Nuclear Regulator Radiological Monitoring and Assessment

Nuclear Regulator Radiological Monitoring and Assessment


Flexible location

Grade – N1a

Permanent Full Time

About Us

At the Environment Agency, we are responsible for regulating the disposal of radioactive waste across the nuclear industry in England. Our radiological monitoring and assessment specialists manage radiological monitoring contracts to provide measurements of radioactive discharges from nuclear facilities and levels in the environment.

In collaboration with stakeholders and experts in the field, we use the latest scientific information to develop guidance and systems for monitoring discharges, modelling radioactivity in the environment and producing tools for assessing the potential impact on people and the environment.

We are seeking to recruit someone with experience of radiological monitoring and / or assessment. You could be from the nuclear industry or scientific community. Enthusiasm in environmental radiological protection is essential.  You’ll also need to be willing to play your part in responding to incidents both within the nuclear field and across other functions of our organisation.

Why Choose Us:

Make a real difference: By joining our team, your work will actively contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable environment in which we can all thrive and tackling the challenges posed by climate change head-on as we strive for a carbon neutral energy generation.

Professional growth: The Environment Agency offers opportunities for career advancement and the chance to work on diverse and impactful projects; you’ll gain valuable experience and enhance your skills as part of our dedicated team.

Continuous learning: It’s not just your own professional development that will be encouraged. You’ll play a vital role in coordinating the delivery of training and mentoring of staff on regulation and monitoring activities.

Collaboration and partnership: Collaborate with experienced professionals in a supportive and inclusive environment by playing a key role in assessing the impacts of past and protecting our futures.

Champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Become the champion for ensuring the welfare and health of both people and wildlife; we can all live in a safe and secure environment as we take on the challenges presented by climate change.

Incident Response: Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You’ll be required to have an incident role and make?yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity?support during an incident. This may attract?an additional payment and full training and alternative working?arrangements will be available to?support?you with your incident role.? 

What will you do?

You’ll be part of our Reactor Assessment and Radiological Monitoring team, which has a cross cutting role in our Nuclear Regulation Group and thus gives the opportunity to provide technical input and evidence to support:

Site regulation – Ensuring radioactive discharges and their presence in the environment can be accurately measured and their potential impacts on people and wildlife assessed.
Waste and Decommissioning – With ongoing radioactive waste production and changes in disposal and recycling practices, we need monitoring to assure waste characterisation and consignment, and assessment to underpin the suitability of receiving facilities.
Nuclear new build – Opportunity to contribute to a multi-disciplinary team ensuring that new nuclear power stations are built and their impact on the environment is understood and minimised. 

What will I need?


A Scientific Degree or equivalent vocational experience, either Nuclear Regulatory experience, related Nuclear Industry experience or Radioactive Waste Management and sound knowledge of relevant UK legislation relevant to radioactive substances and other relevant legislation, to enable you to undertake radiological assessments for future and past impacts of radioactive discharge for humans and non-human species. We expect our Nuclear Regulators to join us with significant experience of working in the nuclear industry or regulating it. Proof that you have lived in the UK for the last 3 years in line with Environment Agency enhanced security checks is essential.

You’ll be able to lead and understand our work from day one and need:

  • Experience of managing contracts, acting as an intelligent customer, ensuring technical and commercial requirements are met and quality reports delivered to time.
  • The ability to evaluate, compare, contextualise and interpret monitoring results.
  • Ability to provide expert input or collaboration on radiological monitoring and assessment to practitioner groups and at national/international meetings.
  • Ability to assess technical information relating to radioactive waste, associated environment protection equipment and discharges from nuclear sites.
  • Able to react flexibly to evolving situations and incidents.
  • Technically competent at data management and manipulation, technical writing and presenting.

You’ll also possess:

  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills and experience of communicating technical topics to a non-technical audience.
  • Significant experience of working in a customer-facing role and an understanding of good customer practice.

Ability to prioritise work to ensure tasks are achieved.

The role will be based across office and nuclear site locations in England so there will be frequent and occasionally unscheduled travel. Occasional overseas travel may be required. Nuclear sites are generally not conveniently accessible by public transport; hence the post requires a full UK driving licence.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career.

What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary of £60,651
  • 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Great career opportunities
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme.
  • A range of flexible working options plus many more!

As an organisation, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion.

 Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency!

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 28th May 2024.

Interviews will be conducted w/c 10th 2024.

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