Technical Support Officer (Deputy Building Manager)

Job Reference: NNL/TP/24943/1005
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time
Salary: Salary from £36,160
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 04/03/2021
Job Category: Laboratory Operations
Business Unit: Laboratory Operations
Location: Sellafield, Cumbria (Windscale)

Job Introduction

The Technical Support Officer is responsible for the management and supervision of a number the facilities within the NNL’s Windscale Laboratory to allow the smooth and continued operation of these facilities; primarily as Deputy Building Manager. They will also be required to provide additional coverage and support for the Central Laboratory to ensure adequate team resilience and flexibility. They will be responsible for ensuring NNL’s compliance with a number of requirements and regulations governing the nuclear industry and its relevant Site Licence Conditions. At this grade they will act as the primary appointee for a number of minor key roles and as deputy under the supervision and direction of more senior staff for the Laboratory’s major key roles. This role is primarily focussed on the management of the buildings at the Windscale Laboratory.

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as Deputy Building Manager and Area Owner for the NNL’s Windscale Laboratory.
  • Provide additional coverage and support for the Central Laboratory to ensure adequate team resilience and flexibility.
  • Some of but not all of:
    • Provide support to the operations of the Liquid Effluent Handling Facility (LEHF)
    • Provide support to the Windscale Laboratory Emergency Response Teams (BC, ACP etc)
    • Act as deputy for major key compliance roles including, but not exclusively: Fire Responsible Person, Legionella Responsible Person, Asbestos Co-ordinator, Plant Solid Waste Co-ordinator, Material Custodian and Liquid Effluent Co-ordinator
    • Act as lead appointee in minor compliance roles including, but not exclusively: Dangerous Goods Despatching Officer, Radiation Protection Supervisor (Sources), CoSHH Co-ordinator (Responsible Officer), OU Movements Officer.
    • Act in a Security support role as Security Liaison Officer
    • Check compliance of Safe Systems of Work procedures and report/initiate any necessary remedial action for their areas of responsibility
    • Provide advice and guidance on issues appropriate to operational documentation and associated Safe Systems of Work
    • Manage the Laboratory’s chemical inventory, database and associated procedures
    • Conducts audits and observations to monitor standards and affect remedial action where necessary

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of working in a research environment preferably in the nuclear sector
  • Experience of outside compliance systems or writing and reviewing safe systems of work and associated documentation.
  • IOSH Working Safely or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.