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Criticality Consultant

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Job Introduction

Job Purpose: 

Provide delivery and technical leadership of technical projects in the criticality area of the Safety, Security and Safeguards team to time, cost and quality.  Maintain and develop technical skills within the criticality area.  Act as criticality Primary Support to plant areas for Springfields Fuels Ltd (SFL).

Role Responsibility

Principal Accountabilities:

•    Lead on the technical delivery of projects in the criticality area to time, cost, quality, value and service requirements (working independently).  Customers may include any UK civil or defence nuclear facility or operator (including NNL laboratories), although the majority of work will be for SFL.
•    Technical lead on small projects, e.g., up to £50k
•    Supporting long-term projects with a duration from 3 months up to typically 1-2 years. 
•    Clearly define project/bid deliverables and determine the scope of what milestones need to be completed to achieve the overall objectives.
•    Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams addressing safety challenges
•    Interfacing with internal and external stakeholders to effect successful delivery of projects and identify new opportunities for the team 
•    Contributing to the development of new capabilities through innovative approaches and providing insight.  Work independently on own IR&D project and submit own IR&D proposal.
•    Maintaining technical awareness of NNL’s capability of the area
•    Developing and maintaining SQEP skills for criticality and continuing professional development
•    Design and deliver criticality awareness training
•    Active involvement in relevant national industry groups  
 

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications & Experience:

•    Degree in relevant science or engineering discipline (or have equivalent experience)
•    Typically SQEP 3 with extensive experience in criticality safety
•    Chartered Membership of a professional institution, or working towards this qualification
•    Strong level of knowledge and experience with proven track record in technical delivery in the criticality field
•    Proven ability to both act independently under own initiative and to work in a team
•    Strong communication skills, including multi-site working
•    Strong teamworking skills
•    Mentoring skills to mentor and develop junior staff
•    Good networking skills

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

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