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Principal Radiological Protection Engineer

Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Market Rate


DA Principal Engineer

6 months



Primary Purpose

To provide, as a service to Plant/Project Managers, specialist knowledge, support and advice as necessary, to enable them to comply with statutory legislation and requirements as defined in the Licence Conditions/Authorisation Conditions (LC/AC) relevant to nuclear related activities carried out by, or on behalf of the Plant/Project Manager.


EMPLOYEE principal tasks and responsibilities are:

1. To prepare appropriate Radiological Protection documentation and assessments, as required by the Plant/Project Manager, relevant to specific Plant, Processes or Modifications, in accordance with agreed standards as determined by relevant Legislation, associated compliance documents and Company Guidance. Acceptable standards are judged by the relevant safety committee(s) followed by regulatory approval where appropriate.

To include production of or support to:

• Normal Operations Dose Assessment (NODA)

• Consequence assessments in support of the safety case

• Demonstration of ALARP

• Input to Hazard Identification and Analysis activities


2. To provide radiological protection advice to designers

3. To be the Intelligent Customer for Radiological Protection information provided by project Design Houses

4. To ensure that any documentation produced covers the scope of operations, as defined by line management and agreed with relevant stakeholders, to timescales and standards that will allow continued operations. This will involve liaison as appropriate with P/SE, DSMs, Plant/Project Managers and any other relevant stakeholders (customer).

5. To represent the project on radiological protection issues with project stakeholders, including MIP central organisation and projects and wider radiological protection community.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:


A degree in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline or equivalent qualification/experience.

Registered professional (or the ability to achieve professional status).

Nuclear: Radiological Protection Advisor (RPA) / Radiological Protection Supervisor (RPS) qualification

Local: Health and Safety Training


Experience Technical:

To have practical experience of providing radiological protection support to design activities and on-site construction/ commissioning/ operation of nuclear plant.

An appreciation of submarine operation and maintenance activities (desirable)

A good understanding of safety case development, with ability to produce stand alone safety case documents (or provide input to safety case documents produced by others), including:

Hazard Identification and Sentencing techniques

Safety Assessment techniques including but not limited to:

Normal Operational Dose Assessment

Fault sequence development using IRA, DSA, SAA and PSA.

Determination of Facility/Operational Limits and Conditions and Safety Functional Requirements

Risk Reduction

Tolerability of Risk and ALARP




To be able to demonstrate management and leadership behaviours and wider business awareness to inspire team members to meet objectives.

To be able to demonstrate an ability to make sound decisions based on objective analysis and judgement.

To be able to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with all customers and other stakeholders.

To take accountability and maximise contribution to the delivery of results, both personally and with others.

To be able to identify and deliver new ideas in an organisational context

To demonstrate a willingness to improve own skills and knowledge and those of others to meet business expectations.

To be numerate and computer literate.

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