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Dounreay is Scotland’s largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK’s fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

 

Head of Strategic Planning

A vacancy has arisen for Head of Strategic Planning within the Strategic Planning Directorate.  The purpose of the job is to provide leadership and direction on programme delivery and site wide and strategic integration improvements at Dounreay. The job holder will be responsible for strategic planning and the “content” of the lifetime plan (including near term work plan), ensuring delivery of performance plan and maintenance of appropriate “off-line” tools to allow and ensure ongoing optimisation in terms of resources, ASFL, IES, EAC, cost and programme, in compliance with Dounreay procedures.

Main responsibilities

The job holder will:

  • Owner of the “content” of the LTP (i.e. strategy, cost, schedule, logic and resources). Working with PMO, optimise, and configure the LTP within Project Management Reporting System (PMRS) including linking and oversight of 3 year near term work plan.  Management of interface with NDA and programme office
  • Ensuring appropriate strategic/technical/optimisation input into LTP, and quality assurance/management of deliverables
  • Review and maintenance of the mission implementation strategy including decommissioning principles and strategies
  • Develop and manage the programme/project optimisation and site operational resilience models (OR) and its integration within the LTP
  • Identify and mitigate key technical/schedule/resource threats and opportunities
  • Ownership of TBURD and management/deployment of innovation to support delivery of the LTP and programme. Identify and develop technical innovation solutions to deliver optimised programme
  • Review, develop and implement appropriate technical and innovation plans
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor programme interfaces and interdependencies for LTP
  • Support and drive delivery model for driving and coordinating production/prioritisation programme
  • Member of Dounreay Site Strategy and Sanction Board
  • Be the strategic link/Dounreay liaison with wider One NDA technical and strategic forums
  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to DSRL Exco – based on output from development plan with respect to e.g. prioritisation and funding
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post including appointment to site emergency response role
  • Lead Dounreay staff as a senior manager.

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Degree in Science/Engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience
  • Experience: 5 years strategic programmes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: collaborates well in a team environment, sensitive to stakeholder’ needs and able to build effective collaborative relationships
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and act as a role-model for the standards and expectations as set out in Dounreay Professionalism
  • Ability to constructively challenge existing ways of working within the business and promote a culture of continuous improvement/learning
  • Experience of developing and implementing strategy at a senior level
  • Significant experience of managing teams
  • Experience in management of projects with an established track record and a reputation for delivery to cost, quality and time
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nuclear regulatory framework, safety systems and processes and the political factors affecting the future activities in the nuclear industry

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best.

At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We are open to discuss flexible working.

Applications can be downloaded from https://dounreaycareers.com/

Salary:  Competitive

For further information, contact:  Sam Usher – Sam.usher@dounreay.com or by calling 01847 802490

Applications to:  Careers@dounreay.com

Reference: 04/21

Closing date: 2 February 2021

Interviews to be held: Thursday 18 February 2021

 

 

Engineering Apprenticeships (Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation)

This programme provides unique and challenging opportunities. The people we train today will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting technical projects in the world and to develop skills which will be increasingly needed both at Dounreay and in other areas of industry.

The apprenticeship is a comprehensive training programme lasting up to 4 years. It starts with a year of engineering foundation training followed by up to three years of training and work experience at Dounreay and other locations, with day release for academic studies. The programme leads to an SVQ Level 3 in an engineering discipline and requires you to gain a Higher National Certificate in Engineering Systems.

 

Requirements

You should:

  • Have achieved (or expect to achieve) a minimum of National 5 (Grades A-C) or Standard Grade (Credit Level) in Maths, Physics or Engineering Science and a Technical subject
  • For electrical and instrument technicians there is a requirement to pass a colour vision assessment
  • Be able to demonstrate a practical interest in engineering
  • Live within daily travelling distance of Dounreay

 

Contact

If you are interested in applying for a position, you need to complete an application form.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website www.dounreaycareers.com or we can send you an application by calling 01847 802678

 

Completed application forms should be returned to: Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, Caithness KW14 7BJ or sent by e-mail to: apprentice.recruitment@dounreay.com

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 16:00

Start date: 30 August 2021

Starting salary: £12,995 in Year 1 rising to £18,591 in Year 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment Manager

A vacancy has arisen within the Assurance directorate for an environment manager. The purpose of this post is to develop and coordinate environmental arrangements at Dounreay through personal leadership and effective management of the team to deliver support and assurance on legal/procedural compliance to Dounreay and other stakeholders.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that Dounreay’s environmental arrangements and authorisations are appropriate and compliant with relevant legislation and good practice.

 

Main responsibilities

The job holder will:

  • Develop, maintain and improve environmental management processes and standards within the Dounreay integrated Management System, to provide compliance with environmental and safety legislation, including Dounreay’s Corporate Radioactive Waste Advisor (RWA) arrangements
  • Provide expert direction, advice and guidance to Dounreay on the implementation of environment management processes and standards
  • Coordinate the arrangements and oversee the provision of best practical means and best practical environmental option programme
  • Interface with environmental stakeholders, including regulators and auditors on environmental issues and authorisations
  • Provide assurance of the adequacy of site environmental arrangements to ensure maintenance of external certification including ISO 14001
  • Agree an audit programme and participate in these audits periodically
  • Interface with site environmental specialists to ensure that environmental arrangements are appropriately implanted
  • Mentor environmental staff on issues of continuing professional development, legislative compliance, new technologies and other environmental issues
  • Identify and develop improvements and actions required to be implemented as part of the company (improvement) plan
  • Act as Corporate RWA Board chairperson
  • Represent DSRL at internal and external forums
  • Lead an appropriately resourced environmental team to provide the requisite environmental support, training, review and advice, to delivery projects and management
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to the post including appointment to site emergency response role. Be appointed to the Corporate RWA Body
  • Lead Dounreay staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Degree in science/engineering or equivalent qualification plus experience
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in environmental management
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within nuclear industry

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive and we are open to discuss flexible working.

 

Applications can be downloaded from https://dounreaycareers.com/the-recruitment-process/

 

Salary:  £63,506 to £87,465 per annum (DOE)

For further information, contact:  Pete Thompson, 01847 802691

Applications to: Careers@dounreay.com

Reference:  68/20

Closing date:  22 January 2021

Interviews to be held:  1 February 2021

 

 

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