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Dounreay is Scotland’s largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe’s most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK’s fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

 

Senior Environmental Advisor

Your role as an experienced senior environmental adviser is to provide environmental support to Dounreay that promotes and documents compliance with environmental legislation and adherence to the environmental safety strategy. You will be responsible for deploying the site’s environmental safety strategy and delivering environmental advice to projects.

 

Main responsibilities

  •  Support the implementation of improvements in the environmental management system
  • Act as a key stakeholder in a range of environmental processes to implement management systems, standards and procedures
  • Coordinate the provision of environmental advice to facilities and project teams
  • Coordinate and produce environmental documentation in line with legislative and project requirements, including aspects assessments, best practicable means assessments and environmental support files.
  • Coordinate and provide specialist environmental support to interface with SEPA on behalf of facilities and project teams
  • Review and report on the efficacy of environmental arrangements and resources in their area
  • Establish and report on internal checks and protocols for the environmental arrangements in their area
  • Participate in arrangements for the sharing of environmental knowledge and support to other site environmental specialists
  • Mentor environmental advisors on issues of continuing professional development, matters relating to regulatory compliance and environmental issues
  • Produce and deliver site and plant specific environment process and awareness training
  • Coordinate and deliver specified tasks from the Dounreay plan
  • Coordinate technical secretarial support to relevant environmental committees
  • Represent Dounreay at internal and external forums
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post
  • Be appointed to radioactive waste advisory corporate body
  • Manage staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  •  Degree qualified in environmental studies or equivalent qualification plus experience
  • 5 years environmental adviser experience or equivalent
  • 3 years nuclear or related industry site experience
  • Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
  • Proven track record in managing key stakeholder relationships, specifically with regulators
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:
    • UK and Scottish environmental legalisation at a site authority level
    • waste treatment technologies
    • discharge monitoring methods, equipment and instrumentation
    • analytical laboratory radiological and non-radiological methods and quality controls
    • industrial facility decommissioning, remediation and closure
    • employee training, supervision and mentoring

 

The role comes with a salary and bonus arrangements which reflect the responsibilities of the role. In addition, the package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

You will enjoy the unique experience of life in the north of Scotland which has retained its strong community spirit and where you will be recognised as an individual, not just one of the crowd.

 

Applications can be download from: dounreaycareers.com

Salary: £49k to £63k per annum (DOE)

For further information contact:  Julie Robinsion 01847 802213 or email: julie.robinson@dounreay.com

Applications to:  HR Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street,Thurso, KW14 7BJ or by email to careers@dounreay.com

Reference number:  17/20

Closing date:   6 March 2020

Interviews to be held:  w/c 30 March 2020

 

Environmental Advisor

As an environmental advisor your role will be to provide environmental support to Dounreay to promote and document compliance with environmental legislation and adherence to the environmental safety strategy. You will be responsible for delivering appropriate environmental advice on compliance requirements and the site’s environmental safety strategy and preparing documentation for Dounreay projects

 

Main responsibilities

  •  Implement improvements in the environmental management system
  • Act as a key stakeholder in a range of environmental processes to implement management systems, standards and procedures
  • Provide environmental advice to facilities and project teams
  • Produce environmental documentation in line with legislative and project requirements, including aspects assessments, best practicable means assessments and environmental support files
  • Provide specialist environmental support to interface with SEPA on behalf of facilities and project teams
  • Review the efficacy of environmental arrangements and resources in their area
  • Undertake internal checks for the environmental arrangements in their area
  • Participate in arrangements for the sharing of environmental knowledge and support to other site environmental specialists
  • Deliver site and plant specific environment process and awareness training
  • Deliver specified tasks from the Dounreay plan
  • Provide technical secretarial support to relevant environmental committees
  • Represent Dounreay at internal forums
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post
  • Be appointed to RWA Corporate Body

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Qualified to HND in environmental studies or equivalent qualification plus experience
  • Three years relevant environmental operations experience
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment is desirable
  • Good written and oral communication skills, such that information provided to others is delivered in a readily understandable format
  • A good knowledge and understanding of:
    •      UK and Scottish environmental legislation
    •      Waste treatments and processes including appropriate legal and legislative requirements
    •      Radioactive waste management and site authorisations
    •      The ability to communicate with staff at various levels across the organisation

 

The role comes with a salary and bonus arrangements which reflect the responsibilities of the role. In addition, the package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

You will enjoy the unique experience of life in the north of Scotland which has retained its strong community spirit and where you will be recognised as an individual, not just one of the crowd.

 

Applications can be downloaded from: dounreaycareers.com

Salary: £36k to £49k per annum (DOE)

For further information, contact: Julie Robinson, telephone 01847 802213 or email: julie.robinson@dounreay.com

Application to: HR Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ or by email to careers@dounreay.com

Reference number: 16/20

Closing date: 6 March 2020

Interviews to be held: w/c 30 March 2020

 

Senior Environmental Specialist

A vacancy has arisen for a senior environmental specialist to support the Interim End State Delivery programme of work. As a senior environmental specialist you will be responsible for work associated with the development of a solution which delivers the best overall sustainable end state for Dounreay which will require a sound working knowledge of the options assessment process. You will be required to work closely with key internal and external stakeholders, including the NDA, SEPA, ONR and the Highland Council.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Manage the review of the current Dounreay end state best practicable environmental option (BPEO)
  • Lead the process for optimisation of the Dounreay end state at a tactical level
  • Coordinate the review and compilation of existing environmental data sets
  • Coordination of stakeholder workshops, involving both internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparation of best practicable means (BPM) documents
  • Support the project manager in the day-to-day delivery of technically challenging tasks and problem solving
  • Support the project manager to develop and execute a programme of work to deliver an optimised end state
  • Support development of sanction documents and business plans
  • Produce and mentor others in the production of technical reports, specifications, documentation and assessments in support of environmental closure
  • Represent Dounreay at internal and external forums as delegated
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to the post
  • Manage staff as a line manager

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Degree in science/engineering or equivalent qualification plus experience
  • 5 years environmental experience at nuclear/industrial sites
  • Ability to plan work and deliver work to challenging timescales
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions for technical problems
  • Ability to challenge current working practices and strategies where appropriate
  • A working knowledge of the requirements of the GRR (Guidance on the Requirements for Release from Radioactive Substances Regulation)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience and knowledge of:
    •      Preparation of BPM and BPEO documents
    •      Management and coordination of options assessment workshops
    •      Internal and external stakeholder management
    •      Contaminated land assessment/remediation
    •      Performing decommissioning processes related to contaminated land and groundwater
    •      Producing technical documentation utilising software applications such as GIS and Access databases
    •      Environmental protection and relevant key environmental legislation

 

Applications can be downloaded from:  dounreaycareers.com

Salary: £49k to 63k per annum (DOE)

For further information, contact: Adreain Gill 01847 802791 or Colin Munro 01847 802416

Application forms to: Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, Or by e-mail – careers@dounreay.com

Reference number: 15/20

Closing date: 6 March 2020

Interviews to be held: w/c 30 March 2020

Environmental Specialist

Vacancies have arisen for environmental specialists to support the interim end state delivery programme of work. As an environmental specialist you will be involved in work associated with the development of a solution which delivers the best overall sustainable end state for Dounreay. You will be required to work within a delivery team which includes both internal and external staff.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Undertake the review and compilation of existing environmental data sets
  • Participation in and recording of stakeholder workshops, involving both internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the project manager in the day-to-day delivery of technically challenging tasks and problem solving
  • Support the project manager to execute a programme of work to deliver an optimised end state
  • Produce technical reports, specifications, meeting minutes, documentation and assessments in support of environmental closure
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to the post

 

Desirable aptitudes and experience

  • Degree in Science/Engineering or equivalent qualification plus experience
  • 5 years environmental experience at nuclear / industrial sites
  • Ability to deliver work to challenging timescales
  • Ability to develop solutions for technical problems
  • An understanding of the requirements of the GRR (Guidance on the Requirements for Release from Radioactive Substances Regulation)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge of:          
    •  the options assessment process
    • preparation of BPM and BPEO documents
    • options assessment process
    • contaminated land assessment/remediation
    • performing decommissioning processes related to contaminated land and groundwater
    • producing technical documentation utilising software applications such as GIS and Access databases
    • environmental protection and relevant key environmental legislation

 

Applications can be downloaded from: dounreaycareers.com

Salary: £36k to £49k per annum (DOE)

For further information contact: Adreain Gill – 01847 802791 or Colin Munro – 01847 802416

Application forms to: Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, Or by e-mail to careers@dounreay.com

Reference number: 14/20

Closing date: 6 March 2020

Interviews to be held: w/c 30 March 2020

Senior Health Physicist

Be part of it

A vacancy has arisen for a senior health physicist to support the on-going programme of decommissioning work at Dounreay. The job holder will be responsible for providing the site projects with relevant and timely information and support in line with legal requirements.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Undertake health physics competence assessment
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to Dounreay on the implementation of radiation protection management processes and standard
  • Contribute to the development of and provide specialist radiation protection training
  • Support the maintenance of codes of practice, standards and guidance
  • Participate in the site audit programme as a specialist advisor
  • Develop and undertake local audit and inspection to ensure compliance with Dounreay management systems and Ionising Radiations Regulations
  • Deliver specified tasks from The Dounreay Plan
  • Assist in the development of site emergency procedures and contingency arrangements
  • Interface with stakeholders, including regulators and auditors on radiation protection issues
  • Represent Dounreay at internal forums
  • Supervise and support health physicists and trainees
  • Provide health physicist cover to site on a rota basis
  • Be an appointed radiation protection adviser (RPA)
  • Support the implementation of emerging topics as defined by the radiological protection manager
  • Perform the responsibilities of management appointments relevant to post 
  • Be appointed to radioactive waste adviser corporate body

 

Desirable skills, aptitudes and experience

  • Qualified to degree level in Science or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Hold a valid Certificate of Competence to be a RPA
  • Have a minimum of five years health physics experience
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills for dealing with a wide range of Dounreay and external contactor personnel, along with good organisational and IT skills
  • Able to demonstrate good organisational and planning skills
  • Have a positive approach, be self-motivated, assertive and poses the ability to use initiative

 

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), a company pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

Applications can be downloaded from:  dounreaycareers.com

Salary range:  Negotiable on appointment

For further information contact:  Anthony Ridgley, Tel: 01847 806806 or email: anthony.ridgley@dounreay.com

Applications to:  HR Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ

Closing date:  6 May 2020

Reference:  13/20

Graduate Development Programme (Engineering, Science, Business)

Your position

At Dounreay we can give you an experience like no other. On joining our 2 year programme you will gain frontline practical experience while having the opportunity to develop your professional qualifications and accreditations. The programme is built around project placements within operational, projects or support functions together with appropriate short-term secondments. This is designed to support you gaining Chartered Status. By joining Dounreay you will be taking the first steps towards a challenging and rewarding career in the nuclear decommissioning industry.

 

Benefits package

Dounreay offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive starting salary, bonus scheme, pension plan and generous leave allowance.

 

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, a 2:1 in an engineering, science, business or related subject. Masters level qualifications are preferred.

 

Contact

If you are interested in applying for a position, a completed application form along with covering letter should be returned to:

Human Resource Department, Traill House, 7 Olrig Street, Thurso, KW14 7BJ or by e-mail to graduate.recruitment@dounreay.com.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website dounreaycareers.com or by calling 01847 890917 and 890910.

 

Start date: August 2020

Closing date for applications: 6 March 2020

Reference: 07/20

Dounreay’s Civil Nuclear Constabulary is recruiting
A police force offering a variety of police officer and support roles at all levels – see the website for more details. http://www.cnc.jobs/index.html

Nuclear works – Capita Resourcing

As well as the vacancies advertised on our website, opportunities to work at Dounreay are also available through Capita Resourcing