Nuclear Waste Assessor - 11976

North West
Ghyll Mount
Nuclear N1b
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body accountable to Parliament through ministers. Our duties include the regulation of industries across England that use and dispose of radioactive substances, both within the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors. As an independent regulatory authority it is our job to protect people and the environment by regulating how radioactive wastes are managed and disposed of.

Representing the Environment Agency to the nuclear industry, other regulators, and the public, your work will help ensure the safe management and disposal of radioactive waste from over 60 years of nuclear operations.
Working in our Nuclear Waste Assessment Team, you will use your in-depth knowledge in this field to provide specialist technical support. You’ll work alongside our site regulators, as well as a range of external bodies, to assess proposals and safety cases for radioactive waste disposal facilities and for managing higher activity radioactive wastes.
You’ll need:
• Technical expertise in nuclear waste management and disposal
• Relevant experience as a technical consultant or with a nuclear operator
• A science/engineering degree
• A talent for communicating to both expert and non-technical audiences
While you will be predominantly desk-based, you will, when needed, travel to sites across the UK and occasionally abroad.

For further details about the role please contact Rob Allott on Tel: 07818015491 or by email:

08/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Security Clearance
Scientific Knowledge
Significant experience in radioactive waste management and disposal, gained through working in the nuclear or relevant industry sector, and a sound understanding of corresponding environmental challenges and issues.

Proven ability to assess and analyse technical proposals and safety cases for radioactive waste management and disposal

Knowledgeable regarding relevant European and United Kingdom legislation relevant to radioactive substances regulation and other relevant legislation
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses. Seeks to continually improve quality and standards of excellence from a customer perspective.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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