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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive salary & benefits

Bridgwater, GB Nr Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Radiological Protection Engineer

Bridgwater, Permanent, Competitive Salary & Benefits


A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero. 

The Opportunity


The role sits within the Pre-operations department within Nuclear New Build, which is building two new nuclear reactors (European Pressurised Water Reactor – EPR) at Hinkley Point C. The Pre-operations department is responsible for ensuring that we have the facilities, trained people and procedures we need prior to starting operation. 


As the Radiological Protection Engineer you will report to the Radiological Protection Lead with respect to these activities. This work will require good influencing skills to ensure that where the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and specific Nuclear Site Licence conditions differ from French methods, these are well understood by the project teams and taken into account.


The Hinkley Point C (HPC) project is a dynamic and evolving project which will go through many transitions during its life cycle from project go-ahead to nuclear operations. You will therefore need to be able to work flexibly in such a changing environment, proactively preparing for and responding to constantly evolving priorities, whilst making sure that fundamental principles relating to safety and environmental protection remain the priority at all times.


You will support the development of the operational radiological protection capability across the HPC project, including during design, construction, commissioning and the preparations for operation and decommissioning. Support the project to ensure that legal requirements and NNB policies are met in relation to radiological protection and will strive to achieve world best practices identified by benchmarking with other industry leaders and industry programmes such as World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The Role


•    Provide input, advice and guidance for all aspects of radiological protection required within the Pre-Operations strategy and business plan or as requested by the project.
•    Support the development of radiological protection standards, staffing and training that ensure compliance with legal and organisational requirements.
•    Support the specification and procurement of radiological protection facilities and equipment.
•    Liaise with external stakeholders associated with radiological protection, including regulators and industry working groups.
•    Provide on-site support to the HPC construction site during construction, commissioning and operations to ensure a high standard of radiological safety is established and maintained. 
•    Ensure the development of the HPC project takes appropriate account of any UK context issues relating to radiological protection, including UK best practices and legislation.
•    Embed best practices across the project, promoting the development of a strong safety culture within the organisation both as it applies to radiological protection and more broadly.
•    Contribute to and support the development of the Pre-Operations organisation and be an ambassador for the organisation and it’s aims across all activities.

The Skills



•    Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a science-related discipline.
•    Experience of developing and implementing arrangements to meet the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017.
•    Good understanding of the principles of radiological protection that apply to nuclear power plant operations.
•    Practical experience of applying the principles of radiological protection within a dynamic work environment.



•    The holder of a current and valid certificate of competency as a Radiation Protection Adviser (or equivalent).
•    Chartered with a relevant professional body.
•    Experience of interacting with nuclear and environmental regulators.
•    Operational radiological protection experience in a light water nuclear power plant. 
•    Knowledge and understanding of the systems on a Nuclear Power Station which support or contribute to radiological safety.
•    Experience of working within a project organisation.
•    Experience and knowledge of other safety regulations in the UK.
•    Understanding of the quality assurance requirements within the nuclear industry.

Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.   


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.


Why EDF?


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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