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Developing Nuclear Regulator Radiological Monitoring and Assessment

The Environment Agency
Posting live until
28 May 2024

Job Details

  • Flexible location
  • Grade - NG ND
  • Permanent Full Time

About Us

We are currently recruiting for a Developing Nuclear Regulator for Radiological Monitoring and Assessment to join our team.

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.

We assess the impacts of past and future discharges and disposals of radioactive waste on people and wildlife. We provide technical advice and guidance, in these areas, to our regulators. We work with other UK regulators and the Food Standards Agency, commissioning habits surveys around nuclear sites and share information. We ensure the public are informed about levels of radioactivity and any potential impacts by publishing an annual report on Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE).

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.

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. You will need some experience of radiological monitoring/radio-analysis and/or radiological modelling and assessment. You’ll also have an awareness of a range of nuclear and environmental issues, including understanding of radioactivity, radionuclide properties, environmental behaviour and analytical methods. You’ll be technically competent in data management and manipulation.

You’ll need some understanding of relevant legislation and an appreciation of the challenges the industry faces and proof that you have lived in the UK for the last 3 years in line with Environment Agency enhanced security checks.

You’ll also need:

  • The ability to help undertake or commission radiological assessments for future and past impacts of radioactive discharges, both for humans and non-human species;
  • Some experience of project management, acting as an intelligent customer, ensuring technical and commercial requirements are met and quality reports delivered to time;
  • The ability to help evaluate, compare, contextualise and interpret monitoring results;
  • The ability to work with others to help develop and maintain guidance and systems;
  • The ability to help assess technical information relating to radioactive waste, associated environment protection equipment and discharges from nuclear sites;
  • The ability to react flexibly to evolving situations and incidents.
  • Competence in technical writing and presenting.

You’ll also possess:

  • Good programme management skills;
  • Good communication and influencing skills and experience of communicating technical topics to a non-technical audience;
  • The 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 £41,578;
  • 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 June 2024.


We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Our head office is in Bristol and we have another office in London. We have offices across England, divided into 14 areas.

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