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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £60,012 - £83,043
Location: 

Sizewell, Suffolk, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear & Scientific

Independent Nuclear Assurance

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Hiring Manager: Colin Telkman

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Based at Sizewell B, Power Station - other locations may also be available

Salary: £60,012 - £83,043 (Salary flexibilty, dependent on experience and qualification)

Closing date: Friday 20th  December 2019

The Opportunity

Independent Nuclear Assurance (INA) personnel provide independent assessments of company compliance with its nuclear, radiological and industrial safety, security, health, and environmental (SSHE) obligations, and whether they are operating in a manner that promotes high levels of SSHE performance.


The work consists of on-site inspections, reviews, and data analysis to identify shortfalls and adverse nuclear assurance trends, and the instigation of necessary improvements. This is with the aim of ensuring the station remains compliant with its legal obligations and continues to improve its safety performance.


This vacancy is for an evaluator to undertake, amongst general assurance duties, the role of Independent Nuclear Safety Reviewer (INSR). This will involve a daily independent assessment of the status of nuclear safety, using independent sources to challenge the station’s nuclear safety performance, ensuring defence in depth is optimised. The role holder generally has significant experience of nuclear plant operations and may be (or have been) Duly Authorised Person (DAP) qualified.
 

The Person

We are looking for someone who is organised, self-motivated with a positive attitude and able to work under their own initiative. You'll need drive, a sense of ownership and a “can do” attitude.

Candidates should have significant experience of nuclear operations (possibly being a current or previous DAP (Control room DAP at a civil Nuclear Power Facility - EDF Energy or worldwide), or equivalent experience or training (eg. military). Recent senior level experience of implementing, advising or regulating SSHE arrangements within the nuclear, or other engineering orientated and highly regulated, industry is preferred. High performing candidates at an earlier stage in their career will also be considered.

Training will be provided for the role through a formal qualification and mentoring process.  It would be advantageous for candidates to have a good understanding of nuclear industry SSHE regulatory framework, and the principles of assurance.

The Skills

Good written and spoken communications, together with strong relationship building and influencing
skills, are vital.
•    Candidates should be educated to a minimum of HNC (or equivalent) in a science or engineering biased subject. Membership of a relevant professional body would be beneficial.
•    Candidates should have significant experience of nuclear operations (possibly being a current or previous DAP (Control room DAP at a civil Nuclear Power Facility - EDF Energy or worldwide), or equivalent experience or training (eg. military).
•    Preferably 5+ years track record of implementing, advising or regulating SSHE arrangements within the nuclear, or other engineering orientated and highly regulated, industry (including defence). 
•    An ability to think ‘outside of the box’ to identify trends, behaviours and insights that could be effective at helping improve SSHE performance.
•    Good analytical skills to support critical reviews of performance.
•    Clear, concise communication skills to ensure effective delivery of verbal or written feedback.
•    Ability to build relationships and team working at all levels in order to establish networks and optimise their use for influencing.
•    The character to deliver difficult messages under potentially challenging situations.
•    A proven track record of liaising with external SSHE regulators would be an advantage.

 

Competitive Salary & Benefits

You will be appointed as an Evaluator within Independent Nuclear Assurance, part of the Safety, Security and Assurance Division. The salary range is between £ 60,012 - £83,043, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. Exceptionally, a higher salary may be available for a highly qualified and experienced candidate. 


You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency based progression, a career average company pension scheme, access to benefits including gym membership, cinema tickets, technology offers and cycle to work scheme.  The company also offers all employees at least two days each year to take part in Force for Good Community Volunteering. Employees are encouraged to use the programme to participate and engage with the local communities EDF Energy serves.
 

Why EDF?

At EDF Energy, we’re on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is one of the things we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through 15 reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads. Our thermal generation assets include our West Burton stations, Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage plants, supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. We're the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses, and we employ more than 13,000 people. 


Generating electricity is a huge responsibility, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse.

Sizewell B is the UK’s first operational Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) producing enough electricity for 2 million homes and businesses. The successful candidate will work within a corporate team and report to a Group Head.
 


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