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Senior Safety Case Specialist

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£50000 - £95000 per annum
Closing date
21 Dec 2022

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Role - Senior Safety Case Specialist

It's an exciting time to join the Environment, Safety and Health function at AWE, we are transforming the way we work and continuing to support the demand of the business. We are interested in hearing from candidates at various stages of their careers who have a working knowledge of safety assessments on nuclear projects and are interested in developing their career with us.

Package - £42,650- £67,400 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

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 plus every other Friday off)
  • 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
  • Generous Relocation Assistance is available to eligible candidates.

Our safety case teams are at the forefront of a wide variety of work, involving ground-breaking innovation and technical challenges across a wide range of projects associated with:

  • AWE's multibillion-pound Capital Programme of new facilities
  • Planning future systems in support of the UK's long-term strategic deterrent.
  • Maintaining and extending the life of existing facilities
  • Decommissioning of the redundant facilities.

As a Senior Safety Case Specialist, you will provide subject matter expertise in the assessment of nuclear, explosive, and other major hazards associated with actual, planned and/or decommissioned facilities, plant, equipment or product. Ideally you will have demonstrable experience of working on multi-disciplined projects and be familiar with one or more of the following areas:

  • Produce risk assessments and safety justifications for a range of facilities including radioactive, explosives and chemical plant
  • Advise on strategies for the development of safety assessments (safety case/safety basis/risk assessments)
  • Complete complex safety analyses, assessments, and associated documentation.

To be considered for this position you will need:

  • Experience in the field of safety assessment for radiological, chemical and/or explosive hazards
  • The ability to undertake a range of safety assessment techniques
  • A Degree in a science or engineering based subject or vocational qualification (HND or equivalent) and/or extensive practical experience.
  • To have worked/operated in a high hazard and/or highly regulated industry.
  • All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.



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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