Independent Nuclear Assurance Inspector

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, England / Dalton-In-Furness, England, Cumbria / England, Cumbria
Closing date
4 Mar 2021

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Independent Nuclear Assurance Inspector

Would you like to play a critical role within the delivery of nuclear safety and assurance activities at our nuclear site? We currently have two positions available for Independent Nuclear Assurance Inspectors at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a as Independent Nuclear Assurance Inspector, you will be working within the Independent Nuclear Assurance Team as part of a group of regulatory inspectors reporting to the Engineering Manager (Independent Nuclear Assurance). The Independent Nuclear Assurance team acts as the internal regulator for the Submarines business, forming an evidence-based independent view of the business' nuclear and radiological safety and security performance.

Through delivery of a comprehensive inspection programme, the team develops the evidence to support its findings and conclusions and has the opportunity to influence change at every level of the business including, the safety of our boat delivery programmes. The team form part of the Nuclear Safety and Regulation Department within the Nuclear Safety and Security Directorate.

One of the main attractions of this role is the opportunity to work with all areas of the business. With the diversity of this role, you can be one day carrying out an on-board boat or facility inspection and the next interviewing a director in relation to a specific business requirement.

Your main responsibilities as a as Independent Nuclear Assurance Inspector will involve:

Performing independent inspection, surveillance and concurrence of nuclear work on facilities, plant, equipment and nuclear support services, on-board and on-site to evaluate the nuclear and radiological safety performance at Barrow

Inspecting and assessing the business's capability to progress the submarine build and/or projects in the Site Redevelopment Programme to their relevant next stage through the 'Hold Point Control' process

Inspecting the business against the requirements of relevant legislation so as to assess the business' level of compliance

Communicating, both in writing and verbally, the conclusions of inspections and their findings to various stakeholders at all levels, including external regulators, board members, senior managers and business peers; Findings need to be managed and tracked to ensure timely closure and minimise risk

Independently assessing the business' emergency arrangements exercises, providing feedback to those developing and maintaining the arrangements

Providing oversight and challenge to various safety committees and groups to ensure due process is being followed, and continuing nuclear safety is not compromised

Maintaining oversight of Independent Peer Review activity related to safety documentation aligned with individual Assurance Plans

Developing, maintaining and deploying an effective Operational Experience feedback system for the Barrow site that encompasses all relevant nuclear and radiological incidents and events, from both internal and external sources

Your skills and qualifications:


Working knowledge of nuclear site licence conditions/authorisation conditions from a similar role


Submariner background with demonstrable knowledge and experience of submarine build/commissioning processes

Experience of managing programmes of work within the nuclear industry or equivalent highly regulated industry

Experience of engaging and influencing senior management and external regulators


Degree or equivalent in STEM subject

Experience in audit/inspection

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an excellent communicator, both in written and verbal form, to all levels of the organisation. You will also have the ability to see the "bigger picture" and apply a risk-based, targeted approach to decision making.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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