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Metrology Technical Lead


Gloucester, GB, GL13 9PB

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:         Metrology Technical Lead 
Location:         Berkeley, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available
Compensation:     Competitive Salary + Benefits + Relocation package if applicable 
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 48872


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 Metrology Technical Lead at our Berkeley 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.


Cavendish Nuclear
The Metrology Technical Lead role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.


As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.


The role


The difference our new Metrology Technical Lead will make

As a Metrology Technical Lead you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll act as a compliance subject-matter expert in relation to regulations around Nuclear industry standards—in particular ISO 17025—ensuring that the project delivery team follow standards, best practice and customer requirements to provide a successful service to the client.


Day to day, you’ll work with and ensure the laboratory is compliant to all relevant British Standards, UKAS guidance documents and good practice guides and you’ll also develop calibration and testing protocols and capability for radiation protection instrumentation to support business development and best practice initiatives, this includes acting as authorised signatury for all calibrations carried out. You’ll prepare/review, verify, and approve work instructions, method statements, laboratory statements, technical reports, and calibration protocols to support all radiological calibration services, providing training to the team on all technical changes to processes, as dictated by findings and you’ll Lead in technical when UKAS assessors carry out audits of the laboratory, and ensure any actions are closed out in a timely manner, this will include carrying out technical internal audits routinely.

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 provides hybrid working arrangements with 2-3 days in the office/onsite and 2-3 days working from home. 


Essential experience


•    Substantial experience in the nuclear or a science equivalent industry (highly regulated)
•    Degree qualified or equivalent significant experience within a physics or mathematical discipline (percentages, thresholds, and normal distributions)
•    Strong technical background, preferably in physics, electronics, or related scientific discipline with sound knowledge of Metrology technology and radiation
•    Sound understanding of BS ISO 4037 and BS ISO 17025
•    Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel as a high degree of competence in other Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint.
•    Significant experience with the measurement of ionising radiation.


What we offer


Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Loyalty Recognition 
•    Profession membership subscriptions – Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.    
•    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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