Safety Case Engineer

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Full Time
  • Job Reference 4360
  • Salary Range £30,000+, £40,000+, £50,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £39,543 - £51,677
  • Job Level Experienced (non manager)
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Engineering
Job Description

Are you a Safety Case Engineer with a track record in the production of safety case assessments for nuclear or other high hazard plant and operations?

Could you provide safety case support to existing and future fusion facilities both at UKAEA and in the wider fusion community?

Can you contribute to implementing modern best practice safety assessment methodologies? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking Safety Case Engineers to contribute to, and produce, safety cases and supporting technical reports, largely for radiological hazards. You`ll be implementing a proportionate approach to safety case development and contributing to the improvement of our systems, people and processes.

Key areas of responsibility will include:
  • Carrying out deterministic safety analysis and probabilistic safety assessment
  •  Selecting and applying appropriate models and values for the fault scenarios
  • Working with a range of stakeholders, to obtain information relevant to the safety case and produce technical reports in support of the safety cases
  •  Contributing to, and carrying out, the assessment of safety case modifications, reviewing the existing safety case and determining whether the safety limits are being challenged
  • Attending and inputting into the design review process
  • Contributing to ensuring modern best practice safety case methodologies and technologies are followed
  • Supporting the maintenance and development of the safety assessment handbook, safety case production software and intranet

The portfolio consists of safety case activities focused on radiological hazards, for existing facilities such as JET and MAST and new build facilities such as STEP and H3AT, as well as contribution of technical expertise to other relevant work programmes within the broader fusion communities.

At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make us an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience


You will strengthen and complement our existing team with experience that includes:

– Production and maintenance of safety cases for high hazard plant and operations
– Experience in Hazard Identification, including as a HAZOP Chair and in Hazard Analysis
– Experience in performing Design Basis Analysis and Probabilistic Risk Assessment
– Experience in Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis and Event Tree Analysis

Your professional training should include safety case writing.

Your education should include a degree or equivalent in a science or engineering discipline.


As a key part of our Safety Case Engineering Team, you`ll be a role model. Therefore, we care about behaviours and you should:

– Possess high standards with respect to delivering safety with quality and compliance
– Demonstrate a clear drive for self-reflection, personal growth, organisational learning and continuous improvement
– Be capable of working independently with minimal direction
– For the more experienced role, you will be a strong decision-maker and will be effective in delegation within the remit of the role
– Be able to balance attention to key details with retaining perspective on `big picture` context
– Display personal resilience (determined and comfortable with differences of opinion)

Special requirements:

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.

Selection Method(s):

– As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.


– The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.


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