Radiological Waste Specialist

  • Job Reference: R14303
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: £34,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Role - Radiological Waste Specialist

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £Negotiable (dependent on experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

The role will manage the sentencing and recording of RA solid and non-aqueous RA Waste on behalf of AWE, liaise with external suppliers and ensure compliance with third party Waste Acceptance Criteria.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Appointed as a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person to consign RA waste from the AWE estate in compliance with the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
  • Identify and assess any assay necessary to be undertaken to support RA waste sentencing.
  • Identify waste suitability for external consignment via the Nuclear Waste Services/MOD framework contract.
  • Co-ordinate the construction of waste consignments within the Solid Radioactive Waste Management Record System (SRWMRS).
  • Ensure compliance with AWE Nuclear Material Control & Accountancy protocol for RA Waste collections and consignments.
  • Generate accurate RA waste consignment paperwork and review appropriate approvals from receiving sites prior to transporting RA Waste.
  • Generate and ensure waste and consignment containers are acceptable to destination site.
  • Ensure AWE remains within its Permits and Authorisations.
  • Governance of the creation, maintenance and secure storage of lifetime records associated with RA waste

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality.
  • A good understanding of Safety Case, Safe Operating Envelope, Criticality Clearance Certificates and Operating Instructions.
  • Working knowledge of RA Waste Operations and Non-Destructive Assay techniques e.g., RA assay and radiography.
  • Working knowledge of Accountable Nuclear Material transfers.
  • Willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role.