Engineering Consultant – Nuclear Safety Case, Emergency Preparedness & ResilienceMid-Senior Level

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  • Job ID 370830

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Job Type: Permanent, Full time and Part TimeExperience level: From early career (2 years) up to Principal Engineer Locations: Warrington & Cumbria, with hybrid working arrangements Background to the roleIf you are looking for an exciting new challenge and are passionate about developing yourself then we want to meet you.We are recruiting for experienced Safety Case Engineers who wish to deepen their skillset in safety cases. Furthermore, this role will also allow you to build new experience in nuclear engineering, risk management and emergency preparedness.The working location(s) for the role are envisaged to be North-West based, with Warrington and Cumbria being equally advantageous although we are also happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.The role will be focused on supporting a specific highly regulated Licensee in Cumbria. Given the nature of current and future work, we have a preference for persons with safety case experience relevant to that Licensee or other nuclear decommissioning and waste management experience.This opportunity will involve you working a part of multi-person team, with support from colleagues across the wider organisation.Outside of that specific workstream, within CRA you will be supporting and helping to develop the capability of our team providing consultancy services spanning Safety Case, emergency preparedness and Security & Resilience. This provides a stimulating mix of consultancy, engineering and analysis, along with the delivery of challenging and sometimes unique projects to clients in the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors in the UK and beyond.Whilst the specific role we are recruiting for is a long-term core work area, CRA are looking for candidates who are interested in working with a range of clients across the nuclear and other high hazard sectors. Personal/Mindset SpecificationWe are keen to speak to applicants with the following attributes:

  • Want to work in a role which simultaneously builds on your safety case experience and apply it to opportunities in projects in Security & Resilience. The core workstreams are focussed on a specific Licensee, but successful applicants will be open minded to applying their risk management skills to other sites and other sectors.
  • Good analytical thinking skills and an ability to quickly grasp complex issues, applying knowledge and experience to deliver pragmatic, prioritised, and proportionate solutions.
  • Appetite and/or experience of applying new approaches or innovative solutions. It is not uncommon for our projects to be innovative or sometimes even First-of-a-Kind. As such, it can be common for us to research and develop the methodology in tandem with producing assessments with that methodology.
  • Able to work at both ‘big picture’ and detail levels.
  • Ability to communicate, listen, and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across different teams and business areas.
  • Ability to build effective and strong working relationships with clients and colleagues. To work effectively, professionally and proactively with people, in face-to-face meetings and through interaction by video calls, telephone and email.
  • Self-propelled and proactive.
  • An appetite for, or experience of, commercial activities e.g. business development.
  • Commitment to CPD for yourself and for others through all the stages of your career. This will be met with equal commitment from your team and your company.
  • You will be joining an emergent team within CRA. In the fullness of time, the successful applicants will be willing to develop and mentor more junior members of staff.

ClearanceDue to the sensitive classification of the work this position is only available to those who have or are eligible to have, SC security clearance.Technical SpecificationThe following technical skills would be essential:

  • Familiarity and understanding of nuclear safety cases
  • Either the experience or the or appetite to interrogate Radiological Consequence Assessments and adapt them when appropriate to the contexts of specialist assessments.
  • Experience in preparing Technical Reports.
  • Demonstrable experience of the application of safety and risk engineering processes to identify hazards and vulnerabilities, author safety cases, assess risk and implement controls to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
  • STEM background of experience and education. This may include a degree qualification in a STEM topic. But equally valid is any other route which demonstrates credibility to the client base. We would envisage a level of experience of 2 years and higher.

Skills and/or experience in the following areas would be desirable:

  • The role will be focused on supporting a specific highly regulated Licensee in Cumbria. Given the nature of current and future work, it will be highly advantageous to have safety case experience relevant or transferable to that specific Licensee
  • Hazard identification, assessment and management techniques e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, Event Tree Analysis, Hazard Logs
  • Resilience & Emergency Preparedness
  • Severe Accident Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Nuclear Security Assessments


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