In recognition of his contribution to the safety of the nuclear industry in the UK, Jon Baggs, Head of Nuclear at Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC), has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Jon is one of the most experienced nuclear safety consultants in the industry and in a 30-year career has led the development of essential safety cases in support of the decommissioning of nuclear facilities and the implementation of safety cases at naval bases. Jon has also provided engineering consultancy on major projects outside the nuclear sector, such as the Kingston Bridge Lift in Glasgow.

He has developed and mentored numerous graduates to Chartership from both within and outside ARC. He is an advocate for the nuclear sector, particularly in relation to the Nuclear Industry Association Young Generation Network (YGN), and for his advocacy on behalf of Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). Jon, who is already a BEng, CEng, FIMechE and MSaRS, was delighted to receive news of his Fellowship.

He said:

“To be nominated and subsequently elected to the Fellowship is humbling and I regard it as recognition of the importance of independent consultants and SMEs to industry. All of ARC’s consultants are invested in delivering the highest standards of safety and security throughout the industries in which we work. I would like to thank my colleagues and clients for their support throughout my career. I’m looking forward to supporting the aims of the Royal Academy.”

Raised in Wigan and graduating from The University of Manchester, Jon now lives in Edinburgh with his wife Camille and daughter Amelia.


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