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Radioactive Waste Engineer


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title: Radioactive Waste Engineer
Location: Rosyth, UK – agile working 
Compensation: Competitive salary + benefits
Role Type: Full-time / Permanent 
Job ID: 40130


Make your skills count


At Babcock, we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Radioactive Waste Engineer at our Rosyth site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Marine Engineering & Systems 


The Radioactive Waste Engineer role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems business area.


At our site in Rosyth, we aim to deliver engineering-led and world-leading products and services across our engineering, specialised manufacturing, gas handling systems and naval marine businesses.


This includes the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP), providing a safe and environmentally responsible solution for the dismantling the UK’s de-fuelled nuclear-powered submarines after they have left service with the Royal Navy.


The role


The difference our new Radioactive Waste Engineer will make


As a Radioactive Waste Engineer, you will have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will support timely sentencing and consignment of radioactive waste from the Rosyth site to contribute to success of the decommissioning schedule and programme.


Day to day, you will undertake necessary activities to enable suitable characterisation and sentencing of radioactive waste, such as sampling and analysis campaigns, and interpretation of data. You will provide oversight, advice and technical support to operations to ensure that all waste management (including storage, processing, packaging, transport and treatment or disposal) is in line with regulatory and management system requirements. 


You will liaise with operations, engineering, radiation protection and other relevant personnel to ensure radioactive waste management procedures and standards are upheld. You will produce and maintain BPM cases to support operations and the treatment/disposal of radioactive waste. In addition, support applications and variations to Environmental Permit(s) or other authorisations/obligations to enable operations and to ensure that they are complied with. 


Lastly, you will contribute to the development and implementation of any relevant processes and procedures related to radioactive waste management as well as develop and maintain a good working knowledge of available radioactive waste treatment and disposal routes, and how to demonstrate that associated Waste Acceptance Criteria can be met.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you will continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This is a site-based role at Rosyth with ongoing presence at the SDP decommissioning work areas to ensure compliance with approved methodologies and waste acceptance criteria. There will be some opportunity for agile working, we are happy to discuss with you in more detail. 


Essential experience


  • Radioactive waste management qualifications and/or experience is essential
  • Eligibility for SC Clearance and ITAR essential
  • Agreement to work in areas, which will expose you to ionising radiation (radiation worker)
  • A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Certificate would be desirable
  • Membership of a professional society, such as the Institute of Waste Management is desirable


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns 
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.  We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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