Company: Jacobs
Skills: Plant Operations Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

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About the opportunity:

Our well-established and highly regarded Independent Nuclear Assurance (INA) team, provides independent nuclear safety and technical advice to support the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine program.

We are seeking a seeking a skilled and experienced Nuclear Propulsion Engineer to join our organisation at Birchwood as a Site Liaison Officer (SLO). This unique role supports:
• INA's team of SLOs based at various locations around the UK (including Naval Bases and Dockyards) who support the Naval Reactor Plant Authorisee (NRPA) by providing assurance that nuclear safety standards are met on site.
• INA's Chief Engineers in their role of providing nuclear safety and technical advice to the Submarine Delivery Agency's Nuclear Propulsion Project Team for all existing and future designs of Naval Reactor Plant including advice on nuclear safety management arrangements.

This work requires detailed knowledge of the design, operation and maintenance of Naval Reactor Plant (NRP), as well as the implementation of associated safety cases. The role is therefore well suited to former NRP Operators. However, we are equally interested in hearing from engineers and scientists who have related skills from elsewhere within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP) and who are seeking new challenges in this exciting and rewarding area of work.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Provision of authoritative independent nuclear safety advice to the NRPA and on-site organisations, focussed on maintaining the safety of NRP, associated systems and support facilities.
• Being a member of Authorisation Groups on site (as required), thereby seeking assurance that nuclear safety standards are being achieved and maintained.
• Maintaining an awareness of activities on site that may affect the immediate or through-life nuclear safety of the NRP.
• Communicating effectively with various members of the nuclear propulsion community on-site, with headquarters staff at Birchwood and with NRPA personnel at Abbey Wood.
• Being available to support Nuclear Accident Response Organisations.
• Contributing to the development of safety management practices.

Whilst based at Birchwood, this role will involve some travel to cover site activities at peak times (e.g. commissioning).


Here's What You'll Need:
• Degree or equivalent professional training in relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
• Detailed design knowledge and operational experience of the NRP (including a Category A Nuclear Watchkeeping qualification).
• Good consultancy/communication skills and the ability to work directly and effectively with the customer and other stakeholders.
• Ability to work as part of a dispersed team.
• Familiarity with safety standards such as NRPA's NSMA, JSP 518, or HSE SAPs
• UK Citizenship with security clearance to at least SC.
• UK Driver's Licence

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