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Professional Health Physics Staff(/RPA)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Rosyth

Professional Health Physics Staff(/RPA)
Energy & Marine
Support to the Rosyth site, agile working encouraged and relocation allowance available
Salary competitive dependent on qualifications and experience
About the role

This is an opportunity for a number of health physics professional staff to join our collaborative Babcock team of designers, health physics, radioactive waste management, operations and project staff working on the important task of decommissioning the UK’s defueled nuclear power submarines at the Rosyth site. This role offers a wide range of experience for Health Physicists and RPAs, which includes:

  • providing input into the design of new facilities and processes and applications for changes in SEPA permits
  • the development and implementation of robust processes to meet EASR18, IRR17, ONR license and SEPA permits in an expanding scope of radiological work across the site
  • liaison with SEPA, ONR and HSE on compliance activities across the Babcock site
  • liaison with stakeholders including MOD to deliver the decommissioning project effectively on time and cost
  • provision of health physics advice related to operational activities
  • development of characterisation and sampling plans to support radioactive waste disposal
  • development of radioactive clearance methodologies and processes to demonstrate compliance with IRR17 and EASR18
  • Implementation of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations across the site


These roles are an opportunity for an existing experienced Health Physicist/RPA to undertake new and challenging work, or for a more junior Health Physicist to work on a range of large scope projects to increase their experience towards RPA certification. Our team can accommodate a range of experienced personnel and there are opportunities to work on multiple projects individually and as part of a team.
What do I need to do the role?
You will hold a Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline and membership of the Society for Radiological Protection. Personnel with RPA certification are encouraged to apply as well as those working towards Radiological Protection Advisor RPA status or Radiological Waste Advisor RWA status. Support will be provided towards certification or to maintain certification.


You will have relevant recent experience in the nuclear regulatory and environmental regulation field. You will have experience of implementing, advising, or regulating Radiological Protection and Waste Management arrangements.


You will have professional radiation protection experience. Knowledge and experience of the regulations, codes, standards, licenses and permits relating to Radiation Protection and radioactive waste. Health Physics background preferred but scientific background with Health Physics experience will be considered.


What else do I need to know?
You will work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexible working arrangements. You must be able to gain security clearance to the appropriate level and this post is open to British Nationals only due to security consideration.


About Babcock International
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 are 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 will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
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