Principal Safety Case Specialist
Reading, GB
5d ago

What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special?

What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission : to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent Trident.

We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Fantastic opportunities for Principal Safety Assessment Specialists

AWE is looking for Principal Safety Assessment Specialists. It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary : £53,000 - £80,000 (dependent on experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include :

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • This role will provide extensive specialist subject matter expertise in the assessment of Nuclear, explosive and other major hazards associated with actual, planned and / or decommissioned facilities, plant, equipment or product.

    You will advise on strategies for the development of safety assessments (safety case / safety basis / risk assessments), and develop and deliver complex safety analyses, assessments and associated documentation.

    Successful Candidates will be responsible for :

  • Lead and manage the technical input to the planning and production of safety documentation
  • Deliver safety assessments and other technical safety documentation to agreed AWE standards
  • Monitor the production and delivery of safety documentation, using appropriate metrics
  • Ensure the implementing safety documentation requirements meet the standards set in the MSPs
  • Provide technical input to the production of Company and ESH (environment, safety and health) policy, guidance and strategy
  • Provides technical input to the design and / or delivery of technical training
  • Mentor SAS (safety assessment specialist) assessors and senior SAS members as part of a planned development activity
  • Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following :

  • Degree in a science or engineering based subject or vocational qualification (HND or equivalent) and / or extensive practical experience
  • Safety assessment specialists are expected to be able to undertake a range of techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills, report and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience in the field of safety assessment for radiological, chemical and / or explosive hazards
  • Experience in a nuclear, high hazard and / or highly regulated industry
  • Professional membership to a relevant chartered body (desirable)
  • Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role.


    Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

    AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent.

    We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.

    Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

    AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

    We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.

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