Sellafield, Cumbria, UK
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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SC, None / Undisclosed
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Sellafield, Cumbria
Cavendish Nuclear

About the role

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit a Physicist based in Cumbria and working on major, complex decommissioning programmes at the Sellafield site. Sellafield is a large multi-function nuclear site close to Seascale on the coast of Cumbria, England. As of August 2020, activities at the site include nuclear fuel reprocessing, nuclear waste storage and nuclear decommissioning, and it is a former nuclear power generating site

This is an exciting opportunity to join the growing Physics team within Cavendish Nuclear, the UK's leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

You will be part of a dynamic team delivering technical contribution to services, tasks and projects including producing, reviewing and verifying outputs such as: calculations, analysis results, reports, specifications and method statements. As a Physicist you will regularly liaise with other Physics/Project Team Members to develop ideas and co-ordinate input to projects as well as supporting business winning including maintaining customer relationships, developing opportunities and proposal preparation.

You'll plan, deliver and monitor assigned tasks and projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to time, quality and cost and capture and report learning from experience, during and post task delivery.

This is a highly rewarding position working within a market leading nuclear engineering organisation that will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience across a variety of nuclear projects. We support UK and international organisations with a range of services and strive to be best in class across our various contracts.

Role requirements

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and some industry experience as a Physicist OR; a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a PhD. Radiometric experience is highly desirable however not a necessity, training can be provided for the right candidate.

What else do I need to know?

• You will need to be based close to the site as regular visits will be required. We do offer working from home when possible.
• • This position is a full time permanent position comprising of a 37 hour working week with flexible start and finish time.
• The successful candidate would be expected to travel to other sites occasionally
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role

About Cavendish Nuclear

Cavendish Nuclear brings together much of the UK's rich nuclear heritage to create one of the largest specialist nuclear services organisations, at home and abroad. Our heritage dates back to the earliest days of nuclear research and development.

Cavendish Nuclear is licensed to operate thirteen nuclear sites in the UK, we are strategic partners to EDF Energy on the lifetime extensions of their fleet and work with Hitachi to deliver a new fleet of nuclear power plant. Our expertise in the design and build of waste treatment facilities, together with our experience of waste management and fuel-handling, makes us a key supplier at Sellafield and other NDA sites.

With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000 we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally and are trusted to deliver the highest standards of safety, quality, security and environmental protection for our customers.

We believe that this is strategically imperative to ensure the long term success of the nuclear sector in the UK and will greatly enhance our ability to export the broader UK nuclear industry capability.

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