Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Vacancy for Band 3 Nuclear Safety Inspector – Electrical and Control & Instrumentation Engineering

Location Redgrave Court Bootle, St James House Cheltenham and Windsor House London
Salary £70,329 - £80,940 (plus an additional £4,052 London Weighting Allowance if the successful individual is London based)
Close date 20 Jul 2020

Job description

The Nuclear Safety Inspector role/ Principal Responsibilities

Nuclear Inspectors are expected to be capable of undertaking a range of activities:

  • Inspecting sites
  • Assessing technical safety cases
  • Enforcing the law and influencing improvement in safety cases
  • Investigating incidents
  • Developing strategic approaches to secure high standards in the industry
  • Managing nuclear research contracts

The role of a Nuclear Inspector is varied and you are likely to undertake a range of duties during your career. Some Inspectors concentrate on undertaking planned and reactive inspections on site, while others will mainly assess safety submissions or manage discrete intervention projects.

However, the focus is on working as teams to ensure compliance, reassure the public and improve safety standards. When Inspectors find shortcomings in compliance they initially provide advice but may issue verbal and written warnings. The powers available to inspectors enable them to serve Enforcement Notices and ultimately initiate prosecutions. There is also a wide range of powers available under nuclear licence conditions.

Electrical and Control & Instrumentation (C&I) Engineering


Within the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) the Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineering professional group comprises specialist inspectors that are able to work on a range of activities in this broad technical area.

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