• Title
    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.



    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.


    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 55,000 people, with revenues of around $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. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    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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