Hazard Studies Engineer

Job Reference: N-2021-04

Bristol | Nuclear | Full-time | 2 year fixed term

Capula is part of the Imtech Group and a leading advanced automation and real-time business intelligence company specialising in Automation, Control and IT Solutions and Services with major customers in the Nuclear, Energy & Infrastructure and Transmission & Distribution markets.  The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, and project delivery, quality and safety

Summary of Role:

The Hazard Studies Engineer conducts studies relating to internal and external hazards (such as extreme cold, internal explosion, pipework ruptures and earthquakes…) on the buildings to verify that classified equipment meets the protection requirements.

Main Activities

De-risking Studies

From Flamanville 3 feedback and analysis of the UK modifications, the Hazard Studies Engineer will have to propose some changes/optimisation to the Layout Team in order to de-risk at an early stage, the design related to hazard protection requirements.

Verification Studies Analysis

From input data supplied by the architect engineer (list of classified equipment), by the systems engineers (description of plant main systems), and by the 3D model, the Hazard Studies Engineer will:


  • Produces studies relating to:
  • Internal hazard for buildings within scope;
  • External hazard for building within UK scope
  • Produce simplified design calculation hypotheses and define the various possible scenarios for each internal or external threat situation:
  • Identify the equipment under threat and also the way in which the equipment would be affected.
  • Produce studies on the functional redundancies impacted.
  • On one dedicated hazard topic, provide contributions to the safety report and the doctrine and liaise with the client and the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Layout changes

The Hazard Studies Engineer will :

  • Relay to the building general layout controllers the changes to be made to the general layout, highlighted by the functional analysis studies completed by the architect engineer.
  • Present the results of these studies regularly to the project teams.

The Hazard Studies Engineer will also be attached to one dedicated building, and will be the correspondent for the integration of all the hazard studies (both inside and outside UK scope such as internal flooding, external explosion, etc.) in the early stages of the design and with the support of referent engineer.

They will work in conjunction with the Building Group Leaders, the Nuclear Safety Team, the System Engineers, Civil Engineers and Plant Layout Engineers. 

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree qualified Engineer (preferably Mechanical or Electrical)
  • Experience in the area of hazard studies, systems, layout engineering and pipework
  • Good knowledge of safety requirements
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.)
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge and the ability to navigate PDMS and Navisworks software


The Hazard Studies Engineer should have the ability to take a strategic view with good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate at all levels. They should be able to write clearly-expressed and well-presented reports.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: We are currently working with only our preferred suppliers.

To express an interest in this position, e-mail recruitment@capula.com with a cover letter and CV, quoting the job reference number.