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Assistant Safety Engineer (Radiological Protection)

  1. Whitehaven
  2. Nuclear
R-112619

An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Safety Engineer (Radiological Protection) within the AtkinsRéalis Decommissioning and Waste Services team. The successful candidate will assist senior members of the team with providing radiological protection safety engineering support to the design, commissioning, and operation of nuclear facilities. This will be principally in support of the UK’s submarine enterprise but may extend to other areas of the business as required. This is a hybrid role that will involve a good mix of office, home and site working.

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The role involves assisting with the generation of radiological protection documentation in support of safety cases, but may extend to providing operational radiological protection advice and support; this includes:

  • Radiation Risk Assessments.
  • Dose assessments.
  • Discharge and radiological consequence assessments.
  • Identification of Safety Functional Requirements, and engineering and administrative controls.
  • Support to and chairing of ALARP study workshops.
  • ALARP justifications.
  • Advising on area designations.
  • Developing source terms and advising on target dose-rates for new facilities.
  • Support to HAZID studies.

Whilst the main roles and responsibilities will be based around radiological protection, there will be significant cross over with radioactive waste, therefore flexibility is essential.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable ability and experience. A degree is not essential. Equivalent qualifications and experience will be considered.
  • Appropriate membership of professional body.

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge of operational radiological protection.
  • Knowledge of The Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
  • An understanding of the Office for Nuclear Regulation Safety Assessment Principles and supporting Technical Assessment Guides.
  • Knowledge of nuclear industry good and best practises.
  • You must be able to work effectively within a large multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will be able to communicate clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and be open to challenge and considering alternative points of view.
  • You will be able to use your knowledge and experience to influence design and assessment processes to achieve positive safety outcomes.
  • You will be expected to work independently and be able to manage your own workload.
  • Your work will be of high quality and delivered in accordance with project the project programme.
  • Able to use standard Microsoft Office tools effectively.
  • Able to obtain an SC security clearance.

There is an expectation that you will assist with maintaining excellent client relationships, therefore an ability and willingness to undertake occasional travel is essential. Ideally, you will hold a full UK driving licence.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in providing radiological protection advice to the design of nuclear facilities, including knowledge of the ALARP principle, the Hierarchy of Controls and engineering requirements for restricting exposure to ionising radiation.
  • Experience in writing technical radiological protection documentation, such as Radiation Risk Assessments and / or safety cases documents.
  • Experience in preparing for chairing or inputting into ALARP study workshops.
  • Experience in participating in HAZOP studies.
  • Knowledge of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016.
  • Knowledge of Radioactive Substances Regulations objectives and principles, and the Generic Developed Principles for radiological protection, radioactive substances management and decommissioning.
  • A desire and willingness to work and develop in a complex, challenging environment in support of nationally important work.

The Individual:

We are seeking a confident, capable individual with a high level of initiative to take on key role supporting critical national projects. The successful person will play a key part in the delivery of radiological protection safety case documentation and delivering facilities for clients that ensure safety throughout their operational life. This person will demonstrate technical proficiency, a sound understanding of the practicalities of implementing specified solutions, and professionalism in all aspects of their work.

The successful applicant will be willing to challenge the status-quo, where appropriate; a questioning attitude is vital to long term success. They will be able to identify underlying technical points which often govern and delay decisions, and use this knowledge to implement safe, compliant solutions.

This position would suit a well-established health physics monitor, health physicist or person with similar, relevant experience from other industries who has a desire to move into safety engineering.

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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