Nuclear Structures Advisor

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Energy Sector

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Nuclear Structures Advisor , Contract, Nuclear New Build

Morson International are currently working with a key client in the Nuclear sector who has a current requirement for a Contract Nuclear Structures Advisor, to be based at their headquarters in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.

Activities to be delivered:

  • Support as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets and undertake specific roles within the Company Management System when so required.
  • Lead review activities for high significance design changes (i.e. Category 1 or 2 Design Changes) providing a recommendation to the Decision Panel as to whether to accept or reject the change.
  • Engage with members of the DA on low significance design changes (i.e. Category 3 or 4) reporting any categorisation or process-related discrepancies to the Decision Panel.
  • Lead the review of Major concessions providing a recommendation to the appropriate DA Head of Section as to whether to grant or reject the concession.
  • Provide support in defining safety and environmental functional requirements and the preparation of the site specific nuclear safety and BAT cases in accordance with agreed project programmes.
  • Provide support to UK SMEs working in the technical areas associated with structural integrity.
  • Provide oversight and supervision of work undertaken within the Structural team.
  • Act as Intelligent Customer for support services provided by others (including Responsible Designers for highly specialised design knowledge)
  • Understand the research and development on which arguments and evidence are based and review the implications of operating experience on the design.
  • Support and advise on the documentation of claims, arguments and evidence to provide robust substantiation.
  • Support the team through maintaining a strategic oversight combined with ability to take topic areas and undertake a focussed assessment and review.


  • Delivery of business plan objectives
  • Ensure the design is reviewed and accepted/rejected and established under configuration control using the Design Change Control process,
  • Ensure concessions are reviewed and granted/rejected using the Concessions Management process,
  • Development of Structural team capability and resources
  • Provision of authoritative advice.

Key relationships:

  • The Post will interface widely within the Company Organisation.
  • The Post will interface with the Nuclear Regulators.
  • The Post will interface with other stakeholders, especially those related to the design of Company projects.
  • The Post will interface with Responsible Designers (including Hitachi-GE).


Mandatory requirements

  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable engineering or science subject.
  • Chartered Engineer or Scientist, or have the qualifications and experience to achieve that status.
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Previous experience of the review and acceptance/adoption of designs and security, environmental and safety cases.
  • Experience within UK Nuclear sector
  • Experience of Safety Assessment Principles & Site License Conditions
  • Experience of interfacing with Nuclear Regulators on design issues related to achieve significant agreed business outcomes.
  • Demonstrates considerable knowledge and understanding across a broad range of design and safety issues.
  • Proven ability to communicate and build productive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates sound judgement, decision making and critical thinking against a broad range of attributes.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.
  • The operation of a Designer/Owners Engineer/Design Authority management structure with UK and non UK designers.
  • Advice, across the full life cycle, on Nuclear, Safety, Security and Environmental context, regulatory interactions, quality, international and national codes and standards.
  • Familiar with the concept of Safety in Design
  • Understanding of RGP and ALARP/ALARA
  • An understanding of the regulatory expectations for the preparation and start of nuclear construction. This includes key regulatory interests, development of the hold point schedule and the experience to predict the regulatory response to Licencee actions.