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Our Vacancy

Nuclear Safety Case & Emergency Preparedness Consultant

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent /
  • Whitehaven
  • 12/01/24
  • On site

Corporate Risk Associates Limited (CRA) is one of the UK’s largest integrated Risk, Safety and Human Factors consultancies. We have a long history of helping our clients in the UK nuclear and other high-hazard industries manage risk and ensure the safety of their operations.  As part of the Assystem Group we also have opportunities to support a wide variety of projects around the world.

CRA recognises that our staff are our greatest asset, and we strive to develop each consultant technically and professionally by providing them with the opportunities and support they need to grow and realise their potential.  For more junior staff, Initial Professional Development (IPD) focuses on attaining the competencies and the range of technical experience required to achieve Chartered status with their chosen professional institution through a combination of internal and external training and project experience.  For our more experienced staff, our Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme provides support to allow maintenance of existing skills and expertise, while developing new ones in complementary areas. 

We aim to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment with a healthy work-life balance and recognise the benefits that this brings to our business, our clients and our people.

Job Description

An opportunity to build on your existing nuclear safety case experience in nuclear engineering, risk management and emergency preparedness.

Based in the North West with flexible working arrangements.

The role will be focused on supporting a specific highly regulated Licensee in Cumbria. Given the nature of current and future work, we prefer those with safety case experience relevant to that Licensee or other nuclear decommissioning and waste management experience.

This opportunity will involve you working as part of multi-person team, with support from colleagues across the wider organisation.

Outside of that specific workstream, within CRA you will be supporting and helping to develop the capability of our team providing consultancy services spanning Safety Case, emergency preparedness and Security & Resilience. This provides a stimulating mix of consultancy, engineering and analysis, along with the delivery of challenging and sometimes unique projects to clients in the nuclear and high hazard sectors in the UK and beyond.

Technical Specification

Essential Skills:

  • Familiarity and understanding of nuclear safety cases
  • Either the experience or the or appetite to interrogate Radiological Consequence Assessments and adapt them when appropriate to the contexts of specialist assessments.
  • Experience in preparing Technical Reports.
  • Demonstrable experience of the application of safety and risk engineering processes to identify hazards and vulnerabilities, author safety cases, and manage risk.

Desirable Skills:

  • Hazard identification, assessment and management techniques e.g. HAZOP, FMEA, FTA, Event Tree Analysis, Hazard Logs
  • Resilience & Emergency Preparedness
  • Severe Accident Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Nuclear Security Assessments

Personal / Mindset Specification

We are keen to speak to applicants with the following attributes:

  • Good analytical thinking skills and an ability to quickly grasp complex issues, applying knowledge and experience to deliver pragmatic, prioritised, and proportionate solutions.
  • Appetite and/or experience of applying new approaches or innovative solutions. It is not uncommon for our projects to be innovative or sometimes even First-of-a-Kind. As such, it can be common for us to research and develop the methodology in tandem with producing assessments with that methodology.
  • Able to work at both ‘big picture’ and detail levels.
  • Ability to communicate, listen, and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across different teams and business areas.
  • Ability to build effective and strong working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Self-propelled and proactive.
  • An appetite for, or experience of, commercial activities e.g. business development.
  • Commitment to CPD for yourself and for others through all the stages of your career. This will be met with equal commitment from your team and your company.
  • You will be joining an emergent team within CRA. In the fullness of time, the successful applicants will be willing to develop and mentor more junior members of staff.

My profile


  • STEM background of experience and education. This may include a degree qualification in a STEM topic. But equally valid is any other route which demonstrates credibility to the client base. We would envisage a level of experience of 2 years and higher.

What can you expect to gain?

The outputs of the projects you will be supporting will put into use by downstream stakeholders from the client site and beyond to manage the changing hazard profile of their facilities and activities and refine their risk management capabilities. Your efforts will make a difference.

We aim to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment with a healthy work-life balance and recognise the benefits that this brings to our business, our clients and our people.

We provide our people with an excellent benefits package that comprises:

  • Generous annual training allowance and tailored development pathway
  • Fully flexible working arrangements to suit individuals
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus an additional day of paid holiday on your birthday if this falls on a weekday
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Ability to sell or purchase leave
  • Generous 8% Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance, including option to extend to other family members
  • Paid membership of two professional institutions / organisations
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Longevity bonus


Hybrid remote/in-office

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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