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Various Engineering Technical Authorities - Somerset

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Job Purpose

Our Client is looking for various Technical Authorities in all engineering fields to support a growing nuclear capability in South West England.  The work will involve reviewing designs, attending FAT’s and supporting construction and completions management activities, the purpose being to advise and provide assurance on technical matters and progress control to support on time completion and effective and efficient handover to plant operations.

Main Responsibilities

The Technical Authorities will operate with the following key areas of responsibility: -


  • Maintain detailed and intimate knowledge of codes and standards necessary for their discipline to work in the nuclear industry under the UK’s regulatory regime.
  • Demonstrably understand and implement best practice in their discipline field.
  • Review and support all aspects of project activity from design through material procurement, test, construct and commission to successful handover ensuring full compliance with necessary quality procedures
  • Advise and comment on project timelines and current status of completion
  • Provide a customer focussed, timely and quality service in support of all activities.
  • To execute and deliver ongoing projects in a supportive and pro-active manner
  • To remain up to date with, develop, maintain, monitor and implement standards, processes and procedures for the efficient execution of the work
  • To deliver efficient and effective communication between home base and customer, providing timely and accurate reporting as necessary.
  • Provide leadership by example in the Implementation, communication and support of HSE strategies and policies.
  • Provide supervision of local personnel and support trades as necessary
  • To interface with other disciplines to co-ordinate activities and work in an integrated manner

Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Responsibilities:

  • To read, understand and champion the company’s QHSE Policy and procedures.
  • To provide safe and environmentally sound methods of work and system’s that identify the hazards at each place of work.
  • Be familiar with relevant legislation, codes of practice, guidance notes and good industry practice.
  • Plan, organise and document work processes to deliver the required standard with minimum risk to personnel, plant, materials and the environment.
  • Encourage personnel engaged to develop an acceptable safety and environmental culture, which encourages near miss and incident reporting.
  • To act immediately on any breach of company rules which come to attention and where required enforce the company disciplinary process in relation to those breaches.
  • To be alert to any inadequacies of the effectiveness of the management system and to resolve such inadequacies.
  • Ensure that accidents / incidents are immediately reported and that validated reports are forward to the QHSE Department.

Job Qualifications


  • Relevant engineering degree level education, preferably Masters or equivalent lengthy experience
  • Demonstrable relevant engineering experience in a professional industry capacity.
  • Demonstrable experience as a Technical Authority in completions
  • Significant nuclear industry experience
  • Fully conversant with the UK regulatory regime
  • Member of a relevant professional institution.
  • Ability to travel globally as required
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal in the English language
  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering designs and relevant multi-discipline nuclear plant documentation including P&ID’s, single line diagrams, cause and effect charts, logic diagrams etc.
  • Ability to work on construction sites and factory facilities


  • Project management qualification e.g. APM.
  • Understanding of the French language, both oral and written
  • Experience, Competence, Skills & Knowledge

Required for position


  • Can translate strategies into action plans and plans into action.
  • Can communicate effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Has an insight into own behaviour patterns and can influence others.
  • Has a focus on standards and compliance in all aspects of the operation including workplace health and safety.

Quality Management Skills:

  • Has an understanding of processes and procedures and their role in implementing standards (e.g. ISO 9001).

Project Management Skills:

  • Understands effective project planning
  • Can accurately identify risks and understands how to mitigate to improve performance.
  • Recognises and understands change and the impact of change.


  • Must be proficient in the use of the MS suite of software
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Ability to undertake mechanical engineering calculations & preparation of design documentation in support of field solutions.

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