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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  From £48,000 dependent on experience

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Decommissioning Lead/Specialist

Aztec West with flexibility of working from home aviailable.


Are you a qualified in Physics, Engineering, or related discipline? Do you have experience in the Nuclear Industry? Are you looking to develop your expertise in the exciting and challenging environment of new nuclear build?


If so, join us as a Decommissioning Lead/Specialist and you’ll join one of the most exciting and ambitious projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


The Opportunity...


As part of Environment Team within NNB GenCo, the Decommissioning Lead/Specialist will be reporting to the Environmental Technical Manager.


You’ll be providing technical knowledge, expertise and advice relating to decommissioning and waste management liabilities, and decommissioning safety case management in support of the construction and operation of HPC and SZC.


This is an excellent opportunity for you to be part of building one of the largest, most complex projects in Europe; something vital to the country’s future energy needs.

Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary from £48,000, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.  


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed. 


What you’ll be doing...


  • Providing authoritative technical advice on decommissioning and waste management liabilities matters to all stakeholders.
  • Leading the development of the site’s safety case for decommissioning through to the Operational Safety Case.
  • Supporting the preparation of the technical studies and cost estimates for the decommissioning of the site and the management of the associated spent fuel and waste management liabilities.
  • To author the Decommissioning Waste Management Plan (DWMP) & Detailed Decommissioning Waste Management Plan (DDWMP) documentation as required under the Energy Act, providing an appropriate level of the detail commensurate with the position in the life cycle of the site, in a concise readable, quality document, addressing stakeholder comments and “lessons learned” on the previous version as appropriate.
  • Preparing for and supporting the stakeholder review and verification of the DWMP & DDWMP to a successful conclusion.
  • Ensuring that all deliverables produced to support the DWMP, DDWMP & Decommissioning Safety Case are timely, accurate and of good quality, with a full auditable trail to source documentation, and basis of cost estimates.
  • Developing, maintaining, and promulgating knowledge of radioactive waste management, and spent fuel management and decommissioning processes for new nuclear build, providing advice within the directorate and EDF Energy as required.
  • Providing technical contribution necessary to support the Sizewell project DDWMP and DWMP ensuring a consistent approach to decommissioning waste management and safety case between HPC and SZC.
  • Providing technical support to development and operation of Spent Fuel and ILW Waste Transfer Contracts with Government,
  • Maintaining NNB compliance with HPC Funded Decommissioning Programme (FDP) and Licence condition 35 of the Nuclear site licence.
  • Providing practical advice on how decommissioning in design should be implemented through procurement specifications and design modifications.


Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Relevant experience gained working in Decommissioning in the nuclear industry.
  • Experience of nuclear power station design / operations would be advantageous.
  • Experience in working with the preparation and delivery of contracts, particularly as a contract manager or in technical support for contracts would be desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of legislation, policy, regulatory guidance, and standards relating to decommissioning and radioactive waste management.
  • Awareness in the application of BAT and ALARP processes and using appropriate optioneering tools and techniques, such as Multi Attribute Decision Analysis.
  • Experience of regulatory engagement and external stakeholder management.
  • Recent working knowledge & experience of decommissioning practices.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of radioactive waste management practices and nuclear safety requirements, engineering, design, safety case and nuclear facility operation.
  • Good working knowledge and experience in decommissioning planning and implementation.
  • Experience of acting as the Intelligent Customer for the topic of decommissioning.


Closing date: 2nd October 2023


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