Fusion Safety, Systems & Components Leader (OCE)

  • Job Reference 4408
  • Salary Range £60,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £55,610 - £62,197 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
  • Contact Email candidate@webrecruit.co.uk
  • Job Level Management
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Engineering
Job Description

Are you an engineering leader able to connect people and engineering disciplines to achieve success? Can you set expectations and deliver against unprecedented technical and safety challenges?

To match our growing portfolio, we are seeking a leader for our `Fusion Safety, Systems and Components` team of three sections and a growing staff of 25 covering: Safety Case Engineering, Modelling & Design; Assessment & Compliance.
The team works across all UKAEA`s facilities, integrates many technical disciplines and plays a key role in the pursuit of engineering excellence and control of risk by combining proactive works (developing our safety cases, setting key processes / standards for engineering execution, addressing technical risks before they become issues) with reactive works (understanding and resolving plant events, near misses and warning signs throughout their lifecycle).

At the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We`re always interested in versatile applicants from diverse backgrounds and we actively promote equality among our staff. Note that over half of our Chief Engineer / Design Authority team work flexible, compressed or part-time hours – we`d be happy for you to do likewise if that`s important to you.

We also understand the special nature of our work so on the job training over many months is normal on entering UKAEA. After orienting yourself in the business and your role, diligent line managers and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential via a graded career structure. Therefore, even if you feel your background matches only some ratherthan all of the profile below, we`d still be keen to hear from you.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Leadership and line management for staff within the Fusion Safety, Systems & Components team
  • Enabling the team to deliver Safety Cases in support of UKAEA facilities, scrutiny of complex plant changes via Modelling & Design including the creation and leverage of `global plant models`, striving for alignment of design / build / prolonged service with relevant good practice via targeted Assessment & Compliance
  • Personally acting across UKAEA as `Co-ordinator of Standards Development` and champion for the application of Technical  Risk Tools` throughout the plant lifecycle Accordingly, there is an emphasis on building effective working relationships across our complex organisation with technical (e.g. engineering delivery departments) and non-technical (e.g. people, commercial) in order to be a visible, effective advocate for the team and engineering excellence.

Ideally, you will strengthen and complement our existing team with experience that includes:

  • Delivery across the plant lifecycle complex in industrial and/or research settings (e.g. oil and gas, nuclear, etc)
  • Application of industrial regulations, codes, standards and norms either as a professional technical engineer or as a safety case practitioner
  • Track-record working within and leading multi-disciplinary teams with various specialisms (e.g. Operations; Safety Case; Asset Management & Maintenance; Quality Assurance; Safety & Environment)
  • Your education should include a degree (or equivalent experience) in a technical topic such as mechanical / electrical / chemical engineering, materials science, physics, etc
  • Your professional training might include IOSH Managing Safely.
Knowledge skills and experience
  • Extensive experience as demonstrated by a track record in complex industrial or research plant, delivery across plant lifecycle, relevant industrial regulations, codes, standards and norms together with tailoring your application within a diverse business
  • Experience working within and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Membership of recognised professional body in a relevant discipline
Special requirements:

– Initial interviews will be held on 19th and 20th March. You may be required to attend a final interview on 7th or 8th April.
– As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
– 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.
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