Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor

  • Job Reference: SF57347
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits + Private Healthcare
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57347

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor at our Devonport site.

The role
As a Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Independent Nuclear Oversight (INO) Group, within the Assurance Directorate, provides compelling advice and regulatory interface on nuclear safety, radiological safety, radioactive waste management and assurance of compliance with legal and contractual requirements.


Day-to-day, the main core activity of IPR is the examination of the Site Safety Justification i.e., Plant Safety Cases, Modifications, Forward Action Plans (FAPs) and Concessions, against the Company's safety principles, criteria and standards. The examination can involve checks on a Safety Case's completeness, logic and methodology.

  • Conduct Independent Peer Review, in accordance with established procedures, of safety documents and policy, methodology, strategy and guidance documents generated under arrangements to satisfy the BMS, Nuclear Site Licence and MoD Authorisation.
  • As required, and on behalf of the Independent Peer Review Manager (IPRM), present the findings of Peer Review to the members of the Nuclear Safety Committee.
  • Manage the conduct of consultants sub-contracted for the execution of external Peer Review as lead assessor.
  • Assist in formulating IPR strategy and policy to address emergent issues.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with typically 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor

  • General experience of safety related engineering in a high hazard industry
  • Significant experience in the conduct of safety analysis, ideally in a through life support environment, including Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), fault tree analysis etc. in support of probabilistic and deterministic safety assessments
  • Experience in the development, management and analysis of fault schedules and the derivation of safety functional requirements
  • Experience of authoring safety case claims, arguments and evidence to demonstrate how risks are being managed and controlled
  • A thorough understanding of Naval Base infrastructure with a detailed understanding of submarine engineering would be advantageous


Qualifications for the Principal Independent Peer Review Assessor

  • Degree in an appropriate Scientific or Engineering discipline
  • Chartered accreditation by an appropriate Professional Institution
  • NUC0793 Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1 (or equivalent) (Babcock are happy to put you through this)
  • NUC0794 Nuclear Fundamentals (Foundation) Course Module 2 (or equivalent) (Babcock are happy to put you through this)
  • NUC0911 Introduction to Safety Engineering (Babcock are happy to put you through this)


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met
  • Growth opportunities

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 14/05/24

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