Job Reference: RWMD/IM
Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire (other NDA offices considered)
Salary: Circa £40,000 pa plus bonus and relocation assistance
Closing Date: 20 August 2012
To apply please forward your CV and a covering letter quoting reference RWMD/ IM to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 20 August 2012.
A unique opportunity to join the team developing a major, high profile, complex project. Utilise your specialist knowledge on the processes that have led to the production of radioactive materials to underpin the development of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste.
Dealing with the past. Protecting the future.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has been appointed by the Government to implement geological disposal for higher activity radioactive waste. Our Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) is being developed into a wholly owned subsidiary and a nuclear Site Licence Company (SLC), which will progress this vital work. RWMD will develop a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) and associated transport system.
About the role
In this influential role, you'll be responsible for providing advice to RWMD on the nature and quantities of radioactive waste to support the diverse range of activities within the geological disposal programme, (including waste packaging proposals). You will also be responsible for developing the specification for the radioactive waste inventory data for RWMD's design, safety and environmental assessment studies and research and development and for the delivery of this data as a key input to the overall programme.
Your good knowledge of processes that have led to the production of radioactive materials and proven numerical and statistical analysis skills will be based on a good first degree or equivalent in science or engineering, ideally coupled with relevant work or post-graduate experience. You will hold, or be working towards, chartered membership status in a relevant professional institute. Your technical knowledge will be supported by a pragmatic, problem-solving approach coupled with the ability to identify and prioritise key issues. The ability to work on parallel tasks, with limited supervision and often to tight deadlines is vital to success. You will be supported by a structured development plan.