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Infrastructure Leader

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Job Introduction

The Infrastructure Leader is a prominent position of authority within NNL supporting the Head of Infrastructure Compliance 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 Team 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 deadlines.

Role Responsibility

Demonstrate Effective Command and Control: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring independence between their Site Compliance Team and Delivery / Lab Operations in order to prevent any potential conflict between safety and production

Assurance of Safety Management: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for the overall safety, 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.

They shall be responsible for discharging this accountability down through their team.

 

Assurance of Security Management: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for overall implementation and management of Security Procedures and Instructions and adherence to the Site Security Plan within their area(s) of responsibility.

They shall be responsible for holding the EHSS Compliance Advisor to account in assisting to deliver this accountability.

 

Assurance of Building Management: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring that all building(s) arrangements within their area(s) of responsibility, comply with all relevant environmental, health, safety, security and management system requirements in order to allow occupancy by the workforce.

They shall be responsible for holding the Building Manager to account in assisting to deliver this accountability

 

Assurance of Emergency Management: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for overall implementation and management of Emergency Procedures /Instructions and adherence to the Emergency Exercise Schedule within their area(s) of responsibility.

They shall be responsible for holding the Emergency Manager to account in assisting to deliver this accountability.

 

Assurance of Safety Case Management: the Infrastructure Leader shall be responsible for providing assurance that the management, preparation, implementation, maintenance and periodic review of the live Safety Case relevant to their area(s) of responsibility is being undertaken using the Safety Case Development Principles.

They shall be responsible for holding the Safety Case Manager to account in assisting to deliver this accountability

 

Management of Resources: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring nominated roles and requirements for their area(s) of responsibility are fully resourced with sufficient contingency for back up situations. They shall ensure that good planning and early engagement delivers succession planning with no impact on delivery.

 

Training of Personnel: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring all personnel within their team receive appropriate training for their role. By discharging this accountability throughout their team, they shall provide assurance that all personnel within their team are Suitably Qualified and Experienced (SQEP) to undertake the tasks assigned to them. Should any not be, they shall be responsible for initiating corrective actions.

 

Management of Contractors: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for safe management of all Contractors (or Sub-Contractors) undertaking any work within their area(s) of responsibility. They shall provide assurance all key roles are covered, appropriate stakeholder engagement has taken place and that control and supervision arrangements are well defined prior to any work commencing.

 

Infrastructure Budget Holder: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for the whole of the Infrastructure Compliance Infrastructure budget assigned to them. They shall ensure accruals information, goods receipts etc. are addressed in a timely manner by their team and that management of the Infrastructure budget remains within forecasted targets. They shall be responsible for highlighting any deviations from the norm to the Head of Infrastructure Compliance as soon as practicable.

 

Performance Management: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring each member of their team has a valid Development Plan and Performance Agreement in place and that both of these are reviewed regularly with the individual. They shall be responsible for cascading the company objectives to their direct reports and then provide assurance these have been passed down appropriately to all other team members below them. They shall ensure goals and targets set are challenging to the individuals through random sampling of Agreements.

 

Team EHSS&Q Objectives: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for assisting compilation, monitoring progress and discharging those EHSS&Q objectives within the annual plan that fall under their area(s) of responsibility.

 

Incident and Event Management: in their capacity as a Convening Authority, the Infrastructure Leader 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 Infrastructure Leader shall when requested undertake investigations in support of any events or incidents that have occurred. This will include for example Learning Investigations, Management Investigations etc.

 

Organisational Baseline: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for defining and reviewing the Organisational Baseline for their area(s) of responsibility.

 

Attendance at Management of Change (MoC) Committee: the Infrastructure Leader will attend MoC committee as a quorate member and take the role of Chairperson.

 

Compliance Peer Checks: the Infrastructure Leader will undertake regular self-audits and task observation within their area(s) of responsibility to ensure that standards and expectations are being maintained according to set procedures. They shall raise any findings, set corrective actions and be accountable for rectification of all deficiencies highlighted.

 

Infrastructure Compliance Documentation: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for the upkeep and control of all Infrastructure Compliance owned Infrastructure procedures and instructions relevant to their area(s) of responsibility. They shall be responsible for discharging this accountability down through their team.

 

Use of Plant Instructions & Procedures: The Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for ensuring generation and control of plant instructions and Procedures for the processes within their area(s) of responsibility e.g. Operator Instructions, Alarm Response Instructions, Maintenance Instructions etc.

 

Records Management: the Infrastructure Leader shall be held accountable for correct management of all documentation associated with their area(s) of responsibility e.g. Clearance Certificates, PMP’s etc. ensuring accurate records are maintained securely as per record retention procedures for any future reference. They shall be responsible for discharging this accountability down through their team.

 

Proactive in Continuous Improvement: the Infrastructure Leader shall lead the development and implementation of the Continuous Improvement programme for their area(s) of responsibility to ensure delivery of increased performance against defined standards, company objectives and key performance indicators.

 

Leading by Example: the Infrastructure Leader shall promote best practice within the team through being a role model and leading by example. They shall consistently drive behaviours to improve on Standards and Expectations within their area(s) of responsibility i.e. consistent challenge to “raise the bar”

 

Stakeholder Engagement: the Infrastructure Leader shall maintain contact with internal and external stakeholders at a range of levels on issues of local significance

 

Positive Attitudes: the Infrastructure Leader shall be accountable for re-enforcing a positive safety and security culture throughout their team by for example, promoting use of human factors tools or utilising Learning from Experience (LFE) information.

 

Forward Vision: the Infrastructure Leader shall be responsible for assisting the Head of Infrastructure Compliance in delivering the company values and vision throughout their team. They shall be expected to maintain a forward vision (12 months plus) to develop and implement the best solutions in the best interests of the Business

The Ideal Candidate

Thorough knowledge with proven experience of managing operations within heavy industrial facilities and/or nuclear plants (Site dependent for nuclear).

Degree qualified or holds HND in an equivalent discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of stated qualifications

Chartered Member of a professional organisation would be desirable e.g. MRSC

Holds IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as a minimum qualification. NEBOSH General Certificate would be desirable

Ability to achieve DV security clearance

Ability to demonstrate supervisory experience over teams undertaking operations within heavy industrial facilities and/or nuclear plants (Site dependent for nuclear).

Good financial awareness and proven experience of managing an operational facility budget

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

National Nuclear Laboratory

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