Nuclear Safety Engineer

Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide
24 Dec 2018
22 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

With more than fifty years of Nuclear experience, Jacobs has unrivalled nuclear capability and provides full life-cycle solutions to our nuclear clients. Services include programme and project management, design and engineering, reactor support, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, (radioactive) waste management, decommissioning and clean-up.

We have consistently delivered value and innovation to technically challenging and complex nuclear and environmental-related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.


As part of the Responsible Designer for the Hinkley Point C project, our Client provides Engineering Design support for the Balance of the Nuclear Island (BNI).

This role is a member of a large integrated team seconded into Client team focused on providing high quality design, engineering knowledge & expertise.

Assignment Scope:

The Nuclear Safety Engineer is responsible to ensure the conformity of the Hinkley Point C (HPC) design to nuclear safety requirements.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Team player, conscientious approach to work, good communication, interpersonal, time management, organisational, and problem-solving skills, proactive, self-starter; ability to meet commitments and deadlines.

Main Accountabilities:

As a member of the Client's UK Nuclear Safety & Quality (NSQ) Section (a small team of 3 people: Manager, Nuclear Safety Engineer, Quality Engineer), act as the local knowledge-base for nuclear safety and British nuclear regulations, providing support services including:

  • Independent review of identified engineering deliverables
  • Provision of advice to engineering personnel on nuclear safety, nuclear regulatory issues and design change safety categorisation
  • Draft, review, revise and issuing relevant NSQ procedures and guidance
  • Routine reporting of NSQ activities as required
  • Preparing relevant KPI data as required
  • Provision of nuclear safety-related awareness training
  • Contributing to the development of Nuclear Professionalism
  • Development of nuclear safety messages, and communicating nuclear safety-related information
  • Identifying ways of improving the level of nuclear safety awareness and staff engagement
  • Monitor and advise on international developments in nuclear safety
  • Occasional business travel to Paris may be required

Key relationships:

Reporting to the NSQ Manager; working closely with DACI (Independent Control Authority Directorate) colleagues in Paris and Engineering and UK Project teams in UK, Bristol.

Engineering Level:

  • Accepting candidates - Junior Engineer 2-4 years' experience / Engineer with 4 to 8 years' experience

Security Clearance Level:

  • BPSS level security required

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: Based on our Client site Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week

Note3: Travel and Subsistence is not paid for this role - base office Bristol

Note4: Please provide travel plan to Bristol to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

  • Engineering or science degree, with relevant industry experience
  • Knowledge of nuclear safety codes, standards and practices
  • Experience in the application of nuclear safety principles and regulations in nuclear facility design and/or operation
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant Health and Safety regulations
  • Proficient user MS Office & Outlook
  • Concise, conscientious, organised with good writing skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as on own initiative #
  • Results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadline
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Fluent English - written & verbal


  • Knowledge and experience of PWR/EPR design/operation/safety
  • Safety categorisation/modifications
  • Experience within a Design Authority or Safety Assurance group
  • Training delivery
  • Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects
  • French Language skills - written & verbal

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - 'BeyondZero'. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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