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Assistant Radiological Protection Engineer / Trainee RPA

  1. Whitehaven
  2. Nuclear
R-116370

Purpose of Role:

  • To assist RP Engineers in the design and planning of work and review of products, technology and processes including the modification of Radiological Protection arrangements to maintain compliance with current legislation.
  • To provide Radiological Protection support in the practical delivery of client works with a particular focus on operational decommissioning work.

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Key Duties/Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical support on Radiological Protection matters to ensure compliance with Ionising Radiation Regulations and any mandatory rules on client sites.
  • Assist in the development of deliverables in support of a radiological protection programme for projects, including documentation such as, Radiological Risk Assessments, Radiological Design Documents, Critical Examinations, Dose Estimates, Local Rules, Contingency Plans and Investigation Reports.
  • Review radiological monitoring data for operational packages of work.
  • Assist in the delivery of ALARP assessments.
  • Support of Best Available Technique assessments and other optioning processes.
  • Assist with radioactive waste aspects of project as required with support from other specialists, if necessary.
  • As a customer-focused individual, the post holder will be expected to support delivery within their range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.
  • Work with projects and clients, assist with solving complex and challenging problems while maintaining excellent relationships with our customers and suppliers.
  • Support colleague’s learning and development through knowledge sharing and experience.
  • Assist in the deployment of local and companywide policies, processes, systems etc. under the direction of senior colleagues.
  • Take accountability for the standard of their own work, taking direction from senior colleagues.
  • Line management responsibility may come with this role.

Training:

The post holder will be required to complete training as defined in AtkinsRéalis’ Common EMEA Training Profiles, supplemented by Nuclear and Power Specific Training Profiles when required. AtkinsRéalis encourage and enable the post holder to develop through training and development activities. It is expected that the post holder will work towards gaining an RPA certification whilst in this role.

Person Specification:

The main purpose of the Person Specification is to ensure that transparent and consistent criteria are applied for selection purposes. Individuals being considered for this role must therefore meet all the essential criteria reflected in this person specification. In exceptional circumstances, where the individual does not fully meet the qualification criteria, demonstrable extensive experience will be considered, provided that their technical competence is assessed by the relevant Function as ‘suitably qualified and experienced’.

Requirements:

Essential -

  • Educated to NQF Level 5 (HND or equivalent) in a scientific or engineering related discipline.
  • Relevant experience within a role relevant to Radiological Protection.
  • Level of Initiative Expected- Recommend, agree, act and report.

Desirable -

  • Member of a relevant professional institute.
  • Willing to work towards certification as a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA).
  • Basic understanding of Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 compliance.
  • Reasonable level of commercial awareness and demonstrate the ability to work within budget and programme.
  • Individuals are required to adopt a flexible approach and be willing to travel to work on client sites.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

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Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy “Total Reward,” a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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