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Radiometric Instrument Engineer

Job Introduction

Job Description for Radiometric Instrument Engineer:

NNL is where your solutions solve real-world problems. As part of our Engineering team, you’ll not only be able to get involved with a huge variety of projects, you’ll also have lots of opportunity to drive them through from start to finish — allowing you to see the impact your work has in a real-world environment. This is your chance to use your experience, expertise and ingenuity to collaborate with leading scientists. You’ll be part of a team that delivers work to benefit society by advancing cleaner energy, protecting the environment and keeping everyone safe.

There is an opportunity in the M&A instrumentation and in-situ analysis team for a radiometric Instrument Engineer. This will cover the demand for the secured hours as well as opportunities working on innovation projects for instrumentation for the future.

The position is to obtain an engineer to support work for the continued customer demand with the candidate having knowledge in radiometric detectors and experience in radiometric systems. They will be an asset to the Measurement and Analysis, instrumentation and in-situ analysis team focusing on decommissioning for the Sellafield site. On plant training will be given.

The radiometric instrument engineer will be developed to have SC clearance and classified worker status and help in on-site commissioning of new instruments. A Degree in radiometric physics or nuclear instrumentation is essential.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Radiometric Instrument Engineer:

  • To help deliver designated work packages to standards of safety, quality, cost, and time.
  • Adhere to all relevant process and procedures.
  • Motivated to develop the skills and abilities that can benefit the team and company.
  • Where required support the technical leads and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in producing project estimates.
  • Take responsibility and be pro-active in the development of technical knowledge under guidance of technical leads and SME’s.
  • Work collaboratively across multi-discipline teams to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
  • Be expected to problem solve difficult projects and on-plant commissioning.
  • Design experimental rigs for testing and underpinning evidence for instrumentation and processes.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Radiometric Instrument Engineer:

  • BEng Hons Degree in radiometric physics, nuclear instrumentation or similar.
  • Radiometric instrumentation experience.
  • Ability to interface on a technical level with client engineers and stakeholders.
  • Testing and underpinning evidence for instrumentation and processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with engineering, sensor and instrument suppliers.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Radiometric Instrument Engineer:

  • Knowledge of IOSH Managing Safely.
  • Knowledge of Customer requirements and system design, system integration and testing.
  • Knowledge of nuclear safety mechanisms (SM), safety related equipment (SRE) and Safety Features (SF).
  • Member of a professional institution.
  • Full driving license.

About the Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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