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Safety Consultant

Job Introduction

Job Description for Safety Consultant:

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, talented Safety Consultant who has some experience in the production of radiological safety assessments to join our team and helps us deliver some of the UKs most cutting-edge nuclear projects.  NNL are at the forefront of nuclear research and development in the UK and beyond with a wide range of projects that require creative safety support.  If you are able to show a track record of technical delivery of projects, the ability to work as part of a team to deliver the right safety case for the project and have the integrity to ensure that the outcome is safe and fit for purpose then a role in NNL might be right for you. 

The team you will join is a dedicated, hard-working group who are passionate about the work they do.  We support working flexibly, can accommodate homeworking, and can be flexible about location, although some travel will be necessary, to support business needs.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Sellafield, Preston or Risley.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Safety Consultant:

  • To provide expert knowledge of radiological safety assessment because you are up to date with developments in methodology and approach.  
  • To deliver radiological safety assessments to meet project requirements.
  • To provide SQEP safety support to multi-disciplinary teams addressing safety challenges, including support and development of junior colleagues.
  • To develop good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • To provide support to bids for new work.
  • To contribute to the development of new capabilities through innovative approaches including being involved in complex R&D projects and submissions.
  • To be interested in developing team skills for radiological safety through mentoring and supervision.
  • To deliver specialist radiological safety training within the team and across NNL.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Safety Consultant:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent level of demonstrable technical capability.
  • Experienced in production of radiological safety assessments across a variety of projects.
  • Good level of knowledge in the field of radiological safety assessment.  
  • Proven ability to act independently, under own initiative, potentially while supervising other members of the team.
  • Strong communication skills, including remote working.
  • Good teamworking skills.
  • 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 Consultant:

  • Knowledge of advanced assessment techniques.
  • Some experience in mentoring and developing technical skills.
  • Preferably Chartered Membership, or working towards, of a professional institution.
  • Good networking skills, maintaining network across the radiological field nationally.

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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