Office for Nuclear Regulation

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Vacancy for Band 3 Nuclear Safety Inspector - Human Factors

Location Bootle, Cheltenham and London
Salary £68,950 - £81,999 plus an additional £4,052 London Weighting if the successful individual is London based
Close date 06 Oct 2019

Job description

The Nuclear Safety Inspector Role/ Principal Responsibilities

Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is responsible for all nuclear sector regulation across the UK. ONR's mission is to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry, holding it to account on behalf of the public. Nuclear Inspectors are expected to be capable of undertaking a variety of roles:

  • 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 etc

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.

Human Factors

You will be joining a dynamic and growing Human Factors team that is located across ONR’s offices (Bootle, Cheltenham and London) and provides support to all of ONR’s activities across the UK nuclear industry.

What is Human Factors in ONR?

Human Factors make a significant contribution to nuclear safety throughout a facility's lifecycle, and we are looking for experienced people with knowledge and understanding of safety cases and in particular how individual, team and organisational performance can impact upon nuclear safety. The scope of work is reflected in ONR's Safety Assessment Principles for Nuclear Facilities on Human Factors.

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