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Process Safety Case Review Engineer

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    9-12 Months

  • Expiry date:


We have an opportunity for a Process Safety Case Review Engineer based at Westlakes, Cumbria

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Engage with Plant personnel and review documentation to:
Assess the current risk context of the facility and determine if any future planned changes would affect the risk context
Define the plant boundaries and determine if any boundary changes have affected safety of the plant does the plant impact on safety external to the plant?
Evaluate the operating, maintenance, inspection and testing history to determine any trends that may threaten safety on plant
Review the history of incidents/abnormal events and determine if there is a trend of near misses

Compare what the plant does, what it was designed to do and what the safety case says it does. Assess what modifications have been done to the plant and ensure the Safety Case reflect the totality of these.
Review how the plant conforms to modern codes, standards and good practices and consider the impact on plant safety
Determine the validity of engineering schedule and assess the current condition of Systems, Structures or Components (SSCs) and the effect on safety.
Assess the impact of changes to safety standards or safety methodology/assumptions that are relevant to the facility
Evaluate the impact on safety of changes in the organisational structure and resourcing.
Assess the adequacy of the arrangements and practices for leadership and management for safety.
Report any aspects where there is an obvious improvement to safety, without doing detailed paper reviews
Report any obvious known shortfalls that are not worth fixing and do not require further review provide ALARP statements in support of these decisions.
Consider cumulative effects resulting from changes e.g. in the organisational structure, resources, Plant Modification Proposals (PMPs), Safety Case changes, Human factors (HuF), training workforce SQEP, inventory, age and degradation, radiological conditions, discharges, culture/management, events/Learning From Experience (LFE), technical underpinning, Safety Assessment methods, engineering methods knowledge, plant performance etc.
Consider the degree of change (operational, technical and engineering) and the possibility of change on change
Prepare summary reports, Notes for the Record, Hazard Management Diagrams and other graphical presentations
Work with the Plant team to define and agreed POCO sequences that impact upon EDRs and the scale of any impact/interactions.
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and accuracy. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with range of people from Senior Managers to Plant Operators. Reliable, tolerant, and determined, an empathic communicator, able to see things from the other persons point of view. Able to get on with others and be a team-player. A questioning and investigative attitude is desirable.

Specific Job Skills: Understands the principles of Safety Cases, Nuclear and General Engineering. Previous experience of Sellafield and the Long-Term Periodic Review process will be useful.
Computer skills: Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Excel and Word. The ability to use AutoCAD is essential and experience of Sellafield IT systems will be an advantage.
Literacy: Must be a competent writer of engineering based reports.
Communication Skills: Must be a good communicator using face-to-face discussion, telephone and email. The ability to listen is essential.
Good understanding of the Safety Case Review processes and requirements
Knowledge of the Safety Case Index
Previous LTPR experience