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Senior Criticality Consultant

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  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £75.00 - £80.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Contact phone:

    01946 67494

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6m initially

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We have an excellent opportunity for a SENIOR CRITICALITY CONSULTANT in the Nuclear Industry based in Cumbria


The successful Candidate will provide technical leadership and advice to the Company laboratories and external customers, to enable the delivery of technical projects and ensure criticality safety in operations.

Enhance technical skills within the Criticality area and support development of team members skills and capability.

Lead activities in support of the development of our Company national reputation in the criticality area.


Leading technical delivery of criticality safety to operations and projects in the laboratories and external customers to time, cost, quality, value and service requirements, including:

Direction and supervision of other criticality consultants

Management of relationships with the Laboratory Manager, Projects PMA, Compliance, Company Executive and CEO, other safety and security disciplines, and other designated safety roles.

Management of relationships with external stakeholders, e.g., customer, site licence company and the Operations Control Manager, regulator (ONR) and INSA.

Advice, training and independent inspection.

Leading Company criticality support consultancy to external customers.

Provide expert knowledge of criticality safety assessment including being up to date with developments in methodology and approach. National level subject matter expert.

Leading criticality support to multi disciplinary teams addressing safety challenges.

Leading the identification and development of new opportunities for the team, including technical support to bids.

Use initiative to develop new capabilities through innovative approaches and providing insight. Technical lead on complex IR and D projects and submissions.

Maintain technical awareness of both the Company and external competitors capabilities within the broader criticality safety area. Identify best practice to improve the team.

Developing team SQEP skills for Criticality, e.g., mentoring and supervision. Design and deliver specialist criticality training.

Membership of relevant national industry groups to represent the Company.


Degree qualified or equivalent level of demonstrable technical capability.
SQEP 3 with over 10 years experience in criticality safety.
Preferably Chartered Membership of a professional institution, or working towards this qualification
Excellent level of knowledge in the specialised field of criticality safety assessment. Detailed knowledge of advanced assessment techniques.
Proven ability to act independently, under own initiative, while supervising other members of the team
Strong communication skills, including multi site working.
Excellent teamworking skills, with ability to inspire the work of a team.
Experienced in mentoring and developing technical skills.
Excellent networking skills, maintaining network across the criticality field nationally.

This role will require SC Clearance, if not already held this can be applied for