Nuclear Decommissioning Engineers & Safety Case Practitioners

  • Department: Energy Assurance
  • Location: Innsworth
  • Job type: Full-time

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Description

These roles could also be based in our Bristol, Warrington, Burton, Glasgow, Basingstoke or Dorking offices

Our people are at the very heart of what we do, they are the reason our clients work with us to solve some of their greatest challenges. At Frazer-Nash, we want all of our people to feel they belong, confident in the knowledge that we value and respect the commitment they have made by entrusting their careers and expertise to us.

We are a systems and engineering technology consultancy that helps organisations deliver innovative engineering to make lives safe, secure, sustainable and affordable. Our people join us to make an impact on the world and to learn from some of the best minds in the industry. Our people stay with us because they value our supportive team environment and the career opportunities provided by our sustained growth.

The Energy Business Unit is a vibrant and growing area with a focus on delivery of high quality expertise and services across multiple energy sectors and development of staff and tools to operate within highly regulated industries. In particular, the Energy Assurance unit provides significant support to the Civil Nuclear Sector deploying engineering and safety case skills across Decommissioning, Fusion, Generation and New Build areas. It is an exciting time across all of these sectors but we are particularly prioritising the growth and development of our nuclear decommissioning engineering group. Frazer-Nash Consultancy are looking to bolster this team with talented individuals to continue to develop our service delivery and increase our support to the nuclear decommissioning market providing services in nuclear clean-up and waste management.

Due to the increasing focus and development around our nuclear decommissioning group, we have exciting opportunities for engineers in various engineering disciplines together with safety case engineers, chemists and physicist to join the team as part of continued growth plans.

There are a number of roles available at different grades dependent on individuals’ expertise and experience. We are seeking individuals with nuclear decommissioning and waste management expertise across the various lifecycle stages of a decommissioning project and who are adaptable to perform in one or more of the following roles:

  • Knowledge Management and Digital Engineering. Considerations include reviewing the IT platforms and assessing fitness for purpose for decommissioning, Best Practice (Nuclear and non-nuclear), future proofing, reverse engineering techniques. Experience of digital engineering tools and techniques, recommendations and selection.
  • Reactor Dismantling Supporting R&D. Experience of gaining access into a reactor, access and tooling required, future segmentation (cutting up and shipping), R&D simulation, sensing/robotics, sorting and segregation, full sized mock-ups and new products.
  • Decommissioning waste retrieval, packaging and disposition including Asbestos, metals, graphite and concrete
  • Experience of Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC), VLLW, free release and in situ disposal.
  • Experience of decommissioning techniques including remote dismantling, explosives and surface scabbling.
  • Output based regulation. Experience with the ONR/EA on de-licensing.
  • Waste Characterisation. Experience of suitable waste characterisation and investigation tools/techniques.
  • Asset monitoring and inspection programme. Experience on ageing asset management best practice, Best Available Techniques, planned interventions, predictive maintenance on structures, tools and techniques available including the use of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) and drones.
  • System Safety. Experience in developing and leading teams of safety professionals. This role will entail providing safety case advice during the design, operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities and for the production of all nuclear safety documentation as part of the Site Licence or Authorisation Conditions.
  • RAM Storage/Transport Containers. Experience in criticality, shielding analysis and long term corrosion.

Requirements

Successful applicants will meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Degree or Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry
  • A minimum of 3 years Nuclear Engineering experience, preferably within nuclear decommissioning.
  • Be Chartered in their discipline (or working towards Chartership)
  • An appreciation of nuclear waste management
  • Experience of client liaison/interface
  • Project Management experience (managing own projects as a minimum)
  • An appreciation of Site License rules/regulations
  • For the Engineering roles we are looking for engineers with demonstrable experience in one or a number of the following areas:
    • Knowledge Management and Digital Engineering
    • Reactor Dismantling and Supporting R&D
    • Decommissioning waste retrieval, packaging and disposition including Asbestos, Metals and concrete
    • Experience with the ONR/EA on de-licensing
    • Waste Characterisation Programmes
    • Asset Monitoring and Inspection Programmes
    • RAM Storage/Transport Containers
  • For the Safety Case role we are looking for Safety Case Oversight and Leadership with strong Safety Case / Safety Basis development and authoring, Safety Legislation, Regulation and Policy, derivation of Safety Functional Requirements, Hazard analysis (HAZID/HAZAN/Fault sequence assessment), DBA and PSA, Engineering Design Substantiation, Peer Review (Acceptance Review Team experience). The ability to lead programmes and develop safety deliverables related to the requirements is essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to build relationships both externally with our clients and internal with our delivery teams and support functions. The candidate will also have a clear understanding of the current nuclear decommissioning market demands and the key clients.
  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to identify and support business development opportunities resulting in the preparation of estimates, proposals, budgets and documentation.
  • The ideal candidate will take a strong interest in understanding clients' problems and in shaping programmes of work to resolve them, against a backdrop of a highly regulated industry.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required.
  • Ability to operate autonomously or as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Being honourable, trustworthy, fair and honest – respecting confidentiality.

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With benefits to suit your lifestyle, we have a flexible approach to your location and working arrangements.

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