Subject Matter Expert of the Year

The Nuclear Skills Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional individuals employed in the nuclear sector.  The aim is to have Award Winners who are role models to inspire others to undertake a career in the nuclear industry.

Who should apply for this category?

Subject Matter Experts are assumed to be “personnel with authority in a particular work area developed through 10 or more years’ experience of the subject. Typically, they will have high-level authority to sign off plans-for-work and documents verifying safe completion. They are likely to hold the highest technical knowledge for that subject in the organisation. Subject Matter Experts do not necessarily have the highest educational qualification or hold senior managerial positions.  In some organisations, these are known as ‘Heads of Profession’ in others ‘Professional Leads’ or ‘Intelligent Customer’.  The key is those individuals where loss of a Subject Matter Expert’s knowledge would cause a serious disruption to the organisation’s work programme”.

This award can be for an internal individual and/or where a particular individual from the company’s supply chain has been identified as matching the criteria. Note this is a strict maximum of one individual from your own organisation and/or for one additional individual from one company in your supply chain.  

NB. Previous awards finalists cannot reapply for the Awards. Nominees can only be entered into one award category.

Further information on the criteria can be found in the application pack below.

Please email completed nominations by 5pm 25th October 2019 for shortlisting by the judging panel.

The panel interview for the Subject Matter Experts will held on 3rd December 2019.