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Principal Safety Case Engineer


Amec Foster Wheeler
Location: Oxfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
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Title : Principal Safety Case Engineer
Requisition ID :2018-25706
Work Location :GB-Oxfordshire-Harwell
Department / Discipline : Tech Safety
Position Type : Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Wood is recruiting for a Principal Safety Case Engineer to be based at our offices in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

This role is suitable for a safety case professional with significant, demonstrable experience in delivering solutions to the civil nuclear, defence or other high hazard sectors. The candidate will have experience of working in a regulated industry, providing safety case support throughout the life cycle of high hazard facilities and processes.

As a principal consultant you will be expected to develop business opportunities and lead the delivery of safety case support to clients, often on complex projects. You will also be required to supervise and mentor staff who are at an earlier stage in their career to ensure that their work is delivered to a high standard and that their personal development proceeds.

In joining Wood, you will be part of a well-motivated, multidisciplinary team with a broad experience profile. You will have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical capabilities and broadening into the wider interests of our company.

Key Responsibilities

You will be involved in delivering a diverse range of consultancy projects for our customers mainly in the nuclear sector. Key aspects of the role are listed below.

* Managing and/or contributing to nuclear safety consultancy projects at a senior level;
* Leading the analysis of problems, discussing and developing solutions with colleagues and customers;
* Producing and leading others in the production of high quality technical reports;
* Checking and approval of the work of other team members;
* Interfacing with customers up to senior levels throughout the lifecycle of projects including the presentation of results;
* Identifying new business opportunities and developing these;
* Leading/assisting with the production of contract proposals and bids;
* Maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team;
* Representing the business in technical meetings with clients, regulators and other third parties;
* Delivering projects that can be large and complex to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction.
* Mentoring colleagues in the early stage of their career

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications

We are seeking high calibre candidates who have:

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
* An innovative, creative and pragmatic outlook to enable us to deliver effective solutions for our clients;
* A positive, proactive and enthusiastic approach
* A first degree in an appropriate scientific discipline;
* Corporate membership of a relevant professional institution;
* Experience of the delivery of safety cases within the nuclear or other highly regulated high hazard industry;
* Experience of engineering design and/or substantiation processes in the nuclear or other highly regulated high hazard industry;
* Experience of direct client interaction, including peer reviewers and Nuclear Safety Committees to a senior level within organisations;
* Experience or knowledge of safety assessment techniques, including hazard identification, SWIFT, HAZOP as Chair, Secretary or safety expert, development of fault schedules, fault / event tree analysis, radiological consequence assessment, qualitative / quantitative risk assessment, production of ALARP arguments, Regulatory expectations;
* Experience of identifying, winning and growing new business in the safety case area.
* A full, clean UK Driver’s License;
* A willingness to spend time working on client sites.For successful candidates, security clearance will need to be acquired as part of the joining process.We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
Title : Principal Safety Case Engineer
Requisition ID :2018-25706
Work Location :GB-Oxfordshire-Harwell
Department / Discipline : Tech Safety
Position Type : Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Wood is recruiting for a Principal Safety Case Engineer to be based at our offices in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

This role is suitable for a safety case professional with significant, demonstrable experience in delivering solutions to the civil nuclear, defence or other high hazard sectors. The candidate will have experience of working in a regulated industry, providing safety case support throughout the life cycle of high hazard facilities and processes.

As a principal consultant you will be expected to develop business opportunities and lead the delivery of safety case support to clients, often on complex projects. You will also be required to supervise and mentor staff who are at an earlier stage in their career to ensure that their work is delivered to a high standard and that their personal development proceeds.

In joining Wood, you will be part of a well-motivated, multidisciplinary team with a broad experience profile. You will have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical capabilities and broadening into the wider interests of our company.

Key Responsibilities

You will be involved in delivering a diverse range of consultancy projects for our customers mainly in the nuclear sector. Key aspects of the role are listed below.

* Managing and/or contributing to nuclear safety consultancy projects at a senior level;
* Leading the analysis of problems, discussing and developing solutions with colleagues and customers;
* Producing and leading others in the production of high quality technical reports;
* Checking and approval of the work of other team members;
* Interfacing with customers up to senior levels throughout the lifecycle of projects including the presentation of results;
* Identifying new business opportunities and developing these;
* Leading/assisting with the production of contract proposals and bids;
* Maintaining the technical capability/knowledge of the team;
* Representing the business in technical meetings with clients, regulators and other third parties;
* Delivering projects that can be large and complex to time, cost and quality to ensure customer satisfaction.
* Mentoring colleagues in the early stage of their career

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications

We are seeking high calibre candidates who have:

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal);
* An innovative, creative and pragmatic outlook to enable us to deliver effective solutions for our clients;
* A positive, proactive and enthusiastic approach
* A first degree in an appropriate scientific discipline;
* Corporate membership of a relevant professional institution;
* Experience of the delivery of safety cases within the nuclear or other highly regulated high hazard industry;
* Experience of engineering design and/or substantiation processes in the nuclear or other highly regulated high hazard industry;
* Experience of direct client interaction, including peer reviewers and Nuclear Safety Committees to a senior level within organisations;
* Experience or knowledge of safety assessment techniques, including hazard identification, SWIFT, HAZOP as Chair, Secretary or safety expert, development of fault schedules, fault / event tree analysis, radiological consequence assessment, qualitative / quantitative risk assessment, production of ALARP arguments, Regulatory expectations;
* Experience of identifying, winning and growing new business in the safety case area.
* A full, clean UK Driver’s License;
* A willingness to spend time working on client sites.For successful candidates, security clearance will need to be acquired as part of the joining process.We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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