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Radiation Safety Specialist

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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 9th March
Location: Abingdon
Salary/Rate: £40000 - £45000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Job Title: Radiation Safety SpecialistLocation: Milton Park, Abingdon Salary: CompetitiveJob Type: Full Time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)The Company aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors. It has already built and successfully demonstrated a number of world record setting devices in this arena. It plans to build an industrial scale fusion demonstrator by 2025 and demonstrate grid connected power by 2030. It has raised over £115m, employs over 80 people and is growing rapidly. Future developments will require the business to expand beyond its current site and complete a major plant construction project.The Role:To ensure the business is compliant with all relevant legislation & licence conditions pertaining to the use, storage, security, handling, control & disposal of radioactive sources & substances.Key Responsibilities:Reporting to the Health and Safety Manager the Radiation Safety Specialist will assume responsibility for all aspects of radiological safetyCo-ordinate, maintain & lead Radiation Protection Supervisors to meet legislative and business needsProvide authoritative advice to Senior Management and the Health and Safety Manager on all radiation safety and legal compliance matters associated with radioactive substances and radiation safety within the CompanyProvide guidance to all teams across the Company regarding the use, storage, security, handling, control and disposal of radioactive sources and substances where applicableSupport audits & inspections by third party bodies regarding compliance with relevant legislation & licence conditions pertaining to the use, storage, security, handling, control & disposal of radioactive sources & substancesProvide reports to, and/or attend where required, the Regulatory and Safety Advisory Committee on radiological safety and security mattersManage the ionising radiation monitoring systems, interpret the results and provide analysis to the businessAct as the main point of contact with Health and Safety Executive / Environment Agency in relation to any licences / permits relating to ionising radiation or radioactive materialsSupporting the Health and Safety Manager with other health, safety and environmental aspects (where appropriate) including for example chemical management, electrical safety and emergency responseThe Candidate:Experience:Demonstrable knowledge and experience in radiation science/health physics or similar disciplineWide ranging knowledge of radiation detection systems and related physicsExperience with radiological legislation essentialExperience with nuclear safeguards legislation advantageousExperience with non-ionising radiation (e.g. laser safety) advantageousNEBOSH general certificate or equivalent advantageousBackground and Personality:Good STEM Degree or equivalent qualificationQualification (or relevant experience) in radiation science/health physicsGood level of analytic and diagnostic skillsGood presentation, interpersonal and communication skillsDetail oriented with a natural curiosity and scepticismWillingness to engage with other aspects of safety outside of radiationHigh energy, passion, resilience and commitment to achieve resultsA team player who is comfortable engaging with people of different cultures and backgroundsBenefits:25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)Company pension schemeEligible for company share option scheme after 1 years' serviceCompany bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performancePrivate medical insurance after 3 months servicePlease note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back within 10 days of submitting your application then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. However, you may be contacted in the future to discuss other opportunities.No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Health and Safety Expert, Nuclear Safety Specialist, Radiation Protection Engineer, Health and Safety Supervisor, Radiation Shielding, Radiation Expert, Radiation Physical Barriers Technician, Nuclear Safeguarding, Nuclear Radiation Protection Engineer may also be considered for this role.