Jacobs Radiological Protection Engineer in Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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About the Opportunity
Nuclear Power Programmes are delivering client critical works to some of our major UK and European Projects. Our embedded teams are delivering support to Hinkley Point C (New build power station in the South West), Sizewell C (located in the South East), helping develop technologies in SMR (Small modular Reactor) capability and working towards building Poland's first Nuclear Power station.
Working in both client facing and internal roles we are delivering major programme and project management capabilities throughout the project lifecycle. We are driving to deliver safe, high quality and to time solutions by thinking innovatively and working collaboratively.
The Radiological Protection Engineer will undertake a range of monitoring, coordination, planning, communication, reporting, advice, guidance and support activities which focus on establishing, promoting, maintaining, and continually improving the Hinkley Point C CDM (Construction, Design and Management) Principal Contractor management arrangements to attain construction excellence following the HPC Way.
You will develop and maintain a ‘one-team’ working relationship with all key project stakeholders always providing clear communication to support surrounding departments and programme teams. They are responsible for working closely as a team with the Radiography support section supporting as required by the delivery plan. As part of a small specialist team Within HPC Safety, the role will require regular out of hours attendance to take part in the site permit system and authorising, as well as observing work. Key responsibilities will be:
Main contributor to the functional management of radiological safety performance, monitoring, reporting and cooperating with other HPC functions and contractors
Strong teamwork and delivery performance being able to plan and prioritise work adapting to a rapidly changing work landscape. Promote an open learning environment, leading to continuous improvement and delivery to safety, quality, time and cost constraints
Work with a range of external regulators, senior HPC Stakeholders including the Pre-ops organisation which will deliver the Operating power station organisation, systems and processes
Able to obtain certificate of competence as an RPA and to be able to offer and help implement pragmatic arrangements within a framework of regulatory and business requirements
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a science-related discipline
Experience of developing, implementing and providing assurance of arrangements to meet the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 and other primary legislation
Good understanding of the principles of radiological protection relating to industrial radiography
Experience of working as a radiological protection engineer / health physicist in a dynamic nuclear work environment
A previous RPA certificate of competence holder
Practical work & management experience with radioactive sources
Experience of interacting with nuclear and environmental regulators
Nuclear Site Licensee Management Arrangements
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