Role description

For one of our clients in the South West of England, we are looking for a Senior Fault Studies Engineer with strong experience with design basis fault analysis who would like to play an instrumental part in this international nuclear new build project.


  • Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer, as a core member of the Design Authority Team, in the delivery of business plan related targets, delivery of technical services, support requirements and authoritative advice associated with the nuclear technology discipline.
  • Act as Intelligent Customer for nuclear technology services for delegated subjects.
  • Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the development of nuclear engineering work programmes and business plans (including definition of deliverables, milestones, resource plans and budgets).
  • Assist in the development of local procedures and working arrangements for the nuclear technology discipline.
  • Provide oversight and verification of work carried out by the staff within the nuclear technology team.
  • Review nuclear technology aspects of documents supplied by suppliers.
  • Work closely with and support the management of relationships with regulators on nuclear technology matters to support development of the plant and site specific safety case.
  • Work closely with and support the licensing and permitting process, working with suppliers and the regulators to ensure licensing and permitting requirements are met.
  • Support the Lead Fault Studies Engineer in review activities for high significance design changes providing a recommendation to the Decision Panel as to whether to accept or reject the change. Also engaging with members of the DA on low significance design changes reporting any categorisation or process-related discrepancies to the Decision Panel.
  • Support Lead Fault Studies Engineer in the review of Major concessions providing a recommendation to the appropriate DA Head of Section as to whether to grant or reject the concession.

Essential skills

  • Hold a degree or equivalent qualification in a suitable engineering or science subject.
  • Chartered engineer status if applicable, membership of a relevant professional institution or equivalent.
  • Have extensive knowledge and understanding across a broad range of nuclear power plant nuclear engineering issues including experience in design, safety substantiation and implementation of nuclear and conventional systems.
  • Expertise in Fault Studies
  • Experience in complex engineering and design projects.
  • Project/engineering management skills and the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively with stakeholders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to develop a cohesive team as well as building productive relationships across the business.
  • Flexibility and mobility to undertake business travel as required.

Desired skills

  • Experience within the sector and knowledge of international nuclear regulations, recommendations and codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of relevant Statutory Instruments e.g. UK Regulatory Requirements (SAPs, TAGs), Euratom Safeguards.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international design codes and standards.
  • Relevant national and international design codes and standards.
  • Experience of liaising with the regulators.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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