Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Supply Chain Inspection Lead

The Opportunity


This is a key role within the Hinkley Point C (HPC) internal nuclear regulation organisation. This is an opportunity to join a small team led by the Supply Chain Inspection Manager. This role has an excellent potential for personal development and growth, opportunity to gain exposure to senior leadership, ability to broaden to multiple multiple plant systems and influence all programmes and manufacturing processes with a prospect for international travel. 


The team is responsible for independently inspecting, auditing, challenging and influencing the people and processes across the international, complex and multi-tiered supply chain with focus on assuring the effectiveness of the delivery process and the end-quality of the equipment manufactured off-site. 


The successful individual will come from engineering/science, commercial/business or auditing background and must have high personal integrity, questioning attitude and excellent analytical and communication skills. 

The Role


You will independently inspect and assess the arrangements and controls associated with the HPC manufacturing supply chain. Use your insights from the inspection activities to make recommendations that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain and the quality of the end product. 


A secondary objective is to ensure the robustness of the organisation and its compliance with regulations, international standards and internal policies. You will not have any direct management responsibilities but will be required to represent the Supply Chain Inspection Manager, as required. May be required to lead small teams of assessors during group inspection activities. 


Some of the day to day tasks will include but not limited to the below;
•    Provide inspection and challenge of practices and processes across the HPC supply chain for manufacturing, including organisational arrangements, processes and procedures, contracts, surveillance and assessment programmes. 
•    Assimilate and analyse the outputs from various sources (including inspections, assessments, audits, organisational learning events, regulatory inspections, etc.) to provide a view of the effectiveness of processes across the equipment supply chain, and adherence to the licence conditions.
•    Record and report findings, recommendations and learning from the inspection activities through the Supply Chain Inspection manager, to the Head of S&R Development and SCI to the Safety and Regulation Director.
•    Monitor the business’s on-going response to the recommendations in terms of effectiveness and close-out.
•    Develop relationships and networks to understand the arrangements and activities within the HPC supply chain, in order to ensure that inspection activities are targeted appropriately, considering risk and benefit. 
•    Use your expertise to identify further risk areas to be explored as part of the Supply Chain Inspection Team’s scope.

The Skills


•    Degree qualified in an engineering, science or commercial disciplines or equivalent experience. 
•    Strong organisational skills and the ability to act alone, or lead teams in inspection and review activities
•    Ability to shape approaches and opinion via effective presentation and communication at all levels 
•    Ability to identify and then influence key internal and external stakeholders and senior decision makers, to facilitate improvement
•    Understanding of risk-based decision making
•    Strong understanding and practical experience of quality arrangements required in UK regulated environment
•    Experience of working within an independent oversight or audit capacity (Quality, Nuclear Safety, Health & Safety or Environmental)
•    Expert knowledge of the role of internal and external standards and procedures
•    Knowledge of Nuclear Site Licence requirement and Health and Safety legislation including CDM.

•    Auditing experience/ qualifications. 
•    Experience working with the external regulators.
•    Experience of highly complex / highly technical projects and a good understanding of the supply chain arrangements in such projects.
•    Experience of equipment manufacturing, installation or commissioning.


Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.   


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.


Why EDF?


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.  


We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.  Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.  


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.


Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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