Independent Assessor

  • Permanent
  • Bristol
  • Excellent Benefits Package USD / Year

Independent Assessor


Attractive Salary + Excellent Benefits

The Role

My client, a leading energy provider in their field and seeking an Independent Assessor to join their expanding team on a permanent basis. This role is based out of their Bristol offices and will include regular travel across their South West sites and other locations in the UK and France.

The successful candidate will Independently assess and monitor management system practices and processes adopted in line with best UK and international practice.

The Independent Assessment team provide reviews of Nuclear Safety performance using varied complementary techniques and feedback styles directly to the concerned functions and to the Senior Management Team.

This position requires an experienced specialist with a strong understanding of highly complex / highly technical projects who can communicate at all levels in the organisation. To be successful in this role you must hold the ability to influence senior managers and if you have worked within a nuclear organisation previously you will be at a significant advantage.

Although you will not be responsible for any direct management, you must hold the ability to understudy department leads in agreed circumstances and when required, lead a small team of assessors from across different disciplines of the assurance function during group assessment activities.


  • Provide assessment and challenge of business and project processes and practices
  • Record and report any findings through the IA manager to the Head of Independent Nuclear Regulation and Safety and Regulation Director.
  • Generate insights to facilitate continuous improvement to help ensure that the project operates to national and international, INPO and WANO best practices and UK and French experience.
  • Present an independent view on project processes, practices and governance to external Regulators and internal committees such as the Nuclear Safety Committee.
  • Support other teams in the Assurance function as follows:
    • The Supply Chain Inspection branch
    • The Independent Site Inspection branch
    • Independent Technical Assessment branch
  • Assimilate and analyse the outputs from various sources to provide a high-level view of the effectiveness of organisational processes, and adherence to the licence conditions, and escalate any issues as appropriate.
  • Develop relationships and networks to understand the project plans and activities within area of expertise, in order to ensure that Independent Assessment is scheduled into the plans with adequate time.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree qualified in an engineering or science related discipline or equivalent
  • Significant experience or specialist subject matter expert knowledge in key nuclear process areas such as Radioactive Protection and Emergency Preparedness, Nuclear Safety Design and Safety Case Management, Plant Operations (Reactor Operator Licence preferred), Outage and Work Management, Nuclear Security.
  • Self-starter with strong organisational skills and the ability to lead teams in assessment activities
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience in highly complex / highly technical projects
  • Ability to influence at all levels within a diverse project organisation
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation including CDM, Nuclear Site Licence, and Environmental Permits
  • Strong understanding and practical experience of quality arrangements required in UK regulated environment
  • Experience of Nuclear Safety, Health & Safety, Environmental or Security assessment and auditing
  • Expert knowledge of the role of internal and external standards and procedures
  • Experience of working within an independent oversight or audit capacity (Desirable)
  • Previous participation in WANO / INPO peer reviews. (Desirable)


  • 28 days Annual Leave (AL) PLUS Bank Holiday’s increasing to 30 days after 5 years of service.
  • Buy and sell up to 5 days of AL per year
  • 5% performance based Annual Bonus
  • Flexible Working depending on role requirements.
  • 10% pension contribution increasing to 15% after 2 years of service
  • Monthly cash allowance for personal use across various company subsidised products and service.

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