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Health Physicist (Radioactive Waste Management) ‎

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Job Title: Health Physicist- Radioactive Waste Management
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £37,165.00 plus Benefits 
Role Type: Full time / Permanent 
Job ID: SF40477

We have an exciting opportunity within the Radioactive Waste Management team. You will work within the Radioactive Waste Management Section (RWM) and this comprises of the Plant Manager Radioactive Waste, Principal Health Physicist (RWM) and Senior Health Physicist (RWM). The section is set up to deal primarily with Radioactive Waste Management processes and disposals of radioactive waste generated within Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited (DRDL).

Who we are looking for?
We are looking for a determined individual with a great interest in Radioactive waste who has a science degree with a significant Health Physics background to provide guidance and advice across teams, on safety and the appropriate legal way to dispose offsite.


What will you be doing?
1)    Provide professional Health Physics and Radiation Protection advice, direction and support to managers, employees, contractors and others.
2)    Manage and oversee Health Physics and Radiation Protection tasks in accordance with current legislation and company policy, tasking includes:
a)    Processing, storage and disposal of radioactive waste
b)    Consignment of radioactive material
c)    Portable and installed radiation and contamination monitoring equipment
d)    Preparation of radiological safety related documentation 


The experience you’ll bring 
You will need to be willing to complete a degree within MSC Radiology and Environmental Protection, Naval MSC in HMS Sultan in Radiological Protection or Waste Disposal. We will develop you alongside you completing your degree within the company.

•    Degree in a scientific topic 
•    Significant Health Physics background 
•    Worked within a Nuclear site (radiological working).
•    Relevant knowledge and experience of radioactive waste management processes and techniques 
•    Proficient use in Microsoft Office software
•    You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts


About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 


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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing date: 21/01/2022


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