Head of Radiation Protection

Requisition Number:  7692
Company:  Springfields Fuels Ltd

PR4 0XJ, LRN, GB, Preston

Springfields Fuels is chiefly a nuclear fuel manufacturing site supported by a diverse waste and residue treatment capability. As a recognised national UK asset, the company continues to invest into its future in both fuel production and waste treatment. The organisation is consequently looking to grow its team of Radiation Protection professionals and a vacancy exists for the Head of Radiation Protection.



  • Development and enactment of a Radiation Protection Strategy appropriate to the site’s activities and radiological risk management
  • Interpretation of Regulatory requirements principally under both IRR17 and REPPIR supporting compliance to site arrangements.
  • Provide Radiological Safety advice to operational business units, presenting guidance to a defendable ALARP position with the purpose of assisting local management in delivering compliance with IRR17.
  • Preparation of guidance statements for radiological practices communicable to a wide audience.
  • Undertake radiation risk assessments and support the implementation of effective risk management controls
  • Compliance oversight for activities across all site operations including the collation and reporting of performance metrics and incidents chiefly through supporting the work of local Lead RPSs working in the areas
  • Advise against instrument qualification, selection and suitability as used for routine surveillance and including the determination of waste sentencing.
  • Provide radiological advice on the design & installation of new processes including radiation generators and high active sources.
  • Appointment within the corporate RWA arrangements to provide radiological intelligence to waste handling, clearance and sentencing.
  • Preparation and delivery of training packages within the site’s Radiation Safety training programme
  • Investigate Radiological incidents, trends and potential exposure capturing learning and initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • Preparation, review and approval of related documents within the area of relevance to the role (Site instructions, Method statements, plant modification proposals, ALARP assessments, transport Radiation Risk Assessments).
  • Support the business growth teams by communicating the radiological risks and the appropriate mitigation are fully explored and understood for any new proposed process.
  • Participate in the emergency response programme which entails emergency exercises, off-site response and joining an on-call responders rota.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Current RPA2000 Certification as RPA or a qualified Health Physicist with greater than 10 years’ experience in the nuclear industry
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the UK legislations associated with Ionising Radiations (IRR17, CDG19, REPPIR)
  • Working knowledge of common microsoft office programs including cloud based systems; MS Teams, Sharepoint.
  • Detailed knowledge & understanding of instrumentation for nuclear operations including waste disposal & recycling
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to work independently on projects

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