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Waste Packaging and Disposal Capability Leader

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Job Introduction

We are the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), a national laboratory for Government, academia and industry.  We play a pivotal role in the UK and global nuclear sector, providing technical support and delivering a full range of research and technology across all areas of the nuclear fuel cycle.


We are currently looking for a Waste Packaging and Disposal Capability Leader to lead the Waste Packaging and Disposal functional area.


Reporting to the Head of Capability, Waste Management & Decommissioning you will manage a team of 30 indirect and 2 direct reports.  The role will combine staff leadership, technical ability, facilities and equipment management.  You will drive a strong focus on delivery and quality whilst creating a customer-centric environment across the capability to ensure business opportunities are maximised.

Role Responsibility

You will be responsible for:

  • People management
  • Budgetary controls
  • Customer experience
  • Management of resourcing, asset system and equipment

The Ideal Candidate

You will have technical understanding and expertise in:

  • Waste package development, waste management and disposal requirements
  • Land quality management
  • Disposal safety cases and inventory assessment
  • Experimental programme design
  • Modelling and assessment
  • Regulatory permissioning and compliance assessment

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