Senior Safety Case Engineer - Trawsfynydd (1547)


Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). NRS is responsible for decommissioning first generation nuclear power stations Berkeley, Bradwell, Chapelcross, Dungeness A, Hinkley Point A, Hunterston A, Oldbury, Sizewell A, Trawsfynydd and Wylfa, and research sites Harwell and Winfrith. NRS is also responsible for electricity generation at hydroelectric plant Maentwrog. As a division of NRS, NRS Dounreay is responsible for the clean-up and demolition of the former centre of fast reactor research and development.

NRS is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission - to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate and even exceed our greatest achievements.

At NRS, we understand, and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment, and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

Senior Safety Case Engineer - Trawsfynydd

Contract Requirement
Contract type
Permanent (Full Time)
Hours per week (include days if part time)
Work location
Salary Range
G 51,636 - 59,962
LL41 4DT
Closing Date
Ref No

About the role

Senior Safety Case Engineer (Grade G/SP46) BR-140.

Hear from the Hiring Manager:

“The Engineering team is made up of a group of highly skilled and multi-disciplined Engineers. This is an excellent opportunity for an established, driven and flexible nuclear safety case engineer to join the core engineering team at Trawsfynydd Site. The purpose of this role is to deliver nuclear safety case related work and associated documentation in support of operational and compliance activities at the Site.”

Key Deliverables:

  • Determine strategies for individual Safety Cases acting as Safety Case Officer, Author or Verifier where nominated.
  • Write and/or verify complex Safety Cases in accordance with Company Standards.
  • Write and/or verify documents supporting the safety case production process such as fault grouping reports, safety case strategy statements and radiological dose assessments.
  • Manage the production of Safety Cases and deliverables being provided by others as input to the Safety Cases.
  • Provide advice and guidance on applications of Safety Case methodology / principles and provide supporting information in interactions with INSA, Nuclear Safety Committee and the regulators.
  • Become a key enabler in the Site’s modification process and become a Responsible Engineer for relevant modification proposals.
  • Provide Safety Assessment support for Site Security and Radiological & Environmental Protection.
  • The flexibility to support the engineering team and other key site functions and projects in relevant engineering and compliance related work.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A degree in a suitable technical subject, e.g. mechanical engineering / physics, National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 6 (Essential); a postgraduate qualification relating to Safety Engineering (Desirable).
  • Substantial experience of technical writing, including nuclear safety cases.
  • Understanding of engineering safety and the derivation of Safety Functional Requirements. Knowledge of hazard identification and analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of safety case standards, processes and applications relevant to a nuclear decommissioning site (e.g. fault schedule production, ALARP justification).
  • Experience of working on-site at a Nuclear Decommissioning Site (or similar). #INDOR

Benefits Package

  • Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS) staff should refer to the document titled “Spot Point v Grade alignment” available on SharePoint for more information on how the grade structure aligns to Spot Points.
  • Flexible working – where possible.
  • The equivalent of 25 days (185 hours per year) annual leave plus Public Holidays (59.2 hours per year). This increases by 2 days (14.8 hours per year) annual leave after two full calendar years of service (as at 5th January in the leave year) , and an additional 3 days (22.2 hours per year) annual leave after five full calendar years of service (as at 5th January in the leave year). You also have the option to buy or sell the equivalent of 5 days (37 hours) annual leave each year (available in specific windows for the following holiday year). For the purpose of assessing an employee’s annual leave entitlement, a day means seven and two fifths (7.4) hours. A pro rata entitlement will apply for part time workers.
  • Flexible benefits scheme – including cycle to work and reduced gym membership fees.
  • Participation in our Company Bonus Scheme (up to £5,750 per annum based on corporate objectives).
  • Employee Assistance Programme including 24-hour telephone support & personal assistance service and access to an online wellbeing App.
  • Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay (dependent on service).
  • Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development.
  • We have various different employee networks supporting our inclusion, diversity and wellbeing mission at Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS).

Additional Information

Please be aware this role holder requires security clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance.

There is a requirement to live within a commutable distance to the sites where the role is based. For central/multi-site roles, we have various hubs across the UK and can be flexible with base location.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. 

At Nuclear Restoration Services Limited (NRS), we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, we therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce. 

We are happy to talk flexible working where possible.