Conventional Health and Safety Senior Advisor

Location: Derby, Warrington

Organisation: Safety & Regulatory Affairs

Department: HSEQ

Conventional Health & Safety Senior Advisor

£48,000 - £60,000

Derby / Warrington (Hybrid working)


We are now recruiting for the exciting role of Conventional Health & Safety Senior Advisor, to be involved in the safety and regulatory compliance for game changing technology within the nuclear industry.   


We are Rolls-Royce SMR and we’re doing something that’s never been done before. We’re revolutionising an industry. That’s a once-in-a-career opportunity for those excited by such a challenge. This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

An overarching strategic objective of Rolls-Royce SMR is to integrate robust conventional health and safety policies, standards, processes and good practices, within engineering activities and product design definitions.

The Conventional Health and Safety Senior Advisor is responsible for implementing and leading a programme with the intent to deliver a safe design solution that reduces conventional safety risks to As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).

Critically, this requires an individual with strong interpersonal skills, necessary to elicit, understand, prioritise, and deliver complex demands. With the ability to apply strategic thinking about our integrated health and safety approach, and effective application of UK legislation and use of good practices, to assure Rolls-Royce SMR delivers a repeatable and safe plant design.

Specific activities the Conventional Health and Safety Senior Advisor would be involved in include:

·       Lead the development of new, and update of existing strategies and deployment plans.

·       Coordinating and management of the framework, and defining the requirements to be applied throughout the design and delivery of Rolls-Royce SMR nuclear power plant.

·       Provide subject matter expert advice, guidance, support and interpretation of legislative framework on Health and Safety through the design process to engineering and design functions. (e.g. CDM, LOLER, COMAH, Working at Height Regulations etc).

·       Support specialist safety assessments and Environment, Safety, Security and Safeguards (E3S) Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) reviews.

·       Lead the engagement with external stakeholders on Conventional Health and Safety and the provision of supporting information and documents.

·       Provide assurance, learning from experience and deliver business continuous improvement plans.

·       Support the development of a health and safety culture and drive for HS&E Excellence.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Key Selection Criteria:

1.       Experience in providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) advice, guidance and support in Health and Safety across large infrastructure projects throughout their lifecycle and experience in design risk management.

2.       Experience in stakeholder management and engagement including interacting with Customers, Regulators, Senior Leaders, and external assessors and auditors.

3.       Experience in technical writing within the discipline, documentation arrangements and the provision of presentations to Customers, Regulators, Senior Leaders, and key stakeholders.

4.       Have a broad understanding of the different risk assessment techniques and an understanding of when these should be applied such as danger risk assessments HAZOPs and HAZIDs.

5.       Experience in creating, implementing, maintaining, and performing risk-based assurance activities to ensure suitable arrangements are maintained and outputs from process meet internal and external requirements and expectations.

Pay and Benefits


We anticipate paying a salary of between £48,000 & £60,000, plus:-


·       Bonus - Performance related bonus of up to 12.5%

·       Benefits Allowance – £2200, enabling you to create a bespoke package

·       Pension - 12% employer and 6% employee contributions.

·       Holidays - 28 days holiday (+ public holidays) and the ability to buy or sell up to 4 days

·       Private Medical Insurance - BUPA single cover health care

·       Life Assurance - 6x pensionable pay

·       £250 - One-off payment for new starters for home office purchases


We are Rolls-Royce SMR


Rolls-Royce SMR is a rare employer because it blends the world-class brand of Rolls Royce with an exciting start-up that has a hugely challenging mission. We’re doing work that contributes to the survival of the planet. Because of our mission, there’s a pace and energy that is palpable, and our leaders draw you in with their passion, energy, and determination.


We’re one of a handful of employers who can genuinely say we’re a strengths-based organisation – our people are here because of what makes them great, and our job is to help them make the best contribution of their careers doing work they love.


The start-up mentality coupled with our strengths-approach to people means there are opportunities to grow in ways and jobs you probably would be barred from doing in more traditional companies.


Each Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues


Our Culture

At Rolls-Royce SMR, we are committed to ensuring that our teams reflect the communities we serve and that everyone can be themselves at work. We know that diverse teams are more innovative and get better results, and that our people can thrive and be more successful in truly inclusive cultures. Join us and help shape our culture. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and help shape our culture.


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 Our Screening Process

Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in following additional screening:-

·       Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance

·       Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

·       Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check