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Nuclear Inspectors - Various Disciplines

Summary Information for vacancy - reference ONR1


Health and Safety Executive


£59093 - £74799 Per Annum


North West
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South West

Closing Date

31 December 2011

Interviews start

Not specified




Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time,Job share

Travel required


No of vacancies

10 or more

Field of work


Brief Description

HM Nuclear Installations (NII) was established in 1960. It is the operational arm of the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), responsibile for regulating nuclear safety. ONR's mission is:- "To protect people and society from the hazards of the nuclear industry".

ONR sets out the safety requirements for each nuclear site, gives guidance in the form of safety assessment principles, sets national safety standards and helps raise international standards. It also commissions research to improve standards and gives advice to Government ministers.

ONR consists of seven divisions which deal with:
* Civil Nuclear Power Regulation;
* Nuclear Chemical and Research Site Rugulation (including UK Safeguards);
* Defence Nuclear facilities Regulation;
* Corporate Services;
* Office for Civil Nuclear Security
* Nuclear Reactor Generic Design Assessment.
* Nuclear Policy and International Relations

Vacancy description

The process of inspection is to secure and improve nuclear safety. The site inspector is the primary point of contact with the site and
undertakes both planned and reactive inspections.

The site inspector also co-ordinates the inputs of other inspectors who assess safety submissions or manage discrete projects at particular sites. This is to ensure compliance, to reassure the public and to improve safety descriptions standards.

When inspectors find something wrong 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 are also a wide range of powers available under nuclear licence conditions.

The legislation covering the role includes:-
* HSE Act 1974;
* NI Act 1965 (as amended) and the attached licence conditions;


Applicants would normally be expected to have:

· A good honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate scientific or engineering subject;
· Chartered membership of a relevant professional institution or be able to demonstrate performance and/or experience at an equivalent professional level;
· Experience of working in responsible positions in the nuclear sector or other high hazard industry in design, construction, operation or safety appraisal in a safety case environment, with preference given to candidates who can demonstrate a sound understanding of the current nuclear industry context and understanding of relevant principles and practices;

In addition to high technical ability and expertise your personal qualities are also important to us. Should you be invited for interview your abilities in the following areas will also be discussed and assessed:
Sound judgement based on your knowledge and expertise, often in a pressurised environment;
Drive and determination, an ability to stay calm when under pressure;
An influential and persuasive approach to achieving objectives;
Emotionally resilient - able to get the job done in difficult circumstances.

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Please apply through the HSE website -



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