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

Nr Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Independent Assessor - Radiation Protection

Independent Assessor – Radiation Protection


Location: Hinkley Point C or Satellite Delivery Centre (Bridgwater) or Aztec West (Bristol)
Salary: Competitive salary & benefits  
Employment type: Permanent/ Full Time 
Closing date: 12th October 2022


Join EDF as an Independent Assessor, and you’ll join one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF. 

At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

We are looking for an Independent Assessor to ensure the robustness of the HPC organisation and its compliance with Regulations, International standards and internal policies in the areas of Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Radiation waste Management. 


Pay, benefits and culture…


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

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…


•    Providing assessment and challenge of business and project processes and practices. 
•    Recording and reporting any findings through the IA manager to the Head of Independent Nuclear Regulation and Safety and Regulation Director.
•    Generating insights to facilitate continuous improvement to help ensure that the project operates to national and international, INPO and WANO best practices and UK and French experience.
•    Presenting independent views on project processes, practices and governance to external Regulators and internal committees such as the Nuclear Safety Committee.
•    Supporting other teams in the Assurance function as follows:
          o    The Supply Chain Inspection branch who perform surveillance activities on the supply chain and internal supply chain processes.
          o    The Independent Site Inspection branch who conduct site surveillances and compliance checks
          o    Independent Technical Assessment (ITA) branch who provide design and safety case assurance.
•    Assimilating and analysing the outputs from various sources (including assessments, audits, organisational learning events, regulatory inspections, etc.)   to provide a high level view of the effectiveness of organisational processes, and adhering to the licence conditions, and escalating any issues as appropriate, in the areas of Radiation Protection, Radiography, Emergency Preparedness and Radiation Waste Management.
•    Developing relationships and networks to understand the project plans and activities within area of expertise, in order to ensure that Independent Assessment is scheduled into the plans with adequate time.


Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:


•    Degree qualified in an engineering or science related discipline or equivalent.
•    Experience or subject matter expert knowledge in Radiation Protection, Radiography, Emergency Preparedness and Radiation Waste Management (Storage, Disposal, leakage and escape), at an operational nuclear facility.
•    Detailed knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations and other relevant statutory requirements.
•    Self-starter with strong organisational skills and the ability to lead teams in assessment activities.
•    Excellent presentation and communication skills - able to create confidence through crafting of strong justifications and arguments and tailor messages to suit the audience
•    Experience in highly complex / highly technical projects, understanding of the interfaces across the many contributors such projects require.
•    Ability to influence at all levels within a diverse project organisation.
•    Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including CDM, Nuclear Site Licence, and Environmental Permits.
•    Ability to innovate, think laterally and implement processes.
•    Strong understanding and practical experience of quality arrangements required in UK regulated environment.
•    Experience of Nuclear Safety, Health & Safety, Environmental or Security assessment and auditing.
•    Expert knowledge of the role of internal and external standards and procedures.
•    Experience of working within an independent oversight capacity.
•    Previous participation in WANO / INPO peer reviews.


Join us, and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.



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