Safety Case Specialist - Hazards
EDF Energy
Bristol, GB
19h ago

Employment Type : Full / Part Time Employment Period : Permanent Salary : Competitive salary & benefits Location :

Bristol, GB

Career Area : Hinkley Point C

Safety Case Specialist - Hazards

Safety Case Specialist Hazards, Bristol, Competitive salary (negotiable) + benefits The Opportunity

EDF Nuclear New Build (NNB) is in the process of designing and constructing two new reactors at Hinkley Point C (HPC) in Somerset.

To support the licensing and operation of these reactors, a competent Design Authority is required within the HPC Project to understand the plant design and to develop robust nuclear safety cases.

The purpose of this role is to ensure nuclear safety and maintain design integrity through enacting the role of intelligent customer within the Safety Case Programmes Branch.

This role has a particular focus on the internal / external hazards aspects of the safety case. The Safety Case Programmes Branch is responsible for the overall development of the HPC safety case, managing the configuration of the HPC safety case and performing some of the detailed technical studies including internal / external hazards, classification and radiation protection.

The Safety Case Specialist (Hazards) role is :

  • Based in Bristol with occasional working at other EDF locations in the UK and France;
  • Part of a multi-disciplined Safety Case Programmes Branch of around 30 professional scientists and engineers providing support to the HPC project;
  • Responsible for the technical ownership of hazards topic areas related to the HPC safety case within the HPC project;
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining links with the supply chain, other parts of the HPC project, other parts of EDF Energy and the regulators in all relevant matters.
  • The Person

    What does being a great Safety Case Specialist at EDF Energy mean?

    Reporting to the Hazards Team Leader, this post is required to have a broad understanding of the entire safety case especially those elements related to hazards.

    They will be required to provide advice to the Safety Case Branch Manager, and a range of stakeholders including operations, systems and civils groups across the HPC project regarding safety case compliance.

  • To understand the safety case especially those elements related to internal / external hazards;
  • Identification, production or review of hazard assessments;
  • Identify the requirements and lead / support the development of multi-legged safety cases
  • Understand, and be able to explain to others, the general provisions for protection from hazards and how hazards are assessed probabilistically;
  • Manage the production and development of the sections of the site specific safety case;
  • Support the system groups in the Technical Directorate in developing changes to the safety case;
  • Provide safety case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems;
  • Work effectively and maintain a strong relationship with EDF Engineering and Regulatory bodies;
  • Co-ordinate support from other external organisations;
  • Interface with the regulator in the areas of safety case management and the hazards safety case.
  • Design Authority is the owner and controller of the safety case through production, taking technical oversight of procurement, manufacture, construction, commissioning and operation;
  • thereby maintaining design integrity.

    The role holder will be required to advise the HPC project teams and the Responsible Designer on the development and adequacy of safety case and safety case related deliverables.

    The role holder will need to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including EDF Energy, the Responsible Designer, external regulators and suppliers.

    The Skills

    Qualifications and Experience :

  • Degree or equivalent in physical science, maths or engineering;
  • Chartered scientist / engineer status would be desirable.
  • Technical and Commercial Knowledge and Skills :

  • Demonstrable evidence of complex safety case management / production within the nuclear industry with particular emphasis on hazards safety cases;
  • Identification and resolution of issues and development work within the life cycle of nuclear plant construction through to operational level;
  • Experience in safety related, regulated environment e.g. nuclear or petrochemical industry;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Ability to operate autonomously or as part of a team;
  • Understanding the needs of quality;
  • Decision making capability for resolution of safety case issues;
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers with diverse experiences and requirements.
  • Inspiration

  • Having a clear vision, direction and sense of purpose.
  • Ability to identify and manage critical business issues.
  • Ability to innovate, think laterally and tackle new areas of business risk & opportunity.
  • Strong and effective decision making and the ability to manage resources.
  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest respecting confidentiality.
  • Impact

  • Get results and make things happen.
  • Ability to influence at a senior level with both internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Involvement

  • Engaging and motivating to a team of professionals.
  • Recognising, drawing out and utilising the skills of others.
  • Share knowledge, experience, reward and leadership.
  • Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust.
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined contribution pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn a bonus.

    Although this role is advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

    Why EDF Energy?

    We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-

    time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

    We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring.

    We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-

    thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

    Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact.

    We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.

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