Principal Safety Case Consultant

Job type:Contract
Business Sector:Safety Systems Engineering
Job ref:CBS151560
Post Date:July 10, 2024

Principal Safety Consultant Role Profile

Typical Qualifications

  • Bachelor Honours Degree (minimum) in Science or Engineering related discipline
  • Chartered Status (not essential)

Typical Knowledge & Experience

  • 15 years direct and relevant experience of directing and undertaking radiological safety assessments and / or INSA / Peer Review
  • Cross-industry experience, in depth knowledge of a wide range of nuclear facilities and their operations
  • Highly experienced in:
    • developing and preparing safety documentation for projects such as Hazard Management Strategy, Safety Reports (PSRs, PCSRs etc. and equivalents), ALARP arguments
    • co-ordinating production of safety submissions including all specialist safety input
  • Knowledge and experience of Regulatory negotiation, safety management and provision of specialist advice
  • Experienced in managing teams to deliver large, technically complex, fit for purpose safety cases
  • Provision of leadership in key technical areas and to drive innovation and value added activities
  • Experience in the mentoring, training and development of more junior staff

Typical Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Providing the nuclear safety input to design projects, ensuring that nuclear safety requirements are incorporated
  • Preparing and agreeing the Safety Case Strategy
  • Managing delivery for the work undertaken within their agreed remit against cost and programme to the satisfaction of the Key Stakeholders i.e. Safety Case Managers, Safety Case Owners, Client Team, Safety Committee, INSA/Peer Review, NSC, Regulators
  • Producing, verifying, and approving calculations, analyses, design basis documentation and technical reports
  • Acting as the Point of Contact for the Key Stakeholders, ensuring adequate communication between the Engineering Delivery Team, Construction Experts, Operators, Safety Assessors, Site Safety Case Managers and other Stakeholders
  • Leading and participating in Hazard Identification studies
  • Co-ordinating production of the safety submission including all specialist safety input
  • Supporting submissions through the various review and approval stages
  • Review and approval of design changes, concessions and technical queries
  • Managing project risks by closing out safety items on the Technical Issues and Risk Register Database.
  • Raising quality plans for single discipline work packages
  • Producing, verifying, and approving technical Scopes of Work, assessing tender returns, then verifying/assessing and/or approving the outputs to ensure that the requirements of the design sub-contract are met
  • Feeding back lessons learnt for use on future stages of the current project and other projects
  • Knowledge in specialist areas of safety case, e.g. submarines, hydrogen, chemotoxic, etc.

Bid Support

  • Peer reviewing bids and designs
  • Providing the nuclear safety input to bids
  • Producing estimates for bids
  • Independent assessment of the technical basis of claims and disputes


  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Growing the business through the identification and development of opportunities
  • Representing the discipline to customers, regulatory and external bodies


  • Maintaining awareness of wider industry process and project developments
  • Reviewing industry best practice for implementation
  • Undertaking any special duties as may be specified from time to time by the Functional Leader
  • Ensuring that deployed resources are suitably qualified and experienced personnel
  • Directing and supervising the work of technical specialists within the same discipline


  • Input to development of processes and procedures that are pragmatic, proportionate, scalable and widely applicable
  • Ensuring that processes and procedures are correctly applied to technical activities

Desirable for currently advertised roles

  • Previous experience working in support of the UK submarine programme and new nuclear build.
  • Individuals with broader non-nuclear safety case expertise may also be considered.