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Nuclear Structures Advisor

  • Job reference: 921843
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Piping & Mechanical, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 25/10/2018

The purpose of the post of Nuclear Structures Advisor is to support in providing adequate control and oversight of the design (including modifications and concessions) produced by the supply chain with responsibility for establishing requirements, review and acceptance.


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable engineering or science subject.
  • Chartered Engineer or Scientist, or have the qualifications and experience to achieve that status.
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Previous experience of the review and acceptance/adoption of designs and security, environmental and safety cases.
  • Experience within UK Nuclear sector
  • Experience of Safety Assessment Principles & Site License Conditions
  • Experience of interfacing with Nuclear Regulators on design issues related to achieve significant agreed business outcomes.
  • Demonstrates considerable knowledge and understanding across a broad range of design and safety issues.
  • Demonstrates effective planning, prioritisation and delivery skills.
  • People management ability.
  • Proven ability to communicate and build productive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good levels of personal impact, credibility and professional maturity.
  • Demonstrates sound judgement, decision making and critical thinking against a broad range of attributes.
  • Drive and commitment.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
  • Demonstrates consistently high leadership standards and sets an inspiring personal example through actively demonstrating and living the Vision, Values and behaviours when they are implemented.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.
  • The operation of a Designer/Owners Engineer/Design Authority management structure with UK and non UK designers.
  • Advice, across the full life cycle, on Nuclear, Safety, Security and Environmental context, regulatory interactions, quality, international and national codes and standards.
  • Familiar with the concept of Safety in Design
  • Able to work with information with a sensitive classification
  • Understanding of RGP and ALARP/ALARA
  • Specifications, competence and quality control in a nuclear context
  • An understanding of the regulatory expectations for the preparation and start of nuclear construction. This includes key regulatory interests, development of the hold point schedule and the experience to predict the regulatory response to Licencee actions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the relevant skill sets as defined in the technical skills matrix ( ref HNP-S3-MGT-MTX-00001). The key skill sets are:
  • A broad understanding across a the full civils, structures and architectural topic areas relevant of nuclear sites / power stations

Desirable requirements (continued)

  • Considerable experience in complex engineering and design projects.
  • A good grounding in UK nuclear safety culture and performing design and design assurance in a 'UK context'.
  • A broad understanding across a the full civils, structures and architectural topic areas in a UK context and able to advise and support regulatory engagement
  • Considerable experience in complex engineering and design projects
  • CSCS 'Professionally Qualified Person' Card or similar (If not held candidate will need to obtain appropriate card)
  • Knowledge of survey and investigation including post event assessment
  • Deep understanding of relevant analysis and design techniques and software

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