Shift Operations Manager (Nuclear Energy)

£75,000 - £85,000
South East
Excellent Company Benefits Scheme

Nature and Scope

A member of Operations lead team
Fulfil the role of Duly Authorised Person (Shift Manager)

Leadership and Accountability

Accountable for the functioning, effectiveness, productivity and output quality of the Shift.
Establishes and reinforces high standards of performance in the shift, aligning and demonstrating adherence to the Conduct of Operations.
Demonstrates detailed knowledge of operations and leadership in directing short term activities of other station departments and corporate organisations to support safe reliable operations of the station.
Accountable for the development, qualification, and performance of shift personnel.
Ensures that the shift is trained on and effectively implement human interaction skills that result in improved teamwork, collaboration and motivation.

Management Direction and Expectations

Sets station priorities to ensure maximum plant availability and reliability – ensures station is operationally focussed.
Records and communicates decisions taken in line with the decision making model.
Implements policies and procedures based on fleet best practices and regulatory requirements.
Establishes goals and effectiveness KPIs that challenge the shift to continually improve.
Priorities for daily activities are clearly communicated to station personnel.
Encourages staff to acknowledge errors, seek help when needed, and assume responsibility for their decisions and actions, as well as to develop methods to improve safety, reliability and quality.

Planning and Implementing

Ascertains that shift staffing and resources are sufficient
Develops departmental business plans that drives performance improvement to industry best standards
Responsible for aspects of departmental and shift budgetary requirements.

Monitoring and Assessing

The shift manager is routinely in the field monitoring, observing and assessing personnel performance to maintain and reinforce high standards of nuclear professionalism
Motivates personnel to improve their performance by encouraging initiative and removing barriers.
Ensures that all department activities are carried out with full regard to site licence requirements, statutory regulations, company and local directives, procedures and Safety rules.
Monitors the implementation of departmental and group improvement plans.
Presents the status of the operations effectiveness, including areas of concern/excellence, to Plant Manager/Station Director/Operations lead team.
Contributes to Organisational Learning by routinely evaluating fleet events and OPEX to assess the need for intervention/ improvement at the station.

Follow Up, Reinforcement and Feedback.

Reinforces attitudes and nuclear professionalism behaviours that improve performance and to achieve a safe working environment.
Ensures that problems, including events and equipment deficiencies, are tracked, investigated, and reviewed periodically for timely resolution.
Uses the Systematic Approach to Training to ensure that continuing training maintains the required level of knowledge within the shift.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

Post holder will ideally be qualified to Degree level in a technical or engineering field (or acceptable equivalence) and have attained Chartered Engineering status.
Typically, background in power generation, should have experience in Operations at a power station, with management experience. Experience should preferably cover leading teams and managing performance, event recovery, participation in executing a successful outage, project management, improvement cycles, budget management, peer reviews, e.g. WANO missions.


The salary range for this role is between £75,000 and £85,000 plus the relevant shift allowance. The starting salary for this appointment will be within this range dependent on the successful candidate’s existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. Further progression beyond this range, where applicable, would be subject to the arrangements set out in the competence progression scheme. The successful candidate is required by the company to undertake a role in the emergency scheme. This may necessitate the individual being on a standby rota. Appropriate payments in accordance with the Company Agreement will be made.

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