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10 months ago
Location: Newcastle
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Health & Safety Jobs

Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) Engineer
Requisition ID :2019-63755
Work Location :GB-Cheshire-Knutsford
Department / Discipline : Technical Safety
Additional Work Location : GB-Tyne and Wear-Newcastle upon Tyne
Position Type : Staff / Permanent

Additional Work Locations

GB-Tyne and Wear-Newcastle upon Tyne

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Overview / Responsibilities

Would you like to work on some of the world’s most exciting projects?

Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors. We are involved in some of the most innovative and impressive projects across the globe, such as ITER - the world’s largest fusion experiment.

We have offices in Knutsford and Warrington in Cheshire, as well as in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria and Reading. 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. Our technical excellence and strong customer relationships put us at the forefront of our industry, along with our proven expertise in managing large, complex projects in the UK and overseas.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, colleagues and customers, collaborating to achieve outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

Wood is recruiting a Senior Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA) Engineer to join our growing New Nuclear and Generation Services business at one of our offices in Knutsford or Newcastle.

Within our team you will form a key part of our community, supporting a wide range of exciting consultancy projects for a variety of customers across the nuclear industry, primarily in the areas of generating reactors and new build, with possibilities to support decommissioning, defence and fusion reactor work. Mentoring and training will be provided to support your development of technical and professional skills throughout your career at Wood.

Key Responsibilities:

* Developing and maintaining PSA models in line with international best practice and regulatory expectations
* Understand safety principles and their role and application to modern standards safety case preparation
Performing PSA studies to support customer safety cases
* Liaising with customers in your discipline to analyse problems and develop technical solutions
* Developing relationships with clients in order to identify and secure future business
* Supporting the development of contract proposals and tenders
* Checking the work of other team members
* Mentoring junior colleagues
* Delivering work to agreed budgets and timescales to ensure customer satisfaction
* Continuing to develop technical knowledge and competence in field of expertise

Skills / Qualifications

* An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline
* Knowledge and experience of the application of Probabilistic Safety Analysis – including analysis of reliability data, Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis and associated software – in the civil nuclear, defence or high consequence sectors
* Ability to supervise and mentor junior analysts as part of a defined project would be desirable, including planning, monitoring, financial and commercial aspects
* Demonstrable communication skills with clients both internally and externally
* Ability to write clearly and present complex arguments in a well-structured manner
* The ability to lead discussions with customers to understand their requirements, analyse problems, develop solutions and present results
* Capable of working autonomously and acting as a Responsible Engineer, taking a lead role on projects and supporting the ongoing engagement with clients
* The ability to work well in multi-disciplinary teams
* Adaptable and able to work on a variety of projects, prioritising as appropriate

What do you get?

As well as the opportunity to work on projects across the globe, in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

For you:

* A competitive reward package
* Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations
* Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
* International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities
* For your peace of mind, we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit
* To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions

For our communities:

* We give back to our communities through a matched funding community investment programme. Across our global business, our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area

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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