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Nuclear Safety Analysts

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Hampshire, Tadley, England
£45000 - £92000 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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AWE is recruiting for Nuclear Safety Analysts at all levels of seniority (engineer, senior, principal).

AWE 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.

Package -Nuclear Safety Analyst £33,850-£53,000 per annum.

Nuclear Safety Senior Analyst £42,650-£71,000 per annum.

Nuclear Safety Principal Analyst £55,450- £92,000 per annum.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Closing date for applications - 18th December 2023 - Interviews to be held in January 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

The degree of responsibility and range of work will vary with the role, from Analyst, through to Senior Analyst, and Principal Analyst.

As a Nuclear Safety Analyst, 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.

Our Nuclear Safety Principal Analysts will advise on strategies for the development of safety assessments (safety case/safety basis/risk assessments), and develop and deliver complex safety analyses, assessments, and associated documentation to ensure regulatory compliance. This will include:

  • Lead and manage the technical input to the planning and production of key safety documentation to facilitate operations in challenging facilities.
  • Deliver safety assessments and other technical safety documentation to agreed AWE standards for exciting new project delivery
  • Work with process owners to ensure compliance with modern standards and support updates to company standard direction where relevant to achieve appropriate and efficient compliance.
  • Provides technical input to the design and/or delivery of technical training
  • Mentor nuclear safety analysts and senior nuclear safety analysts as part of a planned development activity

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. Experience and skills required:

For each role you will require a Degree in a science or engineering based subject or vocational qualification (HND or equivalent) and/or extensive practical experience. A Professional membership to a relevant chartered body is also desirable, plus some of the following skills and experience, depending on the role applying against. For example:

  • Nuclear Safety Analysts:
  • Experience in the field of safety assessment for radiological, chemical and/or explosive hazards
  • The ability to undertake a range of safety assessment techniques
  • To have worked/operated in a high hazard and/or highly regulated industry.
  • Nuclear Safety Principal Analysts:
  • Knowledge and experience of managing and working on a range of safety cases across different industries ideally nuclear, radiological, chemical and/or explosive hazards
  • Experience in a nuclear, high hazard and/or highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of the techniques used for Safety Case Assessment
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, report writing and presentation skills

These are highly rewarding positions that will give you the opportunity to apply your skills and experience in support of AWE's important mission to keep the Nation safe.

All candidates must be British Nationals, with the right to work in the UK. They must be willing, and able, to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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