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Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment)

Job Introduction

Job Description for Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment):

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

The Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment) is responsible for the management and operation of waste and environmental arrangements for NNL’s Sellafield Operations (Windscale and Central Laboratory) to allow the smooth and continued operation of these facilities.

They will be responsible for ensuring NNL’s compliance with a number of requirements and regulations governing the nuclear industry and its relevant Site Licence Conditions, principally in relation to waste management (solid, aerial and liquid).

They will act as the principle point of contact for all issues relating to Solid and Chemical / Oil Waste consignments to Sellafield Ltd, Nuclear Waste Services and Mitie.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment):

  • Principle point of contact for all issues relating to waste consignments to Sellafield / NWS / Mitie.
  • Support the management of Waste Liabilities costings of the laboratories.
  • Provide support to the operations of the liquid effluent facilities at Central and Windscale Lab.
  • Act as Appointee in compliance roles including, but not exclusively: CoSHH Coordinator, ILW Coordinator, Plant Solid Waste Coordinator, PCM Coordinator, Liquid Effluent Coordinator, Task Supervisor, RPS (Sources).
  • Provide advice and guidance on issues appropriate to operational documentation and associated Safe Systems of Work.
  • Manage the laboratory’s chemical and waste inventory, database and associated procedures.
  • Carry out audits, observations and inspections to monitor and effect remedial action where necessary.
  • Ensure resources and equipment are available to support waste operations.
  • Task supervision of waste operations, as required.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment):

  • Experience of working in an industrial environment.
  • Experience of safe systems of work and associated documentation.
  • IOSH Working Safely or higher.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the requirements for waste management and disposal.
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills.
  • Ability to achieve SC Clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal records checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Technical Support Officer (Waste and Environment):

  • Experience of the nuclear industry.
  • Knowledge of industrial waste issues and solutions.
  • A good understanding of NNL operations on the Sellafield Site.

About the Company

NNL is an incredible place to work A place where people do things that have never been done before A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business, and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

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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