AWE currently have excellent opportunities for Radiation Protection Advisers
to join our Materials and Analytical Science group, bringing their experience to AWE and to successfully play a key role delivering for our customers.
The Radiation Protection and Dosimetry Group are part of the Engineering and Science Resource function at AWE. We are responsible for providing legal and technical advice to a range of internal and external customers regarding health and safety in relation to working with radioactive materials and other sources of ionising radiation.
Salary: £42,520 - £62,000 (dependant on experience)
Location - Reading (Potential for some Hybrid working)
Closing Date: 7th June 2023
As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK)
has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:
- Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
- Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
- Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
- Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
- A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
- Life Assurance
- Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
- Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
- A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site
No other organisation in the UK provides radiation protection advice across the same range of applications and customers. Our advice covers everything from nuclear manufacturing facilities to forensic laboratories, new build facilities to advice on decommissioning old ones and providing advice on working with some of the most powerful X-ray generating machines in the world to working on national security operations. Each present their own unique set of challenges meaning that every day is different.
We are looking to recruit a certified Radiation Protection Adviser (radiation protection scientists) to join our team. Successful candidates will hold a current RPA 2000 certificate and have operational experience of providing clear and proportionate radiation protection advice to their customers. The ability to then communicate this advice through a variety of media is essential.
It would be advantageous for the candidate to have degree in a science, technology or engineering discipline or experience of working in areas such as health physics, dosimetry, environment, radioactive waste management, health and safety (ESH) or other associated fields.
A career in radiation protection is an excellent choice for someone who wishes to continue to use their practical and theoretical scientific and technical knowledge and skills in a multi-disciplinary environment. The role will also provide development opportunities to become a chartered member of the Society of Radiation Protection. The role will involve both office-based and practical elements which provide opportunities to get out and see some of our unique facilities and processes that we undertake.
All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.
There is also the opportunity to join our on-call capability supporting our customer with emergency response advice which comes with an additional incentive.