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Radiological Protection Engineer

  1. Whitehaven, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow
  2. Nuclear
R-112607

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An opportunity has arisen for a Radiological Protection Engineer within AtkinsRéalis’ expanding Decommissioning Services team. The successful candidate will report to Senior Engineer/RPA and will take a leading role in the radiological protection aspects of the projects on which Decommissioning Services are engaged.

The RP specific work on projects currently being delivered include:

  • The provision of high-level technical advice to client sites.
  • Detailed technical design and review of products, technology and processes including modification of RP arrangements.
  • The provision of RP support and oversight of practical delivery of operational decommissioning work (e.g. size reduction of redundant components etc.).
  • 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.

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Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject, or demonstrable equivalent ability and experience. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
  • Appropriate membership of professional body.

Essential Criteria:

  • Significant experience in operational radiological protection; quality of experience is more relevant than the number of years.
  • Evidence of providing advice on compliance with IRR’17 (and/or IRR’99).
  • Able to lead teams within RP discipline.
  • Able to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to delegate to, direct and support junior staff in their work and development.
  • Able to effectively manage stakeholders.
  • Able to technically justify approaches and see those through to successful implementation on plant.
  • Able to produce high quality, concise technical reports.
  • Able to influence others to implement improvements.
  • Able to work without supervision, including managing own workload.
  • Able to use standard Microsoft Office tools effectively.
  • Able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • Able to travel.
  • Hold a full driving license.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of decommissioning.
  • Experience of managing teams.
  • Experience of developing or aiding Safety Case development.
  • RPA portfolio in development (RPA certification not required).

Responsibilities:

Project specific responsibilities will vary, but high-level responsibilities are listed below:

  • Take a leading role within the Radiological Protection team, acting as the responsible point of contact for radiological protection on project work, providing expert-level advice, support and guidance on radiological issues across defined projects.
  • Support in the development of Project Execution Plans to ensure a fit-for-purpose approach is taken to each project.
  • Seeking out potential innovations to projects and advising clients and/or project teams on lean delivery options.
  • Directing and supporting Graduate and Assistant RP Engineers and other junior staff as required to meet project aims and their personal development targets.
  • Developing RP arrangements for projects, including documentation such as:
    • Risk Assessments.
    • Radiological Design Document.
    • Critical Examinations.
    • Dose Estimates.
    • Local Rules & Contingency Plans.
    • Investigation reports.
  • Review of radiological monitoring data for operational packages of work.
  • Liaise with inspectors and regulators during audits and investigations as required.
  • Delivery of ALARP assessments.
  • Support BAT assessments and other optioning processes.
  • Advise on radioactive waste aspects of project as required with support from other specialists, if necessary.

The Individual:

We are seeking a confident, capable individual with a high level of initiative to take on an essential role within our radiological protection team. Reporting to the Senior RP Engineer/RPA, the successful person will act as a role model to Graduate and Assistant RP Engineers. 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 physicist/radiological protection engineer whom is ready for a new challenge, or someone ready to take a step up into a more senior position. It is not necessary for you to hold an RPA certificate to hold this position, but it is expected that you will be achieve RPA certification whilst in this role.

Training:

AtkinsRéalis encourage and enable individuals to develop through training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals and tailored through an appraisal process. You will be supported to reach your professional goals.

AtkinsRéalis, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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