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Safe System of Work Controller (Shifts)

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Safe System of Work Controller (Shifts):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Safe Systems Controller is a highly visible position of authority within NNL supporting the Engineering Manager to ensure the company's continued compliance to all regulations governing the nuclear industry and Site Licence Conditions. The role is responsible for monitoring change, leading on incident and event management, and assessing the impact and coordination of the activities required to achieve compliance in the most effective way for the business. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in working in a regulatory capacity; detail orientated and is able to work to stringent deadlines.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Safe System of Work Controller (Shifts):

  • Responsible for Command and Control, the Safe Systems Controller must not be involved in production activities whilst on duty to maintain independence and prevent any potential conflict between safety and production.
  • Responsible for overall control and supervision of people and plant in their designated area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving all safety documentation (Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments etc) supporting any SSOW submission are suitable and sufficient.
  • Authority to cease work at any point they deem challenges safety or security standards.
  • Knowledge at all times of all persons (resident or visitors) attending their areas, ensuring the routes have been thoroughly risk assessed and deemed safe.
  • Responsible for undertaken plant walkdowns at the start and end of the day to ensure when setting people to work the area is safe to do so. 
  • Responsible for controlling access to all work areas within their remit through enforcing application of defined access control procedures.
  • Accountable where any problems are identified and responsible for taking corrective actions and managing recovery in liaison with the DAP’s.
  • Attendance as quorate member of the daily Operations Focus Meeting.
  • Attend any forums (internal or external) as requested to keep abreast of best practices around other NNL Laboratories, responsible for sharing and implementing any learning.
  • Accountable for ensuring that SSOW office log book is compiled as per defined log keeping standards and presents a true account of plant status.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Safe System of Work Controller (Shifts):

  • Compliance professional, with extensive practical and relevant experience in a compliance role.
  • Hold IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as a minimum qualification, NEBOSH General Certificate would be desirable.
  • Safety Case awareness, demonstrable knowledge of nuclear Safety Mechanisms (SM), Safety Related (SR) and Safety Features (SF).
  • Must demonstrate an ability to analyse and interpret complex information from several, sometimes conflicting sources, with proven problem-solving ability to make decisions based upon this information.
  • Ability to demonstrate conservative decision making, even in pressure situations Requirement to become appointed to the role of Safe System Of Work Controller.
  • Required to attend and pass the PP&E Isolations blue book course.
  • Required to attend and pass the Electrical Isolations red book course. 
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Safe System of Work Controller (Shifts):

  • Demonstrable knowledge of operational & maintenance requirements.
  • Experience in working in a Construction and Commissioning environment.

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.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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