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Nuclear Site Health and Safety Inspectors

About the role

The role of nuclear site health and safety (conventional health and safety) inspectors is very varied. It considers the management of risks arising from hazards to workers and members of the public from all work activities on nuclear licensed sites. Nuclear site health and safety inspectors work in close cooperation with all other ONR inspectors and are expected to be capable of undertaking a variety of activities:

  • Inspecting sites;
  • Assessing safety reports and site health and safety arrangements and risk controls;
  • Enforcing the law and influencing improvements in nuclear site health and safety;
  • Investigating incidents;
  • Developing strategic approaches to secure high standards in the industry; and
  • Managing research contracts.


  • Extensive experience of regulating or managing health and safety in large organisations with a broad risk profile, with a proven track record of improving health and safety outcomes and performance.
  • The ability to assess unfamiliar scenarios by applying first principles derived from a sound technical/regulatory background to identify appropriate and proportionate risk control measures.
  • Experience of investigating a range of health and safety incidents to establish contributory factors and root causes.
  • Experience of assessing or implementing complex health and safety management systems.
  • Experience of identifying capability requirements, within self and others needed to deliver future team objectives and support teams/individuals to succeed in delivering to meet those needs.
  • A proven track record of self-starting and working to a consistently high standard with minimal supervision. 

Desirable skills and experience 

  • Experience of managing or regulating large civil engineering projects including the application of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM).
  • Experience of applying the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH).
  • Experience in health and safety policy development. 

In addition to high technical ability and expertise, your personal qualities are also important to us. Candidates should have: 

  • Proven effective judgement and decision-making skills, applying logical reasoning, understanding strategic impact, and making effective and proportionate risk-based recommendations.
  • Good team working and communication skills to help us achieve our objectives.
  • Demonstrable strong influencing skills and an ability to persuade by working collaboratively and flexibly with all stakeholders, showing appropriate interpersonal sensitivity, self-awareness, and assertiveness.
  • Proven experience of balancing challenging and conflicting priorities, with resilience to flex in order to meet business needs.
  • Evidence of effective and professional behaviours throughout delivery of roles.
  • Confidence in the use of modern Microsoft based IT tools and applications.

How to apply

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