Senior Safety Consultant

Job Reference: NNL/TP/22463/885
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting at £61,887
Working Hours: 39
Closing Date: 01/02/2021
Job Category: Nuclear Operations
Business Unit: Nuclear Operations
Location: Sellafield, Cumbria

Job Introduction

Job Purpose:

Provide technical leadership and delivery of technical projects in the Radiological area of the Safety, Security and Safeguards team to time, cost and quality and enhance own technical skills within the Radiological area and support development of team member's skills and capability.
Lead activities in support of the development of NNL's national reputation in the Radiological area.

Main Responsibilities

Principal Accountabilities:

•    Provide expert knowledge of Radiological safety assessment including being up to date with developments in methodology and approach.  National level subject matter expert.
•    Leading technical delivery of projects in the Radiological area to time, cost, quality, value and service requirements, including:- 
     o    supervision of other staff and consultants
     o    management of relationships with Laboratory Manager,        Projects/PMA, Compliance, other safety and security disciplines, Operations Control Manager and other designated safety roles
     o    advice, training and independent inspection
•    Leading Radiological support to multi-disciplinary teams addressing safety challenges.
•    Managing the relationships with internal and external stakeholders, e.g., Laboratory Manager, Compliance, PMS, site license company, regulator, INSA and customers.
•    Leading the identification and development of new opportunities for the team, including technical support to bids.
•    Use initiative to develop new capabilities through innovative approaches and providing insight.  Technical lead on complex IR&D projects and submissions.
•    Maintain technical awareness of both NNL and external competitors’ capabilities within the broader Radiological safety area.  Identify best practice to improve the team.
•    Developing team SQEP skills for Radiological, e.g., mentoring and supervision.  Design and deliver specialist Radiological training.
•    Membership of relevant national industry groups to represent NNL.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications & Experience:

•    Degree qualified or equivalent level of demonstrable technical capability.
•    SQEP 3 with demonstrable experience in Radiological safety.
•    Preferably Chartered Membership of a professional institution.
•    Excellent level of knowledge in the specialised field of Radiological safety assessment.  Detailed knowledge of advanced assessment techniques
•    Proven ability to act independently, under own initiative, while supervising other members of the team
•    Strong communication skills, including multi-site working.
•    Excellent teamworking skills, with ability to inspire the work of a team
•    Experienced in mentoring and developing technical skills.
•    Excellent networking skills, maintaining network across the Radiological field nationally.

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.