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Waste Engineer

  1. Whitehaven, Manchester, Glasgow
  2. Nuclear
R-112613

AtkinsRéalis Nuclear has been operating for over 40 years with operations based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and are fully engaged in the development of the next generation of nuclear power. AtkinsRéalis are also currently embarked on an exciting journey to become the global leader in providing Decommissioning and Waste Management services.

We are looking for creative individuals who want to shape the AtkinsRéalis Decommissioning, Waste Management and Radiological Protection service offerings on a global scale. If you would like to be part of this journey and are keen to become part of the AtkinsRéalis family then then we would love to hear from you.

Successful candidates will be based out of our Rutherford House (Whitehaven) office delivering high hazard decommissioning working as part of a multi-discipline team. Responsibilities for the role will be focused around those detailed below, there will be an expectation to support other team members outside this specific discipline where the need arises. There will also be potential opportunity for national and international travel for the right candidates.

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Requirements:

  • Practical Radiological Waste Management experience in the nuclear industry.
  • An understanding of waste routing and acceptance criteria / conditions for acceptance for these routes (VLLW, Combustible, Metallic Waste Treatment, LLW, ILW and PCM).
  • An understanding of waste packages and transport available in the industry.
  • Knowledge of the wider UK strategies and legislation for the management of wastes.
  • Application of the waste hierarchy and BAT.
  • An understanding of Radiological Protection requirements.
  • Able to work in the field and interact well with delivery teams.
  • Good standard of written English and the ability to write clear technical reports.
  • Innovative and open to ideas.
  • Flexible in approach, willing to travel to work on client sites.
  • Highly motivated and proactive, and an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Interpersonal skills, able to build and develop relationships internally and externally.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to senior staff on areas of Radiological Waste Management in the following areas:
    • Produce waste management documentation.
    • Commit to continuous improvement of waste programmes/strategies.
    • Assess analytical results.
    • Derive radionuclide Fingerprints.
    • Waste Sentencing.
    • Produce BAT assessments.
  • Provide input into the development of monitoring procedures to support characterisation and waste sentencing.
  • Contribute to the development of bids and proposals through identifying strategies.
  • Support other team members, sharing knowledge and experience.
  • Use knowledge and experience to influence and improve project delivery.
  • Assist in the successful delivery of projects, work to meet targets, work within budget and programme.
  • Be customer focused, client liaison and communication.
  • Work with projects and clients to help solve complex and challenging problems.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to deliver projects.
  • Understand and communicate Company processes and standards.

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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