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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £36,175 - £77,677

West Kilbride, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Radiological Protection Engineer

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

We’re currently recruiting for a Radiological Protection Engineer at Hunterston B Power Station. We can offer a competitive salary from £36,175 - £77,677 with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Nuclear Generation Company Agreement. The starting salary will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications. The closing date for applications is 5th July 2022.

The Opportunity

The Environmental Safety Group monitors and executes the Environmental Safety standards and processes for the safe and reliable operation/defueling of the nuclear power plant in accordance with all regulations, best practice and compliance requirements. You’ll play a key role in the team’s responsibility for providing environmental and radiological protection advice and will liaise with peers within the fleet.

In this role you’ll have the opportunity for technical development in radiological protection and radioactive waste management, supporting the station through defueling and in decommissioning. Following training and site familiarisation, you’ll fulfil the requirements of the principal roles of Accredited Health Physicist/Waste Engineer and Radiation Protection Adviser/Radioactive Waste Adviser.

The Role

Your everyday roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical advice/input both within the business and with external organisations
  • Managing specifications, work instructions and other control documents to ensure radiological and environmental safety
  • Coordinating an effective radiological and environmental control monitoring service to ensure safe reliable generation/defueling within the business and provide technical advice within the business and with external organisations
  • Taking an active part in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of team business plans and metrics
  • Working with others to satisfy business objectives within agreed quality management arrangements.

You’ll also be required to undertake a role in the emergency scheme as Emergency Health Physicist and be on the standby rota.

The Skills

You should have demonstrable knowledge and experience in radiological protection and radioactive waste management, including the statutory legislation relevant to this, the Nuclear Site Licence requirements and Emergency Plan arrangements. You’ll need the ability to undertake work in a manner that takes into account the need to work safely within company and legislative requirements, identifying hazards associated with work activities and the working environment. Effective team values and influencing styles in achieving personal and team goals and building effective cross-functional relationships at all levels is also essential. 

A valid (or working towards) RPA/RWA certificate via RPA 2000 would be advantageous, as would experience in a defueling/decommissioning or in active waste management. As a minimum, you will need a relevant HNC (or equivalent) and a relevant degree may be an advantage.

Pay, benefits and culture

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.  

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero. 

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