Independent Assurance Inspector (Security & Transport)

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities, Nuclear Inspector

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  • Contact:

    Dameon Hulse

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Job Purpose

To provide effective independent internal challenge to: (i) secure increased regulator confidence that UUK conducts its activities in a safe, environmentally responsible and secure manner, which will then result in fewer and less intrusive interventions by external regulatory bodies; and (ii) help ensure that regulator interventions do not raise significant issues that UUK has not already identified for itself.

To advise the IA Manager for onward reporting to the Compliance Manager and/or the Managing Director

(i) on priority risk areas and how they might be addressed;

(ii) on the adequacy of UUK's leadership, governance and management for security and transport;

(iii) on the adequacy of UUK's arrangements for managing security and transport and their effective implementation;

(iv) how the arrangements and means of implementation might be improved to better reflect emerging requirements, regulatory expectations and industry good practice;

(v) when it is necessary to take action to ensure security and transport, which may result in a recommendation to improve, restrict or suspend operations;

(vi) on the licensee's readiness to start or continue work activities such as passing key project milestones, implementing change proposals (including physical modifications and organisational changes);

(vii) on the adequacy of Event reporting, investigation and learning. (Where appropriate, the Security and Transport Independent Assurance Inspector may be required to conduct independent investigations.

Key Accountability's

Audit/ Inspect the various security elements (Persec, Infosec, and Response) and transport arrangements in order to assure the IAM that all regulatory requirements are satisfied and recommend specific proportionate improvements where necessary.

Liaise with ONR - Civil Nuclear Security and ONR - RMT in order to maintain regulatory compliance and confidence.

Liaise with other Site licensees in order to benchmark performance and identify relevant good practice.

Conduct independent investigations into Site incidents and events, as required.

Provide independent advice on the readiness of the licensee to start or continue work activities from a security/transport safety perspective, including advising the IA Manager or members of the Lead Team on the readiness for security/transport related Hold Points to be released.

Support the gathering of intelligence (including performance indicators) to inform a judgement about Audit and Inspection Programme priorities from a security and transport perspective and the need for other interventions.

Monitor the close-out of actions (to include, inter alia, timeliness and basis of closure) and consider whether closeout has addressed the root cause(s) prompting the action being raised.

Recommend immediate proportionate action to enforce necessary security and transport safety standards where demanded by the situation.

Support the production of periodic reports summarising the activities and outputs of the Independent Assurance function's activities.

Support the 'On call' Security Manager duty rota.

Vocational Qualifications

Degree or diploma in security management or equivalent

Relevant CPNI Qualifications

Recognised transport qualifications as required.

Qualified as a DGSA (preferred)

Lead Assessor Qualification

A high degree of integrity and confidentiality is required; hence the requirement of this post to hold and maintain an elevated level of national security clearance. DV Clearance preferred.