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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
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London, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Radiological Environment Lead - Sizewell C

The Opportunity


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.   

As part of our plan to secure a low-carbon energy future, EDF’s Nuclear New Build (NNB) team is leading an ambitious programme to build a fleet of safe, reliable nuclear power stations in the UK, focussed on two new nuclear power stations, the first since Sizewell B in 1995. The first station is under construction at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, and NNB’s ambition is to build a second at Sizewell C in Suffolk. The Sizewell C project is currently in the development phase, with UK public policy; financing; commercial and construction arrangements being established. The intention is to begin construction of the project at the end of 2021.


The HPC Project is one of Europe’s largest construction projects and the first new nuclear build in the UK within private ownership. SZC looks to replicate this. Unlike HPC which is equity funded, SZC will require a new model of funding that brings the overall risk to construct, operate and decommission for investors down to a level that will attract investment at regulated asset rates of return.

As part of Environment Team within Sizewell C (SZC), this position, reporting to the Head of Environment, Decommissioning & Radiation Safety, will lead delivery of the Radioactive Substances Regulation (RSR) Environmental Permit for the future operation of SZC, and ensure that appropriate and proportionate environmental arrangements are in place for the various stages of the SZC project. The role will provide technical advice on a range of topics from design and procurement through to commissioning and operation to support compliance with the environmental permit for the disposal of radioactive waste.  


This role will grow as the organisation and project develops supporting the site, construction, commissioning and operations.  This position will be responsible for producing company documents and provision of advice to other groups in the organisation and contractors on ensuring the application of Best Available Techniques is demonstrated in compliance with the conditions of the environmental permit. 

The Person


The SZC Radiological Environment Lead will provide underpinning detailed technical information on radioactive discharges (liquid and gaseous) and disposals (solid low level radioactive waste) and support compliance with the future SZC RSR permit. This will encompass working with all relevant bodies/authorities before operation of new nuclear power stations, including liaison with regulators as well as managing support from experts in the Hinkley Point C Project.
The role will also include the provision of specialist expertise to other departments within SZC (including construction, procurement, engineering, pre-operations, licensing) to ensure arrangements and processes that support core permitting activities are delivered to a high standard of quality and timeliness.  The role will include support to construction, commissioning and operation teams as the project progresses.

•    To be (or work towards becoming) a member of the future Corporate Radioactive Waste Adviser body at SZC providing authoritative advice to support the design development, modification and procurement processes to ensure compliance with environmental requirements including consideration of consistency with Hinkley Project C (HPC).
•    To lead regulatory engagement on technical issues in relation to the future RSR permit.
•    To manage delivery of SZC’s environmental commitments and future RSR permit information conditions. 
•    To produce or manage the production and delivery of deliverables to support compliance with the future SZC RSR permit.
•    To work with HPC to provide advice and guidance on technical issues relating to liquid and gaseous radioactive waste streams to support SZC.
•    Provide a wide range of environmental support to the Head of Environment, Decommissioning & Radiation Safety.

The Skills


You should be able to demonstrate the following:
•    Degree qualified or equivalent in an environmental, science, radiation protection or related discipline.
•    Recent experience working in an environment role relating to radioactive discharges 
•    Working experience/knowledge of the radioactive substances regulation and the application of BAT on nuclear facilities in the UK.
•    Already hold, or be working towards, Radioactive Waste Adviser status.
•    Strong relationship building, influencing and collaborative work style developed through experience gained working in complex and team-focused environments.
•    Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent communication/interpersonal and influencing skills.

Desirable :
•    Chartered or working towards Chartership of a related Professional Body such as the Society for Radiological Protection
•    Experience of operating within an environmental management system (EMS), including the development of procedures to meet the requirements of the EMS.
•    Experience of working with and developing good relationships with UK regulators would be desirable.

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?


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.  

We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.  Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.  

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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