Independent Peer Review Assessor

Job Title: Independent Peer Review Assessor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Very Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RBMP4458_1502184592
Contact Name: Robert Bush MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 08, 2017 10:29

Job Description

Sitec Recruitment are currently recruiting for a prestigious Engineering company who specialise in the Naval / Marine Engineering and Support Services industry and are seeking an Independent Peer Review (IPR) Assessor to be based at Devonport Dockyard Plymouth on a contract basis for and estimated 12 months.
This is not a full time position but would be on a call off arrangement to support the IPR Group at Devonport during major safety case campaigns or during periods of peak loading and, where appropriate, providing specialist support depending on the contractors particular area of expertise.
The conduct of Independent Peer Review (IPR) of nuclear safety documentation and policy / methodology / strategy / guidance documents generated in compliance with the requirements of the Business Management System (BMS) / Nuclear Site Licence / MoD Authorisation.
This post is within the Directorate of Nuclear, Environment, Safety & Quality (DNESQ).
IPR Assessors are accountable both professionally and administratively to the Independent Peer Review Manager (IPRM) and through IPRM to the Head of Nuclear Assurance.
Principal Tasks and Responsibilities:
The External Contract IPR Assessor principal tasks and responsibilities are:
Conduct Independent Peer Review, in accordance with Company procedures, of safety documents and policy, methodology, strategy and guidance documents generated under arrangements to satisfy the site BMS, Nuclear Site Licence and MoD Authorisation.
As required, support the IPRM in presenting the findings of Peer Review to the members of the Nuclear Safety Committee.
Assist in formulating IPR strategy and policy to address emergent issues.
Continual review of IPR methodology, including 'lessons learned', leading to revision and amendment of NUA (D)-PM-013 (Independent Peer Review).
Support Engineering Services Directorate in improvement of Safety Documentation and processes. Raise feedback as necessary against associated Agility procedures and processes.
Preparation of Peer Review reports to the required standards and timescales, their incorporation in the SCaNDS / IPR database and ultimately the Licensee's documentation archive (via Safety Documentation records).
Investigate and develop logic/methodologies for specific issues in the Assessor's fields of technical expertise.
Conduct active dialogue with Plant Managers, Design & Safety Managers and Design / Technical Managers in the resolution of issues raised through the process of Peer Review, including the provision of specialist advice.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
The External Contract IPRA is required to hold Chartered accreditation by an appropriate Professional Institution.
The External Contract IPRA is required to hold a Degree in an appropriate Scientific or Engineering discipline.
Nuclear: The External Contract IPRA must have completed or have equivalent experience:
Nuclear Warship Support Course (NWSC)
The contract Independent Peer Review Assessor must have extensive relevant, professional industrial experience including well developed recent experience in the nuclear safety field. Knowledge of DRDL Facilities and safety cases is essential.
NB. This experience would normally be related to the nuclear industry, but experience in other hazardous industries such as oil exploration and extraction, chemical processes, power generation and distribution etc. would be relevant.
The upkeep of nuclear powered warships on a Licensed Site has some unique characteristics. Ideally, IPR Assessors will have had directly relevant experience in the development and drafting of nuclear safety cases for the provision, operation and maintenance of facilities for nuclear powered warships. Relevant experience in the operation, maintenance or repair of submarine nuclear steam raising plant is an advantage, as is exposure to recent project activity in Devonport.
Candidates must have a background to be eligible for UK Security Clearance.


This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.