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Independent Nuclear Assurance Site Inspector

Job Category:  Other
Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  EDF/HPC

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Independent Nuclear Assurance Site Inspector, Hinkley Point C, Permanent, up to £65,000 per annum (depending on experience) & Benefits.

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero.  

Location: Hinkley Point C role is based full time on site 
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum (depending on experience) & Benefits.
Employment type: Permanent/Full Time

The Opportunity

We have a new opportunity at Hinkley Point C in the Independent Nuclear Assurance function, part of the Safety & Regulation Directorate. We are recruiting for Site Inspector to join our Site Inspection Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a multi-£bn Programme and provide oversight and assurance of the construction, installation, and commissioning phases of the HPC project. If you are looking for a role providing assurance of the safety and engineering challenges on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe, then HPC could be for you.

This position requires a chartered engineer with experience of working on nuclear installations or major construction projects, to independently assess whether construction, mechanical installation and commissioning activities are performed in a manner that promotes the highest levels of nuclear safety and assure that operations are compliant with company requirements, relevant legislation, and regulatory expectations for UK and international good practice. 

The Role

A strong, competent and respected internal regulator is essential for the long-term success of Nuclear New Build. The Independent Site Inspection team provide on-site independent oversight and challenge of nuclear safety, environmental and industrial safety, quality, security and emergency preparedness, using different complementary techniques and feedback findings directly to the functions concerned and to the Site’s Senior Management Team.  The team operates as part of a larger Independent Nuclear Assurance department which includes technical, quality, supply chain and security assurance.
The role of a Nuclear Site Inspector is varied, as a Site Inspector you must be able to work independently, although part of a wider team. You will be required to communicate at all levels within the site organisation, interfacing with staff, contractors and managers at a working level, providing feedback to senior site managers, the Head of Independent Nuclear Assurance and the Safety & Regulations Director. This position requires a strong understanding of highly complex / highly technical projects and of the UK regulatory regime.

The Skills

The successful candidate will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:


  • Degree qualified Chartered Engineer;
  • Experience within the Nuclear Industry, preferably in an assurance role;
  • Experience in highly complex / highly technical projects, understanding of the interfaces across the many contributors such projects require, preferably in an assurance role; 
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation including Nuclear Site Licence requirements, HSAW74, CDM Regulations 2015.
  • Knowledge of relevant nuclear industry and international standards from organisations such as the ONR, WANO and the IAEA.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal and written). Able to deliver difficult messages by creating confidence through crafting of strong justifications and arguments and tailor messages to suit the audience;
  • The ability to influence and to provide constructive challenge which is accepted by others;
  • The ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • A dynamic individual who is a team player that is pro-active and flexible; but has the ability to work on own initiative across a broad range of issues to review compliance; 
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ as a means of reducing the risks from ‘group think’

Desirable knowledge, qualifications and experience:


  • Previous experience of a nuclear construction project
  • A NEBOSH General Certificate.
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Quality Auditor Certificate.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.  
Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk about flexibility in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.  
We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for a further new power station at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.  Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.  
At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.