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Explosive Atmospheres Principal Scientist

Date Posted: 10-May-2018
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2018
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
Salary: Minimum - £50,322.00, Maximum - £56,778.00 per Annum
The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator. Our work touches virtually every sector of Great Britain’s industries and the constantly evolving nature of work and technology. Combining experts from numerous fields, our employees strive to keep people and their working environments safe. We dont just inspect workplaces and enforce the law, we campaign for better H&S practice, we shape and review guidance and regulations, we provide specialist products and services both here and overseas, and we produce crucial research and statistics, all towards our goal #HelpGBWorkWell.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the independent regulator for work-related health and safety. We act in the public interest to reduce work-related illness, death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

This exciting opportunity will be based in the Science Division of the HSE at our state of the art research laboratory (HSL), in Buxton, Derbyshire.

Science Division is the part of HSE responsible for Science and Commercial work. The scope of our work requires a diversity of talented individuals. Science Division employs around 480 people including scientists, engineers, economists, doctors, psychologists, social scientists, health professionals and other technical specialists. Our capabilities encompass a wide range of topics including: occupational and environmental health; risk assessment; work environment; fire, explosion, process safety and engineering; specialist photographic and analytical services. This breadth of expertise underpins our particular strength in creating multidisciplinary teams to support major incident investigations and policy development, annual national statistics as well as undertaking high quality research and development and foresight work.

The Post

This vacancy is for an experienced scientist or engineer to lead specialist experimental and consultancy projects and provide technical insight and leadership within the Explosive Atmospheres Team of the Major Hazards Group. This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills to contribute to innovative work to support industry, incident investigations and valuable research projects to directly improve the lives of people in their workplaces. We have a strong and growing portfolio of projects enabling safe development of energy innovation. We are world leaders in hydrogen safety development and testing.

You can expect to contribute to a diverse range of projects within the health and safety sector, and to be involved in both commercial and HSE work. You will be part of a team of specialists and will also collaborate with technical experts across many other disciplines.

37 per week


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