Safety Case Engineer
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: Office of Chief Engineers
Salary: £36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 4
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping 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.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking a Safety Case Engineer to contribute to, and produce, safety analyses and preparation of safety documentation for the EU DEMO reactor, including the development of existing / new analysis methods to support the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy.
As the Safety Case Engineer, your role would be based within the Safety Case Engineering Team under the 'Engineering Authority’ strand of the Office of the Chief Engineer, which is a collective of engineering specialists and generalists.
This department provides technical governance for the full lifecycle of all UKAEA’s engineering activities, providing the 'Engineering Authority’ and 'Fusion Safety Authority’ that are important to realising effective and safe technical outcomes.
As the Safety Case Engineer within the Office of the Chief Engineer, you will be 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 succeed in this role, you will have to strive to fulfil all of these competencies.
What will you be responsible for?
Produce and contribute to the preparation of Safety Case documents for facilities within UKAEA and other planned fusion facilities.
Contribute to the development of existing / new analysis methods to support the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy.
Work with a range of stakeholders, to obtain information relevant to the safety case, and produce technical reports in support of the safety cases.
Attending and inputting into the design review process.
Work in an international, multicultural environment and carry on your duties in an autonomous and creative way.
Essential skills, experience and competence required
Experience in applying the principles of nuclear safety and understanding their application together with safety standards.
Experience in Safety Case writing.
Degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.
Desirable skills, experience and competence
Safety Case Author
Hazard Identification (e.g. HAZOP Study, SWIFT, FMEA, FMECA)
Fault Tree/ Event Tree Analysis
Radiological Consequence Assessment
PhD degree in Nuclear engineering or relevant subject
What we offer
A competitive salary
A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
Flexible working options including family friendly policies
Emergency leave (paid)
30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
Annual corporate bonus scheme
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, (visible and hidden) and women. The Executive team with support from our EDI 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, 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. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 15th October 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note, all 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 (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.