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Principal Health Physicist


Rosyth, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title: Principal Health Physicist / RPA
Location: Rosyth, UK – Agile 
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits Package 
Role Type: Full time, Permanent
Role ID: SF49267

Let’s meet goals together


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 Principal Health Physicist / RPA on the United Kingdom’s first Submarine Decommissioning Program 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 Principal Health Physicist / RPA role is based within our Submarine Decommissioning Program. 


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.


The role


The difference our new Principal Health Physicist / RPA will make


As a Principal Health Physicist / RPA, you’ll have a challenging role that’s out of the ordinary. Joining a 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, you will ensure that technical quality, safety and compliance is paramount in everything we do. 


Working in our motivated and growing Radioactive Waste Management and Health Physics team, you will:


  • Develop and implement robust processes to meet  IRR17 and its ACOP and our ONR license in an expanding scope of radiological work across the site. 
  • Provide input into the design of new facilities and processes to undertake first of a kind decommissioning activities.
  • Provide advice on health physics relating to our operational activities
  • Provide advice on health physics relating to characterisation, sampling and disposal  of a range of radioactive environments and waste. 
  • Develop radioactive clearance methodologies and processes to demonstrate submarine clearance in compliance with IRR17 and EASR18 
  • Implement the ADR and Carriage of Dangerous Goods Regulations across the site. 
  • Your Stakeholder Managements skills will grow as you liaise with ONR, the MoD and our internal staff on technical health physics and compliance activities across the Babcock site.  Your project management experience will grow as you  work closely with our team and the Ministry of Defence to deliver the decommissioning project effectively on time and within budget. 

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll 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 role encourages agile and hybrid working over a 37 hour week, Monday to Friday. We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

Essential experience


•    Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline. 
•    A full membership of the Society for Radiological Protection. 
•    You will hold or be working towards Radiological Protection Advisor (RPA) status. 
•    You will demonstrate professional radiation protection experience, including implementing, advising or regulating Radiological Protection arrangements. 
•    You will have knowledge and experience of the regulations, codes, standards, licenses and permits relating to Radiation Protection.

What we offer


Generous benefits including:

•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, 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
•    Part of a diverse team motivated to make change and be the best


Babcock Internationa

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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