Nuclear Liabilities Regulation
What does radioactive waste management mean in ONR?
Within ONR, Inspectors in the radioactive waste management area carry out a wide range of activities at site and strategic level to secure:
- adequate nuclear material, spent fuel and radioactive waste management arrangements,
- adequate decommissioning of facilities through care and maintenance to ground remediation activities and ending regulatory control.
Typically inspectors are involved with the assessment of safety submissions concerning arrangements for accumulation, processing, storage, and decommissioning in the development of new facilities and the operation or decommissioning of existing facilities. The timescales over which these activities take place require particular regulatory focus on longer term issues, for example, potential degradation of plant or packages. This work may also involve themed inspections of facilities that contribute to the regular compliance inspections conducted by site inspectors. Joint working with the environment agencies will also be a feature of this work. There are also opportunities to help to develop ONR guidance and international standards, plus contribute to UK policy and national strategy development. The work involves significant team working and interaction with a range of stakeholders.
Who do we need?
Applicants would normally be expected to have:
- Knowledge of the nuclear industry and its regulation. In particular the nuclear licensing system, HSW Act, IRRS and/or RSA 93/EPR10 and other environmental regulations. Alternatively, knowledge and experience of having operated in other high-hazard industries that have been subject to close regulatory control.
- Direct experience in operation of facilities managing radioactive waste, undergoing decommissioning or post-operational clean out, with particular reference to the waste hierarchy. Experience of operational nuclear facilities that give rise to radioactive waste. Ideally, the experience should be in an environment where more than one of the waste categories is produced i.e. low-level waste, intermediate-level waste and high-level wastes.
- A good honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate scientific or engineering subject.
- Chartered membership of a relevant professional institution or be able to demonstrate performance and/or experience at an equivalent professional level.
- Experience of working in responsible positions in the nuclear sector or other high-hazard industry with the ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of the current nuclear industry context and understanding of relevant principles and practices.
How to apply
Please visit our recruitment portal.