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Senior Radiological Safety assessor

The purpose of the Senior Radiological Safety Assessor is to develop and deliver nuclear safety cases for a variety of areas of Nuclear Waste Services. This will include producing new radiological safety assessments to support the Safety Case Manager, for a given area, and include implementation of safety case changes and delivery against the periodic review (LC15) programme. To identify engineering requirements and support engineering changes to plant and equipment. To support operations and liaise with Safety Case Owners via the Safety Case Manager.  To ensure that safety case changes are delivered to time, cost and quality. To provide support to team members and Nuclear Safety Case team processes and system development as directed by the Site Nuclear Safety Case Lead.

Department
Technical
Location
Flexible - NWS welcomes flexible working practices
Contract Type
Permanent
Grade
3B Upper
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time
Closing Date
24/06/2024
Ref No
10641
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Job Description

The purpose of the Senior Radiological Safety Assessor is to develop and deliver nuclear safety cases for a variety of areas of Nuclear Waste Services. This will include producing new radiological safety assessments to support the Safety Case Manager, for a given area, and include implementation of safety case changes and delivery against the periodic review (LC15) programme.

Responsibilities

  • Producing and checking Radiological and Chemotoxic Safety Assessments  

  • Producing and checking Safety Reports 

  • Identifying required deliverables across the facility lifecycle 

  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert, delivering training and evaluating the competence of individuals in nuclear safety roles 

  • Working with Project Managers to understand the scope of all work and manage resources to deliver requirements to time, cost and quality 

  • Acting as an LLWR Safety Case Manager. Advising Safety Case Owners and determining safety case strategy  

  • Working with supply chain partners to provide quality work packages to time and cost. 

  • Participation in Best Available Technique (BAT) and design optimisation studies  

  • Inputting to and reviewing work packaging, tender selection, and tender submissions for procurement of nuclear safety case services. 

  • Leading and/or supporting regulator and stakeholder group interactions in connection with the role, including preparing and delivering technical presentations to stakeholder groups.  

  • Ensuring that discipline team members are aware of and understand relevant legislation, ONR and LLWR guidance, policies and procedures, 

  • Providing definitive and reliable nuclear safety case advice to colleagues such as operational staff, engineering, ESC staff, project staff and Safety Case Owners  

  • Support the development and delivery of training and mentoring for trainee Safety Assessors 

  • Chair hazard and operability study (HAZOP) meetings.  

  • Write safety assessments or other Nuclear Safety Case documentation such as Clearance Certificates, Engineering Schedules, Summary Reports. 

  • QA check safety case documentation for logic and methodology or data and transcription errors 

  • Support the presentation of safety case documents to MEHSC and NSC committees and ensure alignment with LC22 (modification) arrangements  

  • Provide effective, proactive and action orientated safety case support to nominated areas of NWS 

  • Carry out audit, review and improvement / modernisation tasks 

  Additional Responsibilities 

  • Deputy MEHSC and NSC Committee member 

  • Identify Nuclear Safety Case LFE and implement Improvements 

  • Provide Sharepoint and Nuclear Safety Case database coordination 

  • Attendance and contribution to industry forums 

Current RWM employees this role is RWM 3 - RWM Terms & conditions apply


Who are we?

Simply put, our job is to secure a safer future for us all. We do this by managing and disposing of the UK’s nuclear radioactive waste safely and securely for generations to come. We have a critical role in the biggest multi-decade clean-up project in Europe. As part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group, we provide permanent answers for nuclear waste.

Nuclear Waste Services builds on the work delivered at the Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) site and the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) programme, maintaining these key activities whilst also adding further essential services for customers in the nuclear energy, defence, industrial, medical, and research sectors. Maintaining and developing this knowledge and experience is key to securing and developing our unique nuclear waste capabilities for the UK and the rest of the world

If you join Nuclear Waste Services, you’ll be part of a team that brings together some of the most brilliant minds from around the UK, working across many specialisms – scientific, engineering, safety, operations, commercial, community engagement, and regulatory – to name a few.

We want Nuclear Waste Services to be a great place​ to work where people are respected, included and can perform at their best. We do this by living our Nuclear Waste Services values;
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We are action orientated ​​​​​​​- We deliver for our customers, partners, and people safely & securely.

We are collaborative and inclusive - We have greater success when we work together.

We are ambitious - We are problem solvers who embrace and act upon new challenges.​​​​​

We act with integrity - We are trusted to build a safe, secure and sustainable future


 

What's in it for you?

  • On appointment to NWS you will receive 25.5 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and you can accrue up to 13 extra days leave
  • Rewarding performance (annual bonus scheme)
  • We offer a generous pension scheme through CNNP
  • learning and development support
  • payment of relevant annual professional subscriptions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial advice assistance
  • Flexible working
  • Extended family-friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We welcome flexible and agile working practices
  • Flexible working requests can be submitted from day 1 of employment

Equal OpportunitiesDisability

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At Nuclear Waste Service we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, Nuclear Waste Service welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. 

Please note: Nuclear Waste Services reserves the right to close the vacancy early. 

If you have any queries or would like to discuss this role, please email nws.recruitment@nuclearwasteservices.uk