National Nuclear Laboratory

Current Vacancies

Radiation Shielding Consultant

Contract type:
Full Time
Preston, Lancashire
Job Category:
Nuclear Operations
Working Arrangements:
Posted on:
7th June 2024
Closing date:
28th June 2024
Job reference:
Salary upto £58,732 dependent on experience


Job Description for Radiation Shielding Consultant:

This is where your skills play a critical role in keeping everyone safe. Working in Safety, Security & Safeguards gives you the chance to make your mark on some hugely interesting projects. NNL does work that nobody else in the sector is doing, and this means we need experts like you to make it possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. We’re committed to using nuclear science to benefit society for years to come. This means that you can build a long and successful career here whilst playing a meaningful role in delivering cleaner energy, reducing waste and keeping colleagues and the public out of harm’s way.

The National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has a radiation shielding consultant vacancy for a growing capability within NNL. The successful candidate can expect to work on exciting and innovative projects to assist NNL and the wider UK in its missions; particularly in clean energy and net zero. We have invested in all major radiation transport codes such as MCBEND, RANKERN, MCNP, SCALE and Attila.

Together with a new cluster the successful candidate will have a great opportunity to develop their career. Full training will be provided with a dedicated training plan.

The location for this role is flexible and can be based at Risley, Preston or Sellafield.

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities for Radiation Shielding Consultant:

  • Lead on the technical delivery of projects to time, cost and quality.
  • Technically Lead on small projects.
  • Assist/ Mentor in the delivery and training of less experienced members of the team.
  • Working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team finding optimal and ALARP solutions to shielding design.
  • Developing and maintaining skills for radiation shielding and continuing professional development.
  • Active involvement in both internal and external presentations at conferences and relevant national industry groups.

Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Radiation Shielding Consultant:

  • Degree in a STEM subject.
  • Demonstrable experience is required in radiation shielding design and/or use of radiation transport codes.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

Desirable Criteria for Radiation Shielding Consultant:

  • Physics Degree.
  • Experience in computer programming such as Python for pre and post processing activities.

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.

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