Transport Criticality Safety Expert

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Job title Transport Criticality Safety Expert
Location Warrington
Region North West
Company International Nuclear Services
Salary 52911.00-65007.00 GBP per year
Duration 0 Years
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Transport Criticality Safety Expert - Permanent - Based Warrington, Cheshire - £negotiable with excellent benefits – Contact – for further information

Duties and Responsibilities

To provide an in-house criticality safety assessment capability in support of delivering INS’s strategic objectives.

The capability will produce the necessary input to the design process to facilitate fissile material package licensing for INS, NDA Estate and external customers

The role may involve setting up this capability with the ability to influence key decisions as to its efficient operation e.g. choice of assessment software and hardware

Cultivate and liaise with external contacts and key stakeholders including customers, regulators and suppliers

Works closely with all areas of the business, and in particular the Engineering design, analysis and Licensing sections to deliver solutions to support new business and current contracts and provide strategic direction to the Design Authority/design process for transport of fissile radioactive materials

Provide and support the effective delivery of criticality safety assessment and guidance as part of the engineering requirements for fissile radioactive materials transport for a variety of internal and external customers and projects

Produce, review and check technical solutions and submissions to transport regulators and client organisations

The role requires an experienced, industry-leading criticality safety practitioner who can deliver a range of analytical techniques in support of a number of engineering activities and projects for fissile material transport

The role requires significant applicable knowledge of the relevant transport regulations and their application to INS’ activities

Consistent with the INS ‘Intelligent Customer’ function, the role holder will have the confidence and experience to manage the technical contributions of third-party suppliers of criticality safety assessment services.

And also, to participate, as appropriate, in the development of future safety criteria of relevance to INS’s business

Good presentation skills would be a valuable asset to enable representation of INS at national and international industry fora and technical conferences

Provide Peer reviews of other Transport criticality safety reports

Undertake knowledge management initiatives to build a robust and enduring Transport criticality safety assessment capability

Initiation and delivery of relevant training sessions and programmes

Maintain and expand personal expertise and demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of ongoing developments within the criticality safety assessment field.

In particular ensure software remains fit for purpose in light of developments in the field and related fields

Dissemination of knowledge and mentoring within the team to aid ‘future-proofing’ capability

Requires an understanding of other technical disciplines such as shielding safety, which contribute to the overall safety of a transport package

This role profile should be seen as a guide to the main responsibilities and duties of this role and not as a permanent, definitive statement.

The business will change and develop, and the responsibilities and duties may vary from time to time.

Person Specification

In your written application, please give evidence of proven experience in response to as many of the criteria listed below as possible

The Attributes:

Qualifications, experience and skills required are:


Recognised expert practitioner in criticality safety applicable to transport

Proven track record in the technical leadership of criticality safety assessment

Good first degree in a STEM subject and further degree and/or professionally qualified; prior SQEP status may substitute for formal qualifications if adequately demonstrated

Detailed knowledge/understanding/experience of IAEA SSR 6 and SSG 26 in support of criticality safety assessment requirements in for fissile material transport

Ability to run criticality modelling calculations and interpret the results (using Regulator recognised codes such as MONK and MCNP)

Good interpersonal and presentation skills


Typically, greater than 10 years’ experience across a range of criticality safety assessments, with recent evidence of criticality safety assessment relevant to fissile material transport packages

Ability to demonstrate a strong academic background and have developed an area of technical specialism

Chartered status or membership of a professional institute is desirable but not essential

Understanding of the implications of developments in software and hardware to maintain peak efficiency in assessments.

To instigate local developments where appropriate

Personal Characteristics:

Commitment and dedication to achieving the Company’s objectives

A high level of applied professionalism, with clearly demonstrated honesty and integrity

Initiative and the ability to ‘drive’ new ideas

Demonstrate the confidence to challenge and question established practices

Effective communication skills both written and oral

High levels of self-motivation

Resilience in dealing with adversity

Able to deliver under constraints of time and cost

Adaptability to change, to suit business need and/or regulatory developments

Additional information about the process

Capita Resourcing is the strategic resourcing business within Capita plc. We are the chosen provider of agency workers and permanent recruitment for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) collaborative framework, across nuclear sites and offices UK wide.

NuclearWorks welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. NuclearWorks is a trading name of Capita Business Services Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business.

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