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Safety Case Advisors x2

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Safety Case Advisor:

We are looking for two candidates to fill Safety Case Advisor vacancies based at both of our facilities on the Sellafield site. Development training for the roles is available and therefore the posts would suit either a development opportunity for someone new to the discipline or SQEP safety case advisors looking for a new challenge.

The foundational training and broad experience gained on our programmes also offers a great platform for wider career options in technical, operational or leadership roles.

Role Responsibility

Safety Case Advisors ensure that safety controls are in place and that adequate arrangements for maintained are implemented on a facility. The role offers a career pathway, with foundational training that builds understanding of principles, and the opportunity to develop specialist skills. The role is to support the Safety Case Manager (SCM) in the development, implementation and review of the safety case to support current and future requirements. As a Safety Case Advisor, you will:

  • Produce safety case implementation documentation for safety case changes.
  • Work under supervision of an experienced SCA/SCM, but will be expected to work independently and engage with a range of stakeholders and organisations
  • Provide high quality safety case advice.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines to support safety case development and management of activities for the facility.
  • Facilitate communication between relevant stakeholders.
  • Present safety case documents to safety committees on behalf of the SCM (as required).
  • Support engagements with Regulatory bodies and other external stakeholders for the associated facility safety case.
  • Deputise for the SCM in areas where technical competence has been demonstrated.
  • Look for, use, and share learning from internal and external sources and from events and good practice.
  • Identify and participate in improvement initiatives on safety case process and implementation in the workplace.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory/ company policies.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Safety Case Advisor

  • Attention to detail
  • Able to understand safety case documentation, engineering drawings and other related information
  • Effective communication and team working skills – the role holder will need to work effectively with individuals and groups in several teams and business areas
  • Able to use standard IT packages and databases
  • Able to work independently to high standards and in compliance with legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security, etc. applicable to the role.
  • Good analytical thinking skills, with experience of solving novel and possibly challenging technical issues
  • Good planning skills
  • Self-motivated with a high level of resilience
  • 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 Safety Case Advisor

  • Demonstrably competent against the Sellafield requirements for Safety Case Advisors
  • Degree qualified or relevant experience
  • Previous experience in operations, engineering, technical disciplines or in a support team for an operational plant
  • Knowledge of safety case implementation
  • Experience of Regulatory interface
  • Knowledge/understanding of NNL operations
  • Knowledge of the relevant Site Licence Conditions

About the Company

As the UK’s national laboratory for nuclear fission, NNL is harnessing nuclear science to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. We channel our work into four strategic areas: Clean Energy, Health and Nuclear Medicine, Environmental Restoration and Security and Non-Proliferation. These four Focus Areas are the cornerstones of our ambition, shaping what we deliver to our customers and for UK society, and how we invest in our future.

At a time when society is waking up to acting on the environmental crisis our planet faces, it is impossible to overestimate the scale of the challenge ahead for the UK in reaching net zero by 2050. Without nuclear, the UK will not meet this target on time. And without NNL’s work, the UK nuclear sector cannot deliver what is required.

We are custodians of a unique set of facilities and capabilities that enable ground-breaking nuclear research and development – including four world-leading laboratories in the North West of England. The most important asset for our future success, however, is our people. We are fortunate to be gifted with some of the most creative and inspired scientific minds in our sector, in the world.

At NNL we are working to ensure we have an inclusive workplace that attracts, retains, and develops diverse talent. In order to achieve our aspirations of equality and diversity, we are working to continuously improve our attraction, recruitment, and promotion processes. We are committed to ensuring these are transparent and fair; that the policies and procedures we operate to are people centric; and that our leaders are empowered to make the right calls in line with our employee developed Values and Behaviours.

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