Nuclear Safety Manager

Reference 2024-17117

Non fixed term

Aztec West, Europe



Your missions

EDF EPR Engineering UK (EPR-E) is a subsidiary of Edvance, which is a joint venture between EDF and Framatome, established in 2018 in charge of the design and the realisation of nuclear islands for new projects in France and worldwide.

In particular, EPR-E is responsible for the design and construction of the nuclear island for Hinkley Point C (HPC) project and preparing the design replication and engineering activities for the Sizewell C (SZC) Project.

At HPC we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

For the SZC Project, work on the replication strategy and some early design studies are already underway and being delivered and managed from both France and UK

For the SZC project, we are currently looking to recruit for the role of Nuclear Safety Manager.

The SZC Project Technical Directorate (TD) role is to maintain and exert the technical authority of the project. To demonstrate full control of the SZC Nuclear Island (NI) technical integration, the TD set up the replication strategy on the NI scope, ensure the technical integration of the contributions from all disciplines, coordinate the project delegates within technical department, implement and deliver the overall engineering process.

Within TD, the Nuclear Safety Team are responsible for the overall coordination of activities relating to the following technical topic areas: Safety Functional Requirements, Hazards, Fault Studies, Probabilistic Safety Analysis (PSA), Human Factors, Security, Structural Integrity, Environment, Decommissioning, Fire and Radiation Protection.

Within Safety Team, we are looking to recruit a Nuclear Safety Manager who will be responsible for the overall coordination of activities for the Team and overarching delivery of Safety activities for the SZC Project.

The key duties and responsibilities of the Nuclear Safety Manager are as follows:

  • Ensure the operational management of the Safety Team to secure delivery of Safety activities against the contract with the Client, on time and right first time,
  • Secure the replication of the Safety studies from HPC to SZC,
  • Ensure that the safety activities schedule is consistent with the project needs and resources required are appropriately staffed,
  • Ensure that possible design changes are suitably analysed and technical issues identified and resolved by the relevant safety technical expertise,
  • Manage the interfaces with stakeholders across the Responsible Designer and Client organisations, in particular to secure the replication justification activities,
  • Oversight the formal review of technical deliverables produced by the Safety team and approve them,
  • Report on Safety Team progress across multiple Project forums and accounting for any gaps in hours/costs for Safety as required.

You are

To be considered, the following qualifications, skills and experience are essential:

  • Degree qualified Engineer (in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline),
  • Strong knowledge of Nuclear Safety generally and EPR or PWR designs in special
  • Fundamental experience in a relevant position such (preferably from a highly regulated industry),
  • The ability to take a strategic view with good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate at all levels,
  • Motivated and disciplined with an ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work across multiple workstreams,
  • Able to review technical documents which present complex arguments clearly
  • Take a proactive approach to management and resolution of technical topics,
  • Strong organisational and communication skills, able to liaise between multiple stakeholders and maintain a clear overview for specific topics,
  • Leadership skills,
  • Fluent English
  • Knowledge of specific technical topics in the Safety scope (as described above) – Desirable
  • French communication would be a bonus.


Please note: The post is restricted due to the nature of the role and the export control regulations which apply. All applicants will be subject to national security and export control vetting processes.


Additional information

Specialization: S4 - Operations Nuclear Safety

Level of education (all) Bachelor

Place: United Kingdom, Europe, Aztec West

Employment level: Non cadre