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Waste Engineer

  • Job reference: 934405
  • Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: HSE, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 09/03/2021

As a Waste Engineer, you will:

  • Provide input relevant to waste management and application of the waste hierarchy throughout the project lifecycle, from concept design through to implementation and close-out.
  • Contribute to production of project waste management plans, waste stream fingerprints and characterisation.
  • Champion the continuous improvement of waste strategies and best practice.
  • Produce and/or approve specifications for the lifecycle management of waste arising from project activities.
  • Deal with general and technical queries, providing authoritative advice, resolutions and support.
  • Managing the relationship between the programme and the site waste management organisation.
  • Work closely with radiological protection personnel to implement best practice for waste management and segregation, while ensuring principles of the IRR and Safety Rules are implemented.

To provide a quality and responsive waste management service for the decommissioning projects and site infrastructure in order to secure compliant disposal of waste volumes and assist the execution of key waste targets delivered from the projects.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Significant experience working in a regulated environment; nuclear site waste and environmental management would be beneficial.
  • Experience of Health Physics monitoring, and practices would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of the implementation of the Environmental Protection Regulations (EPR) into working practices in the context of waste management.
  • A detailed understanding of relevant Nuclear Industry Codes of Practice associated with Waste Management and Clearance of Materials.
  • Appropriate HNC/HND, National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5 in a scientific or environmental discipline.
  • Relevant qualification or experience in the transport of dangerous goods and relevant Carriage of Dangerous Goods Legislation.
  • Good communication throughout all levels
  • Experience working with waste.
  • Understanding working highly regulated industry.

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