• Title
    Safety Case Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Tech Safety
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    It’s a great time for you to join us.


    Wood is growing its offices in Gloucester and Bristol on the back of significant opportunities in the nuclear new build and existing generation programmes.  We are winning new contracts and want you to join our team.  We are a professional, friendly and supportive team, who can offer exciting development opportunities across a range of projects. The south west of England is dynamic and thriving environment in which to take your next step in your career.


    We’re looking for people


    Who have experience or transferrable skills into the nuclear industry or other highly-regulated industries. Whether you’re beginning your career or already operating at a senior level, we’d like to meet with you and discuss the exciting opportunities on offer.  


    We are a people business

    People are at the heart of Woods business. We work together to deliver the best outcome for our customers adn we're untied by our values of Care, Commitment and Courage. As well as aspiring to technical excellence we are passionate about diversirty and inclusion: we are members of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), have signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and have Mental Health Champions in all our nuclear offices. We also have a technical support network in the nuclear business, through the Head of Profession network. This enables planned progression and support to undertake roles aligned to the current and future nuclear generation assets.

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Safety Case Engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear industry.


    Working within our team, you will form a key part of our dynamic safety services community supporting a wide range of projects and clients across the nuclear industry, in new build, in generating reactors and also with possibilities to support decommissioning, defence and on fusion reactor work.


    You will be paired with an experienced mentor who will guide you in your transition from pure technical work to technical safety work and safety case production.


    Key responsibilities for this role include the application of Nuclear Safety principles and their role in safety case preparation and production. You will also support the development and delivery of Nuclear Safety Cases and supporting documentation on behalf of our clients.


    As a junior member of the team, Wood understand the importance of backing up your experience with development and training as part of career development. As part of the Wood Technical Safety community you will have access to training and mentoring that will allow you to develop your career in the Nuclear Industry. This development will also include elements of commercial awareness and business development so that as your technical experience grows you have a complimentary set of business skills. You will also be supported in gaining professional accreditation with a suitable professional body as required. At Wood we believe that investment in our people is a key element of our successful growth.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • A sound technical background with a minimum of a 2:1 in a suitable scientific or engineering degree 
    • Demonstrable ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and present complex arguments in a well-structured manner, suitable for a varied audience.
    • Demonstrable communication skills with stakeholders both internally and externally.
    • Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment.
    • Act with integrity and possess a conscientious approach.
    • Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other teams and/or organisations to create new opportunities.
    • Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems.
    • Available to work full-time in Barnwood, Gloucester.


    • Awareness and understanding of the purpose of Safety Cases in the Nuclear industry and willing to learn more.
    • Experience of working in an environment where safety is a priority, for example the nuclear power industry, or a similar highly regulated industry such as aviation, petrochemical or rail.
    • Knowledge and experience of the application of some of the following techniques would be beneficial: Hazard Identification, Fault Schedule development, Safety Functional Requirements (SFR) derivation, Probabilistic Safety Analysis.
    • Knowledge/experience of operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes

    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations. You can also buy up to an additional week’s holiday and we also have a time off in lieu system.  We are also introducing enhanced payment of family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • We are introducing private healthcare for all staff.
    • Flexible benefits are also being introduced where you can have access to travel insurance, critical illness cover, dental benefit, childcare vouchers, cycle to scheme and more.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as group income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.



    You can also come along to our open event, bring a copy of your CV if possible:

    DATE: 6 November 2018

    VENUE: Gloucester Guildhall (Blue Coat Room)

    TIME: 2 - 8pm

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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