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Waste Consignments Manager

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Waste Consignments Manager

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£29,893 to £33,969 pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
28th February 2018


Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority) , is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations :

Robotic maintenance at the Remote Application in Challenging Environments (RACE) facility
Materials testing at the Materials Research Facility (MRF).

In addition, £85m has recently been secured for UKAEA to build two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation, further cementing UKAEA leading role in this transformative new energy technology.

Waste Management Group (WMG), based at Culham, within the UK Atomic Energy Authority (The Authority), provide full waste management services to the Culham site including collection, processing and disposal of radioactive, hazardous and controlled waste generated as part of the JET Fusion experiment.

We are seeking a Waste Consignments Manager, part of the Waste Systems and Consignments Section in WMG, responsible for managing the development and implementation of new routes for radioactive waste disposal, production of quality documentation, interaction with service providers and demonstration of compliance with detailed acceptance criteria via a thorough audit process. The Waste Consignments Manager will also be responsible for the establishment of internal procedures and processes for the Waste Consignment Technician to follow.

Knowledge skills and experience

-Educated to degree level in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience in a similar role.

-Experience managing the waste consignment process from contract placement to waste disposal preferably with radioactive waste.

-Experience interpreting and transforming strategic plans into operational plans.

-Experience and knowledge of radioactive and hazardous waste principles and / or technical experience in nuclear industry.

-Good understanding of nuclear fusion waste issues.

-Have a positive attitude to change and a drive to develop the consignment strategy in line with CCFEs strategy.

-Ability to work on own or as part of a team without supervision..

-Knowledge of radioactive waste sampling methodologies.

-Project management experience and the ability to develop a quality system including written reports and procedures.

-Appointed Radioactive Waste Advisor or working towards appointment.

-Ability to solve complex problems with innovative solutions in a proactive manner and apply appropriate attention to detail.

-Supervisory experience would be beneficial.

-Experience using standard Microsoft Office products to an advanced level. Knowledge of MS Access query development, complex MS Excel formulas and MS Project would be beneficial.

-Experience transporting radioactive materials and/or other classes of dangerous goods would be beneficial

Special requirements:
Selection Method(s):
-Initial interviews will be probably held on 19/03/2018 and 21/03/2018. You may be required to attend a final interview on 22/03/2018 or 23/03/2018.

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

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