EHS Business Partner

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Milton, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2023-10-30

Category: renewables

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About the company:

The world needs a clean and reliable source of base-load energy to develop sustainably into the future. That’s what Tokamak Energy is striving to achieve.

Tokamak Energy is a private company accelerating the development of fusion power.

Fusion – the energy source that powers the sun – is globally accepted as the best way to generate plentiful, safe, secure and clean energy. The tokamak is the most heavily researched and best understood of all the different paths to fusion.

It is now acknowledged that the spherical tokamak design offers the smallest and most cost-effective solution. This is our solution. Yet there are many complex engineering challenges that need to be overcome for demonstration and commercialisation of this technology.

Our team of world-class fusion scientists and magnet engineers is tackling these challenges to develop efficient and affordable fusion power. Our unique approach is centred on rapid innovation using the latest materials and technology – but building on decades of scientific research and experience. This strategy gives us – and the world – a faster way to fusion.

Once fusion electricity is achieved, our scalable technology could be rolled out across the world as a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Company Background

What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source, providing much needed global energy security? What if that energy source could also help reduce climate change? We believe that’s fusion energy. Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK. We have an unrivalled track record designing and operating spherical tokamaks; the optimal route to commercial fusion energy.

In addition to fusion energy, Tokamak Energy is recognised as the leader in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnet, design, numerical modelling, and prototyping. Our dedicated HTS magnet team, in collaboration with key manufacturing partners, is focussed on becoming the leading supplier of HTS magnets to multiple markets.

The company, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the UK’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, currently employs a growing team of over 250 people with experts from the UK and around the world. It combines world leading scientific, engineering, industrial and commercial capabilities. The company has 70 families of patent applications and has raised $250 million, comprising $200m from private investors and $50m from the UK and US governments. Our US subsidiary, Tokamak Energy Inc, was established in 2019.

Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are striving to provide a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Overview of the role

The overall purpose of the role is to ensure that the health, safety, environment and quality policies and procedures within Tokamak Energy are fully deployed and compliant with UK regulations and ISO standards.

The role holder will provide safety, advice and assistance on all Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) related issues in support of the business strategy, to its managers and the leadership team. This will include attendance at operational EHS and other business meetings.

As an EHS BP you will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure compliance with safety legislation, guidance and industry best practice, and the active implementation of a culture of caring and EHS initiatives.

You will be required to understand and work with Tokamak Energy quality and management systems aligned with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & ISO 45001.

In this role, you will:

  • Be part of a proactive EHS team that works across the company and with all stakeholders to implement and maintain a world class safety culture.
  • Provide competent advice and guidance on all aspects of health, safety, environment and quality including hazard identification, the preparation and implementation of safe systems of work and risk assessments and make them a reality for everyone.
  • Compile accident and incident reports and undertake incident investigations as required.
  • Collate accident statistics, categorise accidents and undertake trend analysis, root cause identification, and recommended preventive action.
  • Promoting a positive and proactive culture towards health, safety, and environmental matters at all levels within the business.
  • Support the delivery internal EHS training/coaching sessions as necessary to new and existing employees and members of the supply chain as required. This may include developing tool box talks and safety inductions.
  • Conduct safety and environmental audits and implement corrective measures as required.
  • Prepare collate and review safety related documentation submitted by both internal and external stakeholder’s including - Safety Plans, Training documents, Confined spaces, noise and vibration assessments, MSDS / COSHH data and assessments and environmental risk assessment’s
  • Implement proactive and reactive safety measures as required
  • Liaise with Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency or other government appointed body as required
  • Ensure site compliance with the Health and Safety policies and procedures

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our occupational health service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:

  • Night working (11pm-6am) (very occasionally)
  • Work with cryogenic fluids including liquid nitrogen
  • Working with or in the vicinity of equipment that produces high magnetic fields
  • Working with class 3B or 4 lasers
  • Working with materials that are managed under the control of substances hazardous to health regulations (COSHH)


  • Relevant working knowledge of HSE requirements
  • Previous experience within a health & safety role ideally within an engineering environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of UK health, safety and environmental legislation.
  • Good knowledge and practical application of HSE legislation.
  • Experience of working to ISO45001/OHSAS18001 and ISO14001 standards.
  • Competent communicator (both written and verbal).
  • Relevant membership of IOSH


  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays and 3 festive days between Christmas day and New Year)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
  • A range of financial benefits including death in service and critical illness cover
  • Cycle to work scheme

No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data privacy

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, for more information regarding GDPR please see:

Equality of opportunity

Entry into employment with the Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Working arrangements

Please note, due to the nature of work for role 100% onsite working is required however we will consider more hybrid working on completion of probation and as the situation allows. You should be available to attend site in an emergency.

Part time working or job share options will be reviewed on an individual basis.

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