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Technical Assessor (Sizewell C)

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Contract Partner Company:  Jobs Service
Employing Company:  EDF

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Technical Assessor (Sizewell C)

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

Location: London, Gloucester, Bristol or Suffolk (hybrid working, typically 2 days in the office per week) 
Employment type: Permanent full-time/ part-time
Employment basis: The role is expected to be a full- time position however we are open to discussing a more flexible or part- time approach where possible
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 depending on experience, plus bonus and other benefits  

The Opportunity

Are you looking for a career which is rewarding, at the cutting edge of project development and where you can really make a difference? Come and join our expanding Sizewell C (SZC) team and work on one of the most exciting projects in the UK, whilst being at the forefront of the UK’s climate change agenda and energy policy. The SZC Project is a ~£20bn nuclear new build project in Suffolk which is currently seeking planning approval and financing from HMG and investors, with a view to start construction in 2023. When completed, it will provide dependable electricity to 6 million homes for 60 years, which along with renewables, will support Britain to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an Independent Technical Assessor (ITA) to join our ITA Group, which is part of a wider Independent Nuclear Assurance function. The purpose of this team is to provide an independent review, assessment and challenge of safety case submissions and supporting evidence to ensure that the design of SZC meets the necessary nuclear safety standards. 

Our teams are set up to work flexibly. If you’re able to travel to the office to collaborate with your team and stakeholders when required, you can be based anywhere in the UK. We provide a full suite of IT equipment to ensure that our employees can work from home comfortably and effectively. 

The Role

You’ll assist the ITA Group in providing assurance that the assurance model is operating effectively, giving advice on areas for improvement as the SZC project develops. 

Additionally, you’ll provide an independent technical assessment barrier for higher risk design or safety case deliverables, presenting an independent view on project processes, practices and governance to external regulators and internal committees. 

The role has nuclear safety as a priority, and involves strong relationship management at all levels both internally and externally. 

The Skills

  • You’ll be an experienced technical specialist with a strong understanding of nuclear safety assessment principles, and their application in complex safety cases.  
  • Due to the technical nature of the role, a degree or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline would be strongly desirable.
  • If you don’t have nuclear experience, then good knowledge of another high hazard industry would be favourable, especially if you've worked in an oversight role and/ or experience in a project environment. 
  • Experience of highly complex, technical projects is key, as is being a strong communicator with the ability to build good relationships and influence at all levels. 

If the above sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you!

Power in Diversity

Sizewell C is a great place to work, where everyone is welcome.

To fulfil our commitment of doing the power of good for Britain, our ambition is to have a workforce which reflects and benefits the society we are part of and serve.  Every worker on SZC, wherever they are, should help to create and experience the right environment where everyone on the team understands, respects and embraces diversity with a culture where everyone is treated with equal respect and are all given equal access to opportunities.  By valuing the different points of view and experiences that having a diverse team brings, and by fostering an inclusive climate, we will create a great place to work and a more successful project. 

We create the right environment where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Whilst working together there is mutual trust and appreciation created through the building of meaningful relationships with one another.

Everyone is able to get the most from their work and the workplace, and in return, give their best.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

We’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives and we’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.


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.