leader in delivering the company values. They shall be expected to maintain a forward vision (3 to 6 months) to develop and implement the best solutions regarding EHSS matters, in the best interests of the Business.
Training: Where applicable, the EHSS Compliance Advisor shall be responsible for training personnel in the use of RPE / PPE and preparation of risk assessments.
The Ideal Candidate
Thorough knowledge with proven experience of managing operations within heavy industrial facilities and/or nuclear plants (Site dependent).
Demonstrable knowledge of UK legislation in relation to EHS operations and Security Regulations – specifically HSG 65
Degree or HND qualified in a technical or scientific discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of stated qualifications
Chartered Member of a professional organisation would be desirable e.g. MRSC
Holds a Nationally accredited safety qualification as a minimum. NEBOSH General Certificate or Diploma would be desirable
Proven experience in developing and managing people and of holding team members to account
Thorough knowledge of the Risk Assessment process and application of appropriate control strategies
Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.
Good IT and presentation skills
Ability to demonstrate conservative decision making, even in pressure situations
Experience in incident and emergency response situations
Ability to communicate key information both verbal and written with customers, suppliers and stakeholders
A thorough awareness of nuclear, conventional safety and security requirements applicable to their area(s) of responsibility
Requirement to be appointed as a Security Liaison Officer (SLO)
Requirement to become appointed to emergency response roles e.g. Access Controller, Deputy Access Controller, Board Person etc. as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as a Sub Contractor Supervisor as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as a PMP Manager as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as Incident Supervisor / Duty Manager as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as a Building Controller as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as an Environmental Representative
National Nuclear Laboratory