Emergency Preparedness Engineer, Gloucester, Permanent

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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An exciting opportunity has arisen with our key client in the Nuclear Sector for an Emergency Preparedness Engineer. The successful candidate will support the Emergency Preparedness Lead in establishing policies, arrangements and capabilities to deliver a robust and effective response to emergencies during construction, commissioning and operation of the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant. This is a permanent position offering a very competitive salary to the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Emergency Preparedness Lead and Head of Health, Safety & Environment and Emergency Preparedness in discharging their responsibilities.
  • Providing oversight of the emergency arrangements for the Wylfa Newydd site during current activity.
  • Support in the development of policies and strategies that define the Company's approach to emergency planning for conventional and radiation emergencies.
  • Support interactions with other operators, local authorities, "blue light" services and regulators, including the development of submissions on relevant matters.
  • Provide advice for emergency planning and resilience issues across the business.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Company's emergency arrangements and business continuity plan.
  • Support the development of facility specifications to support the Company's emergency plan.

Requirements: Mandatory requirements

  • Evidence of academic achievement and relevant professional development
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Experience of implementing and testing of emergency plans within high hazard industries or within the UK nuclear industry.
  • Understanding of appropriate statue such as Control of Major Accident Hazards, Radiation (Emergency Planning and Public Information) Regulations, Nuclear Installations Act, Civil Contingencies Act and other relevant legislation.
  • Understanding of guidance documents including Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Strong verbal and written communication to include documentation and presentation skills.
  • Problem solving and solution focussed.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.

Requirements: Desirable

  • An understanding of the energy sector with experience of UK nuclear industry and particularly power reactors, light water experience.
  • Experience of working with regulators.
  • Familiarity with the Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group (NEPLG) guidance.
  • Experience developing emergency plans within high hazard industries or the UK nuclear industry.


  • Company Headquarters (Gloucester) with some Site (Wylfa) time