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Radioactive Waste/Health Physics Specialist


GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                  Radioactive Waste and Health Physics Specialist x2
Location:                  Rosyth, UK – Onsite
Compensation:        Competitive + benefits
Role Type:                Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:                     SF46600


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 and Health Physics Specialist at Rosyth.
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 and Health Physics Specialist role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems business unit.

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 Radioactive Waste and Health Physics Specialist will make.


As a Radioactive Waste and Health Physics Specialist, you will have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will provide specialist support in the development and implementation of the radioactive waste management and radiation protection program at the Rosyth Royal Dockyard.
Day-to-day, you will oversee the effective implementation of the requirements of the Radioactive Waste Advisor and the Radioactive Waste Manager in activities required to enable suitable characterisation and sentencing of radioactive waste. Such as, sampling and analysis campaigns, and to contribute to the interpretation of data. You will oversee the effective implementation of the requirements of the Radioactive Waste Advisor, the Radiation Protection Advisor and the Radioactive Waste Manager on the dismantling, segregation, sentencing, assay, storage, processing, packaging, transport, treatment and disposal of radioactive waste and radioactive materials for clearance. 


In addition, you will contribute to the development and implementation of any relevant processes, procedures and training related to radioactive waste management and the radiation protection program to implement the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017, including radiological risk assessments, survey programs, local rules, monitoring standards and dosimetry. You will provide support to management and external services to ensure effective practical radiological emergency preparedness, including the training of fire departments, site personnel, local hospital and ambulance services as well as the performance of the ESLO role in the NERO organisation.


Lastly, you will contribute and implement radiation protection training for all site personnel, including the development of training and testing material and the regular training and assessment of Health Physics Monitors’ competencies to satisfy the standards for the baseline nuclear organisation.


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. 
Essential experience


You will have proven operational experience working as a Health Physics or Radioactive Waste Supervisor. This will be an opportunity to make use of your practical operational experience and work towards a management position. 

You will be personable and have the ability to build working relationships to implement standards across the site. You may work in areas which will expose you to ionising radiation (radiation worker). You will obtain or have the ability to gain SC and ITAR Clearance. Lastly, a membership of the Society of Radiological Protection at the technical level is desirable.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • 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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