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Nuclear Safety Engineer

  • Job reference: Bris129
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 21/11/2018


As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).

This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment scope:

The Nuclear Safety Engineer is responsible to ensure the conformity of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) design to nuclear safety requirements.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Team player, conscientious approach to work, good communication, interpersonal, time management, organisational, and problem-solving skills, proactive, self-starter; ability to meet commitments and deadlines.

Main Accountabilities:

As a member of the Client's UK Nuclear Safety & Quality (NSQ) Section (a small team of 3 people: Manager, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Quality Engineer), act as the local knowledge-base for nuclear safety and British nuclear regulations, providing support services including:

  • Independent review of identified engineering deliverables
  • Provision of advice to engineering personnel on nuclear safety, nuclear regulatory issues and design change safety categorisation
  • Draft, review, revise and issuing relevant NSQ procedures and guidance
  • Routine reporting of NSQ activities as required
  • Preparing relevant KPI data as required
  • Provision of nuclear safety-related awareness training
  • Contributing to the development of Nuclear Professionalism
  • Development of nuclear safety messages, and communicating nuclear safety-related information
  • Identifying ways of improving the level of nuclear safety awareness and staff engagement
  • Monitor and advise on international developments in nuclear safety
  • Occasional business travel to Paris may be required

Key relationships:

Reporting to the NSQ Manager; working closely with DACI (Independent Control Authority Directorate) colleagues in Paris and Engineering and UK Project teams in UK, Bristol.

Engineering Level:

  • Accepting candidates - Junior Engineer 2-4 years' experience / Engineer with 4 to 8 years' experience

Security Clearance Level:

  • BPSS level security required

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: Based on our Client site Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role - base office Bristol

Note4: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application



  • Engineering or science degree, with relevant industry experience
  • Knowledge of nuclear safety codes, standards and practices
  • Experience in the application of nuclear safety principles and regulations in nuclear facility design and/or operation
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Proficient user MS Office & Outlook
  • Concise, conscientious, organised with good writing skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative #
  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadline
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Fluent English - written & verbal


  • Knowledge and experience of PWR/EPR design/operation/safety
  • Safety categorisation/modifications
  • Experience within a Design Authority or Safety Assurance group
  • Training delivery
  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects
  • French Language skills - written & verbal

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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