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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  tbc

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Hinkley Point C

Safety Case Engineer

Vacancy Overview

EDF Energy Nuclear New Build (NNB) is in the process of designing and constructing two new reactors at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset.  To support the licensing and operation of these reactors, a competent Design Authority is required within the HPC Project to understand the plant design and to develop robust nuclear safety cases. 


The purpose of this role is to ensure nuclear safety and maintain design integrity through enacting the role of intelligent customer within the Safety Case Programmes Branch.  This Branch is responsible for the overall development of the HPC safety case, managing the configuration of the HPC safety case and performing some of the detailed technical studies including internal / external hazards, classification and radiation protection.  The Safety Case Engineer role is:


  • Based in Bristol with occasional working at other EDF locations in the UK and France;
  • Part of a multi-disciplined Safety Case Programmes Branch of around 25 professional scientists and engineers providing support to the HPC project;
  • Responsible for the technical ownership of topic areas related to the HPC safety case within the HPC project;
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining links with the supply chain, other parts of the HPC project, other parts of EDF Energy and the regulators in all relevant matters.

Nature and Scope

Design Authority is:

  • The intelligent customer for the safety case through undertaking technical oversight during licensing, procurement, manufacture, construction, commissioning and operation;
  • The part of the HPC project that understands, owns and controls the safety case during the design and construction phase;
  • Responsible for maintaining design integrity.


In their intelligent customer role, the role holder will be required to advise the HPC project teams and the Responsible Designer on the adequacy of safety case and safety case deliverables.

The role holder will need to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including EDF Energy, the Responsible Designer, external regulators and suppliers.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To understand the safety case especially those elements that span multiple disciplines.
  • Support the development of processes for safety case management, modification control and configuration control;
  • Manage the production and development of the sections of the site specific safety case;
  • Support the system groups in the Technical Directorate to develop changes to the safety case;
  • Provide safety case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems;
  • Work effectively and maintain a strong relationship with EDF Engineering and Regulatory bodies;
  • Co-ordinate support from other external organisations;
  • Develop and resolve commitments made in GDA for specified systems;
  • Interface with the regulator in the areas of safety case management and broad scope safety cases.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree or equivalent in physical science, maths or engineering;
  • Chartered engineer status would be desirable.


Technical and Commercial Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrable evidence of complex safety case management/production within the nuclear industry in the some or all of the following areas: Hazards, Probabilistic Safety Assessment/Human Factors, Structural Integrity and/or Reactor Fault Studies;
  • Identification and resolution of issues and development work within the life cycle of nuclear plant construction through to operational level;
  • Experience in safety related, regulated environment e.g. nuclear or petrochemical industry;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to operate autonomously or as part of a team;
  • Understanding the needs of quality;
  • Decision making capability for resolution of safety case issues;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.

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