Fault Studies Engineer


Fault Studies Engineer

Deterministic Safety Analysis


Sector: Nuclear New Build

Category: Engineering

Faults Studies Engineer DSA

Join a dynamic team at the forefront of nuclear energy innovation and contribute to the development of safe and sustainable energy solutions with global impact.

Holtec Britain, a member of the Holtec International family; is a global leader designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy. Holtec has received funding from the FNEF to advance its SMR programme, and is building its brand new team based in Bristol. As a Faults Studies Engineer you will contribute to the development of fault studies and support the submission of safety cases for the Holtec SMR-300+ small modular reactor, building a strong relationship with the US SMR Deterministic Safety Analysis (DSA) team.


  • Conduct electrical engineering assessments of power plant systems.
  • Support the development of Fault Studies and Severe Accidents safety case sections for the Holtec SMR GDA.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to enhance team and individual technical skills.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders, including nuclear regulators.
  • Defend reactor design positions and actively contribute to a project-driven engineering team.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in fault studies principles with a strong understanding of light water moderated reactors and systems.
  • Familiarity with thermal hydraulic behaviour of nuclear reactors under steady state and transient conditions.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.

Bristol offers a vibrant community with excellent amenities, schools, and a high quality of life. It provides easy access to various attractions and is well-connected to Wales, the Midlands and the South.

This is a remarkable opportunity to contribute to the development of next-generation nuclear power technology with a global leader. If you’re seeking a dynamic role in an emerging technology and energy marketplace, apply now to be part of our multidisciplinary team.

Click the apply button now to send your CV, and we’ll reach out to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV isn’t updated, please send the most recent version, and let’s discuss your recent experience over the phone.

For further information contact Daria Farcas at Thomas Thor via email at d.farcas@thomas-thor.com or call 02070487345.

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I am a Senior Search&Process Consultant focused on bringing qualified talent into the Nuclear Industry. I am set on pioneering nuclear energy being part of the solution for climate change. My passion for the industry drives me to open up discussions with anyone interested in learning more about it, and how they could become part of the journey to achieving NET ZERO.

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