Principal Safety Case Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for:

The UKAEA is looking for a Principal Safety Case Engineer who will advise on strategies for the development of safety cases, ensuring fit for purpose and timely submission of the relevant safety case documentation against UKAEA’s programme and ensure regulatory compliance.

As a member of the Safety Case Engineering Group, the post-holder is a role model within UKAEA and will be held to high behavioural standards. The key values, as agreed by members of the Engineering Authority are integrity and honesty; accessibility and visibility; empowering and enabling; proportionate and targeted; learning and improving.

To be successful in this role you will need to be comfortable making decisions on the ALARP position of arguments, acting as a champion of pragmatism, challenge / speaking up and appropriate levels of rigour. This will require you to be able to review large amounts of technical engineering data while remaining cognisant of the ‘bigger’ picture. 

Your responsibilities

  • Establish our practices and processes. Remit to identify, influence and lead continual improvement to ensure that UKAEA Safety Cases retain an appropriate degree of alignment with licensed sites and reflect best practices across the industry (both fission and fusion)
  • Advise on the identification, competency requirements and appointment of UKAEA safety-related roles. Scrutiny and expert advice on the development and maintenance of Safety Cases for UKAEA Facilities
  • Proactively influence, communicate, transfer knowledge and coach the desired culture for UKAEA Safety Cases (working with ATO holders, developing engineers within the organisation)
  • Champion integration of safety cases with technical change
  • Externally represent UKAEA in relevant, high-impact industrial forums (e.g. Safety Directors Forum Safety Case Group)
  • Benchmark and extend the Authority to keep pace with emerging industry trends (from fission and high hazard industrial plants)
£66,897 to £70,874 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Office of Chief Engineers
Type of Employment

Additional Information

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible workingEmergency paid leave, Generous annual leave (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. UKAEA is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

This vacancy is due to close on 07/12/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if with sufficient numbers of applications.

Employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

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Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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