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HSE Manager (France)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£55000 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2022

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The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme, to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent.

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be part of such an important mission and this significant role will play a vital part leading our maintenance and reliability teams across multiple projects in key technology centres.

The right candidate will have a passion to inspire engineering excellence and foster collaborative and successful working relationships.

HSE Manager (Based in France)

Location: Dijon, France

Package: £55,450- £85,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

· Market leading contributory pension scheme

· Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

· Flexible working hours

· Salary sacrifice scheme

· Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

· Relocation package available to support deployment to France

This role is to support a joint UK/French Radiographic and Hydrodynamics facility located 45 minutes from Dijon in France. The UK Health, Safety and Environment Manager is one of the positions permanently based on the project in France and is responsible for developing and implementing an ESH Management System in conjunction with CEA (French organization).

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the area of deployment maintains a safe, secure and clean approach whilst enabling it to perform its required function to programme.

  • Providing strategic HSE advice and guidance to their customers.

  • Maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality.

  • Ensuring the delivery of the relevant Functional Excellence Plan (FEP).

  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

  • Develop and implement an HSE Management System (in conjunction with CEA) that meets UK and Fr regulation and AWE and CEA standards where appropriate.

  • Interface with CEA HSE Manager on all aspects of HSE and ensure promulgation of best practice, lessons learned and cultural improvement.

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience.

  • Membership of a recognised related professional body.

  • Training in key ISO standards.

  • Knowledge of HSE assessment methods, tools and frameworks.

  • Significant experience of process management and working in HSE management, implementing HSE management systems; including exposure to complex, large scale high hazard corporate organisations.

  • Experience of the HSE management system standards, culture and behaviour practices.

  • Experience of reviewing and auditing process, programmes and projects.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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