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Radioactive Waste Design & Safety Process Manager

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Devon, Plymouth
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Radioactive Waste Design and Safety Process Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4SG
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Full Time or Part Time / Permanent Position

The Radioactive Waste Management Team characterise, process and dispose of the Devonport site's radiological and nuclear waste. The team are responsible for the management of the maintenance, operation and upgrade of the waste processing plants and facilities they are based in. The 20 strong team are multi-disciplinary science and engineering team based next to the processing plant enabling a great mix of on site and technical work. We work with many disciplines across Babcock making this a great role to deliver local improvements and get to know the wider business.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a Radioactive Waste Design and Safety Process Manager to ensure the radioactive waste processing plant is operational to meet customer needs. This means implementing the safety case requirements for plant operation, investigating and managing the resolution of plant defects and planning work to improve or replace existing processing plant. Someone who is organised, imaginative and persuasive would enjoy this role.
The role could be a full time or part time role. Not less than 30 hours a week. The role would be undertaken with a mix of onsite and home working with a minimum of 1 day a week on site. (Initial training period 3 - 6 months may require a greater number of days on site to gain experience and attend training)

What will you be doing?

* Managing a small team
* Influencing other stakeholders to deliver requirements
* Implementing and managing the safety case for radiological waste processes
* Organising and governing radioactive waste processing operations
* Openly and honestly communicating with internal and external regulator functions
* Using imagination and creativity to solve operational problems

The experience you'll bring

You will need a relevant degree in a science or engineering field, and an awareness of Project Management tools. You will also need experience in a highly regulated industry - one of:

  • Plant operations experience
  • Radioactive waste management experience
  • Safety case management experience

Lastly, you will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?

* Enhanced employment terms and conditions
* Money purchase pension scheme
* Life assurance
* Share ownership scheme
* Occupational health services
* Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
* Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
* Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

To find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants please visit our website.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing date: 21st January 2022

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