Vacancy Details

Occupational Safety Advisors (Design Engineering)

Job number: SP05555
Profession: Engineering Design
Location: Risley Warrington
Contract type: Permanent contract
Salary: Competitive
Posting date: 09/02/2024
Closing date: 03/03/2024
Join Our Mission

Salary: £48,336 – £57,569, depending on experience
Location: Warrington

The Sellafield Site is one of the most iconic nuclear sites in the world and the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry. We have supported national defence, generated electricity for nearly half a century and the environment now sits at the heart of our purpose. With 100 years of work ahead of us, we are yet again at the forefront of developing innovative solutions through setting international standards in high hazard nuclear waste management.

Come join and contribute to Sellafield’s exciting new era in leading the way in creating a clean and safe environment for future generations.


What will the Successful Candidate be Doing?

The successful candidate will be delivering a professional occupational health and safety service to Sellafield’s Engineering Design Function. This role supports our talented Design Engineering Community in considering safety within challenging technical concepts, to be able to deliver an array of diverse projects across the Sellafield Estate. Our Safety Professionals have to be prepared to respond to challenging questions which could relate to any area of design. This will require lateral thinking, research and good communication backed up with close working within a supportive team.

At Sellafield, Safety starts in Design. We have a vast portfolio of projects from new build facilities to decommissioning and the safe demolition of existing facilities, across reactor, chemical, production and waste plants. We even have our own infrastructure containing railways to safely transport the high hazard waste. This team will also play a pivotal role in the safe delivery of the design of our billion-pound new build construction projects that will play a pivotal role in supporting Sellafield over the next 50-100 years.

The work is diverse, no problem is ever the same and we encourage creativeness and research in finding answers that we may potentially not know yet. If you have a love for engineering, innovation and safety and you’re someone who finds themselves questioning “why or who designed it like that” then this role is for you!

Key Responsibilities

• Provide occupational safety input throughout the design from conception to completed build, into operation and through decommissioning.
• Input into the direction of occupational safety in engineering and design.
• Support and conduct hazard studies, prepare and present safety training, perform safety inspections, make appropriate recommendations and offer safety advice to a range of professional engineering disciplines in a persuasive manner.


The Ideal Candidate

Essential Skills:

• NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, or equivalent (or evidence of working towards).
• A diverse project background, whereby you have had exposure considering H&S aspects across mechanical, electrical or chemical environments
• Technical Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (TechIOSH) or greater.
• In-depth knowledge of occupational safety principles, legislation and their interpretation and application

Others considered to be desirable:
• Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).
• Experience of supporting occupational safety requirements in a design and engineering environment.
• An understanding of safety cases and nuclear safety assessment.
• Good report writing and written communication skills.
• Good presentation skills.
• Ability to interact proactively with key stakeholders.
• Capable of reading technical and engineering drawings and engineering flow diagrams.


What’s in it for you?

At Sellafield Ltd, we are committed to supporting our employees in fulfilling their potential. With having 100 years of work in front of us, we offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, enabling you to feel inspired in your role.
Whatever area you join us in, you’ll find a genuinely exciting and rewarding career.

Making sure our employees feel supported is important to us. Therefore to help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we also offer a range of employee benefits:

• You will benefit from an annual bonus of between 10-15%, made up of company and personal performance
• An attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
• 25.5 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays. Rising to 30 days annual leave from 1st April 2024. There is also the ability to purchase 3 additional days
• The ability to carry over 5 days (rising to 10 from 1st April 2024) annual leave each financial year
• Paid Sick Leave
• Family Friendly Policies – Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Lifestyle Benefits sasra.co.uk
• Learning & Development Opportunities https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/learning-and-development/
• Reward & Recognition Policies.
• Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme
• Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check
• MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts
• MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme
• Many, many more! Click this link to visit our Rewards & Benefits page: https://careers.sellafieldsite.co.uk/work-with-us/rewards-and-benefits/


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