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Safety Case Manager

Sellafield Ltd
Sellafield, West Cumbria, United Kingdom
£55,587 up to £69,636
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Location: Sellafield, West Cumbria

Contract type: Permanent contract

Salary: £55,587 up to £69,636 depending on experience

Further salary progression available subject to performance in role

Bonus: Up to 15% base salary per annum based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance

Every successful clean up mission at Sellafield has a Safety Case behind it! We are a key enabler for the site to complete its mission. Therefore, every success that SL has is a Safety Case success too. Not only do we enable the clean-up of the Sellafield site but we also do valuable work in support of other companies and “help keep the lights on” in the UK.

We are proud as a profession to say that we have members who are key international experts in some of the nuclear safety assessment disciplines and therefore have a wealth of knowledge and experience for you to learn from. We are also proud of the culture we have within the profession. The jobs in our profession are challenging, but in the recent employee survey we scored above the company average on all the cultural metrics, this shows us that our employees feel valued.

What will the successful candidate be doing:

Safety Cases form the backbone of nuclear safety at Sellafield, helping develop safe solutions for projects and maintain safe conditions on our facilities.

The Safety Case is not only a fundamental requirement of our licence to operate, but essential in our understanding of hazards and safety controls.

Safety Case professionals work on projects and facilities site-wide and through the full facility lifecycle from design, through operations, to decommissioning and demolition. They are responsible for not only understanding and analysing the nuclear hazards and risks that could occur but identifying how safety can be managed and ensuring robust controls are implemented in practice.

Our Profession Mission; To deliver Sellafield Ltd.’s legal obligations in achieving the mission of delivering a clean and safe environment for future generations, through the development and management of nuclear safety cases.

Our Profession Vision; We are One Team with an enterprise-wide focus, with the right people, skills and tools to deliver the SL mission. Our structure provides everyone with clarity on their contribution and we operate in an environment where individuals and teams can thrive.

The Safety Case Manager is responsible for the management of Safety Cases on behalf of the Safety Case Owner.

This role includes accountability for implementation, maintenance and review of these safety cases, in accordance with relevant legislation, good practice and business needs.

The role holder will be required to provide high quality safety case advice to all stakeholders and ensure that the safety case is managed efficiently and effectively whilst utilising the Safety Case profession behaviours and values.

Typical tasks undertaken by Safety Case Managers include, but not limited to:

• The implementation, review, and ongoing maintenance of the safety case to ensure its currency and validity.

• Develop, implement, and maintain a clear strategy for the ongoing management of the safety case.

• Provide high quality safety case advice to all stakeholders.

• Identify and drive improvement initiatives on safety case understanding and implementation in the workplace.

The Ideal Candidate:

• Experience of a leadership role

• Experience of delivering work in a technical/ complex industry

• Experience of working in a highly regulated environment

• Experience of delivering outcomes through others (and developing others)

• Experience of delivering to challenging timescales

• Experience of building relationships with a variety of different stakeholders

• Strong communication skills and a variety of communicating styles, able to adapt style to different stakeholders

• Understanding of fault identification techniques and risk assessment

• A variety of influencing strategies

• Resilience

• Embraces and leads change

Desirable but not essential

• Completion of the Safety Case Workbook

• Experience in Nuclear Safety Case methodology (including implementation of nuclear safety cases and periodic review of safety cases)

• Experience managing a team

• Experience working with projects

Why choose Sellafield?

Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.

Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

What’s in it for you?

At Sellafield Ltd, we are committed to supporting our employees in fulfilling their potential. With 100 years of work in front of us, we offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, enabling you to feel inspired in your role. Whatever area you join us in, you’ll find a genuinely exciting and rewarding career.

Making sure our employees feel supported is important to us. Therefore, to help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we also offer a range of employee benefits:

• An attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
• You will be eligible to take part in an Annual Incentive Scheme, which provides a bonus payment up to 15% base salary per annum based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance rating as discussed with line management.
• 30 days annual leave + bank holidays. Plus, the ability to purchase an extra 2.5 days per year.
• The ability to carry over 10 days annual leave each financial year.
• Paid Sick Leave.
• Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more.


Work at Sellafield Ltd, and you’re not just building a career. You’re embarking on a mission. Joining 10,000 men and women on a 100-year project transforming the Sellafield site, leaving it a safe, environmentally sound space for all the generations that follow.

Tomorrow-defining work

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management. We pioneered the harnessing of nuclear power to generate electricity for the country. Now the world is watching as we set international standards in high-hazard reduction. In short, we’re at the forefront of the industry.

A smart community

We have the site at Sellafield (West Cumbria) and our office at Risley (near Warrington). Together, these are home to the greatest concentration of PhDs in the UK. Join us and you’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with industry-leading – sometimes world-leading – experts. There are generations and generations of knowledge here and people only too willing to share it. Our culture of continuous improvement is underpinned by commitment to professional and personal development few can match.

Projects on an epic scale

The Sellafield site is one of the biggest construction sites in the UK. Our challenges are almost always industry firsts. Hazard reduction is incredibly demanding technically, calling for vision, imagination and expertise. The complexity of each project is unmatched anywhere else in the nuclear sector.

We currently have 11 major projects either in design or construction, with more than £350 million per year invested. Whether you’re designing, delivering or supporting these projects, we’re talking about CV-defining opportunities.

A global nuclear renaissance

There’s a nuclear renaissance going on around the world. This is an industry for the future – with Sellafield Ltd at its heart. The skills you gain with us will stand you in very good stead – whether leading projects here, progressing your career in the wider world of nuclear energy, or working in a different sector entirely.

Excellent safety

Our relentless pursuit of excellence is reflected in our health, safety, security and environmental performance, and the quality of the products and services we deliver to our customers. One in five of our employees have a specific safety role – helping to ensure that our safety performance is world-class across our operations and sites.

Breathtaking beauty or city life

Opportunities based at our Sellafield site and Risley office come with the opportunity to live in one of two great locations. Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills or tranquility, you’ll find it all close at hand in the Lake District or along the Cumbrian coast. Our Risley office combines hi-tech development with close proximity to the vibrant city life of Manchester and Liverpool.




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