National Nuclear Laboratory

Current Vacancies

Safety Case Advisor / Safety Case Manager

Contract type:
Full Time
Seascale, Cumbria
Job Category:
EHSS&Q & Compliance
Working Arrangements:
Office based
Posted on:
11th June 2024
Closing date:
9th July 2024
Job reference:


Job Description

NNL is a place where people do things that have never been done before. Where experts in all kinds of fields come together to solve some of society’s biggest challenges and turn groundbreaking ideas into reality. Being part of NNL means being at the cutting-edge of the nuclear industry. It means having the freedom to share your ideas and shape our evolving organisation and it means collaborating with some of the smartest minds around to push the boundaries of science, technology and innovation.

What you’ll be doing

As part of our facility-based safety case team, you’ll support a wide variety of projects for both our internal and external customers. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’ll define, implement and deliver innovative solutions to complex problems. This will involve providing specialist safety case advice, ensuring solutions are fit for purpose and generating the necessary documentation to meet safety case requirements.

We have opportunities for both Safety Case Managers and Safety Case Advisors – to find out which role is right for you, click on the links below for more detail on what we’re looking for:

Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate (Safety Case Managers)

What you’ll need

Are you passionate about ensuring safety in high-risk environments? Do you thrive on communicating complex safety concepts to diverse stakeholders? Maybe?

Role Overview: As a Safety Case Manager, you’ll play a crucial role in maintaining safety on a nuclear licensed site. Your primary responsibility will be to develop and manage safety cases, ensuring that operations adhere to strict safety protocols. Here’s what we’re looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • Attention to Detail: You possess a keen eye for detail. Safety cases involve intricate documentation, hazard assessments, and risk analyses. Your ability to meticulously review and validate safety-related information is essential.
  • Safety Expertise: You have a solid understanding of safety cases and their development. This includes knowledge of radiation, contamination, and criticality hazards. You’ll work closely with experts to identify control measures and substantiate their effectiveness.
  • Effective Communication: As a Safety Case Manager, you’ll interact with operators, customers, regulators, and other stakeholders. Clear and concise communication is vital. Whether it’s explaining safety procedures or presenting findings, your verbal and written skills will be put to the test.
  • Continuous Learning: Safety practices evolve, and staying up to date is crucial. We value candidates who have a hunger for learning and seek innovative solutions to complex safety challenges.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

The Ideal Candidate (Safety Case Advisors)

What you’ll need

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on safety within the nuclear sector? Look no further! We’re seeking dynamic individuals to join our team of Safety Case Advisors. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, we have entry points tailored to your background and expertise.

Role Overview: As an SCA, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring safety case processes are effectively implemented in operational facilities. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of Safety Case Processes: You should have a solid understanding of safety case development and implementation. Familiarity with nuclear safety protocols is advantageous but not mandatory. Our comprehensive training program will equip you with the necessary skills.
  • Attention to Detail: SCAs must meticulously review safety documentation, hazard assessments, and risk analyses. Your keen eye for detail will contribute to maintaining safety standards.
  • Transferable Skills: If you’ve worked in a regulated industry (such as oil, gas, or transportation), your skills may be transferable. We value diverse backgrounds and encourage applicants from various sectors.
  • Career Progression: Joining our team opens doors for career growth. As you develop in the role, you’ll contribute to safety cases and make a difference in high-risk environments.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

About the company

NNL is an incredible place to work. A place where people do things that have never been done before. A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.