| || Independent Nuclear Assurance - Station Evaluator |
| || EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 13,500 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees. |
| || Generating electricity is a huge responsibility, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse.
At EDF Energy, we’re on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is one of the things we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through 15 reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That’s the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads.
Our thermal generation assets include our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 50 years of generation, our coal stations have an important role to play – together with our Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage plants, supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. Our plan now is to secure strategic flexibility and maximise the long-term value of thermal energy within the EDF Energy portfolio, which provides exciting operational and technical opportunities for the lifetime of these assets.
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Independent Nuclear Assurance (INA) personnel provide independent assessments of company compliance with its nuclear, radiological and industrial safety, security, health, and environmental (SSHE) obligations, and whether they are operating in a manner that promotes high levels of SSHE performance.
A position is available for an INA Evaluator at Sizewell B Power Station.
| || A strong, competent and respected internal regulator is essential for the long term success of EDF Energy. Independent Nuclear Assurance (INA) has a strong reputation for providing ‘internal to the company’ SSHE regulation and challenge, and is now seen as one of the leaders in this field.|
The work consists of on-site inspections, reviews, and data analysis to identify shortfalls and adverse nuclear assurance trends, and the instigation of necessary improvements. This is with the aim of ensuring the station remains compliant with its legal obligations and continues to improve its safety performance.
Good written and spoken communications, together with strong relationship building and influencing skills, are vital. Recent senior level experience of implementing, advising or regulating SSHE arrangements within the nuclear, or other engineering orientated and highly regulated, industry is preferred. High performing candidates at an earlier stage in their career will also be considered.
Training will be provided for the role through a formal qualification and mentoring process. It would be advantageous (although not essential) for candidates to have an understanding of nuclear generation, the nuclear industry SSHE regulatory framework, and the principles of assurance.
| || Principal accountabilities will be through a Site Group Head. |
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"A higher starting salary may be available for exceptional candidates"
- Candidates should be educated to a minimum of HNC (or equivalent) in a science or engineering biased subject. Membership of a relevant professional body would be beneficial.
- Preferably 5+ years track record of implementing, advising or regulating SSHE arrangements within the nuclear, or other engineering orientated and highly regulated, industry (including defence). Whilst nuclear experience is preferred, this is not essential.
- An ability to think ‘outside of the box’ to identify trends, behaviours and insights that could be effective at helping improve SSHE performance.
- Good analytical skills to support critical reviews of performance.
- Clear, concise communication skills to ensure effective delivery of verbal or written feedback.
- Ability to build relationships and team working at all levels in order to establish networks and optimise their use for influencing.
- The character to deliver difficult messages under potentially challenging situations.
- A proven track record of liaising with external SSHE regulators would be an advantage.
| || Full-Time |
| || Permanent |
| || Eastern England |
| || Sizewell B Power Station, Leiston, Suffolk |
| || £56,676 - £78,428 |
| || Engineering - Nuclear Generation |
| || 28-Apr-2017|