• Title
    Principal Radioactive Waste Strategy Consultant
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    We are looking for an enthusiastic scientists to work in our office at Harwell near Oxford in the Radioactive Waste Management Team. The successful candidates will focus on the development and assessment of radioactive waste management strategies, but will also provide support to other projects in the areas of decommissioning and environmental management. The post offers the opportunity to apply your skills to solving real world problems for our customers. The vacancy provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop their careers in our technically and commercially challenging business.


    Wood is committed to the continuing professional development of our staff. You will have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical and project management capabilities and broadening into the wider interests of our company.


    About Wood Nuclear:

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.



    Key Responsibilities:

    Work on a range of consultancy projects for customers including radioactive waste producers, radioactive waste management organisations and regulators, both in the UK and overseas. Work includes a wide variety of activities across the areas of integrated radioactive waste management, spent fuels and nuclear materials and site investigation/land quality including:

    • Analysing problems and developing solutions.
    • Reviewing and assimilating data/information.
    • The development of radioactive waste management strategies including:
      • detailed studies of specific wastes from the analysis of their radionuclide inventories to consideration of the most appropriate method for treatment and/or disposal; and
      • high level strategic studies to support and underpin decision-making at different stages of the radioactive waste lifecycle.
    • Assessment of different options using recognised approaches such as BAT and BPEO.
    • Consideration of approaches for radioactive waste conditioning and packaging.
    • Support to radioactive waste management organisations to assess disposability cases and/or support the development of safety cases.
    • Production of high quality technical reports on the outcome of your work.
    • Interactions with and presentation of results to customers.
    • Supporting other team members with business development activities.
    • Delivering work to agreed timescales and cost.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Numerate with excellent technical writing skills.
    • Flexible, innovative and keen to develop skills.
    • Adaptable, able to work on a number of varied projects at the same time, prioritising as appropriate.
    • Able to work in multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Enthusiasm to apply skills to the solution of real-world problems.
    • We will need to be able to obtain appropriate security clearance.
    • MSc or PhD in a physical science or engineering discipline OR equivalent training/experience.
    • Understanding of the nuclear industry.


    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • Work life balance – We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.
    • Family friendly benefits – maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.
    • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.
    • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

    For our communities:

    • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme.  In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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