Engineering Leader (Preston)
The Engineering Leader (Preston) is a prominent position of authority within NNL supporting the Head of Infrastructure Compliance (Preston) to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role holder shall be accountable for management of the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering Team and will be responsible for delivery of all infrastructure related issues i.e. ensuring “lights-on” within the facilities under their area(s) of responsibility.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory capacity, holding people accountable, be detail orientated, and able to work to stringent de\adlines.
Shall be responsible for the provision of a safe and secure plant in their area(s) of responsibility.
Shall provide assurance that nuclear safety remains compliant within their area(s) of responsibility and where not, is able to demonstrate that appropriate managerial control has been applied.
Shall be responsible for maintaining availability of the facilities under their area(s) of control and managing any downtime to as short as reasonably practicable.
Ensuring all nominated roles and requirements for their area(s) of responsibility are fully resourced with sufficient contingency for back up situations.
Responsible for safe management of all Contractors (or Sub-Contractors) undertaking any work within their area(s) of responsibility.
Shall be responsible for the portion of the Infrastructure Compliance Engineering budget assigned to them
Required to attend various safety committees e.g. MSC, PMP Committee to provide expert knowledge and robust challenge associated with their area(s) of responsibility
Shall be accountable for performance management of their team members and dealing effectively with poor performance should it arise
Accountable for ensuring all personnel within their team receive the necessary training to undertake their role and manage corrective action where not achievable.
Ability to apply Conservative or Operational Decision Making (CDM/ODM) when fault conditions dictate the need
Shall be the primary point of contact for any incidents / events occurring within their area(s) of responsibility and will take initial control and manage the situation
Required to attend various forums (internal and external) to keep abreast of best practice and implement this back into the workplace
Undertake regular self-audits and task observation within their area(s) of responsibility to ensure that standards and expectations for EHSS&Q are being maintained
Undertaking scheduled plant surveillance checks for their area(s) of responsibility and hold team accountable for managing any corrective actions raised.
Expected to maintain a forward vision (6-12 months) in order to assist with delivering the company values and mission
Responsible for the upkeep and control of all Infrastructure Compliance owned Engineering procedures and instructions relevant to the role within their area(s) of responsibility.
Thorough knowledge with proven experience of managing operations within heavy industrial facilities and nuclear plants.
Degree qualified or holds HND in an equivalent discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of stated qualifications
Holds IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as a minimum qualification.
Ability to demonstrate supervisory experience over teams undertaking operations within heavy industrial facilities and nuclear plants
Proven experience in developing and managing people and of holding team members to account
Ability to demonstrate conservative decision making, even in pressure situations
Experience in incident and emergency response situations
Proven evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.
Ability to communicate key information both verbal and written with customers, suppliers and stakeholders, including Regulatory bodies.
Able to demonstrate a thorough awareness of nuclear, conventional safety and security requirements applicable to their area(s) of responsibility
Demonstrable knowledge of the operational & maintenance requirements associated with their area(s) of control
Thorough awareness of Safety Case implementation methodology
Requirement to become appointed as a Contractor Manager
Requirement to become appointed as a PMP Chairman
Requirement to become appointed as a Convening Authority
The Ideal Candidate
Holds a mechanical craft apprenticeship.
Chartered Member of a professional organisation e.g. IMechE or IET
Holds NEBOSH General Certificate
Requirement to become appointed to emergency response roles e.g. Incident Controller, Deputy Incident Controller etc. as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as Incident Supervisor / Duty Manager as applicable
Requirement to become appointed as a Building Controller as applicable
About the Company
We play a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry. That means reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry. We're the only UK organisation with the skills, facilities and expertise to provide technical support to all aspects of the nuclear industry. What's more, we pride ourselves on offering quality, value and service to every one of our customers.
National Nuclear Laboratory