• Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job Description

Graduate Risk and Reliability Consultant

London / Warrington

Staff Role

This is a new role working within the Assystem group Risk, Safety and Human Factors consultancy – CRA

CRA is one of the UK’s largest integrated Risk, Safety and Human Factors consultancies, with a reputation for delivering expert assurance support to clients in the in UK nuclear and other high hazards industries, as well as overseas. We have a long history of helping current nuclear operations and new build projects manage their safety and risk in the civil and defence nuclear sectors.

At CRA we recognise that our staff are our greatest asset and are committed to investing in their training and development. We strive to develop each consultant both technically and professionally by providing opportunities to get involved in a varied portfolio of projects, with mentoring provided by more senior colleagues, supplemented by attendance at internal and external training where required. For more junior staff, Initial Professional Development (IPD) focuses on attaining the competencies and experience required to achieve Chartered status with their chosen professional institution.

The Role:

We are seeking highly motivated graduates to work as part of project teams led by recognised experts in the field of safety and risk management consultancy to a variety of clients in the high hazard industries, particularly Nuclear. 

Typical activities of the role will include:

  • Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) and System modelling and analysis using Fault Tree/Event Tree techniques and employing models using state-of-art risk assessment software tools, e.g. RiskSpectrum or Isograph.
  • Design and assessment of new plant and modifications to existing plant.
  • Application of Systems Engineering tools and techniques in order to improve operational management processes.
  • Analysis, Optimisation and Re-engineering of operational processes.
  • Integration with specialists in the areas of Ergonomics, Human Factor and Man-Machine Interface Analysis leading to Human Error Probability Assessment, Analysis and Reduction.
  • Support to project planning and project management activities.
  • A full role spec is available


    Your background:

    The role is based at CRA offices in either London or Warrington, but you will be visiting site visits depending on the needs of each project so you should hold a current full driving licence and be eligible to apply for any security clearances deemed necessary by CRA clients.


    You will be provided with mentoring from more senior colleagues as required to fulfil your technical roles and support your personal development.


    You’ll need excellent communication skills, both written and oral plus the ability to provide clear, concise and well-reasoned analyses and reports, and present these findings confidently at meetings (with senior support as needed). 


    You’ll be an adaptable self-starter with good interpersonal skills with the ability to learn rapidly. Also, a good team-player with the confidence and ability to question traditional received wisdoms, think laterally and present alternatives.

    Essential Experience & Qualifications

    You don’t need to have previous consultancy experience but you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Physics or Mathematics.

    Ideally you’ll be highly competent (ideally fluent) in French (i.e. CEFRL Level B1 or higher)

    If you feel that this is the right role for you, please apply now or get in touch for further details

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