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Jacobs Radiation Protection Adviser in Harwell, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs is currently recruiting for a Radiation Protection Adviser, to work across a range of projects from small non-nuclear through to large scale nuclear decommissioning projects. The role also offers the opportunity to apply this core knowledge to other closely related technical areas such as dose assessment modelling, shielding, waste management and characterisation, transport of radioactive materials and radiation protection instrumentation. Jacobs hold a diverse portfolio of projects and frameworks, which provide an excellent opportunity for career development.

We will also provide an excellent opportunity for an RPA to develop and gain experience in the nuclear industry.


  • Acting as the technical lead on projects, liaising with clients, regulatory bodies and other stakeholders to ensure needs are met and clients are satisfied.

  • Providing radiation protection advice and support, defining and monitoring standards and behaviour

  • Development and delivery of specialist radiation protection training

  • Carrying out audits (internal and external) and recommending corrective action and improvements

  • Writing of local rules / radiation risk assessments and other suitable documentation for both internal and external clients.

  • Critically reviewing, analysing and summarising data in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations to clients in the form of a report and to check the work of others

  • Undertaking practical radiological and environmental assessments

  • Coaching and mentoring staff to ensure continued professional development, reviewing portfolio and supporting applications to the RPA2000 scheme

  • Developing business capability through innovation, excellence in delivery, representation at industry forums and technical development

  • Supporting the corporate radiation protection body to ensure Jacobs continued compliance and strong relationships with key regulators

  • Working with the Operations Manager to grow the Business through client liaison, marketing, developing key client relationships, prospect management and tendering

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experienced professional with several years’ experience of Health Physics including operational support and advising on compliance with current legislation.

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in science or mathematics or Chartered Profession

  • RPA 2000 accreditation

  • Valid UK driving license

  • The ability to write well-structured reports that present clear argument with a sound basis for recommendations

  • The ability to confidently communicate with a wide range of staff and managers on radiation protection issues and influence decision making.

  • A self-starter who is motivated, well organised, able to complete tasks to agreed deadlines.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent.  For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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