Faults and Hazards Technical Lead


Faults and Hazards Technical Lead

Holtec Britain


Sector: Nuclear R&D

Category: Engineering

Faults and Hazards (DSA) Team Lead

Holtec International and its subsidiary companies are designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy, the SMR-160 small modular reactor. The Position is offered by Holtec Britain as a member of the Holtec International family, a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for nuclear, solar, geothermal, and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry. Come join a growing multidisciplinary team of engineers designing the next generation nuclear power station. The Faults and Hazards (Deterministic Safety Analysis) Team Lead will lead a group of engineers producing fault studies and internal/external hazards safety case and is responsible for delivery of these sections of the Safety Case for the Generic Design Assessment (GDA). This requires leadership experience in the production of nuclear safety case documentation in support of a developing reactor design to meet UK regulatory expectations and experience with leading and managing technical teams.

The Faults and Hazards Team Lead will report through the Head of Licensing to the GDA Project Director and will build a strong relationship with the US SMR Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) Lead. The UK GDA is a critical element for commercial deployment of SMR-160s word-wide, and this role provides a unique opportunity in an exciting emerging technology and energy marketplace.

Experience should include:

  • Managing/leading a technical team.
  • Fault Studies and Severe Accidents assessments – evaluations of the reactor core, reactor coolant system, engineered safety features, containment, and radiological releases associated with anticipated operational occurrences, design basis accidents and beyond design basis accidents.
  • Hazard identification studies, qualitative and quantitative hazard assessments.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Fault Studies, Severe Accidents, and Internal/External Hazards safety case delivery.
  • Providing line management and coordinating the team, being responsible for coaching and mentoring to develop the team and the individuals in technical skills and in personal skills enabling them to deliver.
  • Interact with regulators to explain analytical methods and models for the spectrum of fault studies that are applicable to the SMR-160 reactor design, and to explain qualitative or quantitative hazard assessments.
  • Support UK team development, participating in interviews.
  • Applicants should be prepared to play an active role in a project-driven and highly integrated engineering team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree qualified in an engineering or science related discipline.
  • Must possess excellent credentials in principles of fault studies and hazard assessments.
  • Strong understanding of thermal hydraulic behaviour of nuclear reactors under steady state and transient conditions.
  • Experience in developing nuclear safety cases for specified discipline.
  • Ability to work independently and balance competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to engage credibly within and external to the business.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills – able to present at multiple organisational levels and to external regulatory stakeholders.
  • A credible decision maker, able to create confidence through crafting of strong justifications and arguments.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience performing safety analysis calculations using industry computer codes such as GOTHIC, RELAP5, RETRAN, COBRA, VIPRE, etc.

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Alexandria is a Senior Recruitment Consultant, based in Cumbria, UK, with a focus on delivering top talent in the nuclear industry. She strives to provide a quality recruitment experience while building solid relationships across the industry. Alexandria has a big passion for ED&I and works hard to promote inclusivity in the workplace.

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