Radiation Protection Advisor

Requisition Number:  9439
Company:  Springfields Fuels Ltd

Preston, LAN, GB, PR4 0XJ


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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 an RPA / Senior Health Physicist working under the direction of the Head of Radiation Protection.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Supporting the Head of Radiation Protection in the development and enactment of a Radiation Protection Strategy appropriate to the site’s activities and radiation risks.
  • 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.
  • Critically review, analyse and summarise data in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations to the responsible owner within key safety meetings
  • 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.


Education and Qualifications / Skills and Competencies:


  • Qualified to degree level in a scientific discipline or equivalent (AURPO Certificate of Professional Development in Radiation Protection/UKHSA RPTS courses)
  • 5+ years in a health physicist role
  • Current RPA2000 Certification as RPA or qualified Health Physicist working towards certification.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of ALARP and its application at an operational level.


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