Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer
Location: Devonport, Plymouth + Hybrid Working
Compensation: £46,589.00 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF53950

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you will be integral in progressing a number of waste packages to disposal, for a number of major boat programmes. You'll also have the opportunity to work towards a portfolio to progress to Senior Waste Engineer.

Day to day, you'll ensure work conducted within Radioactive Waste Facilities is undertaken safely and in accordance with our processes. The Radioactive Waste Team is focused on site wide waste demand, governance, project integration and technical support to the business.

  • Providing waste management expertise in support of the characterisation, processing, sentencing, and packaging of radioactive Intermediate Level Waste (ILW), Low Level Waste (LLW) and Conditionally Exempt waste (CEW)
  • Providing advice and guidance to major projects to enable timely treatment and/or disposal of their radioactive waste material
  • Development and implementation of relevant documentation, ensuring compliance with licences and permits relating to radioactive waste through the application of Best Application Techniques (BAT)
  • Leading and mentoring junior members of the radioactive waste team

This is a full time, permanent role based onsite at Devonport Royal Dockyard with the opportunity to work from home when required.

Essential experience of the Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer:

  • An applied understanding of radioactive waste management including characterisation, processing, sentencing, packaging, and transport
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK Nuclear Industry
  • Determination and application of BAT and the presentation of suitably underpinned and justifiable supporting arguments.

Qualifications for the Senior Radioactive Waste Engineer:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject
  • Radioactive waste management qualifications and / or extensive experience is essential

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC and NNPPI security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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