Senior Shielding Consultant


Job summary

Babcock International
£60,000 - £69,999
Engineering Consultancy, Nuclear
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Shielding Consultant
Location: UK - Hybrid - working from home options available.
Compensation: £55-65K Depending on Experience
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF5185

The Shielding Consultant role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.

As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we're innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group - from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.

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 Shielding Consultant at any of our nationwide hubs.

The role

As a Senior Shielding Consultant, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The Senior Shielding Consultant will assume a technical lead role within engineering projects, where you will be performing shielding modelling and delivering associated calculations and reports to Cavendish customers across Civil Nuclear and Defence.

Day to day, you'll develop and maintain excellent working relations with customers, colleagues, and other Cavendish Nuclear departments.

  • Work within multi-disciplinary teams, where you will integrate yourself and ensure that consistent approaches are adopted, and timely support provided to all relevant project stakeholders.
  • Authoring of shielding reports and related calculation notes, and verification of others' work.
  • Supervising the work of junior technical specialists within the same discipline.
  • Managing delivery of tasks undertaken within their agreed Delegation of Authority (DOA) against cost and programme to the satisfaction of Key Stakeholders.
  • Ensuring effective management of the customer, including liaison and relationship development with existing and new customers, to aid the development of business, resolution of technical and delivery issues such that the customer is fully briefed and informed of progress.

This is a hybrid role, with roughly 1 day in the office in one of our nationwide hubs.

Essential experience of the Senior Shielding Consultant:

  • Excellent working knowledge of radiation transport codes, particularly Monte Carlo codes MCBEND and/or MCNP.
  • Experience working on major projects in a shielding technical lead role.

Desirable Experience of The Senior Shielding Consultant

  • Working knowledge of the SCALE suite of codes (particularly for fuel inventory and neutron activation analysis).
  • Experience working with Point Kernel codes (RANKERN and/or Microshield).

Qualifications for the Senior Shielding Consultant:

  • Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering technical discipline.

The successful candidate can start on BPSS clearance, with the ability to achieve SC clearance once started in the 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 most 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 year 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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