Radiation Protection Engineer

Radiation Protection Engineer

Job Title: Radiation Protection Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + £negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 897173_1612774414
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2021 08:53

Job Description

Our client is a global consultancy and engineering organisation, supporting customers across a range of industry sectors, including nuclear, conventional and renewable energy, defence and aerospace.

Radiation Protection Engineer

They are currently seeking a Radiation Protection Engineer to support the building design team for the detailed design of nuclear island buildings, undertake studies and calculations relating to the spread of radiation and provide analysis of the results and writing of technical reports. The role will be based on radiological requirement scores and technical documents supplied by systems engineers (circuit operation, space requirement drawings, etc.) and technical documents supplied by the architect engineer (location of sources of radioactivity).

You will:
*Give advice to designers 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.
*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.
*Write radiation protection calculation reports 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.
*Supply studies and recommendations to the layout engineer.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need:

*Experience in radiological protection requirements and EPR circuits.
*Knowledge in radiation shielding calculation.
*Knowledge of MCNP and Panthere, Microshield, Microskyshine.
*To be results focused with the ability to meet commitments & deadlines.
*To be highly organised with attention to detail.
*Ability to identify continuous improvements.

In addition, the following would be desirable:

*Previous experience of working on a nuclear site.
*Experience in previous EPR or other nuclear projects.
*Experience of working in a fast pace engineering project environment.
*French language skills - written & verbal.

There may also be the need for occasional business travel for meetings in France.

Radiation Protection Engineer
Circa £45-50k negotiable DOE

Key Skills: Radiation Protection Engineer, Radiation Protection, Radiological Protection, Radioactivity, Nuclear, EPR, Radiation Shielding, Protection Screens, Radiological Zoning, Contamination Zoning, MCNP, Panthere, Microshield, Microskyshine

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for these roles must be eligible to work in the UK without the need for employer sponsorship. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.