Incident Response Officer

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Oxfordshire
£25,422 - £28,888
05 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Energy, Nuclear
Health & Safety
Contract Type
Full Time

Incident Response Officer

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Job Title:
Incident Response Officer

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£25,422 - £28,888 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
4th July 2019

Do you have a background in engineering with a relevant HNC, BTEC ONC, City & Guilds level 2/3, NVQ 2/3 or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline?

Do you have good understanding of safety procedures and are able to work with minimum supervision?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for an Incident Response Officer to join their team within JET Operation. The JET Operations Group (JOG) is responsible for providing shift teams consisting of a Shift Technician and Incident Response Officer (IRO) who provide 24 hour 365 day cover. The team is responsible for supporting JET operations, monitoring plant during operations and silent hours and responding to incidents anywhere on site.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:

-To assist the Shift Leader (i.e. the Shift Technician).
-To monitor and respond to alarms (e.g. plant, RPI, fire, flammable gas, oxygen and SF6 etc).
-To provide Advanced First Aid cover.
-To undertake pre-operational tasks (e.g. search and lockup of operational areas, declaration operational areas free of personnel, diagnostic start up etc).
-To undertake post-operational tasks (e.g. ensuring safe access conditions for access to operational areas, radiological and atmosphere surveys, diagnostic shutdown etc).
-To use the DOSAC system to authorise entry to ALNOR controlled areas.
-To undertake tasks to ensure the safe working environment (e.g. periodic tours, inspections etc).
-To issue Hot Work Permits.
-To act as Local Incident Controller (LIC) and lead rescue coordinator.
-To carry out Requests for Action outside of normal working hours.
-To deliver familiarisation training.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience

-HNC, BTEC ONC, City & Guilds level 2/3, NVQ 2/3 or equivalent qualification in a mechanical or engineering discipline would be preferred.

-Candidates should ideally come from an engineering background with preferably several years` experience in a Hi-Tech or process engineering environment.

-A good understanding of safety procedures and why they are required. 

-Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision.

-Possess effective leadership qualities.

-Good problem-solving abilities and be able to cope under pressure.

-Good communication skills both verbal and written.

-Knowledge of JET safety systems would be beneficial.

Special requirements:
-The successful candidate will be required to work shifts on a permanent roster. The shifts involve working nights, late and early shifts on a predetermined cycle.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions. 


- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received. 

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews. 

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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