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Principal Safety Consultant

Location: Oxford Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Sector: Nuclear, Safety Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 19 days ago

Principal Safety Consultant.
Nuclear Industry - SC Clearance will be required.
£50,000 - £60,000 + Benefits

We have a fantastic opportunity at a senior level within the Company that requires strong technical safety knowledge and the ability to develop and present robust and reasoned arguments in a rational and coherent manner. You will be expected to deliver consultancy and manage Safety Engineering projects to a high level, that meet, and ideally exceed, client expectations particularly on technical excellence, quality of deliverable but also on timescales and cost, in a way that supports the long term growth of the business and its reputation.


  • Proven relevant technical Safety Engineering experience in Nuclear industry
  • Demonstrate a good level of project management knowledge and experience
  • Able to build strong relationships with others in the office and at other locations
  • Positive attitude to motivate self and project team members & staff to continually improve & deliver a high quality of work
  • Setting an example of coaching and mentoring staff at all levels

Specific Safety Case Experience:

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and experience in the management and production of complex safety cases, for a number of nuclear plant types at different lifecycle stages, as part of a team, demonstrating the capability to work unsupervised within a team.

  • Undertaking the role of lead author for complicated safety cases for high hazard category facilities/plants
  • Managing complicated safety cases for high hazard category facilities/plants, involving a team of consultants
  • Managing the interfaces with clients and with the assurance process (e.g. peer review, independent technical assessment etc.)
  • Presenting and defending the safety case at safety committees (or any other scrutiny) meetings;
  • The capability to produce elements of a site licensee's safety case production guidance
  • The capability to coach and mentor staff within the team
  • Demonstrate direct involvement in the production of all major elements of safety cases, in particular, fault analysis and the identification and specification of safety systems (engineered and procedural)
  • Clear evidence of being directly involved in the integrated design process and interfacing with engineers and Human Factors Consultants

  • Technical:
  • Demonstrate technical competence in areas such as decommissioning (e.g. strategy, optioneering) decontamination (techniques, best practice), human factors, radioactive materials transport), licensing/delicensing, waste management (e.g. hierarchy, waste led decommissioning)
  • Demonstrate potential for progress to Technical Authority (TA), if appropriate
  • Represent the Company on technical matters to clients/external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature technical judgement in anticipating and solving problems
  • Produce technical reports that present clear and reasoned arguments with supporting evidence
  • Lead technical discussion and presentation of work to clients and regulators
  • Provide advice/guidance to junior grades and support other grades

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