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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  £75,000

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Technical Assessor

Technical Assessor


Are you experienced in conducting thorough technical assessments and reviews within your field? Are you comfortable challenging existing processes and procedures to ensure compliance and best practices? Are you adept at effectively communicating complex technical information to various stakeholders?


If so, we’re looking for you to join us as our next Independent Technical Assessor working in our Safety & Regulation Directorate business unit!


The Opportunity…


Working as our next Independent Technical Assessor, you’ll be working as part of the Internal Nuclear Regulation function within the Safety and Regulation Directorate on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) project. As part of INR you will have unique access to the project and construction site, as well as interacting and influencing at senior levels in the project.


In this role, you’ll be ensuring that the project adheres to the highest standards of safety, security, and quality. Our mission is to provide independent challenge and assurance to the HPC project, pushing the organisation and its supply chain to exceed compliance and strive for best practices.


Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a competitive salary of circa £75,000 depending on experience, we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.


This role will be based working at both our Aztec West and Gloucester Business Park offices 2-3 days a week minimum and the other days possibly working from home. There is also a requirement for regular visits to our Hinkley Point C site. We are looking for you to be flexible on locations of working as each week is different depending on business need.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed. 

What you’ll be doing…


In this role, you'll dive into the intricacies of safety cases and associated engineering substantiation, contributing to the overarching "barrier model" that safeguards our projects. Your daily responsibilities involve conducting thorough technical reviews to ensure compliance and bolster our assurance that robust processes are in place for the production and review of safety cases and supporting documentation. Other roles and responsibilities also include:


  • Dive deep into the safety case documentation and design deliverables, focusing particularly on those linked to safety case (e.g., PCmSR), significant plant modifications, and key construction and commissioning milestones.
  • Offer an independent perspective on technical and safety matters to the Nuclear Safety Committee, internal stakeholders, and external regulators.
  • Ensure oversight of the Intelligent Customer and Responsible Designer processes, ensuring these organisations conduct adequate internal checks and provide assurance on design and safety case deliverables.
  • Summarise assessment outputs to offer a comprehensive view of the effectiveness of design and safety case processes, escalating any issues as needed.
  • Represent ITA at crucial decision-making committees and forums, ensuring representation and alignment.
  • Provide oversight of the resolution of significant emergent issues.


Who you are…


We’re looking for you to hold a degree in a relevant science or engineering field, with a preference for Mechanical Engineering, and ideally possess Chartered Engineer status. Experience in either working for or supporting a UK licensee is desirable. We’re looking for someone with broad experience of designing or assessing mechanical equipment such as fluid pressure systems, cranes, fuel handling systems & HVAC. 


Additionally, an appreciation of materials, welding, and non-destructive testing is desirable. 


Other requirements for this position include:


  • Possess a strong understanding of quality arrangements necessary in the UK nuclear regulated environment, coupled with experience in conducting assessments and collaborating with engineering functions to uphold and enhance quality standards.
  • Have knowledge/experience of regulatory compliance and engagement with external stakeholders.
  • Exhibit flexibility and a readiness to undertake unfamiliar tasks.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Maintain a questioning attitude to ensure thoroughness and effectiveness in problem-solving.
  • Proficient in identifying insights and trends from various information sources.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills to engage credibly both within and outside the organisation.
  • Have the resilience to deliver challenging messages in potentially difficult situations.
  • Exhibit clear and concise communication skills, enabling effective delivery of verbal and written feedback.


Applications for this role close: Sunday 28th July


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