Radwaste Process Engineer


Radioactive Process Design Engineer

Our client, a Pioneering Nuclear start-up is looking for a RADwaste Process Design Lead to contribute to the development of their Radioactive Waste Design department. Our exciting client are a clean and safe nuclear technology company looking to disrupt the energy space by developing designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs).

  • Permanent position
  • Hybrid working
  • Share Incentive opportunities


Accountable to the Head of Radwaste Design for the management and delivery of the radioactive waste process design for lead-cooled fast reactor projects.


  • Support the design of LFR radwaste systems, radwaste building and spent fuel storage facilities
  • Work with the Safety and Licensing team to evaluate the LFR source term to quantify liquid and gaseous waste streams in collaboration with relevant plants, systems and processes owners
  • Determination of appropriate radioactive waste generation, treatment, measurement, assessment and disposal options and solutions taking into account industry best practice
  • Undertake technical activities related to the task/project in order to achieve the technical project objectives in the most effective and efficient manner
  • Act as subject matter expert and point of contact as directed by Head of Unit across the business, advising on relevant aspects of radwaste design
  • Assume responsibility for the quality of relevant radwaste engineering outputs, adherence to standards and legislation, regulatory and contractual requirements
  • Support the global engineering team in overall design optimisation considering in particular cost, schedule, constructability and modularisation.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor (Hons) degree level or equivalent in Engineering, Science or equivalent or significant relevant industry experience
  • Chartered or working towards Chartered status with a professional engineering, or equivalent body
  • Experience of developing designs for radioactive waste systems, radioactive waste processing, radioactive waste storage and spent fuel facilities
  • Experience interfacing with nuclear regulators
  • Experience in writing and presenting technical documentation
  • Experience in nuclear power development projects
  • Broad knowledge relating to radioactive waste system design, radwaste and conventional waste management, optimisation techniques and regulatory expectations
  • Knowledge/ experience of supporting design process
  • Capable of ensuring the principles of optimisation are incorporated into the design
  • Ability to manage Customer/Supplier relationships in the sphere of his/her job duties