Senior Fault Studies Engineer

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Our client is looking for a Senior Fault Studies Engineer to support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the delegated nuclear technology subjects associated with the UK ABWR, from the GDA/ Site specific design phase through to plant construction and operations. The post holder will also manage framework contracts and support production of nuclear related studies.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer, as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets and undertake specific roles within the Horizon Management System when so required.
Activities will include:-
Act as Intelligent Customer for nuclear technology services for delegated subjects.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the delivery of technical services, support requirements and authoritative advice associated with the nuclear technology discipline.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the recruitment, development and management of the nuclear technology team of staff and, where appropriate, contractors with the range of skills and experience needed to discharge the nuclear technology responsibilities.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the development of nuclear engineering work programmes and business plans (including definition of deliverables, milestones, resource plans and budgets).
Assist in the development of local procedures and working arrangements for the nuclear technology discipline.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in ONR technical discussions (Level 4 meetings) as requested.
Act as an Intelligent Customer for nuclear technology services provided by others.
Provide oversight and verification of work carried out by the staff within the nuclear technology team.
Review nuclear technology aspects of documents supplied by HGNE and other suppliers.
Work closely with and support the DA in his management of relationships with regulators on nuclear technology matters to support development of the plant and site specific safety case.
Work closely with and support the licensing and permitting process for the new build at Wylfa, working with suppliers and the regulators to ensure licensing and permitting requirements are met.
Work closely with and support the Site Development Directorate in relation to works at site.
Support the technology provider during the Generic Design Assessment of the UK ABWR.
Work well in a team, demonstrating good leadership qualities as a senior position to help motivate staff by regular personal contact and active development.
Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in 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.
Support Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the review of Major concessions providing a recommendation to the appropriate DA Head of Section as to whether to grant or reject the concession.

Candidates must hold a degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable engineering or science subject.
Chartered engineer status, membership of a relevant professional institution. Or equivalent.
Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
Appropriate level of relevant professional experience.
Have extensive knowledge and understanding across a broad range of nuclear power plant nuclear engineering issues including experience in design, safety substantiation and implementation of nuclear and conventional systems.
Experience of managing and motivating teams of technical specialists to deliver project commitments to programme and cost.
Experience in complex engineering and design projects.
Project/engineering management skills and the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Good team working skills, able to work with a wide range of other engineering and business disciplines inside and outside of the business.
Proven ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Able to develop a cohesive team as well as building productive relationships across the business.
Able to provide guidance and support to other members of the team.
Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.

Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.

Further details are available upon request.