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||Transport Shielding Expert
||International Nuclear Services
||52911.00-65007.00 GBP per year
Transport Shielding Expert – Permanent - Based Warrington, Cheshire - £negotiable with excellent benefits – Contact – email@example.com for further information
Duties and Responsibilities
To provide an in-house radiation shielding capability in support of delivering INS’s strategic objectives.
The capability will produce the necessary radiation protection input to the design process to facilitate package licensing for INS, NDA Estate and external customers
At the outset the role will involve setting up this capability with the ability to influence key decisions as to its efficient operation e.g. choice of assessment software and hardware
Cultivate and liaise with external contacts and key stakeholders including customers, regulators and suppliers
Works closely with all areas of the business, and in particular the Engineering design, analysis and Licensing sections to deliver solutions to support new business and current contracts and provide strategic direction to the Design Authority/design process for transport of radioactive materials
Provide and support the effective delivery of radiation protection features and guidance as part of the engineering requirements for radioactive materials transport for a variety of internal and external customers and projects
Produce, review and check technical solutions and submissions to transport regulators and client organisations
The role requires an experienced, industry-leading radiation shielding practitioner who can deliver a range of analytical techniques in support of a number of engineering activities and projects for radioactive materials transport
The role requires knowledge of the relevant transport regulations and their application to INS’ activities
Consistent with the INS ‘Intelligent Customer’ function, the role holder will have the confidence and experience to manage the technical contributions of third-party suppliers of shielding assessment services.
In addition to participate, as appropriate, in the development of future safety criteria of relevance to INS’s business
Good presentation skills would be a valuable asset to enable representation of INS at national and international industry fora and technical conferences
Provide Peer reviews of other Transport shielding safety reports
Undertake knowledge management initiatives to build a robust and enduring Transport shielding assessment capability
Initiation and delivery of relevant training sessions and programmes
Maintain and expand personal expertise and demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of ongoing developments within the shielding assessment field. In particular ensure software remains fit for purpose in light of developments in the field and related fields
Dissemination of knowledge and mentoring within the team to aid ‘future-proofing’ capability
Requires an understanding of other technical disciplines such as criticality safety, which contribute to the overall safety of a transport package
This role profile should be seen as a guide to the main responsibilities and duties of this role and not as a permanent, definitive statement.
The business will change and develop, and the responsibilities and duties may vary from time to time.
In your written application, please give evidence of proven experience in response to as many of the criteria listed below as possible
Qualifications, experience and skills required are:
Recognised expert practitioner in radiation shielding
Proven track record in the technical leadership of radiation shielding assessment
Good first degree in a STEM subject and further degree and/or professionally qualified; prior SQEP status may substitute for formal qualifications if adequately demonstrated
Detailed knowledge/understanding/experience of IAEA SSR 6 and SSG 26 in support of shielding assessment requirements for radioactive materials transport
Ability to run shielding modelling calculations and interpret the results (using Regulator recognised codes such as MCNP, RANKERN, FISPIN, SCALE and MCBEND)
Good interpersonal and presentation skills
Greater than 10 years’ experience across a broad range of shielding assessments within industry
Ability to demonstrate a strong academic background and have developed an area of technical specialism
Chartered status or membership of a professional institute is desirable but not essential
Understanding of the implications of developments in software and hardware to maintain peak efficiency in assessments.
To instigate local developments where appropriate
Commitment and dedication to achieving the Company’s objectives
A high level of applied professionalism, with clearly demonstrated honesty and integrity
Initiative and the ability to ‘drive’ new ideas
Demonstrate the confidence to challenge and question established practices
Effective communication skills both written and oral
High levels of self-motivation
Resilience in dealing with adversity
Able to deliver under constraints of time and cost
Adaptability to change, to suit business need and/or regulatory developments
Additional information about the process
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.