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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £44,461 - £80,781

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear & Scientific

Radioactive Discharges and Impacts Specialist

Vacancy Overview

We are looking for a specialist in radioactive substances regulation and public dose impacts.  In this demanding compliance focused role you will be responsible for the governance and oversight of company arrangements for assessment of radiological impacts from our nuclear plant operations.  You will provide expert technical advice to ensure our nuclear stations maintain compliance with their Environmental Permits, secure best practise against national and international standards and lead the development of expertise across the company to maintain and grow our intelligent customer needs.


You will work as part of a team of environmental experts within the Generation Environment Management team and will act as the company lead in Radioactive Substances Regulation and public dose assessment; your remit will be broad and you will be responsible for developing relationships across the business, with regulators and the wider nuclear sector to support our current and developing business needs.

Nature and Scope

As a specialist in this area you will already possess expertise in radiological dose assessments and will have significant experience of working with regulators within the UK nuclear sector, particularly the EA and/or SEPA, in the application of radioactive substances regulation.


With the support of the current lead in this area, you will acquire further in-depth knowledge of radiological dose assessments and environmental monitoring programs specific to our nuclear plant and you may be required to further develop these arrangements to ensure the application of BAT or BPM.


You will work directly with Radioactive Waste Advisor (RWA) bodies at each of the stations to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and Company processes.  You will routinely be presented with technical and complex issues to underpin decisions made by the RWA.   You will drive rigorous environmental optioneering to ensure that the impacts of decision making across the business is demonstrably BAT or BPM.  As such, you will be expected to be an excellent communicator providing authoritative and compelling advice to internal and external stakeholders.


You will be expected to lead peer groups within the company and support the development of this expertise for current and future needs.  You will also be expected to represent the Company on national bodies and maintain the current understanding of best practise.


As a Company Lead you will have a proven ability to establish relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and will be able to demonstrate expertise to lead others in a technically complex and highly regulated area. 

Principal Accountabilities

You will be accountable for:


  • ensuring that fleet activities are carried out with full regard to radiological substances regulation, permits, Site Licence requirements and other statutory regulations and Company standards;
  • developing and maintaining knowledge of the technical area of radiological assessments and act as the principle point of contact for this work within the nuclear fleet;
  • supporting the stations’ Radioactive Waste Advisor bodies in the area of radiological substances regulation, particularly with regard to assessment of radiation dose to the public and wildlife;
  • the communication of relevant complex technical and regulatory issues in a way that makes them easy to understand for others inside and outside the business - both verbally and in written form.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

Candidates are likely to:


  • hold a degree in a relevant subject with at least 5-8 years postgraduate experience in a relevant discipline;
  • have achieved or will be working towards either Chartered Membership of a Professional Body or appropriate professional stature and will regularly record continuous professional development.


Candidates should:


  • be able to demonstrate a high level of numeracy and eye for detail, with an ability to apply complex principles to practical situations;
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of skill using standard tools such as Excel and Word;
  • have demonstrable competence in dose assessments and familiarity of radiological impact assessment tools (e.g. PC-CREAM, ERICA), methods and principles;
  • show strong appreciation of the methods and principles associated with the management of gaseous and aqueous radioactive wastes.


A comprehensive development plan will be provided based on assessment against the successful candidates existing knowledge, skills and experience.


Although not a requirement of the post, individuals would be supported in securing external recognition as a Radioactive Waste Advisor if they desired.

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