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EDF Energy
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Gloucester
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Health & Safety Jobs
Safety Case Engineer (Hazards)

Safety Case Engineer (Hazards), Barnwood, Gloucester, Competitive Salary & Benefits

Closing date: 30th May 2021

The Opportunity

One of the key capabilities required to support the new nuclear build projects, operations and decommissioning is a thorough demonstrable and sustainable technical understanding of the plant, its systems and the associated safety case. The skills and knowledge required to maintain this capability can be scarce, take a long time to develop, and are currently attributed to each Licensee individually.

In order to ensure this critical capability is maintained and developed a Technical Services Organisation (TSO) has been implemented. The TSO, in combination with the new Design Authorities of the Licensees, will form the Technical Client Organisation (TCO); a platform for collaboration driving a common approach and replication where appropriate. Longer term the vision is to create an organisation that will ultimately bring together all the required “Technical” support resources in EDF’s UK nuclear business units to enable EDF related duty holders to comply with all conditions inherent in the UK’s regulatory framework for nuclear safety, security and environmental protection.

EDF Nuclear New Build (NNB) is in the process of designing two new reactors at Sizewell C (SZC) in Suffolk. To support the licensing and operation of these reactors, a competent Design Authority is required within the SZC project to understand the plant design and develop robust nuclear safety cases.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Safety Case Engineer (Hazards), to ensure nuclear safety and maintain design integrity as an intelligent customer within the Safety Case Branch.

The Role

Reporting to the Safety Case Team Leader, you will produce safety case documentation as part of SZC’s Design Authority, particularly aspects related to internal/ external hazards. You will also support the development of processes for managing the safety case and its configuration control.

You will have technical ownership of topic areas related to the SZC safety case, with the following main accountabilities:

• Understand the safety case related to internal and external hazards

• Identification, production or review of design basis hazard assessments

• Develop or review strategies and methodologies for managing and assessing risks from various hazards

• Understand the general provisions for protection from hazards

• Understand how hazards are assessed probabilistically

• Support the development of processes for safety case management, modification control and configuration control

• Manage the production and development of the sections of the site- specific safety case

• Support the system groups in the TCO in developing changes to the safety case

• Provide safety case input to non-conformances and design changes for specified systems

• Work effectively and maintain a strong relationship with EDF Engineering and Regulatory bodies

• Co-ordinate support from other external organisations

• Interface with the regulator in the areas of safety case management and the hazards safety case

The Skills

To be successful in the role, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

• Degree or equivalent in physical science, maths or engineering

• Demonstrable evidence of complex safety case management/production within the nuclear industry, with a particular emphasis on hazards safety cases

• Experience in a safety related, regulated environment (i.e. nuclear, oil & gas, aviation, etc)

• Ability to operate autonomously or as part of a team

• Decision making capability for resolution of safety case issues

• Excellent communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders


• Chartered engineer status

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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