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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus benefits
Location: 

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Probabilistic Safety Analysis Engineer

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

 

•    Barnwood, Gloucester
•    Competitive salary plus benefits
•    Full time / part time
•    Permanent
•    Closing date 4th August 2021

The Opportunity

 

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


The Technical Services Organisation (TSO), in combination with the new Design Authorities of the Licensees, will form the Technical Client Organisation (TCO); a platform for collaboration driving a common approach and replication where appropriate. Longer term the vision is to create an organisation that will ultimately bring together all the required “Technical” support resources in EDF’s UK nuclear business units to enable EDF related duty holders to comply with all conditions inherent in the UK’s regulatory framework for nuclear safety, security and environmental protection. 


The EDF UK Technical Client Organisation (TCO) provides the technical knowledge and expertise required to support new nuclear build projects, operating stations and decommissioning sites. In the longer term the vision is to create an organisation that will ultimately bring together all the required “Technical” support resources in EDF’s UK nuclear business units to enable EDF related duty holders to comply with all conditions inherent in the UK’s regulatory framework for nuclear safety, security and environmental protection. The Informed Customer responsibilities of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Licensee, for the Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) topic, are enacted by the Hazards & PSA Group of Safety Studies Branch within the Nuclear Analysis function of TCO. 


We now have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Probabilistic Safety Analysis Engineer, based in Gloucester, to support the HPC and Sizewell C (SZC) projects through to the full technical ownership of PSA related topic areas as the plants are brought into operation.  

The Role

 

Reporting to the Hazards & PSA Group Leader, you will provide high quality technical advice to the Design Authorities of HPC and SZC, developing the safety case and addressing issues associated with building a fleet of European Pressurised Reactors (EPR) in the UK. You will be part of the team working on amongst the most advanced and comprehensive PSA model in the international nuclear industry.


You will have the following main responsibilities:


•    Developing Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) models for the UK EPR
•    Maintaining oversight of PSA development work conducted by the Responsible Designer (EDF France), ensuring it meets UK operational and regulatory expectations.
•    Using PSA techniques and plant knowledge to give Risk Informed Design, insights into design construction, commissioning and operational safety
•    Supporting the development of each site-specific safety case by providing specialist contributions
•    Managing, reviewing and accepting the work of specialist contractors, and taking the role of Informed Customer for the HPC and SZC Licensees
•    Building and managing the relationship with, and trust of, our safety regulator
•    Supporting the PSA group on strategy, resources, processes, planning, and budgets
•    Supporting the development of technical and management procedures needed to meet our responsibilities

The Skills

 

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


•    Knowledge, understanding and experience in the use of PSA modelling tools and techniques 
•    Knowledge of the design of nuclear or other complex industrial plant, and experience in how to model plant effectively
•    Excellent technical writing and attention to detail
•    Ability to analyse complex systems and models, distil the important safety insights and communicate concisely with specialists and senior stakeholders
•    Collaborative problem-solving experience
•    Degree qualification (or equivalent training and experience) in appropriate mathematical, scientific or engineering discipline


Desirable:

 
•    Hold, or be actively working towards, a professional accreditation (e.g. CPhys or CEng) relevant to this role
•    Safety case development experience in a nuclear context
•    Experience in interactions with challenging stakeholders and safety regulators

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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