Senior Safety in Design Engineer

  • Location

    Gloucester, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Morson International are currently working with a key client in the Nuclear sector who has a current requirement for a Contract Senior Safety in Design Engineer, to be based at their headquarters in Brockworth, Gloucestershire. This 6 month (initial offering), attracts an excellent rate for the right candidate.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this post is to make a key contribution in supporting the Head of Balance of Plant overseeing health and safety in design activities, as part of the Company's duties to fulfil the role of CDM Co-ordinator and Designer for the design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of new build nuclear power stations.


  • Support the Head of Balance of Plant, as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets and undertake specific roles within the the Company Management System when so required.
  • Support Discipline with day-to-day technical leadership and management to develop, implement and configure solutions within field(s) of competence with due cognisance and appropriate recording of interfaces.
  • 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.
  • Review the conventional safety significance of all design changes 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.
  • Intelligent Customer and Topic Lead for discipline.
  • Facilitate designer's Hazard identification / review workshops in UK and overseas, including Japan.
  • Facilitate design review meetings in UK and overseas, including Japan.
  • Provide advice regarding how best to comply with the Company procedures for documents including CDM Hazard Log, drawings, reports and design option evaluations.
  • Produce reports including pre-construction information.
  • Support the Head of Balance of Plant in advising and assisting the Client with their duties, coordination, cooperation, communication, preparation of pre-construction information reports and health and safety files.
  • Guide designers appointed by the Company and / or Hitachi General Electric Nuclear Energy, both in the UK and overseas, regarding health and safety in design activities.
  • Work collaboratively with designers in relation to capture of hazard information, mitigation of hazardous activity and communication of significant residual hazards.
  • Provide advice to the Company's Technical Operational Unit to ensure health and safety aspects of design documents are adequately reviewed.
  • Provide advice and information regarding application of CDM Regulations and the Company Procedures to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Implement and comply with HMS and where appropriate critically evaluate providing feedback for any improvement.
  • Provide oversight and verification of work carried out.


Mandatory requirements

  • Degree or appropriate academic qualification (HNC, HND etc.) in a relevant engineering subject.
  • Chartered professional, or corporate membership of a relevant professional body/institution.
  • Demonstrates a track record of success, achievement and learning in a career to date, adding value within relevant positions.
  • Registered Member of the Association for Project Safety (RMaPS).
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate or higher.
  • Demonstrable qualifications and/ or significant experience in health & safety in design and / or coordination of infrastructure, buildings and / or plant, equipment, engineering systems.
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry in either a design, construction or maintenance position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to build productive and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
  • Evidence of using judgement and initiative to benefit business and individual performance.
  • Effective communication, organisational, interpersonal skills with experience of facilitating workshops and meetings.
  • Ability to learn, adapt and thrive, delivering value in a changing and evolving organisation.
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours aligned to The Company values: safety, courage, integrity, collaboration and inspiration.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.
  • Safety in Design.