Senior Health Physicist

Posting Date: 30 September 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Senior Health Physicist
SF32202
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £45,000 to £53,000

 
About the Role
We're looking for a Senior Health Physicist (Environment) (Radiation Protection Technical Authority) to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers we ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.
 
As a Senior Health Physicist (Environment), you will managing a small team of Health Physicists and be responsible for:
• Providing Babcock operations with specialist knowledge and support relating to nuclear and radiological safety
• You will be expected to become the lead on a number of environmental radiation protection projects.
• You will ensure compliance with statutory legislation, including the Environmental Permitting Regulations, and the terms of the site licence; deliver nuclear safety cases and Best Available Technique assessments; develop and implement nuclear safety processes and standards and provide technical advice on nuclear safety assessment processes and policy.
• You will support both new-build infrastructure, as well as projects relating to the development of existing dockyard and naval base assets, thus helping us to create the naval base and dockyard of the future, supporting the Royal Navy’s current submarine fleets and ready to receive the next generation of naval platforms.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll hold a Science Degree in Radiation Protection, or a Science, Engineering or Mathematics Degree with relevant Radiation Protection experience. You’ll be a Chartered Radiation Protection Professional (or equivalent) or willing to work towards this. You will also hold, or be working towards, Radioactive Waste Advisor accreditation.
 
We would also like you to have the following experience:
• Environmental Permitting and Radioactive Waste Management on Nuclear Licenced Sites
• Nuclear facility licensing and authorisation
• Provision of Radiation Protection advice within an operational environment
• Preparation of Radiation Protection documentation in the support of safety case submissions
• Generation and maintenance of radioactive waste assessments including the application of BAT
• Lastly, you’ll need strong interpersonal and effective communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to confidently interface with Stakeholders at all levels within the organisation, up to Board Level.
 
What else do I need to know?
• This position will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
• Babcock offers supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
 
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.
 
We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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.
 
Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.


Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.


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Armed Forces Covenant
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