Radiological Protection Engineer


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Job title Radiological Protection Engineer
Ref CWRADPE
Location Chapelcross
Region Central and Southern Scotland
Company Magnox
Salary 50582.00-67331.00 GBP per year
Duration 5 Years
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The Role

Provide technical advice in support of the development, production, implementation and review of the arrangements for the site radiological protection programme to ensure compliance with the Ionising Radiation Regulations, Radiological Safety Rules, Company standards, other statutory requirements and the relevant parts of the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

Key Accountabilities

• Provide detailed technical radiological advice to support site, projects and programmes. The advice to include the production of written documentation including departmental documents, technical reports, radiological risk assessments, health physics certificates, designated work documentation, dose estimates and ALARP reports.

• Provide advice to Senior Authorised Persons (NR) on radiological protection requirements as appropriate.

• Review and approve written work instructions for all work carried out within the controlled area boundary and other areas of the site if appropriate. This includes the review and approval of work order cards or similar work control documents produced by the site’s planning system.

• Develop and implement new radiological protection practices and procedures and the commissioning and introduction of new equipment and instruments.

• Co-ordinate radiological inspections and audits programmes to ensure the effective implementation of the site radiological protection programme.

• Review the results of routine and non-routine radiological surveys and other radiological protection programme assessments, ensuring that any anomalies or non-conformities identified are addressed in a timely manner.

• Advising on the requirements for compliance monitoring to meet legal or company requirements as appropriate.

• Provide technical support to personnel undertaking routine, non routine or detailed technical radiological surveys liaising with the radiological protection team leader as required.

• Ensure that their knowledge of site radiological conditions and current radiological issues is maintained.

• Liaise with company inspectors and external regulators during routine surveillance inspections, audits and investigations.

• The post holder may be required to be a member of, and participate in, the Site Emergency Scheme subject to any fitness standards required.

• Deputise for the relevant Line Manager.

• Support as appropriate Best Practical Means (BPM)/BAT, Best Practical Environmental Options (BPEO), ALARP assessments and other optioning processes for all work.

• Ensure that adequate records are maintained to meet statutory and Company requirements, advising on the retention of records if required.

• Advise on the selection, issue, storage and maintenance of PPE inc respiratory protection equipment used on site for radiological protection as appropriate.

• Advise on the radiological protection and/or radioactive waste aspects in the preparation of Safety Case submissions, strategy documents and other site and company documents.

• Ensure all areas have the correct Controlled Area designation, as appropriate.

• Provide advice on requirements for transport and the consignment of radioactive materials from the site to other approved locations as appropriate.

• Ensure personal and professional development and training of staff to deliver an effective and suitably qualified and experienced Function.

• Monitor performance and take action or provide advice as necessary to maintain radiological standards and improve performance.

• Identify good practice in performance at sites and externally, and promote and deploy across the Functions/Sites.

• Provide expert-level advice, support and guidance on radiological issues throughout the Site.

• Comply with the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures, work instructions and risk assessments. Support the continuous improvement of Health, Safety Environment and Quality on Site.

• As a customer-focused individual, the post holder will be expected to support delivery within his or her range of skills, knowledge, experience and competence.

• Undertake baseline roles as required.

• Contribute to the effective development and delivery of training within own area of specialism.

• Assist with managing the relevant aspects of the Detail Volume, SPI/CPI, and commercial and financial aspects as required for delivery of the lifetime plan.

Essential Requirements

Educated to NQF level 6 / NVQ Level 6 (or equivalent in a post related subject).

Member of a relevant professional institute

Relevant experience in specialism related roles

Detailed knowledge of the Radioactive Substances Act/ Environmental Permitting Regulations.

Detailed Knowledge of IRR and RSA compliance

Accredited Health Physicist

Desirable Requirements

Radiation Protection Advisor

Experience at a nuclear site in own specialism

Qualified expert (RSA route)


Additional information about the process

Radiological Protection Engineer

Reference: CWRADPE

Location: Chapelcross, Annan

Salary: 50,582 – 67,331

Job Type: Permanent

Contact Details: Charlotte Williams – charlotte.williams@capita.co.uk - 07599548238

Capita Resourcing is the strategic resourcing business within Capita plc. We are the chosen provider of agency workers and permanent recruitment for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) collaborative framework, across nuclear sites and offices UK wide.

NuclearWorks welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. NuclearWorks is a trading name of Capita Business Services Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business.


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