Nuclear Safety Inspector – Civil Engineering

Location
Bootle, Cheltenham, London
Salary
£67,931 - £80,787 plus generous benefits
Posted
23 Oct 2018
Closes
22 Nov 2018
Function
Civil Engineer

Nuclear Safety Inspector – Civil Engineering

 

£67,931 - £80,787 plus generous benefits

Bootle, Cheltenham, London

In a rapidly changing industry, you’ll uphold the highest standards

 

The challenge

A fast-evolving public corporation, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is committed to shaping the future of regulation in the UK nuclear industry. Our dedicated team makes sure that nuclear sites across the country meet the highest safety standards. It’s an exciting challenge that’s critical to the protection of wider society. Could you help a rapidly changing industry control hazards and improve security?

The role

Our Nuclear Safety Inspectors perform a crucial role. They check compliance, raise safety standards and reassure the public. The role is varied and offers a range of responsibilities, from enforcing the law to investigating incidents. Some inspectors focus on on-site inspections, while others will assess safety submissions or manage intervention projects. In all cases, clear communication is vital. Join us, and you’ll work with a wide range of contacts, providing advice and taking formal action if necessary. 

ONR regulates the design, construction, testing, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of a wide range of man-made and natural structures. These include steel-framed buildings, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures, masonry, foundations, embankments, slopes, tunnels, dock structures, river and coastal defences. It also includes some of the infrastructure of a nuclear site, such as roads, bridges, ducts beneath roadways, and contaminated land. As a Nuclear Safety Inspector, you’ll examine these structures and also ensure that the latest design standards and techniques are applied.

The person

You’ll have expertise not only in Civil Engineering, but in another key specialism. This could be one of the following:

  • Structural impact assessments using R3 or similar assessment procedures
  • Seismic analysis
  • Materials behaviour such as concrete degradation, creep and other ageing and degradation phenomena
  • Construction methods and testing procedures, including the welding and weld test procedures for high integrity steel connections
  • Geotechnical engineering including soil dynamics
  • Ageing management covering maintenance, inspection and testing of structures and associated systems important to safety
  • Management of design and construction. Role of intelligent customer and design authority
  • Complex structural analysis

Wherever your specialist knowledge lies, you’ll need a broad understanding of the factors that contribute to a civil engineering safety case.  It’s essential that you’re up to speed on structural design codes for the nuclear industry such as ACI 349, and other structural design codes such as BSI and Eurocodes.

It’s also important that you have the credibility to inspire trust and confidence. Collaborative and articulate, you’ll be adept at persuading and influencing others to bring about positive change. The key is to provide practical guidance and to apply sound judgement to make risk-informed decisions. Comfortable working in a complex and fast-paced environment, you’ll be both resilient and flexible in the face of tough challenges.

The rewards

We offer competitive salaries, with Inspectors earning £67,931 - £80,787. Furthermore, you’ll be eligible for a generous Civil Service Pension scheme (including ill-health retirement and lump sum family benefits). Plus, you’ll receive a very generous holiday entitlement.

 

About us

ONR is a Public Corporation created to ensure the highest standards of safety and security across all of the UK’s licensed nuclear sites. Our inspectors are drawn from all manner of professional backgrounds including civil engineering, radiological protection, human factors, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and nuclear physics. And together they’re involved in everything from assessing safety cases to planned inspections and advising licensees on areas that are difficult to regulate such as safety culture, leadership and vision.

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