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Radiological Protection Engineer

  • Job reference: 926988
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: GBP36000 - GBP55000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Design & R&D, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 09/09/2019

Role: Radiological Protection Engineer - UK Nuclear New Build

Location: Bristol

Salary: £32k-60k + benefits

Start: September 2019

The role plays a key part in the development of a Nuclear New Build in the SW, the role ensures that the development meets the radiological protection scores as required by the NSA.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience in radiological protection requirements and EPR circuits.
  • Knowledge of MCNP and Panthere

Main Activities:
  • Support the building design team for the detailed design of the nuclear island buildings
  • Advise the designer regarding the radiological protection constraints (shielding needs, operational constraints, waste management, etc.) that could impact the Civil and Layout design of the building.
  • Assess any civil and layout modifications that could impact the radiological and contamination zoning requirements of the building.
  • Ensure that the design is consistent with UK context requirement
  • Undertake studies and calculations relating to the spread of radiation
  • From 3D model extracts, model the areas with PANTHERE software and assign various source terms (sources of radioactivity).
  • Produce simulations for calculating the thickness of protection screens, depending on the reactor's operating conditions, the geometry of the premises and the radioactive sources involved.
  • Provide analysis of the results and writing of technical reports
  • Writes the radiation protection calculation reports in order to define the radiological zoning and contamination zoning of the buildings.
  • Issues recommendations for protection screens: Defines the radiological classification of premises and systems. Defines the necessary protective devices and biological doors. Advises building leaders on the optimisation of premises.
  • Supplies studies and recommendations to the layout engineer.

For the right candidate, our client can offer a competitive salary along with a good benefits package and the opportunity to work for a highly respected company at the forefront of the UK nuclear new build industry offering excellent prospects for future career development and advancement


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